Retail Therapy: Come Sale Away


Danielle Sipple’s (aka @FierceKitty on The Twitter) “all recycled tshirt punk as f*ck scarves” : $20.

In lieu of the shining beacon of light that is the sun, I ascribe to the belief that the best way to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder and beat the grey weekend-weather-blahs consists of doubling my vitamin-D intake and perusing end-of-season sales.

Ain’t nothing like a little retail therapy.

The lovely Christie Clayton with her Carny Love design, purchased by yours truly for under $50.

In lieu of a January Blim market I toddled on down to the old Dominion building (Hastings @ Cambie) last night to check out 10 Designers, 2 Days, 1 Sale. Designer Kim Cathers‘ (Project Runway!) was the hostest with the mostest, turning her studio space into an oasis of fashionable fun-times (nibbles! music! adult beverages!). A number of local designers were on hand and the prices are pretty good. If you’re looking for jewelry or knit-wear you should head on down today. Take a look at the event page HERE.

$20. For reals.

A lovely evening spent chatting with the ladies, who were more than happy to make sure I found the ultimate birthday present to myself. The Carny Love dress I bought is adorable and I can’t wait for spring, as I plan to live in it for several months. Cotton, lined, exposed zipper in the back and properly darted(!) this dress was a steal and more than 50% off. Christie (who was on the same season of Project Runway as Kim) also talked me into getting a very “edgy” jersey (rayon made from bamboo – sustainable!) cowl-hip skirt for $20 – not something I would have ever even thought to get myself, but she was wearing one and looked adorable. Even though it was outside of my “comfort zone” I decided to take the plunge and I am so glad I did.

Iman would totally approve.

I immediately recognized this gorgeous alpaca scarf from Tegan and Sara‘s “Alligator” video – turns out it’s from a local designer, Larry. Read what Tegan said about it on Vancouver is Awesome HERE.

Kim Cathers.

50% off! Me likee.

A gorgeous handmade knit scarf ($50) from Pip and Pin, aka sisters Katie and Megan Williams.

The view from the 14th floor of the Dominion building, one of Vancouver’s architectural gems. A real treat.

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