Desigual Fall 2017 collection has arrived at Angel

Desigual BRIDIE dress. $165.95. Fall-Winter 2017 collection – called Extraordinary.

The first of the Desigual Fall-Winter 2017 collection has arrived at Angel. Below is a sampling of the new Desigual styles for men & women. The kids collection will be arriving soon.

Desigual CRUDO dress. $205.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

We’ll be posting more new arrivals as we get them in the store. In the meantime, we’re having a clearance sale on our remaining Summer 2017 collection — everything is 30% to 50% off. And our other Spanish brands — Smash (from Barcelona) and Compania Fantastica (from Madrid) are also on sale @ 30% off.

Desigual CRUDO dress. $205.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual CRUDO dress. $205.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual CAROL dress. $169. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual CAROL dress (back). $169. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual CRETA dress with ethnic embroidery. $189.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual CRETA dress. $189.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual CRETA dress. $189.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual KEROWAC dress. $169.95.

Desigual KEROWAC dress. $169.95. Fall-Winter 2017 collection.

Desigual TRUENO ethnic print dress. $149.95. FW2017.

Desigual TRUENO ethnic print dress. $149.95. FW2017.

Desigual BRIDIE dress. $165.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual BRIDIE dress. $165.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual RACHEL T-shirt (sleeve). $149.95. FW2017.

Desigual RACHEL T-shirt. $149.95. FW2017.

Desigual RACHEL T-shirt. $149.95. FW2017.

Desigual ALEGRE high-waisted skirt with embroidery. $189.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual ALEGRE high-waisted skirt. $189.95.

Back of Desigual ALEGRE high-waisted skirt. $189.95.

Desigual NELL skirt. $169.95. FW2017.

Desigual NELL skirt. $169.95. FW2017.

Desigual DONOVAN legging. $65.95. FW2017.

Desigual DONOVAN legging. $65.95. FW2017.

Desigual MORIT sweater. $169.95. FW2017.

Desigual MORIT sweater with hoodie. $169.95.

Desigual MIA button-up shirt with pockets. $149.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual MIA shirt. $149.95. FW2017.

Desigual MIA shirt. $149.95. FW2017.

Desigual BRUSELAS shirt. $169.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual BIRMANIA shirt. $125.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual BRUSELAS shirt. $169.95. FW2017.

Desigual BIRMANIA shirt. $125.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual SALVA jacket with button-out red-faux-fur collar and zip-out knitted sleeves. $269.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual SALVA jacket (in beige) with removable faux fur collar and zip-out knitted sleeves. $269.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual SALVA jacket Blue version) with removable faux fur collar and zip-out knitted sleeves. $269.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Angel has dozens of Desigual scarves, including those below from the Fall 2017 collection.

Desigual Rectangular Winter Stripes scarf. $85.95. FW2017

Desigual Rectangular Winter Stripes scarf – print detail $85.95.. FW2017

Desigual Rectangular Winter Stripes scarf – folded. $85.95. FW2017

Desigual MISHA scarf / foulard. $85.95. FW2017.

Desigual MISHA scarf / foulard. $85.95. FW2017.

Desigual MISHA scarf / foulard. $85.95. FW2017.

Desigual AVA scarf / foulard. $75.95. FW2017.

Desigual AVA scarf / foulard design detail. $75.95. FW2017.

Desigual LIMA CARIBOU backpack with embroidered flowers. $149.95. FW2017.

Desigual LIMA CARIBOU backpack bag. $149.95. FW2017.

Close-up of Desigual LIMA CARIBOU backpack bag. $149.95. FW2017.

Desigual ROMA TRICOLOR bag. $169.95. FW2017.

Desigual ROMA TRICOLOR bag, showing red. $169.95. FW2017.

Desigual ROMA TRICOLOR bag, showing yellow. $169.95. FW2017.

Desigual ROMA TRICOLOR bag, showing grey. $169.95. FW2017.

Desigual COUGAR reversible wallet (can be switched to black). $115.95. FW2017.

Desigual COUGAR reversible wallet (can be switched to black). $115.95. FW2017.

Desigual COUGAR reversible wallet (can be switched to red). $115.95. FW2017.

Desigual HAMAR COUGAR reversible bag. $169.95.

Desigual HAMAR COUGAR reversible bag. $169.95.

Desigual CAPRI COUGAR reversible bag, with smaller bag inside. $149.95.

Desigual CAPRI COUGAR reversible bag. $149.95.

Desigual CAPRI COUGAR reversible bag. $149.95.

Desigual PLANO BAJO SM T-shirt. $75.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual PLANO BAJO SM T-shirt (back). $75.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual EXOTIC LAUDIO jacket with zip front & knitted sleeves. $189.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual EXOTIC LAUDIO jacket with zip front. $189.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual EXOTIC LAUDIO jacket with zip front. $189.95. Fall-Winter 2017.

Desigual ANDREW jacket. Vegan leather. $269.95. FW2017.

Desigual ANDREW jacket. Vegan leather. $269.95. FW2017.

Desigual RAUL T-shirt. $99.95. FW2017.

Desigual RAUL T-shirt. $99.95. FW2017.

Desigual RAUL T-shirt. $99.95. FW2017.

Detail of the Desigual RAUL T-shirt. $99.95. 

Desigual VEST ADRI. $205.95. FW2017.

Desigual VEST ADRI. $205.95. FW2017.

Desigual VEST ADRI. $205.95. fw2017.

Desigual MATEO sweater. $205.95. FW2017.

Desigual MIMOS sweatshirt. $169.95. FW2017.

Desigual MATEO sweater, back. $205.95. FW2017.

Desigual MIMOS sweatshirt. $169.95.

Desigual WERG T-shirt. $99.95. FW2017.

Desigual WERG T-shirt. $99.95. FW2017.

Desigual VICTOR shirt. $125.95. FW2017.

Desigual VICTOR shirt. $125.95. FW2017.

Desigual kids for Fall-Winter 2017 will arrive soon.

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

desigual-kiss-fansAngel has 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 (below, 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 a live version of Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell, a great guitarist and studio musician who became a country-pop superstar; Campbell died this week at the age of 81:

My favourite version of the song is this slightly off-key performance on New Year’s Eve five years ago, by Michael Stipe (formerly the lead singer of REM) and Patti Smith:

Patti Smith wrote a lovely piece this week about the passing of her “buddy” — actor/playwright Sam Shepard — in The New Yorker. Music nowadays seems to be dominated by DJs such as Calvin Harris, now a Scottish record music producer whose new song, Feels, features a superstar trio: Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean

And I like this video for Where R Ü Now by DJs Diplo, Skrillex & Canada’s Justin Bieber. I wish my visits to the supermarket were like this:

Click here to watch The New York Times video of Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex explaining how the song was made, using animation to explain the song’s beats and unique computer-generated sounds.

 

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The Endless Summer 2017 Sale

After six weeks of sunshine, it might seem like we’re having an endless summer (despite our first rain late last week, it’s back to sunshine again all this week). And in the fashion retail business, we’re getting ready to transition into the Fall-Winter 2017 season by August, so we’re having a (seemingly) Endless Summer Sale — our biggest of the year — to make room for the new Fall collection from Barcelona-based Desigual.

Angel is offering 30% to 50% off the remainder of our entire Summer 2017 collection from Desigual, albeit with limited sizes in some styles.

Here are few of the Desigual styles we have on sale for men, women & kids, including the CIRCINI jacket, which is a mix of orange and pink, much like the iconic 1964 poster for the film The Endless Summer featured at the top of this post (the poster was designed by John Van Hamersveld, one of my classmates at Chouinard art school in Los Angeles in the mid 1960s). Also on sale is another great Desigual jacket from this summer called FLORENCIA, which is pink with embroidery front and back (photo below). The entire Summer 2017 collection is on sale at 30% off.

Desigual CIRCINI jacket features orange and pink and has embroidery front and back. It’s now on sale @ 30% off.

Desigual CIRCINI jacket features orange and pink and has embroidery front and back. It’s now on sale @ 30% off.

Desigual FLORENCIA jacket is hand-embroidered, front and back. Summer 2017 Global Traveller collection. Now on sale @ 30% off. Angel also has these denim jeans – we have more than a dozen styles of denim for men & women.

Desigual FLORENCIA jacket is hand-embroidered, front and back. Summer 2017 Global Traveller collection. Now on sale @ 30% off.

If you’re looking for something different for the upcoming Vancouver Pride weekend, Angel has all sorts of summer dresses like this one (above), plus we have unique Desigual T-shirts, shirts and shorts for men. Everything is on sale at up to 50% off.

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

desigual-kiss-fansAngel has 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 (below, 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 the spicy hit of the summer — Despacito by Luis Fonsi of Puerto Rico, featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. The song, released earlier this year, has been viewed more than 2.8 billion times on YouTube and streamed a total of 4.6 billion times, making it the most streamed song of all time. And the recent remix with Canadian Justin Bieber — viewed almost 500 million times — has helped get the song played on radio stations across Canada and the U.S.:

The woman featured in the video is Zuleyka Rivera, 29, a former Puerto Rico beauty queen chosen Miss Universe in 2006. She started as a model at 14 and currently guest hosts two TV programs while based in Miami: Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia and Univision’s Despierta America. A single mother raising a five-year-old son, Sebastián, she has her own clothing line and three fragrance lines. Wow, she sounds like the next Desigual brand ambassador.

One last song: Love by Lana Del Ray. She doesn’t get much airplay (despite 73 million hits on Love on YouTube), but this video fits perfectly with the song, a minor masterpiece:

Here, Lana Del Ray dances on top of the Hollywood sign with Canadian singer The Weeknd. The song hasn’t won me over, but I love the video. The Weeknd sings: “Take off all your clothes,” before Lana slides off the D at the end of the Hollywood sign. Is it a happy  ending? Hey, it’s Hollywood.

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Angel’s Big Desigual Summer Sale 2017

Desigual NORMA red cotton coat. Was $205.95. Now on sale 30% off. Summer 2017 G;oba; Traveller collection.

This week Angel is having its Biggest Sale of the Summer: Everything is 30% to 50% off, including this bold red cotton Desigual coat called Norma (left), which is part of the Summer 2017 collection that is now 0n sale at 30% off:

Below is a sampling of what we have on sale.

Desigual EXOTIC Blue denim jacket has lace sleeves and embroidery on the back. Was $205.95. Now 20% off. Summer 2017 collection.

Desigual EXOTIC Blue denim jacket has lace sleeves and embroidery on the back. Was $205.95. Now 20% off. Summer 2017 collection. Desigual EXOTIC Blue denim jacket has lace sleeves and embroidery on the back. Was $205.95. Now 20% off. Summer 2017 collection. Angel is Vancouver’s first Desigual boutique, offering the latest styles for men, women & kids.  We also have Desigual designed by  Christian Lacroix.

Desigual KAOS swimwear dress. Made in Spain. Was $149.95, now 20% off

Desigual KAOS swimwear dress. Made in Spain. Was $149.95, now 20% off.

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Desigual IGHT medium light denim shorts. $149.95. Now 30% off. SS2017.

Desigual IGHT medium light denim shorts. $149.95. Now 30% off. SS2017.

Desigual MINNESOTA T-shirt. $75.95. On sale 30% off. SS2017.

Desigual MINNESOTA T-shirt. $75.95. On sale 30% off. SS2017.

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desigual-kiss-fansAngel has 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.

Also, if you spend $169, you’ll get a free Desigual beach bag.

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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Wow. We’ve had two steady weeks of sunshine, with more expected this week and next. We like that. We also like the fact that Bono and the Edge of U2 were the surprise opening act on Canada Day last Saturday in Ottawa. They performed One:

We also like the new Bruno Mars hit, That’s What I Like, which he’ll be performing in Vancouver later this month, on July 26:

Last weekend, Robin Leveille caught a surprise visit of orcas to Whytecliff Park  in West Vancouver. His buddy posted this video, which we like:

 

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Summer 2017 has finally arrived

We have this Desigual swimsuit and others style, including bikinis from the Summer 2017 collection.

Our Desigual Summer 2017 Sale is in full bloom: All Desigual is on sale at 20% to 50% off. And yes, we have Desigual beach towels and you’ll get a free Desigual beach bag if you spend $169 on Desigual. La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)!

Summer has finally arrived in Vancouver, which has its first mini heat wave this weekend. Angel has the latest Desigual styles for summer, now on sale at 20% off, with up to 50% off Desigual from previous seasons. And spend $169 on Desigual and get a free Desigual beach bag. Here is a sampling of what we have on sale:

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

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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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Gregg Allman died last month, A founding member of the Allman Brothers with his brother Duane, they exploded into  stardom in 1971:

Gregg went solo and was briefly married to Cher after his brother died. At 16, Cameron Crowe toured with the Allman brothers to write a cover story for Rolling Stone, which he captured in his screenplay for the 2000 movie Almost Famous:

Elton John never released a video for his 1971 hit Tiny Dancer until this year; this  was filmed by Max Weiland, showing various people in Los Angeles, living life behind the wheel of their cars:

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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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