After over 40 years, Vancouver’s Party Bazaar is hanging up its hat

The costume and party supply shop will close for good in November.


It’s hard to imagine Halloween without The Party Bazaar and their costumes and gear, but 2018 is going to be their last go-round for holiday revellers. After 41 years in the business, The Party Bazaar will close for good in November.

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Located on Station Street off Main, The Party Bazaar began as Bazaar & Novelty in 1977. The business has grown and evolved over the years, becoming known in the last couple of decades for costumes, particularly with their Halloween off-shoot shop, as well as balloons, makeup, wigs, party decor, and event rentals.

The Party Bazaar is closing down because an office building is set to be built on the property where the shop sits.

As expected, Party Bazaar will be doing Halloween up with their usual gusto; they’re promising it will be their best ever. The store already begun to put merchandise on sale to liquidate, too. All non-Halloween stuff is already being offered at up to 80% off.

The Party Bazaar is located at 1296 Station Street in Vancouver.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom