We love Vancouver but historically, not all retailers have shown our city the same love. What’s with that? With many brands limiting their reach to the United States or Europe, Canadians have had to travel south of the border or beyond to get our hands on select brands. Usually, that involves layering four shirts and a dress and doubled bras over two pairs of pants and yes, I’m speaking from experience. Thankfully, there’s been an upward trend in this; we’ve talked about that here and here.
Doing their part in the fight against retail discrimination, is Haus of Luxe who is bringing those sought after brands to you. Well, to their newly opened store (Kingsway and Knight) that is. Focusing on casual high-end fashions, they have a ton of brands and something for everyone. No more sweating in border lineups (4 shirts!) and lying to border patrol or paying extra for shipping. Take a look at their ridiculously long list. In this case, size does matter.
Women: French Connection, Kersh, Press, Only, M.Rena, Beach Bunny, Bejeweled, Black Orchid, Crash and Burn, David Lerner, Dussault, Hudson, Juicy, Juicy Shoes, UGGS, Mackage, Michael Stars, Rawyalty, Rich and Skinny, Rock and Republic, Siwy, Sky, Splendid, Twenty8Twelve, William Rast, Work Custom, Zanerobe, Zeugari and much more.
Mens: Bjorn Borg, District 91, Doctrine, Seven Jeans, Dussault, Hause of Howe, Jack and Jones, James Perse, JC Rags, J.Steger, Mackage, Monarchy, Rawyalty, ROAR, Rock and Republic, Scott Free, TITS, William Rast, Zanerobe, Wet Cement and much more.
In case you’re not familiar with all of these brands (I wasn’t) go to their Facebook Page, where there’s lots of photos of celebrities wearing these clothes so now you know they are cool. With ample parking (plus) and extended hours (11:30am-8:30pm – even holidays) there shouldn’t be any more retail envy Vancouver!
To sweeten the deal even more, Haus of Luxe is giving away a $50 gift card for Buzz readers. Follow @HausofLuxe and RT the following for a valid entry:
Contest Ends September 20, 2010 at midnight. Good luck!