New arrivals from Desigual for spring

Desigual.FLOR.jacket.front.SS2014We’re still unpacking our latest spring shipment, which includes a military-green coloured jacket with some intricate red stitching and details (left), plus two similarly coloured dresses (see photos below). We also have some new spring jackets, tops and dresses for women, and some new T-shirts and shorts for men.Desigual.Meryane.dress.SS2014 Desigual.Meryane.dress.sand.colour Desigual.FLOR.jacket.back.SS2014 Desigual.FLOR.jacket.front.SS2014

Desigual.PARIS.DRESS.$124.SS2014 Desigual.SUZIE.dress.$104.SS2014

Desigual.THREE.jacket.by.Lacroix.$189.SS2014

Desigual “3″ jacket by Christian Lacroix. $189. Has zip pocket in front. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.ZAKYNTHOS.skirt.$99.SS2014

Desigual ZAKYNTHOS skirt. $99. Spring-Summer 2014 collection. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.MAG.T-shirt.by.Lacroix.$114.SS2014

Desigual MAG T-shirt designed by Christian Lacroix. $114. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.LETEV.top.$114.SS2014

Desigual LETEV top designed by Christian Lacroix. $114. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.KARINA.dress.$124.SS2014

Desigual KARINA dress, $124. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.LESCOR.skirt.$114.SS2014

Desigual LESCOR skirt, $114. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by angelvancouver.com

 

Desigual.Meryane.zip.dress.$174.&. Natalia.dress. $214………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection in Vancouver of Desigual clothing for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide. (You can click on the top bar to see the Desigual we have in stock for Spring-Summer 2014.)

ON SALE THIS WEEK: Select Desigual winter 2013 items reduced by 35%, and up to 30% off all men’s Desigual winter jackets and sweaters.

Desigual.DEFEN.Tshirt.$89.SS2014

Desigual DEFEN dog shirt, $89. New for Spring-Summer 2014. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.Javi.shirt.$134 .&.Ontax.cotton.pants.$75

Desigual for men: JAVI shirt, $134 & Ontax cotton pants, $75

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Jut arrived: Desigual denim CORTOS shorts, $144. photo by Desigual

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Desigual MANOLOS WAY shirt, $114

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted shirt, call Angel at (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.comAngel.ladybugs.april.2014Desigual-Sexpose-Shirt-41C1205Desigual.man.Hawaii.windbreaker.hoodie.SS2014Desigual.Toucan.Tshirt.lookbook.SS2014 Desigual.man.shirt.lookbook.spring.summer.2014 Desigual.Floes.shirt.lookbook.SS2014 Desigual.man.DANY.Tshirt.SS2014.41T1422_1000 Desigual.mens.CORTA.shirt.shot.sleeves.$114.SS2014 Desigual.INICIAL.mens.shirt.$114.Spring.Summer.2014 Desigual.men.UNDEGROUND.Tshirt.$74.SS2014Desigual.TUCAN.tshirt.$99.spring.summer.2014 Desigual.Lion.mens.TS.$99.SS2014 Desigual.mens.CORTA.shirt.shot.sleeves.$114.SS2014 Desigual.man.IMPORAHI.blazer.SS2014 Desigual.man.Doble.denim.jeans.back.41D1800_5053 Desigual.man.DOBLE.faded.denim.jeans.SS2014.41D1800_5053

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Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Desigual’s slogan is La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)! It reflects the Spanish brand’s way of thinking, which is influenced by the Mediterranean sun, light, passion and a lust for life, instilled with a playful and creative attitude that says: Be confident…don’t be afraid to be yourself.

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Today’s music video is Lovers in a Dangerous Time by Canadian band Bare Naked Ladies:The Toronto-based band has written song great songs over the years, including this one:Here’s a live one from 2007, The Old Apartment:The Ladies also wrote the theme song for the TV show, Big Bang Theory:The band also sang this song with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield while he was aboard the International Space Station last year — it was recorded with a choir in the studio on Earth:Chris Hadfield also brilliantly performed David Bowie’s Space Oddity while in space:

 

 

 

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Our Desigual Easter weekend sale: 10% off

Antique Easter Bunnies cardWe’re celebrating Easter weekend, starting on Good Friday, with a 10% off sale on select Desigual items, including a stunning new springtime yellow coat designed by Christian Lacroix (below) called Natalia, which just arrived at Angel Vancouver. The regular price of this made-in-Morocco coat is $269.

Desigual.woman.NATALIA.coat.by.Lacriox.$269.SS2014

Desigual NATALIA coat, $269. New for spring-summer 2014.

We also have another new women’s coat from Desigual, called MIRAL. It’s also $269. And we have a bunch of new dresses and tops for spring, which we’ll be posting here in the days ahead. We also have several new Desigual men’s shirts, T-shirts and shorts as the warmer weather approaches (just not this week), which are featured below. Angel is open for the long weekend.

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Desigual UNO coat.

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Desigual MIRAL coat just arrived this week at Angel. $269

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Desigual’s Am I A Too Sexy? dress for spring-summer 2014. $169. photo by Desigual

Desigual.woman.DULCE.MAXI.DRESS.$198.SS2014

Desigual DULCE maxi dress. $198. angelvancouver.com photo

Desigual.woman.NATALIA.coat.Lacroix.$269.SS2014

Desigual NATALIA coat for spring-summer 2014. $269. designed by Christian Lacroix. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.woman.MIRAL.coat.$269.SS2014

Desigual MIRAL coat, $269 angelvancouver.com photo

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection in Vancouver of Desigual clothing for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide. (You can click on the top bar to see the Desigual we have in stock for Spring-Summer 2014.)

ON SALE THIS WEEK: Select Desigual winter 2013 items reduced by 35%, and up to 30% off all men’s Desigual winter jackets and sweaters. Desigual.kids.Hortens.dress.SS2014 Desigual.Elvas.Tshirt.girls.SS2014 Desigual.kids.dog.tshirt.lookbook.SS2014

Desigual.DEFEN.Tshirt.$89.SS2014

Desigual DEFEN dog shirt, $89. New for Spring-Summer 2014. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.Javi.shirt.$134 .&.Ontax.cotton.pants.$75

Desigual for men: JAVI shirt, $134 & Ontax cotton pants, $75

Desigual.man.denim.CORTOS.shorts.SS2014

Jut arrived: Desigual denim CORTOS shorts, $144. photo by Desigual

Desigual.man.Manolos.Way.shirt.$114.SS2014

Desigual MANOLOS WAY shirt, $114. angelvancouver.com photo

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Desigual MANOLOS WAY shirt, $114

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted shirt, call Angel at (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com

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Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Desigual’s slogan is La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)! It reflects the Spanish brand’s way of thinking, which is influenced by the Mediterranean sun, light, passion and a lust for life, instilled with a playful and creative attitude that says: Be confident…don’t be afraid to be yourself.

La.Vida.es.Chula-2013

Today’s music video is Lana Del Rey singing Blue Velvet (with subtitles en español):The song was used in an advertising campaign by H&M, with a video seemingly inspired by the David Lynch film classic Blue Velvet:Blue Velvet was written in 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris. It was originally recorded by Tony Bennett but the best known version is by Bobby Vinton, who scored a No. 1 hit in 1963:And finally, here’s a 2002 short film by David Lynch called Rabbits — part of a nine-episode surrealist sitcom that is definitely not about the Easter bunny:

 

 

 

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New Desigual men’s shirts for spring 2014

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Desigual SEXPOSE shirt for spring-summer 2014. photo by Desigual

We have a number of men’s shirts for the spring-summer season, plus some cool men’s T-shirts. One shirt is called Sexpose (left), a blue shirt with small images on it that are hard to make out from afar. On closer inspection, the images are from the Kama Sutra, the ancient Indian Hindu text about the human sexual pleasure.Desigual-Sexpose-Shirt-41C1205 This new Desigual shirt will arrive at our store April 16.

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Close-up of Sexpose shirt for spring-summer 2014. Desigual for men.

 

Below are more Desigual shirts and T-shirts for men for Spring-Summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desigual.Javi.shirt.$134 .&.Ontax.cotton.pants.$75

Desigual Javi shirt, $134, and Desigual blue cotton pants, $75. Photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.DEFEN.Tshirt.$89.SS2014

Desigual DEFEN T-shirt with dog, $89. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.Floes.shirt.lookbook.SS2014

Desigual FLORES shirt for spring-summer 2014. photo by Desigual

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Desigual CACHOS shirt, $124, from Spring-Summer 2014 for men. photo by Desigual

Desigual.Toucan.Tshirt.lookbook.SS2014

Desigual TOUCAN T-shirt for spring-summer 2014. $99. photo by Desigual

Desigual.man.DANY.Tshirt.SS2014.41T1422_1000

Desigual DANY T-shirt for spring-summer 2014. photo by Desigual

Desigual.Joan.polo.shirt.$99.Spring.Summer.2014

Desigual JOAN polo shirt for spring-summer 2014. $99. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.IMPORAHI.blazer.Spring.Summer.2014.40E1912_2000

Desigual IMPORAHI jacket for spring-summer 2014. $189. Cotton-poly blend. photo by Desigual

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Desigual DOBLE denim jeans for spring-summer 2014. $174 photo by Desigual

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Detail of DOBLE jeans showing double waist loops for belt. photo by Desigual

Desigual.CUCUMIS.mens.shirt.$124.spring.summer.2014

Desigual CUCUMIS shirt for spring-summer 2014. $124. 100% cotton. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.man.Recilla.cotton.blazer.light.blue.$229.40E1921.SS2014

Desigual RECILLA cotton blazer, $229. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by Desigual

Desigual.mens.CORTA.shirt.shot.sleeves.$114.SS2014

Desigual CORTA short-sleeve shirt, $114. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.INICIAL.mens.shirt.$114.Spring.Summer.2014

Desigual INICIAL shirt, $114. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.man.CHINA.SHIRT.SS2014.41C1254_1000

Desigual CHINA shirt. $124. photo by Desigual

Desigual.man.ELIAS.DENIM.SHORTS.ss2014.41D1812_5053

Desigual ELIAS denim shorts for spring-summer 2014. photo by desigual

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Desigual MONKEY 3D T-shirt for spring-summer 2014. $99,  photo by DesigualDesigual.man.TS.MONKEY.3D.red.SS2014.41T1472_3144

Desigual.Akane.shirt.$124

Desigual AKANE shirt. $124. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.man.TS.MIGUELITO.SS2014.41T1456_5037

Desigual MIGUELITO T-shirt with blue-and-white stripes. $124. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by Desigual

Desigual.men.CHINA.pant.tomato.SS2014.41P1606_3150

Desigual CHINA cotton pants in tomato color. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by Desigual

Desigual.men.CHINA.PANT.azul.SS2014.41P1606_5020

Desigual CHINA cotton pants, azul blue. photo by Desigual

Desigual.man.TS.DEVINE.SS2014.41T1459_2000

Desigual DEVINE T-shirt. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by Desigual

Desigual.TS.AUTOPISTA.$99.spring.summer.2014

Desigual AUTOPISTA T-shirt, $99. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by angelvancouver.com

Desigual.Lion.mens.TS.$99.SS2014

Desigual TIGER shirt for men, $99. Spring-Summer 2014. photo by angelvancouver.com

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Angel Vancouver has the largest selection in Vancouver of Desigual clothing for men, women and kids. Desigual produces 1,000 new pieces every season. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we might be able to order it in for you. We ship worldwide. (You can click on the top bar to see the Desigual we have in stock for Spring-Summer 2014, and from Winter 2013.)

ON SALE THIS WEEK: Select Desigual winter 2013 items reduced by 35%, and up to 30% off all men’s Desigual winter jackets and sweaters.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted shirt, call Angel at (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com

Angel.cats.shirt.nov.11.2013Angel.lion.shirt.nov.2013 carrall&powell.1886

Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Desigual’s slogan is La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)! It reflects the brand’s way of thinking, which is influenced by the Mediterranean, the sun, light, passion and a lust for life, installed  with a playful and creative attitude that says: Be confident; don’t be afraid to be yourself.

La.Vida.es.Chula-2013

Today’s music video is by Ed Sheeran, doing a live acoustic version of Give Me Love, with some looping added:And here’s Ed doing The A Team:Kama Sutra, by the way, was the name of a mid-1960s record label, whose stable included New York folk-rock band The Lovin’ Spoonful and a San Francisco band called Sopwith Camel that released its only hit, Hello Hello, during the Summer of Love in 1967:This is a Lovin’ Spoonful song from 1965, which helped popularize the word “groovy”:Here’s the Spoonful doing Daydream:The Spoonful’s Summer in the City, released in 1966, remains a summer classic:Rock trivia: The Spoonful’s lead singer, John Sebastian,  played harmonica with The Doors on their song Roadhouse Blues, from the Morrison Hotel album, released in 1970:

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Put some colour in your life with Desigual

Here’s the latest Desigual video for the Colour Run, which takes place May 18 in Barcelona, where the Spanish clothing company is based. The Color Run was started two years ago and now has spread to 200 cities in more than 30 countries, including Vancouver, Canada. The 5k run has two rules: Wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color.

You can add some color to your life by wearing Desigual: Desigual.kids.BOLDO.dress.SS2014 Desigual.kids.VANDALA.dress.SS2014 Desigual.kids.TERME.minnie.dress Desigual.woman.TS.MISI.Lacroix.SS2014.41T2L24_1006 Desigual.Uralet.green.lookbook.SS2014 Desigual.Adriana.Lima.SS2014 Desigual.Lima.SS2014 Desigual.Lima.3.SS2014 Desigual.man.Flores.shirt.SS2014 Desigual.mens.shirt.2014. Desigual.man.DANY.Tshirt.SS2014.41T1422_1000

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection in Vancouver of Desigual clothing for men, women and kids. Desigual produces 1,000 new pieces every season. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we might be able to order it in for you. We ship worldwide. (You can click on the top bar to see the Desigual we have in stock for Spring-Summer 2014.)

ON SALE THIS WEEK: Select Desigual winter 2013 items reduced by 35%, and up to 30% off all men’s Desigual winter jackets and sweaters.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted shirt, call Angel at (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com

Angel.cats.shirt.nov.11.2013Angel.lion.shirt.nov.2013 carrall&powell.1886

Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Desigual’s slogan is La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)! It reflects the brand’s way of thinking, which is influenced by the Mediterranean, the sun, light, passion and a lust for life, installed  with a playful and creative attitude that says: Be confident; don’t be afraid to be yourself.

La.Vida.es.Chula-2013

Today’s music video is by Neil Finn, who performs in Vancouver this Saturday (March 29); the new song is called Dizzy Heights:Neil was a former member of Australian band Crowded House; here is the band’s emotional final concert:And before that, he was in the New Zealand new wave band Split Enz, whose hits were I Got You and Six Months in a Leaky Boat:

 

 

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New to Angel: Purple Jam from Italy

We’ve just added a new line of women’s clothing to our store: Purple Jam. It’s designed in Italy, features some colourful, bold prints and the price point is between $50 to $75 for dresses and tops. Here’s a sample of the new arrivals from Purple Jam at Angel Vancouver:Purple.Jam.2014

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Purple Jam maxi dress, $74

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Purple.Jam.dress.$52.BIGE535

Purple Jam dress, $52 photo by angelvancouver.com

Purple.Jam.dress.$63.BIGE626

Purple Jam dress, $63. photo by angelvancouver.com

Purple.Jam.dresses.$59.with.chenille,scarf.from.Ecuador

Purple Jam dresses, $59. Shown with chenille scarf from Ecuador. photo by angelvancouver.com

 

Purple.Jam.maxi.dress.$74.BIGL006

Purple Jam maxi dress, $74. photo by angelvancouver.com

Purple.Jam.Tshirt.$54.BIGT034

Purple Jam T-shirt, $54. photo by angelvancouver.com

Purple.Jam.tunic.top.$59.BIGE614

Purple Jam tunic top, $59. photo by angelvancouver.com

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We have this Purple Jam loose knit top in black and beige. $59

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Angel Vancouver has a winter clearance sale — up to 35% off select Desigual clothing — to make room for Desigual’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection, which has already arrived.

Angel offers the largest selection in Vancouver of Desigual  for men, women and kids. Desigual produces 1,000 new pieces every season. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we might be able to order it in for you. We ship worldwide. (You can click on the top bar to see the Desigual we have in stock for Spring-Summer 2014.)

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted shirt, call Angel at (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com

Angel.cats.shirt.nov.11.2013Angel.lion.shirt.nov.2013 carrall&powell.1886

Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Desigual’s slogan is La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)! It reflects the brand’s way of thinking, which is influenced by the Mediterranean, the sun, light, passion and a lust for life, installed  with a playful and creative attitude that says: Be confident; don’t be afraid to be yourself.

La.Vida.es.Chula-2013

Today’s video is the party scene from the great Italian film, La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), which won an Oscar this year for best foreign film:The film’s trailer with English subtitles is here:The first song in the party scene above is a club remix by French house music DJ/record producer Bob Sinclar. The 2011 song, called A Far L’Amore Comincia Tu, features Italian singer/actress/TV hostess Rafaella Carrà:Here is the original 1977 version of Rafaella’s song:And finally, here’s her English version that was a hit in the U.K. in 1978:She also sings Fiesta en español:

 

 

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Goodbye winter/Hello spring sale on Desigual at Angel Vancouver

Trees.in.blossomSpring has finally sprung, the sun is shining and the blossoms are bursting out on the cherry trees that line Vancouver’s streets — the city has 130,000 trees on its streets alone, with more than 36,000 cherry trees that blossom each spring. Vancouver even has a Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the flowering trees.

To mark the first day of spring, Angel Vancouver is offering up to 35% off Desigual clothing from the fall-winter 2013 collection, including men’s winter coats, sweaters and blazers, and select women’s coats, rain boots and winter tops.

Here’s a selection of the Desigual we have on sale:Desigual.Ame.Wool.coat.men.fw2013.$289Desigual.Pina.shirt.$124 desigual-denim-mens-stars-shirt desigual-reversible-jacket-1 Desigual.guitierrez.sweater.jacket-mens desigual.pharrell.jacket Desigual.man.sweater Desigual.Kanit.sweater.man Desigual.Kanit.sweater.for.men pharrell-jacketangelvancouver.com Desigual.Akane.shirt.$124 Desigual.Zurtz.coat.Xmas.promo Desigual.Melodi.jacket.$289 Desigual.MELODI.coat.$289 Desigual.Delirium.dress Desigual.1Margarita.coat_38E2959 Desigual.nu.Lacroix.coat.37E2L07 Desigual.Bety.coat Desigual.Zurtz.black.$369 Desigual.Solvent.coat.Lacroix.$594.2 Desigual.Solvent.coat.Lacroix.$594 Desigual.Posthuman.Lacroix.coat.44.$439 Desigual.new.boots.fall.2013 Desigual.Polo.Marcos.$124 Desigual.Military.Jacket.Neon.Yellow.liner.for.men.fw.2013.$348 Desigual.Fonk.jacket.fall.winter.2013.angelvancouver.com Desigual.mini.shoe.bag.4.men,31X5617_2000 Desigual.Austria.polo.31L1715_5001 Desigual.Reunion.shirt.$119 Desigual.Belice mens shirt.$119 Desigual.Sergei.front. Desigual.John.Tshirt. tumblr_mhz3x1F9Wn1qb8jezo1_500

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Angel Vancouver has the largest selection in Vancouver of Desigual clothing for men, women and kids. Desigual produces 1,000 new pieces every season. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we might be able to order it in for you. We ship worldwide. (You can click on the top bar to see the Desigual we have in stock for Spring-Summer 2014.)

ON SALE THIS WEEK: Select Desigual winter 2013 items reduced by 35%, and up to 30% off all men’s Desigual winter jackets and sweaters.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted shirt, call Angel at (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com

Angel.cats.shirt.nov.11.2013Angel.lion.shirt.nov.2013 carrall&powell.1886

Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Desigual’s slogan is La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)! It reflects the brand’s way of thinking, which is influenced by the Mediterranean, the sun, light, passion and a lust for life, installed  with a playful and creative attitude that says: Be confident; don’t be afraid to be yourself.

La.Vida.es.Chula-2013

Today’s music video is Canadian band Finger Eleven’s One Thing:And because it’s the first day of spring, let’s get happy with this Vancouver-made video of Pharrell Williams singing the fabulously upbeat HAPPY:

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French investment group announces €285-million partnership with Desigual

desigual.logoThe French investment group Eurazeo announced today its partnership with Desigual to help accelerate the growth of the Spanish fashion brand.

Eurazeo said it will invest 285 million Euros ($441 million Canadian) and receive 10% of the share capital of the Desigual company owned by its founder, Thomas Meyer.

Meyer was previously the sole shareholder of the company, founded in 1984 on the Spanish island of Ibiza. Now based in Barcelona, Desigual designs and distributes clothing and accessories for women, men and children, which we carry at Angel Vancouver.

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Desigual values fun, creativity and unique marketing, including inviting people dressed only in their underwear to attend Semi-naked parties that offer free clothing to customers.

Desigual’s sales strategy has led to exceptional growth, with revenues increasing tenfold since 2007. Last year, revenue reached €828 million, up 18% from the previous year.  Desigual now has 405 stores in 109 countries, 2,500 corners in department stores and over 11,000 multi-brand stores around the world.Eurazeo, which has almost 5 billion Euros in assets, fully supports Desigual’s plan to continue its expansion in Europe, the United States, Latin America and Japan.

Virginie Morgon, Deputy CEO of Eurazeo, said in a news release Tuesday: “Global brands are a key investment sector for Eurazeo and Desigual is a top performer; we are delighted that Thomas Meyer has chosen Eurazeo to accompany the exceptional development of his
company. As a partner, we will support him and his management team in accelerating
the international expansion of Desigual and establishing it as a world-class brand.”

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Desigual CEO Manel Jadraque (centre) with Spanish actress Natalia Verbeke (left) and Czech model Karolina Kurkova at Desigual’s fashion show in New York last month. Kurkova, dressed in a Desigual blazer, was named the best dressed celebrity during New York Fashion Week.

Manel Jadraque, CEO of Desigual, said: “Desigual is a positive brand with unique
products that are affordable and for everyone. Eurazeo fully shares our vision and will be an ambitious and constructive partner to accelerate the development of the company.”

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection in Vancouver of Desigual clothing for men, women and kids. Desigual produces 1,000 new pieces every season. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we might be able to order it in for you. We ship worldwide.

ON SALE THIS WEEK: Select Desigual winter 2013 items reduced by 35%, and up to 30% off all men’s Desigual winter jackets and sweaters.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted shirt, call Angel at (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.com

Angel.cats.shirt.nov.11.2013Angel.lion.shirt.nov.2013 carrall&powell.1886

Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Desigual’s slogan is La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)! It reflects the brand’s way of thinking, which is influenced by the Mediterranean, the sun, light, passion and a lust for life, installed  with a playful and creative attitude that says: Be confident; don’t be afraid to be yourself.

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Today’s music video is We’re All In This Together by the Sam Roberts Band (from Montreal, Canada):Here’s another new video by the Sam Roberts Band, released this week, from the new album Lo-Fantasy:

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