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Shopping&Supporting Canada’s Independent Businesses

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Tis the season to be shopping!

“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.” Tammy Faye Bakker

I was fortunate to have had an independent retail business in BC for more than 17 years(Cavern Clothing), and always seek out and patronize businesses for their variety, creativity, and independent spirit. I know what it’s like to stand in a store waiting for a customer to come in. I also remember what it was like to have a conversation with that customer, and the pleasure derived from helping them find ‘THE’ perfect item(s).

Recently, I did some shopping for Christmas, and discovered a few new retailers, and re-visited some ‘tried and true, always a pleasure’ businesses.

I hope you will shop local this Christmas. Discover a new neighbourhood, take a walk, and support Canada’s economy. If you ‘do’ Social Media, please share this post…and if you are feeling nostalgic…just tell a friend!!

Ho Ho Ho!!

CathyB

  • www.shopwestfourth.com
  • www.gastown.org
  • www.downtownvancouver.net
  • www.strides.bc.ca
  • www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
  • www.leahschell.com
  • www.ChristmasATHycroft.com
  • www.cfib-fcie.ca
Handmade sherpa lined boots from Shoes on Fourth

Handmade sherpa lined boots from Shoes on Fourth

 

 

 

Kusmi Christmas Tea and a tea bag/spoon holder from Orling&Wu Gastown

Kusmi Christmas Tea and a tea bag/spoon holder from Orling&Wu Gastown

Chili salt and 'Alberta' soap from the Old Faithful Shop in Gastown

Chili salt and ‘Alberta’ soap from the Old Faithful Shop in Gastown

 

Fab European Magazines from the magazine loft at Inform in Gastown

Fab European Magazines from the magazine loft at Inform in Gastown

 

One of a kind cards w vintage type/Vitruvi sleep fragrance oil from Litchfield

One of a kind cards w vintage type/Vitruvi sleep fragrance oil from Litchfield

 

Ziera pewter shoes from Strides in South Surrey/White Rock

Ziera pewter shoes from Strides in South Surrey/White Rock

 

West-Coast box of Christmas Cards from the Vancouver Art Gallery Store

West-Coast box of Christmas Cards from the Vancouver Art Gallery Store

 

New to me Vintage top(Velvet) and retro card from Hunter&Hare Vancouver

New to me Vintage top(Velvet) and retro card from Hunter&Hare Vancouver

 

Card and book from Signed Sealed Delivered in Kits.

Card and book from Signed Sealed Delivered in Kits.

 

Zodiac Card from Parliament in Gastown

Zodiac Card from Parliament in Gastown

 

Leah Schell-Illustration/2014 Christmas at Hycroft vendor

Leah Schell-Illustration/2014 Christmas at Hycroft vendor
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