Shoppers, unite. As we move into the spring season, there’s a lot happening on the local shopping scene that you need to know.
From fashion shows, to trunk shows and pop-ups, here’s our guide to what’s new, interesting and noteworthy in Vancouver during May.
Aesop Pops into Nordstrom
For their very first beauty-centric pop-in, Nordstrom will be hosting Aesop, the cult favourite skin, hair and body care brand. Trained Aesop consultants will be on hand to explore skincare rituals and prescribe formulations suited to skin type, environmental factors and personal needs. The shop will be open through May 22.
Obakki x Holt Renfrew for Walk for Water
On May 10, local brand Obakki will partner with Holt Renfrew for a Walk for Water benefit. On the agenda is a unique fashion show featuring top Canadian and South Sudanese models from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Obakki was founded by Vancouver-based Treana Peake in 2005. Her effortlessly elegant collection has since graced the pages of Vogue and Elle – the timeless staples are also popular with celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson. Peake founded the philanthropic Obakki Foundation in 2009 and since then has brought clean water to over a million people in Africa. Proceeds from this show, and 10% of Holt Renfrew sales after the event, will go directly towards helping the Foundation develop clean water projects in South Sudan. Tickets available here.
Stuart Weitzman FW16 Trunk Show
Shoe fanatics, lean in. The Stuart Weitzman trunk show will be taking place soon, where shoppers will have a chance to preview the new collection and pre-order their favourites. Bonus? Sizes from 4-12 will be available as well as 3 different widths – narrow, medium and wide. A great opportunity to find your sole mate?
The Trunk Show will be taking place at all 3 of Vancouver Stuart Weitzman locations including Pacific Centre, Oakridge Centre and Park Royal.
ICYMI Scotch and Soda opened in Richmond centre
Amsterdam’s fashion brand Scotch & Soda opened the doors of their first B.C. location at Richmond Centre, making this the fourth stand-alone store in Canada.
At the new location, customers can expect carefully crafted displays, ambient lighting, and an eclectic aesthetic that weaves together Scotch & Soda’s Amsterdam roots with its world travelling spirit.
ADDRESS Pop-Up Shop
Blink and you’ll miss it – ADDRESS, curated by local designer Kate Duncan, is opening for a very limited engagement at the beginning of May. ADDRESS is “part-gallery, part-pop-up shop, and part-showroom,” a creative homage to Vancouver’s thriving designer/maker community.
The selection is all about furniture and home accessories, with fine woodworking, colourful textiles and other home decor ideas. Open daily from May 5 to 8, 1540 West 2nd Avenue.