Friday, November 26, 2010

spread the good cheer

Vitamin V Daily hosted a holiday soiree at the GAP on Robson on Thursday, November 25, 2010 to ring in the holiday season. To get people in the shopping spirit, the GAP gave out mystery gift cards (worth up to $100!) for the first 25 guests through the door and a free pair of GAP premium denim jeans every half hour in a draw (or with every purchase over $200) and 25% off regular priced items. Yummy canapes and cocktails were provided by C Restaurant. Of course, I wasn't going to miss out on this shopping event. Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera, although it wouldn't have mattered since I had a glass of wine in one hand and a pile of clothes in the other and no room for taking any pictures with my massive camera.

I've been stalking this sweater cardigan for a while and since it was 25% off, I managed to scoop it up in my size. I also bought a grey herringbone men's shirt for myself (in a size small) and I love it because it's not too fitted, too boxy, or too short. On a sidenote: I noticed that everything I picked up or tried on was in all shades of grey... it seems I'm a little colour-shy when it comes to shopping for winter clothes. But, at least everything will match!

Other events happening on the same night: Fine Finds in Yaletown was also having a shopping event, where you got 20% off regular-priced clothes, shoes or handbags when you donated a can of non-perishable food item to the Vancouver Food Bank or made a donation. They were also serving champagne and mini chocolate cupcakes and who doesn't like champagne and cupcakes?! Made a quick stop and an expensive mistake at Fine Finds before heading over to the GAP. After the GAP, it was just a skip, hop and jump away to Blubird on Alberni where I didn't get anything (my credit card was grateful) but my friend did put her name down for a lovely black leather MJ by Marc Jacobs watch. We pretty much ran over to the newly opened Maison Louis Vuitton, which has now expanded to 2 levels and 10,000 square feet of luxury goods from leather goods and luggage, a bag bar, accessories, current prêt-à-porter and resort collections, as well as gallery space dedicated to contemporary art and a VIP suite. Le sigh. Nothing was purchased, but it was satisfying enough to just browse and drool look at everything nonetheless :)

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