Desigual for dad this Father’s Day

This Sunday, June 18th, is Father’s Day, and Angel has a few gift ideas for dad (below). We have Desigual shirts, T-shirts, shorts, jackets, jean jackets (with removable hoodies) sports jackets and socks. Also, spend $169 and get a free Desigual bag. All Desigual for men from the Summer 2017 Global Traveller collection now is 20% off, plus we have dozens of T-shirts, shirts and shorts for men from previous seasons on sale at 50% off.

Desigual Lorenzo jacket, brown. $269.95. SS2017. Global Traveller collection.

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Desigual MINNESOTA T-shirt. $75.95. SS2017.

Desigual SANDRO short-sleeve cotton shirt

Desigual GARICLAR denim jacket with removable hoodie. $204.95.

Desigual GARICLAR denim jacket with removable hoodie. $204.95.

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desigual-kiss-fansAngel is Vancouver’s first Desigual boutique, offering the latest styles for men, women & kids.  We also have Desigual designed by  Christian Lacroix.

We have the largest selection of Desigual on the west coast of Canada. We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200.  Call (604) 681-0947.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. carrall&powell.1886We’re  on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began. The historic photo (left) shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886 (click on photo to enlarge). Angel specializes in custom handpainted clothing. Most of our kids shirts (below) are by Justine Brown of London, England:

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Since this is a Father’s Day post, here is a song from 1985 performed live by Mike + The Mechanics, which always makes me think of my departed father:

The song was written by Mike Rutherford, formerly of Genesis, and the lyrics were written by Scottish singer-songwriter  B. A. Robertson. Both had lost their fathers shortly before writing the song, which urges everyone to tell their fathers how much they mean to you before they’re dead. The singer is Paul Carrack, one of the best singers on the planet, who was only 11 when he lost his father in a workplace accident in Sheffield, England. Carrack wrote this 1974 song, How Long (Has This Been Goin’ On), when he was in a British band called Ace; it’s performed here with Eric Clapton & friends:

In 1981, Carrack sang this near-perfect song, Tempted, with the Brit band Squeeze on their album East Side Story, produced by Elvis Costello:

 

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Free Desigual bag when you spend $169 at Angel

Get this free Desigual bag when you spend $169 or more.

 

We’re having a sale — everything in our store is 20% off, including the current season of Desigual (about 90% of our store) and other Spanish brands (Smash, also from Barcelona, and Compañía Fantastica, from Madrid). We also have some great new Cuban dresses from local clothing company Pink Martini).

Free Desigual bag when you spend $169 at Angel. It makes a great beach bag. And it fits a cat & a watermelon.

But here’s the bonus deal: Angel will give you a free Desigual canvas beach bag if you spend $169 or more. We have a limited number of these bags, so this offer will continue until the bags are gone.

Angel has the largest selection of the latest Desigual clothing in Vancouver.

We’re the city’s first Desigual boutique, called a Wow Shop. And that’s the reaction many customers have when they step in our store: “Wow,” they say because of the explosion of colour, pattern and Mediterranean fashion.

This season, Desigual’s Spring-Summer 2017 collection is called Global Traveller, which is embroidered on several new jackets.

Angel has Desigual for men, women & kids.

Here are some of new arrivals that came in this week:

Desigual LORENZO jacket. $269.95. SS2017.

Desigual LORENZO jacket. $269.95. SS2017.

Desigual LORENZO jacket. $269.95. SS2017.

Desigual LORENZO jacket. $269.95. SS2017.

New this week: Desigual Lorenzo jacket. $269.95. Global Traveller collection.

New this week: Desigual EXOTIC WHITE denim jacket. $205.95. SS2017.

New this week: DesigualTURIN PATRICA bag. $125.95. Global Traveller collection. SS2017.

Desigual TURIN PATRICIA bag & scarf. Spring-Summer 2017: Global Traveller. Both available at Angel.

Angel has a dozen styles of Desigual Exotic denim jeans. SS2017.

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Last of the Desigual new arrivals for Summer 2017

Desigual EXOTIC WHITE denim jacket. $205.95. Spring-Summer 2017, Global Traveller collection. We only have a half dozen of these jackets, which arrived Tuesday June 6.

Desigual LORENZO vegan leather jacket with removable hoodie. $269.95. Angel also has the Cuba T-shirt. Desigual Spring-Summer 2017 Global Traveller collection.

Angel has some New Arrivals from Desigual this week — probably the last of the Summer 2017 season. They include the Exotic White denim coat for women, some vegan leather coats (with a removable hoodie) for men, and one men’s linen sport jacket (size 54 — 44 in North America), which also has a removable hoodie. We also have new stock of a number of men’s Desigual shirts and T-shirts.

On Thursday June 8 from 5 pm to 9 pm, Gastown is having its semi-annual Shop Hop — more than 40 stores will be offering special discounts for the evening. Angel will be offering 20% off all Desigual for men, women & kids from the Spring-Summer 2017 collection, plus up to 50% off Desigual from previous seasons. The sale will include these new arrivals:

Desigual AMARILLO T-shirt. $75.95. SS2017.

Desigual AMARILLO T-shirt. $75.95. SS2017.

Desigual LORENZO jacket. $269.95. SS2017.

Desigual LORENZO jacket. $269.95. Sizes L, M & XL.

Desigual LORENZO jacket. We only have one brown, Size M.

Desigual LORENZO jacket. $269.95. SS2017.

Desigual TURIN PATRICIA bag & scarf. Spring-Summer 2017: Global Traveller

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Desigual TURIN PATRICIA bag. $125.95. SS2017.

Angel has lots of Desigual Exotic Denim jackets and jeans for women from the Spring-Summer 2017 collection.

Desigual BEACH denim jacket. $235.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

Desigual BEACH denim jacket. $235.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

Desigual Natasha one-piece swim suit. Made in Tunisia. $149.95. SS2017.

Desigual Natasha one-piece swim suit. Made in Tunisia. $149.95. SS2017.

London model Charli Howard wearing a Desigual one-piece swimsuit, now at Angel.

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desigual-kiss-fansAngel is Vancouver’s first Desigual boutique, offering the latest styles for men, women & kids.  We also have Desigual designed by  Christian Lacroix.

We have the largest selection of Desigual on the west coast of Canada. We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200.  Call (604) 681-0947.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. carrall&powell.1886We’re  on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began. The historic photo (left) shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886 (click on photo to enlarge).

Angel specializes in custom handpainted clothing. Most of our kids shirts (below) are by Justine Brown, of London England:

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The Gastown Shop Hop always reminds me of “sock hop,” a high school ritual in the 1960s — kids would take off their shoes and dance to records in the school gymnasium at lunch time. It was a simpler time when Bobby Vee, who died last year, was a teen idol. One of Vee’s early touring band members called himself Elston Gunnn (his real name was Bob Zimmerman, later changing it to Bob Dylan). Vee scored 38 Top 100 hits and 10 in the Top 20, including Devil or Angel in 1960:

The song was originally recorded by a black group, The Clovers, in 1956:

Bobby Vee followed with these two hits in 1961 and ’62:

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The look of Cuba for Summer 2017

Angel has a number of Cuban-themed dresses for women and a T-shirt for men this season. The latest arrivals this week are from Vancouver clothing company Pink Martini — three dresses with street scenes from Old Havana, the capital of Cuba. We also have a couple of dresses from Barcelona brand Smash and a men’s Cuban T-shirt from Desigual, the European clothing line also based in Barcelona.

Below is the clothing with the Cubano connection for Summer 2017, along with a new video of a Rolling Stones free concert in Cuba last year before an  estimated crowd of between 500,000 and 1 million:

Pink Martini dress. Cuba series. $117. Now on sale at 20% off. Summer 2017.

Pink Martini dress. Cuba series. $117. Now on sale at 20% off. Summer 2017.

Pink Martini dress. Cuba series. $117. Now on sale at 20% off. Summer 2017.

Pink Martini dress. Cuba series. $117. Now on sale at 20% off. Summer 2017.

Pink Martini dress. Cuba series. $117. Now on sale at 20% off. Summer 2017.

Pink Martini dress. Cuba series. $117. Now on sale at 20% off. Summer 2017.

Pink Martini dress. Cuba series. $117. Now on sale at 20% off. Summer 2017.

Pink Martini dress. Cuba series. $117. Now on sale at 20% off. Summer 2017.

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More New Arrivals: Desigual Spring-Summer 2017

Desigual has more than half a dozen styles of denim jackets, called Exotic Denim. Each is handmade with exotic details. This one is called Exotic White, now at Angel!

Desigual EXOTIC BLUE denim jacket has lace sleeves and embroidery on the back. $205.95. SS2017.

Desigual EXOTIC BLUE denim jacket. SS2017.

Desigual EXOTIC BLUE denim jacket. SS2017.

Desigual EXOTIC BLUE denim jacket. $205.95. SS2017. Global Traveller collection.

A sampling of the EXOTIC DENIM from Desigual this season. Angel has a half dozen styles of denim jackets and a dozen styles of Exotic Denim pants for men & women. SS2017.

Desigual BEACH denim jacket has a moto-style zip front, zip side pockets and embroidery on the back, which says “Global Traveller.” $235.95. SS2017.

Desigual BEACH denim jacket has a moto-style zip front, zip side pockets and embroidery on the back, which says “Global Traveller.” $235.95. SS2017.

Desigual CROACIA dress. A little black dress with lace on the hem. $189.95. SS2017.

Desigual CROACIA dress. A little black dress with lace on the hem. $189.95. SS2017.

Desigual MADRID dress. $189.95. SS2017.

Desigual MADRID dress. $189.95. SS2017.

Desigual VALOR tie-dye sleeveless dress. $149.95. Great for festivals or travelling. SS2017. Global Traveller collection.

Angel has the denim bag on the left in stock, from the SS2017 collection.

This Desigual bag is arriving soon. Angel has the scarf. Spring-Summer 2017, Global Traveller collection

This Desigual SHOPPER CAPRI POLYNESIA bag is reversible (it’s a rich red inside) and comes with a second smaller bag (see photo below). SS2017.

Angel has this Desigual “Rectangle Splatter” scarf, $65.95, which features hummingbirds. Spring-Summer 2017 Global Traveller collection.

Angel has Desigual bikinis, including this one, from the Spring-Summer 2017 collection.

Desigual NATASHA swimsuit. $149.95. SS2017.

Desigual NATASHA swimsuit. $149.95. SS2017.

Desigual KAOS swimwear dress. Made in Spain. $149.95.

Desigual LETDEGRA T-shirt. $75.95. SS2017.

Desigual GARICLAR denim jacket with removable hoodie. $204.95.

Desigual GARICLAR denim jacket with removable hoodie. $204.95.

This Desigual vegan leather jacket, with button-off hoodie, is coming soon. Angel has the T-shirt with the Cuban street scene. Both from the Global Traveller collection, Spring-Summer 2017.

Desigual HAWAII T-shirt. $85.95. SS2017. Global Traveller collection.

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desigual-kiss-fansAngel is Vancouver’s first Desigual boutique, offering the latest styles for men, women & kids.  We also have Desigual designed by  Christian Lacroix.

We have the largest selection of Desigual on the west coast of Canada. We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200.  Call (604) 681-0947.

All Desigual for kids is on sale at 20% off, the current Spring-Summer 2017 collection for men & women is 10% off and Desigual from previous seasons is 30% to 50% off.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. carrall&powell.1886We’re  on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began. The historic photo (left) shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886 (click on photo to enlarge).

Angel specializes in custom handpainted clothing. Most of our kids shirts (below) are by Justine Brown, of London England:

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Irish group U2 has been in Vancouver for weeks, rehearsing for its latest Joshua Tree tour, with its first concert last Friday. Here was the opening song, Sunday Bloody Sunday, recorded live at the Vancouver show; the second video was the sixth song of the night, but the first on the large stage, which has a 200- by 45-foot high-resolution LED screen:

Here’s the same song recorded live 30 years ago on the rooftop of a liquor store in Los Angeles, just as the band was reaching superstardom:

And here is U2’s first TV appearance on RTE in their native Dublin in 1980, where they were introduced as the “Band for the Future, the ’80s or ’90s, who knows?”:

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New Smash: Spring-Summer 2017

Angel has new Smash, a Barcelona brand that is colourful and fun. It’s also on sale at 30% off this week. Below are a few of the designs for the Spring-Summer 2017 collection:

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desigual-kiss-fansAngel is Vancouver’s first Desigual boutique, offering the latest styles for men, women & kids.  We also have Desigual designed by  Christian Lacroix.

We have the best selection of Desigual on the west coast of Canada. We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200.  Call (604) 681-0947.

All Desigual for kids is on sale at 20% off, the current Spring-Summer 2017 collection for men & women is 10% off and Desigual from previous seasons is 20% to 50% off.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. carrall&powell.1886We’re  on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began. The historic photo (left) shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886 (click on photo to enlarge).

Angel specializes in custom handpainted clothing. Most of our kids shirts (below) are by Justine Brown, of London England:

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Today’s video is Todas Las Cabezas Están Locas by Alex Cuba, a former Cuban who lives in the northern British Columbia town of Smithers, a beautiful spot in the mountains that is north of Vancouver (a French version of the song, Dans La Folie De L’Amour, is here):

This a Canadian trio of women, Belle Starr, who all sing, play guitar & fiddle. One of the young women, Kendel Carson, is from Victoria, B.C. They add some country/roots twang to the Talking Heads classic, This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody) and more recently, New Girl Now:

This young Canadian, Scott Helman, burst on the scene with Bungalow and That Sweater. This is his latest, Kinda Complicated:

To see Scott after a few (?) drinks, you can watch this: Drunk Advice with Scott Helman by Hannah Witton.

 

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Desigual for special occasions: A wedding and a 90th birthday

Megan & Shyah’s wedding at Third Beach in Vancouver

Most of the time, we sell a customer a piece of Desigual clothing and don’t know where it ends up. But sometimes customers send us photos, showing us how it was looks on them, sometimes for a very special occasion.

Like the photo above, which shows a recent wedding on Vancouver’s Third Beach, with the groom wearing a Desigual shirt he bought at Angel for his nuptials.

Another customer bought two Desigual shirts for her husband’s birthday — Ron is 90, still working and works out at the gym three times a week. He looks fabulous in his new shirts (below): ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

desigual-kiss-fansAngel is Vancouver’s first Desigual boutique, offering the latest styles for men, women & kids.  We also have Desigual designed by  Christian Lacroix.

We have the largest selection of Desigual on the west coast of Canada. We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200.  Call (604) 681-0947.

All Desigual for kids is on sale at 20% off, the current Spring-Summer 2017 collection for men & women is 10% off and Desigual from previous seasons is 20% to 50% off.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. carrall&powell.1886We’re  on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, where Vancouver began. The historic photo (left) shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886 (click on photo to enlarge).

Angel specializes in custom handpainted clothing. Most of our kids shirts (below) are by Justine Brown, of London England:

This was a recent custom order — I handpainted a woman’s horse on a Desigual jean jacket. She loved it.

This was a recent custom order — I handpainted a woman’s horse on a Desigual jean jacket. She loved it.

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Angel loves songs called Angel. This one is from 2000 from Jamaican-American reggae singer Shaggy:

The tune samples the bass line from the 1973 song The Joker by Steve Miller and the  melody is from Angel of the Morning, written by American Chip Taylor, the brother of actor Jon Voigt and the uncle of actress Angelina Jolie. It was originally recorded in 1967 by singer Evie Sands but became a hit the following year when released by Seattle singer Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts. This 1995 version is my fave, by Chrissie Hynde & the Pretenders:

The song was also a hit in 1981 by country-rock star Juice Newton. The songwriter was perhaps best known for writing Wild Thing, first recorded in 1965 by Jordan Christopher & The Wild Ones; it became a hit in 1966 when recorded by  The Troggs and became legendary for a 1967 live performance at the Monterey Pop Festival by Jimi Hendrix. This is reggae singer Sister Carol‘s version of Wild Thing for the final scene/closing credits of the Jonathan Demme movie Something Wild:

A week after posting this, Jonathan Demme died at the age of 73.

 

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