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Shopping & Style

February 13 2014

Gastown Style Scene: Fashion on a Budget

Army & Navy
36 West Cordova Street
Tel: 604-682-6644
www.armyandnavy.ca

Army & Navy is Canada’s original discount store offering clothing and shoes in a variety of styles for men, women, and kids. Unlike most discount department stores, Army & Navy carries more than just your average, run-of-the-mill designs. Their fashion department is filled with colourful basics, fashionable tops, printed denim, and trendy footwear – perfect for fashionistas looking for a great bargain and that have a knack for spotting the occasional designer-label item.

Community Thrift & Vintage
311 Carrall St
41 W. Cordova Street
Tel: 604-682-8535

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There’s nothing like going on a treasure hunt to find one-of-a-kind fashion at your local vintage shop. At Community Thrift & Vintage, you will discover handpicked vintage fashion for men and women at a complete bargain. Our favourites are their selection of old-school T-shirts, silk tops, denim jackets, and vintage dresses. Best of all, the profits from each purchase go towards supporting key programs and charities for the PHS Community Services Society. Make sure to check out both of Community Thrift’s Gastown locations: The Casual Corner location at 41 W. Cordova Street for unisex/mens fashion and The Frocke Shoppe location at 311 Carrall Street for women’s fashion and accessories.

Ego Closet
486 W.Cordova St.
Tel: 604-684-4667
www.egocloset.com

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Step inside Ego Closet and you will be wowed by their selection of affordable, edgy and eclectic fashion. This is the perfect shop for stylish mavens that love to stand out from the crowd and shop for unique fashion without the designer price tag. We particularly love their selection of daring footwear, bold prints, and cut-out dresses. Pop by ­­Ego Closet at 486 Cordova Street – everything at this shop is hip and budget-friendly to boot.

Mi Kemistry
221 Abbott Street
Tel: 604-566-9914
www.mikemistry.ca

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Mi Kemistry carries experimental fashion that is easy on your wallet. In their selection, there is a mix of well-known contemporary brands (Gentle Fawn, BB Dakota and Minnetonka Moccasins) and independent designs by local artists. At Mi Kemistry, you will be impressed with the eclectic collection of party wear, quality denim, and one-of-a-kind accessories, such as gold ankle boot chains and razor-blade-shaped knuckle rings. There’s even a little bit of street fashion in the mix! Keep Mi Kemistry on your radar if you’re looking for something different.

Tait Boutique
330 West Cordova Street
Tel: 604-568-5727

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Tait Boutique should be on the list of every fashionable girly girl wanting trendy yet affordable fashion. This boutique has a lovely collection of dresses, tops, denim, and accessories that are chic, modern, and do not break the bank. With a selection of flirty dresses for under $100 and fashion tops for under $50, Tait Boutique is a great shop to consider when you’re shopping for a new date outfit.