Posts Tagged: buy local

save the date :: Shop the Neighbourhood

ShopJoin us on Saturday, November 28th for Shop the Neighbourhood #ShopTheHood, a local shopping event that’s all about celebrating small businesses and making a difference in our community. For one day only, visit your favourite small businesses and take advantage of exclusive Shop the Neighbourhood deals. You can view the list of participating shops and their deals by downloading the #ypshopwise app to your phone!

Visit London Fields Shoppe this Saturday and save 20% off* our Strathcona Community t-shirts that are locally hand printed by Locomotive Clothing.

Offer valid on Saturday, November 28th only on in-store purchases and on current stock availability.

got craft? :: new vendor line up!

GC-Dec2014-CollageYou guys – it’s that time of year again! The holiday craft season is quickly approaching and we are excited to announce that our maker line up is live on the Got Craft? website. Browse our official roster here and start those wish lists!

Mark your calendars!

Got Craft?
Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th, 2014
10-5pm
Maritime Labour Center
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (BC)
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images from L to R: {top} Twig Prints, ONLY CHILD Handicrafts, Rogue Florist // {middle} World Reclaimed, The Beautiful Project, My Chocolate Tree // {bottom} craft’ed, Onana Knitted Acessories, Pottery and Paint

London Fields Shoppe Pop-Up

LFS-Card-FrontA huge thank you to our amazing team of vendors, volunteers, and sponsors for working so hard to make Got Craft? such a success! Also a big thank you to everyone that came out to shop and support local indie business. We love our community of supporters!  If you missed out on the fun or are looking for more, the London Fields Shoppe Pop-Up is open until Monday, December 23rd.

We have plenty of vintage and handmade goods currently in stock both from local artists as well as some from the US and the UK including Forest & Waves, Wondermade, Mellifera Bees, Richard Fairhead, Linus Kraemer, Herbivore Botanicals, think & ink studio, little low studio, Merchant and Mills, the Beautiful Project, and more! There’s also plenty of one of a kind vintage items including Christmas decor for any last minute holiday trimmings.

We’re adding things daily, so make sure to stop by and say hello!

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London Fields Shoppe Pop-Up
Open until Monday, December 23rd, 2013
845 East Hastings (next to Les Amis du Fromage) between Hawks and Campbell, Vancouver
9:30am to 6:30pm

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postcard design by the beautiful project

shop tour :: Brick & Mortar Living

shop tour: brick and mortar 1shop tour: brick and mortar 2shop tour brick and mortar collage1shop tour: brick and mortar 3shop tour: brick and mortar 4shop tour: brick and mortarshop tour: brick and mortar 7shop tour: brick and mortar 5We visited with the lovely ladies from Brick & Mortar Living last weekend, a beautiful shop that carries a selection of locally handmade and vintage / reimagined goods. Located in one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, the shop is a part of the Arundel Mansions, a building built in 1912 and chock block full of the character details that I love.

With a keen eye for styling and displays, sisters Julia and Emma (with the help of their mom!) fill their shop with plenty of inspiration from repurposed mason jar pendant lamps and tennis racket cork boards to handmade goods by Pretty Paper Please, The Beautiful Project, Belvedere, and more. They pride themselves in providing a memorable face-to-face customer experience so make sure to stop in and say hello!

Brick & Mortar Living
42 Begbie Street, New Westminster
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got craft? :: gift guide #3

C2EF39A7-6654-4A12-84C4-F1B5E3FB2401Knock everything off of your holiday shopping list at Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, happening at the Croatian Cultural Centre from December 8-9, 2012. Here are some holiday gift ideas…

PINT-SIZED PEOPLE (see above)
Little ones will love Hudsonny’s plush camera toys, Honey Canada’s eco-friendly toys, like these fresh felted apples, and colouring over posters and postcards by Draw Me a Lion.

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BEAUTY-LOVERS
Relax in the bath with Element Botanicals’ Ritual Bath Truffles, made from skin-loving cocoa butter or suds up with Simple Soap, which makes naturally fragrant, glycerin-free soap in scents like peppermint pine, red clover rainbow, and grapefruit sage. Finish up with an energizing, calming, or soothing body mist by Feest.

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GIFTS FOR GUYS
Look for bowties by Belvedere Gents, leather wallets by Divina Denuevo, and leather belts, cuffs, and guitar straps by Frankenstrap. Fan favourites include cufflinks and tie tracks by Nostalgic Links, KT & Paul tees screen-printed by hand, and iPad sleeves by Anonum Designs.

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GIFTS FOR GIRLS
Give the gift of cute clothes and statement jewelry — like this architectural necklace by Marian + Hazel, alongside a treat from Chef Kev, neatly tucked under the tree. (left image via Janis Nicolay for Barefoot Contessa)

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Find these vendors and more at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 10-5pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Visit the website here for more details!