Gastown Yule Duel kicks off Christmas season on Thursday

Gastown will be hosting the second annual Yule Duel on Thursday Dec. 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.. It will feature more than a dozen choirs and singing groups along the sidewalks of Gastown. The top teams chosen by judges will then face a sing-off on the Yule Duel stage in Maple Tree Square.

This a charity fundraiser brought to you by the Gastown Business Improvement Society and the Bloom Group, the non-profit operator of May’s Place, a hospice in the Downtown Eastside that will be the recipient of donations raised during this free, family event.

There will be Gastown street closures from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday  — on Water Street between Maple Tree Square and Abbott, Carrall Street between Cordova and Maple Tree Square, Alexander Street and Powell St. from Columbia to Maple Tree Square. For more info, go to gastown.org or  yuleduel.com

Angel will be open until 9 on Thursday night. Come in and see our new Winter 2016 Collection from Desigual, the Barcelona clothing brand. We have Desigual for men, women & kids, including Desigual shoes, boots and summer sandals, plus Desigual umbrellas, belts, men’s socks and underwear, and Desigual jewelry.

Angel is  the first Desigual boutique in Vancouver. We have the largest selection of the newest Desigual on the west coast of Canada. This week, all Desigual is on sale at 20% to 40% off.

We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200 or more. We also offer personal shopping by appointment. Call (604) 681-0947.

Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. carrall&powell.1886We are 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 are by Justine Brown.

To get you in the seasonal spirit, here’s a polka version of a Christmas song by Bob Dylan:

 

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The Black Friday sale — 25% to 40% off all Desigual

desigual-kiss-fansAngel is having a Black Friday sale, with 25% to 40% off all Desigual, including clothing for men, women & kids. We also have Desigual shoes, boots and summer sandals, plus Desigual umbrellas, belts, men’s socks and underwear, and Desigual jewelry.

This is a weekend sale starting Friday Nov. 25, 2016, ending Sunday. Here’s a chance to stock up on Christmas gifts and get substantial savings. Angel will be open until 7 pm Friday night. desigual-woman-fall-winter-2016 desigual-raquel-coat-525-95-fw2016-67e29q3 desigual-raquel-coat-back-525-95-fw2016-67e29q3 desigual-sabadell-coat-fw2016-67e29r0_2000 desigual-sabadell-425-95-fw2016-67e29r0 desigual-ethnic-carry-denim-jacket-155-95-fw2016-61e29n1 desigual-ethnic-deluxe-jean-jacket-169-95-fw2016-57e20b1 desigual-denim-fw2016 desigual-joya-shirt-fw2016-67c12b3_1000 desigual-joya4-shirt-149-95-fw2016-67c12b4 desigual-corduroy-blazer-cotton295-fw2016-67e19f0 desigual-blazer-blazer-details-309-95-fw2016-67e19f1_5117 desigual-re-denim-jeans-promo-205-95-fw2016-67d18a3_5008 desigual-rubens-jacket-205-95-fw2016-67e19b9_3183

Angel is a Desigual Wow Shop —  the first Desigual boutique in Vancouver.

Angel has the largest selection of the newest Desigual on the west coast of Canada.

We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200 or more.

Angel offers personal shopping by appointment. Call (604) 681-0947.

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

Angel specializes in custom handpainted clothing. Our kids shirts are by Justine Brown, who lives in London England.

Today’s music video is You Get What You Give by the New Radicals:

And here is Spain’s Los Brovos performing their 1966 hit, Black is Black:

And here’s a solo version of the New Radicals song by 18-year-old Grace Grundy:

 

 

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An Angel dog shirt’s trip to Mexico

san-miguel-dayofthedead-coupleScottish poet Robert Burns wrote that the “best laid  schemes o’ mice an’ men” often go awry. And so it was on my recent trip to Mexico.

I had stayed up to 2 a.m. the night before finishing off a dog shirt for a customer — he had given me a photo of his nephew’s dog to paint on a shirt for the young boy’s birthday. And just before leaving for the airport, I had dropped into my store to drop of the shirt for the customer to pick up. But I got distracted at the store. I didn’t realize until I got to the airport that I still had the shirt in my bag.

After arriving in Mexico, I thought, well, the dog shirt should have a little holiday, too. So I took a few photos of the shirt while I was renting a casita in San Miguel de Allende:mexico-casita-10 mexico-casita-9 mexico-casita-2 mexico-casita-8 mexico-casita-3 mexico-casita mexico-casita-1

The big skeletons in the photo below were part of the two-day Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico, where it is called Día de Muertos. They believe that the gates of heaven open at midnight on Oct. 31, when the spirits of all  angelitos (deceased children) are allowed to visit their families for 24 hours. On Nov. 2, the spirits of adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them, which are laid out on alters called ofrendas that are deecorated with candles, fruit, wild marigolds and the favourite foods and drink of the deceased, including mescal and tequila, and even cigars. Folk art skeletons and skeleton sugar skulls are also traditional. People also dress up and walk the street as skeletons, including their faces painted. Here are a few photos from the two days of Day of the Dead that I spent in San Miguel and Mexico City:

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desigual-kiss-fansAngel is a Desigual Wow Shop —  the first Desigual boutique in Vancouver.

Angel has Desigual for men, women and kids — the largest selection of the newest Desigual on the west coast of Canada.

We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200 or more.

Angel offers personal shopping by appointment. Call (604) 681-0947.

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

Angel specializes in custom handpainted clothing. Our kids shirts are by Justine Brown, who lives in London England.

Today’s music video is Hallelujah by the late great Canadian and Montrealer, Leonard Cohen:

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Desigual for kids: Fall 2016

Desigual for kids: Fall-Winter 2016 collection

Desigual for kids: Fall-Winter 2016 collection, now on sale at 20% off at Angel

Desigual ABAD denim pants for kids. $115.95. Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual ABAD denim pants for kids. $115.95. Fall-Winter 2016.

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Desigual baby ELENA sleeper. $69.95.

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Desigual ROCIO baby T-shirt with fuzzy heart. $45.95.

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Desigual ROSER leggings with tutu and bow. $49.95.

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Desigual baby RAFAEL bodysuit with hoodie (it has ears). $99.95.

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Desigual baby SKATE pants. $49.95.

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Desigual NEVADA t-shirt. $69.95.

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Desigual AQUAKATE leggings. $49.95.

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Desigual GUAMUCHIL kids tights. $39.95.

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Desigual CROSS kids leggings. $39.95.

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Desigual KENTUCKY T-shirt. $69.95.

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Desigual KANSAS kids T-shirt with bear. $65.95.

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Desigual for kids Fall-Winter 2016 collection, now on sale at 20% off

Desigual SEBASTIAN T-shirt with bear. Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual SEBASTIAN T-shirt with bear in winter gear. $65.95.

Desigual SEBASTIAN T-shirt with bear (back).

Desigual SEBASTIAN T-shirt with bear (back).

Desigual "Robert" Funky Monkey T-shirt. $65.95. 67t36c8

Desigual “Robert” Funky Monkey T-shirt. $65.95.

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Back of Desigual “Robert” Funky Monkey T-shirt. $65.95.

Desigual Star Wars DROID T-shirt for kids. $65.95. 67t3df0 Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual Star Wars DROID hoodie T-shirt for kids. $65.95.

Desigual Star Wars DROID T-shirt for kids. $65.95.

Back of Desigual Star Wars DROID hoodie T-shirt for kids. $65.95.

Desigual LIRIO T-shirt has reversible sequins.

Desigual LIRIO T-shirt has reversible sequins.

Desigual JOANA T-shirt. $65.95. 67t36b7

Desigual JOANA T-shirt. $65.95.

Desigual KYLO hoodie T-shirt. $69.95. FW2016. 67T3DF3

Desigual KYLO hoodie T-shirt. $69.95. FW2016.

Desigual KYLO hoodie T-shirt. $69.95. FW2016. 67T3DF3

Desigual KYLO hoodie T-shirt. $69.95. FW2016.

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Desigual URBANO t-shirt. $65.95. 67t36b4

Desigual URBANO t-shirt. $65.95.

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Desigual BORDONABA overalls. $125.95. Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual BORDONABA overalls. $125.95. Fall-Winter 2016. 67d33a1

Desigual BORDONABA overalls. $125.95.

Desigual QUEBEC tunic T-shirt with reversible sequins for girls. $69.95.

Desigual QUEBEC tunic T-shirt with reversible sequins. $69.95.

Desigual QUEBEC tunic T-shirt with reversible sequins for girls. $69.95.

Desigual QUEBEC tunic T-shirt with reversible sequins. $69.95.

Desigual KAMPALA dress. $85.95. 67v32f1

Desigual KAMPALA dress. $85.95.

Desigual KAMPALA dress, back. $85.95.

Desigual KAMPALA dress, back. $85.95.

Desigual LANSING dress. $89.95. Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual LANSING dress. $89.95. Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual TRIPOLI dress. $85.95. Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual TRIPOLI dress. $85.95. Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual CAMUS sweatshirt. $105.95.

Desigual CAMUS sweatshirt. $105.95.

Back of Desigual CAMUS sweatshirt. $105.95.

Back of Desigual CAMUS sweatshirt. $105.95.

Desigual TRIPOLI dress. $85.95. Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual TRIPOLI dress. $85.95. Fall-Winter 2016.

Back of Desigual TRIPOLI dress. $85.95.

Back of Desigual TRIPOLI dress. $85.95.

Desigual CHIVITE baby t-shirt. 3 months to 24 months.

Desigual CHIVITE baby t-shirt. 3 months to 24 months.

Desigual CHIVITE baby t-shirt. 3 months to 24 months.

Desigual CHIVITE baby t-shirt. 3 months to 24 months.

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Desigual HAIZEA baby T-shirt dress, 3 months to 24 months.

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Desigual baby EVA coat. Fall-Winter 2016.

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Desigual SAGUARO denim jacket for kids with knitted sleeves. Fall-Winter 2016.

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Back of Desigual SAGUARO denim jacket for kids with knitted sleeves. Fall-Winter 2016.

Desigual kids LIRIO t-shirt with reversible sequins. It says "Rock 'n' Roll" but changes to a skull when the sequins are pusged the other way.

Desigual kids LIRIO t-shirt with reversible sequins. It says “Rock ‘n’ Roll” but changes to a skull when the sequins are pushed the other way.

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Desigual kids LIRIO t-shirt with reversible sequins. It says “Rock ‘n’ Roll” but changes to a skull when the sequins are pushed the other way.

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The Desigual QUEBEC T-shirt comes in two colours: black & pink. The reversible sequins also change colour from red to silver.

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One day sale of all Desigual for Gastown Shop Hop tonight

gastown_shophop_fall_2106_socialAngel is having a one-day sale on all Desigual, including 20% off the new Fall-Winter 2016 Collection, plus up to 50% off Desigual from previous seasons.

Angel is Vancouver’s first Desigual boutique — known as a Wow Shop — and has the largest selection of the latest styles from the Barcelona brand on Canada’s West Coast.

We have Desigual for men, women & kids. Angel also has some other Spanish brands — Smash! and Compania Fantastica — that are on sale for 30% off.

Our store will be open until 9 p.m. tonight for this one-day event known as the Gastown Shop Hop, which features more than 45 shops and restaurants offering discount prices. For more info, click here.

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Desigual man: Fall-Winter 2016

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Desigual Fall-Winter 2016 collection for men.

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Desigual Raúl T-shirt worn with the Desigual Rubens hoodie jacket ($205.95).

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Desigual man collection, Fall-Winter 2016.

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Desigual MUSIK NON STOP T-shirt. $85.95.

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Desigual BLAZER blazer. A mix of fabrics and textures, including corduroy and pin-stripe. $309.95.

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Desigual BLAZER blazer. A mix of fabrics and textures, including corduroy and pin-stripe. $309.95. Elbow patches and coloured buttons on the cuff.

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Desigual REDENIM jeans are patched up and ready to go. $205.95.

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Desigual REDENIM jeans. $205.95.

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Desigual CORDUROY blazer. $295.95. 100% cotton.

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Desigual SIGN-ON denim jeans. $189.95. Slim cut, distressed with inner patches. Cotton with 2% elastane stretch fabric.

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Desigual SIGN-ON denim jeans (back). $189.95. Slim cut, distressed with inner patches.

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Desigual BEETLEJUICE shirt. $125.95.

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Back of Desigual BEETLEJUICE shirt. $125.95.

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Desigual JOYA 4 shirt. $149.95.

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Desigual RUBENS hoodie. $205.95.

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Back of Desigual RUBENS hoodie. $205.95.

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Desigual INDIHOOD hoodie long-sleeve T-shirt. $105.95.

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Back of Desigual INDIHOOD hoodie long-sleeve T-shirt. $105.95.

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Desigual CUADROS shirt. $169.95.

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Back of Desigual CUADROS shirt. $169.95.

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Desigual JAIME T-shirt. $85.95.

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Desigual SACHA T-shirt. $85.95.

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Desigual SACHA T-shirt, back. $85.95.

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Desigual SKULL SAG T-shirt. $99.95.

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Desigual SKULL SAG T-shirt, back. $99.95.

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Desigual military green jacket for men called Raul. $239.95. Spring-Summer 2016.

Desigual. RAUL jacket. Military green with denim patches. $239.95. Now 30% off.

Desigual Raul military jacket with denim patches. $239.95. Spring-Summer 2016.

Back of Desigual RAUL jacket. $239.95. on sale 30% off.

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Desigual CAZADORA jacket. Was $169.95. Now 30% off.

Back of Desigual CAZADORA jacket. Spring-Summer 2016.

Back of Desigual CAZADORA jacket. Spring-Summer 2016.

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Desigual LOOK jean jacket. Was $169.95. Now 30% off.

Desigual ABIGAIL cotton cardigan sweater. $155.95. Spring-Summer 2016.

Desigual ABIGAIL cotton cardigan sweater. $155.95. Now 20% off.

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

 

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New Smash! Fall-Winter 2016

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Angel stocks Smash! from Barcelona, including the jacket on the left.

Angel has new Smash dresses, tops, pants, jackets and scarves from the Fall-Winter 2016 collection, titled Winds of Change. All Smash is currently 20% off this week. and 30% off Smash from previous seasons. Here is a sampling of what we have in stock for Fall:

Smash ADRA scarf. $69. Fall-Winter 2016.

Smash ADRA scarf. $69.

Smash! ABAT scarf. $64. Fall-Winter 2016.

Smash ABAT scarf. $64. Fall-Winter 2016

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Smash MONICA sweater. $109. Fall-Winter 2016.

Smash MONICA sweater. $109.

Smash! MART sweater. $84. Fall-Winter 2016.

Smash! MARTI sweater. $84.

Smash FELIP tunic. $89. FW2016.

Smash FELIP tunic. $89. FW2016.

Smash CASSIDY T-shirt. $84. Fall-Winter 2016.

Smash CASSIDY T-shirt. $84. Fall-Winter 2016.

Smash CALDERS bag. $79. Fall-Winter 2016.

Smash CALDERS bag. $79.

Smash BLAI bag. Fall-Winter 2016.

Smash BLAI bag. Fall-Winter 2016.

Smash CANIGO dress. $74. FW2016.

Smash CANIGO dress. $74.

Smash DALT dress. $89. FW 2016.

Smash DALT dress. $89.

Smash LATIA dress. $89. FW2016.

Smash LATIA dress. $89.

Smash LAINES dress. $84. FW2016.

Smash LAINES dress. $84.

Smash ARANA skirt. $84.

Smash ARANA skirt. $84.

Smash JAUME leggings. $84. Skinny fit with blue houndstooth pattern.

Smash JAUME leggings. $84. Skinny fit with blue houndstooth pattern.

Smash LAVIGNE LONG JACKET. $119. FW2016.

Smash LAVIGNE LONG JACKET. $119.

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desigual-kiss-fansAngel is a Desigual Wow Shop —  the first Desigual boutique in Vancouver.

Angel has Desigual for men, women and kids — the largest selection of the newest Desigual on the west coast of Canada.

We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200 or more.

Angel offers personal shopping by appointment. Call (604) 681-0947.

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

Today’s music video is Cheap Thrills by Australian singer-songwriter Sia, featuring Sean Paul:

 

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