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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 … Continue reading

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Good Window Design Basics

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Having a window to decorate was one of my favourite things about having a retail clothing store. The challenge of creating something that would make people stop and look instead of walking by, was something I looked forward to. When … Continue reading

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Something Special

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I was in one of my favourite cities this weekend: Seattle. I walked, I shopped, and I left shaking my head at what magic, Retail really is. Spacebase Gift Shop It has been 50 years since the 1962 World’s Fair … Continue reading

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Does Your Mother Know? THE Magazine Store

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Does Your Mother Know-THE Magazine Store 2139 West 4th Avenue BC V6K-1N7 (604) 730-1110 I had an hour to kill on 4th Ave last week. The street has been a shopping destination since the late 60’s, so finding something to … Continue reading

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Anthropologie-Chelsea Market NYC

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I was recently in New York. I visited Chelsea Market and what looked to be a fairly new Anthropologie. The space was gorgeous, with exposed brick and 2 floors of imaginative merchandising. I have provided 4 photos, each of which … Continue reading

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The End of History-New York,NY

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I LOVE mid century modern design… I spotted this little shop from across the street and the first thing I noticed in the window was a tall curvy lamp. As I got closer I saw so much more than lamps. … Continue reading

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The Meadow-NYC

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The Meadow: 523 Hudson Street West Village NYC 212-645-4633 www.atthemeadow.com My husband and I recently visited New York. It was February. We attended an amazing Aretha Franklin Concert at Radio City Music Hall. We ate. We shopped. We explored. I … Continue reading

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Talking Pop-Up Shops with Lindsay Burke-Co-Owner:The Found&The Freed

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Have you been to Gastown lately? This area of Vancouver is filled with interesting and original stores. I don’t know about you, but┬ámy favorite way to shop is: On Foot Outside With no Plan Exploring every side street Exploring every … Continue reading

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saf & benjamin: Story of a twilight turtle

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A dear friend of mine is expecting a baby in less than 2 weeks. Around that time, I am expecting a visit from a rambunctious 2 year old, whose birthday was in July. What gift did I purchase for my … Continue reading

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Celebration! 1 Year in Business! Orling&Wu

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Orling&Wu Last week I sat down with co-owner of Orling&Wu, Julie Wu, to talk about the successes and challenges of her First year in business. We started talking about her decision to locate her very sophisticated, almost delicate looking store … Continue reading

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