The Chinatown Experiment held their one year anniversary at the shop on September 20th. Yummus Humus owner and TCE co-owner Yashar Nijati (Yash for short) held a pop-up in May, and has since joined the team alongside Devon Mackenzie. They both have not had any fashion experience in particular, but are both strong-business minded individuals who have owned businesses. During their first year, Style by Fire covered Betty Be Good and Charles&Grace and Whiskey Teacup‘s pop up boutiques – and we’re looking forward to many more exciting pop ups to come!
Co-owner Yash Nijati & I shop talking
Chinatown Experiment owners Yash Nijati and Devon Mackenzie
Lots of jewelry
Shannon Heth and the Citizen Grace girls
Guests at TCE anniversary party
The Hey Jude collection
Yoga shorts or bikini bottoms?!
We also met Shannon Heth of Citizen Grace. Their online shop sells everything from local designers to international designers from countries like Australia. Apparently Shannon and I have a very similar taste – we both loved the Mink Pink furry black & white colour-blocked Mink Pink fashion coat. One of the local handmade jewlery brands they carry really stood out for its simple and bold personality: Army of Rokosz. Citizen Grace will be back at The Chinatown Experiment in November. Be sure to check them out then.
Words & photos by the ever-fashionable Aurora Chan, guest writer
Don’t miss checking out Betty’s Pop Up Shop! Open tomorrow (March 22) for only one more day from noon to 6pm in the Chinatown Experiment space at 434 Columbia Street. A choice selection of spring items, mostly under $50, and some light jackets under $100.
There are also cute costume jewellery to be found, including clusters of arm candy bangles for $20.
The highlight is the denim jeans in a variety of beautiful colours, very soft to the touch and a deal at $49.50.
If you don’t have time to stop by Chinatown, you can buy the items online at: www.bettybegood.ca. They also have a showroom in South Surrey that is open for viewing by appointment.
Photos feature the lovely owner Suzanne Smith, who named her business after her mother. How sweet is that!
Popping up during Vancouver Fashion Week, Betty Be Good by Suzanne Smith will be in Chinatown for 2 days only. Find coloured denim from $39 and cute tops from $12. Check out the pop-up shop and let me know if you find anything cool.
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