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(212) Sample Sale on Jan 17 + 18th on East Pender In Vancouver
December 30, 2008, 2:56 pm
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(212) in Gastown is having a studio sample sale! This takes place on January 17th and 18th at 204-111 E. Pender Street (a different location than their boutique). This includes samples, clearance sale items and past season items still kicking around.

Unlike many sample sales, they will be accepting Visa and Mastercard along with cash.  Mark the date(s) on your calendar!

(212) Sample Sale on Jan 17 + 18th on East Pender In Vancouver



Awesome Motorcycle-esque Boots Ahoy

Awesome Motorcycle-esque Boots Ahoy

Let’s face facts, here: winter is not the time for heeled boots. In the spirit of not dressing like you’re about to hit the slopes, may I suggest the delightfully buckle and zipper laden Virgie boot by Aldo.

Think of it this way; these boots will go swimmingly with all the buffalo check you’ve purchased in the last month (or perhaps it’s just me?)



My Account Of An Unfortunate Zara Retail Experince
December 22, 2008, 11:22 am
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Everyone knows that the clothing retail industry is one of the most difficult jobs to have during the holiday season, and when I get dodgy service around this time of year I really try to look the other way.

Last evening I was in the Robson Street Zara store attempting to find my mother something for Christmas.  Of course I saw a million things for myself, an asymmetrical zipper buffalo check jacket being one of these items.  I saw a large sign above the rack screaming “30% off” at me, and that was the straw that broke the weakened sale camel’s back. I had to have it.

When I approach the woman to pay, I confirmed that the piece was indeed on sale as the rack identified, and I was told [in a very rude tone] that the jacket had been mis-stocked.  Even when I counter questioned about why there were multiples of the same jacket placed on the same rack, she told me I was mistaken.  After hearing this, she states that the jacket has already been marked down.  I told her that this was false advertising, and did not shine the store in a positive light.  She made it very clear that she couldn’t give less of a [expletive], and asked me if I wanted it or not.

Having bought four people’s entire gift range (at the cost of $250) at this store the previous week, I was thoroughly annoyed at the lack of customer service and the shopgirl’s problem solving skills.  I hear that this is a difficult time of year, but if it’s your job then f’ing deal with it or find another place of work.

Any prospective shoppers of this location, prepare yourself for this kind of treatment.



Next Door Style Free Shipping Promo Code

Since Next Door Style features all Vancouver designers, you’re supporting the Vancouver economy and getting unique pieces; free shipping is a bonus! If you enter promo code PR3S5” at the check out, your shipping fees will be deducted.

Next Door Style is also currently having their pre-Christmas sale; this means additional discounts of 15-30% off.

Support Vancouver Fashion Designers @ Next Door Style



(212) Holiday Shopping Party In Gastown Tonight. 40% Off The Entire Store!

Gastown boutique (212) in Gastown is having a last minute holiday shopping party tonight.  It is seriously last minute; they only sent out the invitations an hour ago.

The sale is tonight from 6-10pm and there is a 40% off discount off the entire store.  Remember, the sale is tonight only.

RSVP on the Facebook event

(212) Holiday Shopping Party In Gastown Tonight. 40% Off The Entire Store!



The Block Offering 20% Off Discount With Food Bank Donation
December 16, 2008, 12:27 pm
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Just in time for some at the wire Christmas shopping, Gastown boutique The Block is offering a 20% off discount for your entire purchase if you bring in a donation to the food bank.

Considering the awesomeness of this sale, I would suggest you bring in a whole grocery bag full; ’tis the season!

The Block Food Bank



Win $3500 in Spa, Suite, and Diamonds With Absolute Spa This December
December 16, 2008, 10:44 am
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Absolute Spa is energy efficient, 100% organic, vegan certified, carbon neutral, not tested on animals and free of parabens and toxins. Combine that with the fact their gift cards never expire (which is the dreaded loop hole of the gift card industry), and you have the perfect gift for friends, relatives or office mates in the holiday season.

Absolute Spa currently has a contest worth $3500; purchase a $50 gift card and you will be automatically entered into a weekly draw for a $300 Absolute Spa Gift Card and luxury organic spa gift basket. All entries are added to a grand prize draw valued at $3500, featuring a $1000 Diamond Circle of Love Lugaros necklace and $2500 in Absolute Spa Gift Cards, a luxury basket of Absolute Spa products and Presidential Suite accommodations at the River Rock Casino Resort!

With ten locations throughout Vancouver (including Century, Park Royal, Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont YVR and the River Rock Casino Resort), redeeming gift cards won’t put anyone out.

If you’re looking to give back this season, 100% of proceeds from Absolute Spa‘s Natural Vanilla Soy Candle ($8) will benefit Christmas bureaus, community service centers and the Salvation Army in British Columbia via the Empty Stocking Fund.

More info on treatments and locations!

Win $3500 in Spa, Suite, and Diamonds With Absolute Spa This December