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Aritzia – “Snooze You Lose” Sale (starts Feb. 5th, 2009)

I know you Vancouverites like to click on anything related to “Aritzia” in the WordPress tags, so I decided to repost on here about the current Aritzia sale:

 It’s that time of year again! The Aritzia “Snooze You Lose” sale starts today, February 5th with 50 to 70% off select fall and winter merchandise. Keep checking this space to see what good deals there are as I make my way downtown to see what I can find! However…I’m slightly skeptical because I’ve noticed that Aritzia has been having big sales in the post-Christmas weeks already so I wonder how much more discounted their stuff will be….


OAKRIDGE Fall 2008 Fashion Show – Review

Oakridge Fashion Show Runway

Photographs by Grace Lau Photography.

The Oakridge Centre Fall 2008 Fashion Show “Front Row” (presented with FASHION Magazine) started off with an hour of mingling with hor d’oeuvres catered by The Lazy Gourmet.

Shortly after 8pm, Susie Wall from CTV’s “eTalk Daily” gave a brief introduction of the runway show and praised the charitable efforts of Oakridge Centre – with refreshments and raffle ticket prizes in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. And great prizes they were, as the Oakridge retail community collaborated in the name of charity: from a “priceless” Trevor Linden Signed Canuck Jersey to gift cards from Marciano, Hugo Boss and Aritzia (to name a few).

Susie Wall

As the models posed in trios before disappearing backstage at the end of their catwalk strut, the crowd truly had an opportunity to digest the trends of the upcoming season. According to my observations, from trench coats and jackets to winter dresses and dress shirts, solid hues of dark colors dominated the runway – in both men’s and women’s wear. It was the subtle details which set the pieces apart from each other – the speckles on a formal jacket from Aritzia or the thin stripes on a Jacob dress shirt.

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss

These darks colors are a sign of summer truly being over…until a trio of models wearing Swimco Swimwear appeared on the runway! If you are intending to take a tropical vacation this season, you can take your pick of two-piece swimwear, in red or yellow and splashed with tasteful polka dots or a plain white bikini paired with a wide-brim straw hat. Another colorful surprise came from Tru Drama with silky handkerchief inspired tops and dresses.

Tru Drama

Tru Drama

Accessories were also duly noted in the fashion show. I spotted Matt and Nat bags from the Japanese Paper collection, showcasing the selection available from Valise at Oakridge Centre. From Tie Rack, brightly colored pashminas were used to contrast the dominating dark clothing colors. Similarly, pastel patterned leggings by Aritzia added a splash of feminine colors. In terms of jewelry, Blue Ruby displayed gold filigree earrings with a matching pendant necklace.



In light of all these classic clothing pieces and fashion accessories for the working-age crowd, don’t worry – the kids weren’t left out or left behind. As three children, representing Gymboree and Please Mum and clothed in colorful stripes, scampered onto the runway, waving with childlike innocence, cheers of encouragement were heard from the crowd.

All in all, I felt that the pieces chosen for the runway were extremely representative of the featured store’s collection. Several times throughout the fashion show, I could point out exactly which retail outlet the clothing was from: “That’s so classic – it must be from Banana Republic or “The casual skater look is very Quiksilver“.

Now I have a sudden urge to go shopping – and for good reason! For those of you who attended the show, don’t forget to redeem your $10 Oakridge voucher, found in your giftbag. Other discounts and goodies included a lipstick from MAC Cosmetics (and a complimentary booking for a makeover), redeemable product samples from H2O, $25 to RK, and more!

ARITZIA – Wilfred Clothing gets its own website!

I love Wilfred Clothing! – my favorite in-house brand at Aritzia, aimed between women ages 23 to 35, which debuted in February 2006. I am super excited that it got its own website and I wanted to share the link with the rest of Vancouver: www.wilfred.com. Their current layout features styles and clothing items from Fall 2008. From my observations – lots of dark colors and layering pieces. Enjoy!

While you’re clicking around…why not join the Modern Mix Vancouver Facebook Group!

Aritzia – Warehouse Sale 2008 (August 28th to Sept. 1st)

A ton of people have been googling “Aritzia Warehouse Sale” and stumbling on to my other Aritizia sale-related posts. So I’m going to put the warehouse sale information up on Modern Mix Vancouver so people can find what they are actually looking for!

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ARITZIA WAREHOUSE SALE: August 28th to September 1st
151 West Cordova Street (the old Storyeum location in Gastown) between Cambie Street and Abbott Street.

Thursday August 28th: 8am to 8pm
Friday August 29th: 8am to 8pm
Saturday August 30th: 10am to 6pm
Sunday August 31st: 11am to 5pm
Monday September 1st: 11am to 5pm

50 to 90% off all Spring and Summer Merchandise
There’s no 5% discount on cash purchases anymore – that offer ended in 2006.

As tradition goes, I lined up at 6am this morning and was one of the first batches of people into the warehouse sale. And YES I bought a ton of stuff:

  1. Grey tweed Wilfred dress for $30 (orig. $110)
  2. Grey Talula Babaton short-sleeved dress shirt for $30 (orig. $70)
  3. Blue Talula Babaton camisole for $15 (orig. $40)
  4. Blue TNA ribbed tank for $15 (orig. $25)
  5. Blue Talula leggings for $10 (orig. $20)

Comment below and let me know if you got any great finds from the sale!

ARITZIA – Snooze You Lose sale (begins August 7th)

Pacific Centre Aritzia Storefront (August 7, 2008)

Okay my lovely readers, here’s the scoop on the Aritzia Snooze You Lose Sale which began today, August 7, 2008. It’s basically 50% to 70% off all selected spring and summer merchandise. So TNA shorts for as low as $17.50, brightly colored (including neon) hoodies for $55, leggings for $10. Their winter stuff is starting to come in – from my observations, lots of dark greys and greens.

Vancouver Art Gallery: FUSE – sponsored by Aritzia (Friday June 27, 2008)

As you know, the current Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) exhibition is “KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art” .  Why not check it out this Friday at FUSE, a 12 Hour art party from 6pm to 6am at the Vancouver Art Gallery sponsored by Aritzia.  Expect live performances, DJs and other artsy activities; for example, a 12-hour comic draw, a communal effort with local artists to create a comic book during FUSE.  Sounds like something interesting and unique to check out on a Friday night.  Oh, and there will definitely be alcoholic drinks there – I know one of the upper floor bartenders!  

Admission to Fuse is $19.50 + tax for non-members.

As a student, it may be more worthwhile to puchase a student membership for $35 which gives you free unlimited admission into the Vancouver Art Gallery, including to FUSE!

And once again, if it’s any incentive, I’ll be there!

ARITZIA – summer presale June 16th to 25th (check your mail)


It’s that time of the year again – when Aritzia sends its exclusive and trendy postcards by snail-mail to their top customers inviting them to a VIP presale. So this is a friendly reminder for you to check your mailbox and see if you are a recipient of first-pick discounts before the rest of Vancouver!

As a valued customer, you are invited to Aritzia’s Private Pre-sale June 20th – 25th come enjoy great discounts on the latest summer styles before the general public. Just present this card for exclusive savings at any Aritzia and TNA location.

If you didn’t get this in the mail, don’t worry. The same savings, discounts and price reductions will be available for you after June 25th.

**Edit: So I talked to one of the people at Aritzia today (possibly a manager) and she suggested that you buy your clothing now, for the sake of getting the size you want, and return and re-buy it during the pre-sale.