Angel has added a new clothing line from Madrid, Compañía Fantástica, which is on sale at 20% off this week. It’s a more subtle design than Desigual, but it’s very affordable.
Here are a few of the items we have in stock men & women:
Angel has the largest selection of Desigual’s latest styles from the Fall-Winter 2015 collection on the west coast of Canada. Angel also specializes in Desigual designed by Paris couturier Christian Lacroix.Angel has Desigual for men, women and kids.
Earlier this month, Desigual did a makeover of Angel, which now is a Desigual Wow Shop — the first Desigual boutique in Vancouver.
Angel also has Desigual scarves, gloves, hats & umbrellas, Desigual shoes and ankle boots.
For those heading somewhere warm this winter, we still have some Desigual summer dresses, men’s short-sleeved shirts and shorts, as well as Desigual sandals & flip-flops.
This week’s special: 10% off Desigual’s Fall-Winter 2015 collection, 20% off all Desigual for kids, plus 20% off all Purple Jam (from Italy), Smash! (from Barcelona), Paramita (also from Barcelona) and Compañía Fantástica). And up to 35% off select Desigual. We’ll match any lower price.
We ship worldwide, including free shipping for purchases of $250 or more.
Angel also offers personal shopping by appointment. Call Angel at (604) 681-0947 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally, Angel specializes in custom hand-painted clothing, including a new batch of fabulous kids T-shirts painted by Justine Brown, who used to paint for Angel when the store was on Robson Street:
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, where Vancouver began. The photo above shows what the location of my store looked like in 1886.
Today’s music video is The Sound of Fury by 1950s/early ’60s British rocker Billy Fury:Billy’s drummer on the recording was Andy White, who died this week at the age of 85. White was a Scottish drummer who played on the Beatles first 1962 hit, Love Me Do. The following video explains how the record’s producer, George Martin, didn’t feel the Beatles original drummer, Pete Best, was good enough, so they replaced him with Ringo for the session, then Andy White (with Ringo playing tambourine on White’s version). White also played drums on the recordings of P.S. I Love You and Please Please Me. Ringo, of course, got the drummer gig, but White’s version was released as the Beatles single in the U.S and became No. 1 worldwide; White’s version also was contained on the Beatles first album, Please Please Me:And finally, here’s a cool version of the Beatles song, Please Please Me, by Vancouver singer-songwriter Wyckham Porteous. The song was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, the original manager/producer of the Rolling Stones (1963-67), who had asked Wyckham to slow down the tempo of the original version:And thanks to Dale Wiese, owner of Vancouver record store Noize To Go, for emailing me the link to the Billy Fury video and recalling the history of White playing drums on the first Beatles record. He is a wealth of music history.
The music business also lost another great singer-songwriter and producer this week — Allen Toussaint died of a heart attack in Madrid while on a tour. Born in New Orleans, Toussaint was a great pianist who was taught by the legendary Professor Longhair. In the 1950s, he wrote and produced some great songs such as It’s Raining for Irma Thomas, Ya-Ya and Working in a Coal Mine by Lee Dorsey, I Like it Like That by Chris Kenner, and Mother-in-Law by Ernie K-Doe. He went on to work with Paul McCartney and Wings on their hit album Venus and Mars, Glen Campbell covered Toussaint’s Southern Nights, which reached No. 1 on the Pop, Country and Adult-Contemporary charts, and Toussaint produced this No. 1 smash hit by Labelle:Last time I saw Toussaint perform in Vancouver was with Elvis Costello: