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First Pick profiles zed handmade

It’s almost here everybody, tomorrow is *the day*, our Fall 2019 Market, and it couldn’t be here soon enough: the weather has turned to “Vancouver weather” and we’re ready to put summer clothes away in favour of richer textures and colours. We’re all about the Cozy this week, so for our final post, we’ve saved...
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First Pick profiles kate&frances

Hello Thursday! It feels like we’re almost there, there’s only two more sleeps until our big show and we are feeling the giddy anxiousness that comes from knowing it’s going to be such a great weekend. Part of the thing with our show, what makes it so special, is how we all come together for...
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First Pick profiles Conscious Care

It’s Wednesday and it’s late, so all we can really think about after running show errands all day is a bath and some sleep… who else feels this way? We want Cozy, and we want it now! On days like today, Conscious Care really pops to mind, and we’re so glad to see Lyndsay this...
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First Pick profiles XS Unified

It’s definitely starting to feel like fall, the house feels cool this morning and yesterday’s rain was a good reminder of what life can be like on the West Coast. We’re all about the Cozy this week and as we approach our market this weekend, we’re getting excited about toques and socks and XS Unified!...
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First Pick profiles Maria Roth

Hello Monday! It’s the final countdown to our Fall 2019 Market, so all week we’ll be featuring designers to help us Get Cozy this Fall! We’re starting it off with Maria Roth, whose jewelry we’ve been eyeing over the years at other markets, and we’re so glad to have her join us for this one....
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First Pick Handmade x Tamara Mainardi

Sometimes we need someone to encourage us, sometimes we need someone to just say no and help us find us something even more “Us”… so we are very happy to have Personal Stylist Tamara Mainardi join us on Saturday September 14th at the Market. Tamara will be offering half hour consultations, but remember to book...
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First Pick profiles Dogwood Denim

We’ve been looking at Just for You this week, and it seems fitting to close the series with bespoke denim, because fit to a tee is the name of the game at Dogwood Denim! Jeans are such a wardrobe staple, we *live* in our jeans here on the West Coast, so why not have ones...
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First Pick profiles Westerly Handmade Shoes

We’ve been looking at Just for You all week, and we can’t think of anything more special, or sustainable than custom boots and shoes… these are the ultimate in Slow Fashion: nothing made until it is ordered, and made with care. We are excited to have Reneé MacDonald’s Westerly Handmade Shoes join us again at...
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First Pick profiles Roberto Fioravanti

We’re talking Just for You and what can be better than a ring made just for you for your engagement or wedding day? Or perhaps a one of a kind piece that will make a statement, a piece of art you can wear and feel incredibly special in… If that sounds like it would be...
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First Pick profiles Black SØLV

We’re focused on items made Just for You this week, and today we’ve got Vancouver based jewellery brand Black SØLV in our sights. We love the darker, romantic aesthetic that Black SØLV features, which is neither feminine nor masculine… it just is! Items made for *you*, whomever you are. We always love to see what’s...
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First Pick profile Amy Slosky Fine Shoes

We’re rolling from holiday to weekday without missing a beat, and this week’s profiles are about Just For You, with designer spotlights on the ultimate in Luxury and Slow Fashion: items Made to Order. Today we’re looking at  Italian Craftsmanship meets Made in Canada, with shoes by Amy Slosky! Give us luxury across the board,...
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Recloseted Contest Alert!

Happy Tuesday, we’ve got another GIVEAWAY ALERT, check it out! We teamed up with our friends at @recloseted and @winterluxe to help you start September right! THERE WILL BE 3 WINNERS: GRAND PRIZE: $45 CAD credit for anything from @winterluxe, a recycled cashmere handmade accessories line AND two complimentary tickets (for you and a friend!)...
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First Pick presents She’s So

We took a day off to get our $1500+ Giveaway going yesterday, but we’re still thinking about Extra Special things… this time it’s jewels by She’s So! If you were at our Spring market, no doubt you met Karly from She’s So, whose simple yet stackable creations add a fun element to every outfit and...
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Our $1500+ Giveaway Starts TODAY

We’ve teamed up with 21 First Pick Handmade Designers to bring you yet another of our epic Winner-Takes-All Giveaways, this time worth over $1500 in prizes and booth credits. To enter, visit our Instagram feed and look for the Giveaway post (matching the image above) and get liking and following all the amazing participants. Prize...
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First Pick profiles Revol Girl

Happy Wednesday Everybody! We’ve been looking at our First Pick Handmade designers who give it a little bit extra, and whose accessories and accoutrements let you define your own style. Today we’re looking at Revol Girl Period Proof Lingerie… because so many menstruating folks feel less than positive about their periods (and their bodies) and...
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First Pick profiles Elen Danielle

We’re talking Extras this week, the extra special touches that make an outfit distinctly *you*. Our designer profile today is designer/artist Elen Danielle, who creates wearable works of art in the form of extra special brooches where everything is of the highest quality. Actual gold thread, check. Silk, check. Gold plated findings, check. What could...
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First Pick profiles FiveLeft Leather

It’s a brand new week and we’re coming up quickly to our Fall 2019 Market, and with every passing day we’re getting extra excited to showcase all the amazing designers we have showing with us, who are all about the Extra… This week we’re profiling Designers who go a bit above and beyond with their...
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First Pick presents NOVEL SUPPLY CO

It’s Friday, the final day of our spotlight on Classics for Him, and with the weekend within reach, it’s time to reach for a comfy tank, tee or sweatshirt. However, with the water and pesticides needed for conventional cotton, you may want to think twice about those from fast fashion companies, and come over to the...
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First Pick presents Element Botanicals

We’ve been looking at Classics for Him, and what can be more classic than a well groomed man? Clean shaven or bearded, hair short, long or shaved, there’s lots of preferences out there, but one thing everyone can agree on is smelling good and caring for your skin is important. Harkening back to the ol’...
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First Pick presents Kolton Babych Fine Jewelry

We’re midway through our week of Classics for Him, and for today’s post, we’re looking at Kolton Babych Fine Jewelry, made for those that want something special that can be worn every day. Classic pieces yes, but with a bit of a twist. Kolton’s pieces are instantly recognizable: heavy weight charms in Sterling Silver featuring...
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First Pick presents West Coast Hatters

It’s Tuesday and we’re giving everyone a heads up about a new to the market designer we are so excited about: West Coast Hatters. Our designers often wear many hats as designers and small business owners, and today’s profile spotlights a designer wearing many hats while *making* many hats… From repairing family heirlooms, to specialty...
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