Obakki Warehouse Sale
Both Aurora & I checked out the Obakki & Gentle Fawn sample sales on their 2nd day. To our misfortune, we were too late for the Obakki Warehouse sale! It was only a 2 day sale, but I hadn’t anticipated such high demand (or lower inventory levels), because I had been to the Obakki sale on Saturdays before and there was plenty of stock. I got there with my friend just past 12pm, and already I could see the sale racks were pretty empty. I took a few pieces into the change room just for the hell of it but came out with nothing.
Photo via @Obakki twitter
I could see from social media that other fashionistas who had hit up the sale on the Friday walked away with great stuff like winter coats (which I didn’t even see any of – too bad!). When Aurora got there later in the day, she didn’t even get to check it out because they had already sold out. Now we all know better for next year – get there on the first day!
Gentle Fawn Warehouse Sale
When we got to the Gentle Fawn warehouse sale I felt a huge sigh of relief! Not only was there a room full of stock, the prices were fantastic. The highest priced item was $40 for a winter coat. My friend ended up spending $120 for 5 pieces including a coat; at that price you can’t even get a coat! Most of the shorts were available in sz 4, which was too big for me even though I’m usually a sz s/sz2-4. There were lots of cozy sweaters for fall, but what we were really looking for was a plain black sweater. Of course, we can’t expect to find anything like that at a Gentle Fawn sale, because the brand is fabulous at detailing. I thought the best buys of this sale, aside from coats, were the fashion tops. At only $20 apiece, it’s easily justifiable.
LOVE the prices
Sweaters galore in the middle table
Miranda & Stephanie in the same amazing GF sweater vest!
Belts were $5/2
Aurora’s Gentle Fawn buys
Miranda’s sheer blouse
My friend and I ended up getting the same sweater vest – twinsies! I also got a sheer aquamarine poly blouse and a photographer’s style purse. I spent only $50 – not bad for 3 items! And on her trip, Aurora walked away with a bustier-style tank and a belt. My verdict on the GF sale would be a definite MUST SHOP sale for anyone looking for cute, fashionable pieces to fill their wardrobe.
It’s sample sale season! Get your cash ready for Obakki. So why did we choose to have our anniversary dinner tonight?! Guess I’ll have to suck it up and see what’s left tomorrow.
- What | Obakki Warehouse Sale
- Where | 201-135 West 7th Ave
- Friday, November 1 – 11am – 8pm
- Saturday, November 2 | 10am – 4pm
- Payment | Cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard
- Why | Great styles, great deals
After hearing Treana Peake speak at Creative Mornings earlier this year, I’ve since been an even bigger fan of what she stands for. Her photography of South Sudan has been incorporated into prints for Obakki fabrics in recent seasons, and some of us just can’t get enough. So if you want to see more, be sure to check out the Obakki Foundation pop-up exhibit next Wednesday, October 2nd.
- Date | Wednesday, October 2nd
- Time | 6 – 9pm
- Location | Walrus @ 3408 Cambie St
In the past year or so, we’ve been seeing a trend among Vancouver retailers: they’re moving online. Last week, we saw Aritzia join the e-commerce ranks, and here’s a post to highlight other local brands that are making waves in the online sphere.
two | one | two
Two One Two launched a new e-commerce website this past November 28th. Check out this Stella dress. A-ma-zing. Also be sure to check out their side-paneled leather sleeve Casey dress.
Modern Mix Boutique
Vanessa of Modern Mix Vancouver has always had a love for making jewelry. Launched this past month as well, you can get your hands on a selection of well-curated styles available conveniently at Modern Mix Boutique!
Obakki redid their website this past September, and though I’ve always loved their former site, this new one is more on trend with WordPress style sites, and brings centre to attention the humanitarian aspect of creative director Treana Peake’s passion.
Avery by Wang
Annching Wang of Avery by Wang launched her revolutionary 3-piece collection last spring in March, as well as her e-commerce site. Each piece is to-die-for, and are timeless for any occasion. As per her philosophy, buy what you love. And I’m sure you’ll love her sophisticated and understated designs. Watch out for a series of one-piece collections soon.
As seen on The Conveyor Belt‘s site, Obakki in Gastown is having their 75% off or more sale! Some great pieces include shorts with loose fabric hanging off the sides. They come in either a pink printed floral or classic black. Another fave is their interpretation of the Stella McCartney inspired athletic yet stylish sports jacket. If you’re a M or L, be sure to check it out – it’s on sale for only $100! At the very least, if you haven’t visited this concept store, go experience the retail design, stylized wooden hangers and all.