The elevated second-hand clothing store Collective Will in Vancouver's historic Dominion Building has been given new life.
The micro-shop occupied a 225-square-foot suite in the converted office building when it first opened back in December 2021, sharing the space with local brand R Denim after a year of being exclusively e-commerce.
After R Denmic moved out, Collective Will took over the whole suite with a curated collection of womenswear and accessories but after almost a year in the space, owner Randa Salloum is moving onwards and upwards, quite literally.
The store remains in the Dominion Building, a stone's throw from Victory Square on West Pender, but has moved upstairs to the 14th floor and nearly quadrupled the space.
"This move has helped me accommodate a more extensive selection of inventory, plus an e-comm studio that will help facilitate the online apparel shopping portion of the site, set to be completed before the holiday," Salloum tells V.I.A.
In addition to a greater selection of preloved clothing, Salloum has introduced a selection of Canadian-made products.
Just before the move, Salloum started offering made-to-order framed street photography prints by local artist Sabrina Fenster A.K.A Street Scout.
Fenster travels the globe scouting the most fashionable people and moments and Salloum has curated six of her favourite photos from the Street Scout archives available to order through the store.
Salloum is also stocking Melissa Araujo, a Brazilian jewellery designer. The collection (minus two products) is made of recycled mixed metals and Solloum says the new additions were a massive hit at the opening party earlier this week. "I’ve chosen my favourites from her collection that complement the clothing in the store," she explains.
In addition to jewellery and photography, Collective Will is positioning itself as a lifestyle hub with candles from Toronto-based The MMW Lab and personal care beauty products from Bowen Island brand Sangre De Fruta.
"I’ve chosen their two personal scents (tonic spray and oil roller) to be the perfect final touch for any outfit," says Salloum and the candles are hand-poured and inspired by decades and old Hollywood films and fashion and are only available in Vancouver at Collective Will.
Rounding out the beauty offerings are six shades of colourful vegan nail polish by BKind from Montreal.