Planet Claire at the SOAP (+ secret) pop up shop ~ Dec 15th – 20th

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #362: What’s Up With The 400 Block Of Columbia In Chinatown?

columbia penderSo there’s this cool thing that’s been happening in chinatown lately. Right beside my studio building, on Columbia St, a row of shops have recently opened. There’s the sweethearts at  Duchess Vintage , The Shop,  (a motorcycle cafe/clothing/coffee/bike parts/cute puppy combo), Positive Negative Galleryrun by the darling Adam Lupton who’s art and shirt design you may remember from Planet Claire), AND this rotating pop-up shop venue.  It’s called The Chinatown Experiment, and is geared towards entrepreneurs who want to test out their ideas before committing to a retail space, or for collaborations between local artists and designers.

Anyone who has been to my studio (where my pop-up shop/studio sales usually take place) will recognize it as being literally a stone’s throw away. Even for me with my pathetic girly arm.  I’m pretty excited to be involved in the upcoming christmas pop-up shop. along with 5 other local businesses;  Jordan River Soapworks; Sabbatical Clothing (vintage tees, vests, jackets, leathers); Dakini Tidal Wilds (awesome seaweed-infused gifts!); Fawn V (Vintage Specs and Hats);  Shoo-Foo (Bamboo Bedding and Linens); and  Patch Planters (gifts for the green thumb without a backyard!). Each day of the five day event one business takes centre stage and is the featured partner. The other vendors take a backseat, but still have a presence and their wares available. Planet Claire’s Big Day is Monday, Dec 17th, but you will find me there from the 15th-20th as well.

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Hours are 12-7 everyday, and check the schedule for workshops from the vendors, and a complimentary pilates class (by donation) presented by our friends at Coalition Skin (hearts). Open late for the opening party on Saturday the 15th, expect door prizes and wine – my favourites!



~ by Planet Claire on December 7, 2012.

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