Robin Williams, Elton John, and Bruce Springsteen are all fans of Eyeland Framemakers. Gastown’s newest eyewear boutique is Canada’s only in-house, handmade frame purveyor, creating one-off eyeglasses made entirely by hand in the shape and material of your choice. If you like to get creative with your eyewear, consult with owner Sara Moshurchak to get your own pair of unique frames that are custom made exclusively for you.
Tees.ca supplies some of the coolest, locally-designed tees in town and offers customers a chance to create their own signature T-shirt through their custom printing services. Services include: custom embroidery, high quality screen printing, as well as screen or digital printed transfers to print any graphic or design you have in mind.
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Angel’s owner and gifted artist, Jackie Haliburton creates the most unique wearable art on a range of fabric, from tapestries, to accessories and clothing. Jackie’s custom hand painted work has drawn a number of celebrity fans to her shop such as Dakota Fanning and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, who commissioned Jackie for a hand painted jumpsuit to wear at Aerosmith’s Permanent Vacation tour. Pop by Angel to see Jackie’s collection of work and acquire a custom hand painted piece to call your own.
Specializing in hand crafted Canadian work, Artinas carries the world’s largest selection of hand crafted West Coast Native and Contemporary Canadian jewellery, featuring established First Nation artists from across British Columbia, like Corrine Hunt (designer of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic medals) and Carey Newman. If you’re interested in custom made jewellery, contact Artinas to commission one of their highly coveted artists to create an original hand crafted piece.
Having a special occasion coming around the corner? The local flower shop known for their vibrant flower designs is continuing with the tradition of corsages, offering custom wrist corsages, floral necklaces, arm bands, and boutonniere pins using unconventional plants and flowers. All floral accessories are made to measure to fit any size with magnetic attachments and perfect for those who want a unique twist on traditional floral designs.
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Stop by Ric Yuenn to discover one of a kind dresses designed and made by the talented local dressmaker. Ric Yuenn’s speciality is taking inspiration from vintage design elements and creating stunning dresses for both casual and very special occasions. You can choose from one of his ready-made designs in store and receive complimentary tailoring to ensure your dress has the perfect fit.
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For those who dare to be different, Deadly Couture carries an incredible selection of corsets, fetish, rubber latex, leather, punk and rockability clothing. Along with an in-house alternative clothing line, Deadly Couture offers custom latex design, custom fitting, alterations, and tailoring, making punk gothic fashion available to anyone of any size.
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