One thing that’s commonplace among us Vancouverites is our love, or rather, need for headphones. Be it on the SkyTrain, bus, or on the street, it’s not an unusual site to see numerous people, young and old, wearing either an unassuming earbud or massively huge headphones wherever they go. While this habit may not help shed our anti-social tendencies, at least we can agree that Vancouverites appreciate music. And now, they can go to a store completely dedicated to making them look good while they listen.
Saturday, November 30th marks the grand opening of Experience Headphones, Vancouver’s first all-headphone specialty retailer focused on the fashion-savvy shopper who appreciates both style and sound quality. Located on South Granville’s shopping hub (3057 Granville, between West 14th and 15th), Experience Headphones will offer over 100 different styles of on-ear, in-ear and over-ear headphones from brands such as Frends (the gold version seen below has appeared on famous fashionistas around the world), Molami, UrbanEars, WESC and more. The Vancouver-based retailer already operates an e-commerce site, and Experience Headphones South Granville will be the first of many stand-alone stores planned across Canada.
To celebrate their grand opening, Experience Headphones has a full day of giveaways, special deals and live music awaiting customers. If you’re a music lover, then you can prove your music knowledge with winning a gift-card by simply putting on some headphones and guessing the song title and artist that’s playing, all part of Experience Headphones’ “Name that Tune” contest. But if it’s the music lovers in your life that you’re shopping for, all pairs of over-ear headphones are buy 1 and get the matching set 50% off. Perfect for knocking off some names from the Christmas gift list. It all begins at 10 am until 6 pm.
Location: 3057 Granville Street, Vancouver