(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


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.

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

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Presenting The Boxing Day Sale List For Fashion Lovers In Vancouver

Alright, folks…here it is; the last word on boxing day sales in the fashion world taking place in Vancouver. If a listing has “Sale to be announced on December 26” then the company has either refused to cooperate or employees do not know what the discounts will be until the day of the sale.

If you are a retailer that would like their shop on the list, please send me your sale information!


  • Mandula – 20% off the entire store, plus special items on sale for even lower.
  • Nouvelle Nouvelle – 50% off the entire store; December 26-28 [flyer]
  • The Block – 25-80% off the entire store.
  • Dutil – 50-80% off selected items.
  • One Of A Few – Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • Two Of A Few -Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • Fluevog – A small discount will be posted on December 26.
  • Lloyd’s Of Gastown – 20-60% off selected items.
  • Mooncruise Gallery – 30-50% off clothing an boots, 10% off bags.
  • Obakki – 50% off fall/winter collection (December 22-Jan 1)
  • Hunt & Gather – Sale is confirmed, though details were not released beyond all H&G pieces being marked down.
  • Livestock – Up to 75% off stock. Sale will be taking place around the corner from then Gastown location on Cordova from 11-8pm all week.
  • Roden Gray – Most clothing 40-50% off
  • (212) – Entire store 40% off.


  • Komakino – 30% off selected items and brands


  • Boys’Co [Robson and Metrotown] – 20-50% off winter collections as well as extra surprise deals in-store.
  • French Connection – Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • BCBG (also in Pacific Center) – 50% off the entire store.
  • Aldo (also in Pacific Center) – 50% off shoes, 30% off bags and accessories are buy one, get one free.
  • Aritzia -10-50% off the entire store.
  • BCBG (also in Pacific Center) – Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • Tommy Hilfiger – At least 40% off the entire store.
  • El Kartel – 40-50% off the entire store.
  • M.A.C. – No sale, but an unveiling event is occurring for new products.
  • Plen+y – 30-60% off


  • Hart And Sole – 20-70% off the entire store.
  • Mavi (also in Gastown)– 50% off all regular priced jeans.
  • Urban Outfitters – Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • Leone Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • American Apparel (also S. Granville, Robson and various other locations) – 20% off a purchase of $100 or more [online] only with promo code BOXINGDAY08


  • Holt Renfrew – Up to 50% off mens and womens Fall merchandise through Boxing Week.
  • Sunglass Hut – Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • Brown’s Shoes – Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • Nine West – Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • H&M – Sale to be announced on December 26.


  • Eugene Choo – A sale has been confirmed for December 29th as the store will be closed on the 26th.
  • Ark Clothing – Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • Jonathan + Olivia – Up to 50% off the entire store.
  • Jewellerbau – 10-20% off selected items on December 26-28



  • Gravity Pope (West 4th) – 10-70% off selected items, sale lasts all week.
  • Mintage (West 4th, also on Commerical Dr) – Up to 100% off items (you read correctly).
  • BJ’s Fashion (West 10th) – Sale to be announced on December 26.
  • Wear Else (Park Royal, Oakridge, Kitsilano, Richmond Center) – 30% off all denim, <20% off all accessories and 10% off regular priced merchandise
  • Mohair Beauty [hair products] (299 Columbia) – All human hair extensions (Russian, Indian, and Malaysian) are 50% off, all free flow hair extension packages are 50% off for new clients, plus all products are also 10% off.

(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!

Need Party Ideas? Here Is A New Year’s Party For The Fashion Crowd

If any of you Vancouverites have been pondering your pretty heads into migraine status over the question of what to do on New Years’, look no further.  The Voya Fashion New Year’s ’09 event at the Loden Hotel is sure to fit what you’re looking for; it’s chic, luxurious and the party won’t end till you’re ready to drop.

Admission is $99 per person or there is a $399 Sleep Over & Event package based on double occupancy. RSVP here.

Need Party Ideas? Here Is A New Year's Party For The Fashion Crowd

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