Our 42nd Anniversary Sale: 42% off the Desigual Winter 2019 collection

Desigual HOUSTON long knitted cardigan. Was $335.95, now 42% off during Angel’s 42nd Anniversary Sale

To celebrate our 42nd anniversary, Angel is offering 42% off the entire Desigual Fall-Winter 2019 collection, excluding accessories. Some pieces are marked down 50%.

Our Angel Anniversary sale runs until closing time on Sunday Feb. 16, 2020. So here’s a chance to save big on the latest Desigual styles – we have lots of winter coats & sweaters still in stock.

The Desigual Spring-Summer 2020 collection is already on its way to Angel and is expected to arrive soon, so stay tuned.

I started selling handpainted T-shirts in 1973 after graduating from the Chouinard Institute of Art in Los Angeles, which later became CalArts. Some Angel creations were sold at Bloomingdales in New York. I also taught high school art for four years. The other art teacher and I quit the same day. We loved the students but we decided we couldn’t take teaching any more. Teaching is tough job and it adversely affected my health.

I took a part-time job serving beer at Jerry’s Cove pub (now called The Cove) and sold my handpainted shirts at the small store next door, which was run by the pub owner’s wife. One day, the pub owner asked me if I wanted to take over the store next door – he told me had an hour to decide. The rent was $200 a month.

I went for it and opened Angel Handpainted Fashions in 1978. A few years later, Angel moved to Broadway and then in the early 1980s we opened on Robson Street.

As the rents on Robson skyrocketed, I decided to move Angel to Gastown in 1998, to our current location on the southeast corner of Carrall and Powell in Maple Tree Square.

I’m still painting shirts, mostly custom orders today. Almost 10 years ago, I began selling the Barcelona-based Desigual clothing line, which had similar origins as Angel: Thomas Meyer, the owner of Desigual, started painting T-shirts on the island of Ibiza in Spain and founded the company in 1984 in Barcelona. Desigual now has stores around the world.

Angel is the only Desigual Wow Shop boutique in Vancouver, with the latest styles for men, women & kids.

Here are some of the styles currently on sale @ 42% off:

Desigual PADDED TURTLENECK jacket. Was $309.95, now 42% off ($179.77). FW2019.

Desigual PADDED TURTLENECK jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual PADDED TURTLENECK jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual LETRAS padded coat. Was $425.95, now 42% off ($247). FW2019.

Desigual LETRAS padded coat. $425.95. FW2019.

Desigual LETRAS padded coat. $425.95. FW2019.

Desigual REVERSIBLE FLORAL poncho. Was $149.95, now ($86.71). FW2019.

Desigual REVERSIBLE FLORAL poncho. $149.95.

Desigual REVERSIBLE FLORAL poncho. $149.95.

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Desigual BARBARO fringed reversible poncho. Was $169.95, now $98.57.

Desigual BARBARO fringed reversible poncho. Was $169.95, now $98.57.

Desigual NORA Double-breasted wool coat. Was $359.95, now $208.77. Only size 38 (small) left.

Desigual NORA Double-breasted wool coat. Was $359.95, now $208.77.

Desigual NORA Double-breasted wool coat. Was $359.95, now $208.77.

Desigual SUNNA padded jacket. Was $309.95, now $179.77). FW2019.

Desigual SUNNA padded jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual SUNNA padded jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual PENNY floral coat. Was $525.95, now $305. FW2019.

Desigual PENNY coat. $525.95. FW2019.

Desigual PENNY coat. $525.95. FW2019.

Desigual HOUSTON long knitted cardigan. Was $335.95, now $194.85. FW2019.

Desigual HOUSTON long knitted cardigan. Was $335.95, now $194.85.

Desigual HOUSTON long knitted cardigan. Was $335.95, now $194.85.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. Was $205.95, now $119.45.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. $205.95. FW2019.

Desigual SPEAK UP backpack. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual SPEAK UP backpack. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual SPEAK UP backpack. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual SULUK padded jacket and gloves. Was $359.95, now $208.77. FW2019.

Desigual SULUK padded jacket and gloves. Was $359.95, now $208.77.

Desigual SULUK padded jacket and gloves. Was $359.95, now $208.77. FW2019.

Desigual EDIMBURGO jacket with hood. Was $205.95, now $119. FW2019.

Desigual EDIMBURGO jacket with hood. $205.95.

Desigual EDIMBURGO jacket with hood. $205.95.

SOLD OUT. Desigual LUPE plush hoodie jacket. Was $425.95, now $247.

SOLD OUT. Desigual LUPE plush hoodie jacket. Was $425.95, now $247.

Desigual LEICESTER padded coat. Was $335.95, now $194.85.

Desigual LEICESTER padded coat. Was $335.95, now $194.85.

Desigual LAND cloth coat. Was $359.95, now $208.77. Only size L left. FW2019.

Desigual LAND cloth coat. $359.95. FW2019.

Desigual LAND cloth coat. Was $359.95, now $208.77.

Desigual ESCOCIA denim jacket. Was $255.95, now $148.45. FW2019.

Desigual ESCOCIA denim jacket. Was $255.95, now $148.45. FW2019.

Desigual HURRA exotic denim jacket. Was $205.95, now $119.45.

Desigual HURRA exotic denim jacket. Was $205.95, now $119.45.

Desigual MICKEY denim jacket. Was $269.95, now $156.57. FW2019.

Desigual MICKEY denim jacket. Was $269.95, now $156.57. FW2019.

Desigual MICKEY denim jacket. Was $269.95, now $156.57. FW2019.

Desigual LIBERTE denim jacket. Was $255.95, now $148.45. FW2019.

Desigual LIBERTE denim jacket. Was $255.95, now $148.45. FW2019.

Desigual RED DENIM KAUA sling purse. $125.95. FW2019.

SOLD OUT. Desigual KIRA sweater. Was $149.95, now $86.97. FW2019.

SOLD OUT.Desigual KIRA sweater.

SOLD OUT. Desigual KIRA sweater.

Desigual COPENHAGEN blouse by Christian Lacroix. Was $205.95, now $119.45.

Desigual COPENHAGEN blouse by Christian Lacroix

Desigual COPENHAGEN blouse by Lacroix. Was $205.95, now $119.45.

Desigual DEBRECEN dress by Lacroix. Was $189.95, now $110. FW2019.

Desigual ARLENE dress by Christian Lacroix. Was $169.95, now $98.57. FW2019.

Desigual ARLENE dress by Christian Lacroix. Was $169.95, now $98.57.

Desigual ARLENE dress by Christian Lacroix. Was $169.95, now $98.57.

Desigual FLORENCIA T-shirt by Lacroix. Was $79.95, now $46.

Desigual FLORENCIA T-shirt by Christian Lacroix

Desigual FLORENCIA T-shirt by Lacroix. Was $79.95, now $46.

Desigual CASSIDIE dress by Christian Lacroix

Desigual CASSIDIE dress by Christian Lacroix. Was $205.95, now $119.45. FW2019.

Desigual CASSIDIE dress by Lacroix. Was $205.95, now $119.45.

Look for these tags on Desigual garments designed by Christian Lacroix. Angel has lots of pieces by Lacroix.

Desigual JANICE blouse by Christian Lacroix FW2019

Desigual JANICE blouse by Lacroix. Was $169.95, now $98.57. FW2019.

Desigual JANICE blouse by Lacroix. Was $169.95, now $98.57. FW2019.

Desigual JANICE blouse by Lacroix. Was $169.95, now $98.57. FW2019.

Desigual GIULIA dress by Lacroix. Was $235.95, now $136.85. FW2019.

Desigual GIULIA dress by Christian Lacroix FW2019

Desigual GIULIA dress by Lacroix. Was $235.95, now $136.85. FW2019.

Desigual sweaters for men, Fall-Winter 2019 collection, now on sale 42% off at Angel.

Desigual T-shirts for men, Fall-Winter 2019 collection, now on sale 42% off at Angel.

Desigual shirts for men, Fall-Winter 2019 collection, now on sale 42% off at Angel.

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 Elsa & Anna dress FW2019

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 Elsa & Anna dress. Was $95.95, now $55.65. FW2019.

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 reversible sequins T-shirt. Was $69.95, now $40.57.

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 reversible sequins T-shirt

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 reversible sequins T-shirt. Was $69.95, now $40.57.

Desigual kids LUISIANA hoodie jacket. Was $105.95, now $61.45.

Desigual kids LUISIANA hoodie jacket. Was $105.95, now $61.45.

Desigual kids MICKEY MOUSE denim jacket FW2019

Desigual kids MICKEY MOUSE denim jacket. Was $159.95, now $92.77. FW2019.

Desigual kids SUPER MARIO reversible sweatshirt. Was $105.95, now $61.45. FW2019.

Desigual kids SUPER MARIO reversible sequins T-shirt. Was $69.95, now $45.57. FW2019.

Above is Alberto from Mexico City who couldn’t resist the Desigual “Plush” jacket at Angel. Below is Spanish artist OKUDA, who painted the outside of the Desigual store in New York and also liked the Plush jacket:

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Angel is Vancouver’s first Desigual Wow Shop boutique with the latest styles of the Barcelona brand for men, women & kids.

Our store is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays and until 7 p.m. on Fridays.

Call 604-681-0947. Follow Angel of Gastown on Instagram and get an extra 5% off.

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Gastown, 1886.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. We’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 also specializes in custom handpainted clothing. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

The New York Times has done a series of videos called Diary of A Song featuring artists ranging from Lizzo to Billie Eilish where the artist explains how they wrote a song. The latest is Taylor Swift recounting how she wrote her new hit, Lover:

Lover is the second song in Swift’s recent NPR Tiny Desk live acoustic concert. I like her first song, The Man, where she imagines what every woman thinks – how would I be treated if I were a man?

Since this is Black History month, here’s Lizzo explaining to the NYT how she made Juice:

 

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Last of the New Arrivals from Desigual Winter 2019

The last of the New Arrivals from the Desigual Fall-Winter collection came in today at Angel. Everything is on sale 30% to 50% off. The prices listed below (in Canadian dollars) are before the 30% discount is applied, except where noted.

Angel is Vancouver’s only Desigual Wow Shop boutique. We have the largest selection of the latest styles of the Barcelona brand on the West Coast for men, women & kids.

We also have Desigual from previous seasons 50% off. The sale lasts until the stock is gone – we have to make room for the Spring-Summer 2020 collection.

Ready for cold weather? We have some warm winter coats and sweaters for men & women, now on sale up to 50%.

Desigual ROSADA checked dress. Was $235.95, now $165. FW2019. Sizes 38, 40, 42.

Desigual ROSADA dress FW2019 collection

Desigual ROSADA checked dress. $235.95. FW2019.

Desigual ROSADA checked dress. $235.95. FW2019.

Desigual REVERSIBLE FLORAL poncho FW2019

NEW: Desigual REVERSIBLE FLORAL poncho. Was $149.95, now $105. FW2019.

Desigual REVERSIBLE FLORAL poncho. $149.95. FW2019.

Desigual REVERSIBLE FLORAL poncho. $149.95. FW2019.

NEW: Desigual LETRAS padded coat. Was $425.95, now $298. FW2019.

Desigual LETRAS padded coat. $425.95. FW2019.

Desigual LETRAS padded coat. $425.95. FW2019.

Desigual PADDED TURTLENECK jacket with removable collar. FW2019.

Desigual PADDED TURTLENECK jacket with removable collar. Was $309.95, now $217.

NEW: Desigual PADDED TURTLENECK jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

NEW: Desigual PADDED TURTLENECK jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual NORA double-breasted wool coat FW2019.

NEW: Desigual NORA double-breasted wool coat. Was $359.95, now  $252. FW2019.

Desigual NORA Double-breasted wool coat. $359.95.

Desigual NORA double-breasted wool coat FW2019

Desigual NORA Double-breasted wool coat. $359.95.

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Desigual BOSTON sweater. $189.95.

Desigual BOSTON sweater FW2019 collection for women

Desigual BOSTON sweater. $189.95. FW2019.

Angel has new stock of both these Desigual men’s shirts from the Winter 2019 collection.

Desigual ZACARIAS cotton shirt FW2019.

New Stock: Desigual ZACARIAS cotton shirt. $125.95. FW2019.

Desigual ZACARIAS cotton shirt. $125.95. FW2019.

Desigual ZACARIAS cotton shirt. $125.95. FW2019.

NEW: Desigual kids FROZEN 2 reversible sequins T-shirt. Was $69.95, now $49.

NEW ARRIVAL Desigual kids FROZEN 2 reversible sequins T-shirt

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 reversible sequins T-shirt. $69.95.

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 reversible sequins T-shirt. $69.95.

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 Elsa and Anna dress FW2019.

NEW: Desigual kids FROZEN 2 Elsa and Anna dress. Was $95.95, now $67. FW2019.

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 Elsa and Anna dress FW2019.

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 Elsa & Anna dress. $95.95.

Desigual kids FROZEN 2 Elsa & Anna dress. $95.95.

Desigual SUNNA padded turtleneck jacket FW2019.

NEW: Desigual SUNNA padded turtleneck jacket. Was $309.95, now $217. FW2019.

Desigual SUNNA padded jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual SUNNA padded jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual KIRA sweater FW2019.

SOLD OUT: Desigual KIRA viscose sweater. Was $149.95, now $105.

SOLD OUT: Desigual KIRA sweater. $149.95.

SOLD OUT: Desigual KIRA sweater. $149.95.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket FW2019

BACK IN STOCK: Desigual NY LIPS jacket. Was $205.95, now $144. FW2019.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. $205.95.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. Was $205.95, now $144.

NEW: Desigual DANTE faux leather moto jacket. Was $205.95, now $144.

Desigual red vegan leather jacket. Was $205.95, now on sale 30 percent off = $144. Also in brown.

Desigual red vegan leather jacket. Was $205.95, now on sale 30 percent off. Embossed on back.

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Angel is Vancouver’s first Desigual Wow Shop boutique with the latest styles of the Barcelona brand for men, women & kids.

Our store is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and until 7:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Call 604-681-0947. Follow Angel of Gastown on Instagram and get an extra 5% off.

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Gastown, 1886.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. We’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 also specializes in custom handpainted clothing. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Today’s music is a new song by hot Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalía :

And to mark the passing last week of Los Angeles conceptual artist John Baldessari, here is a short video narrated by Tom Waits:

How you feeling? Good as hell, thanks to Lizzo:

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Up to 50% off all Desigual during our Winter clearance sale

Angel is having a Winter clearance sale – up to 50% all Desigual. We also have Desigual from previous seasons 50% off. The sale lasts until the stock is gone – we have to make room for the Spring-Summer 2020 collection.

We have the latest styles of the Barcelona clothing brand for men, women & kids.

We also have some warm winter coats and sweaters for men & women, now marked down up to 50%, plus some great kids styles, now 35% off.

Happy Kissmas: Desigual is all about loving different.

Above is a new Desigual video featuring Barcelona artist/actress/model/dj/fashion designer Miranda Mackaroff, who recently unveiled her artful new Desigual collection and her inflatable vagina at Miami Art Week.

Miranda Mackaroff at the Desigual Spring-Summer 2020 fashion show.

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Angel is Vancouver’s first Desigual Wow Shop boutique with the latest styles of the Barcelona brand for men, women & kids.

Our store is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and until 8 on Fridays.

Call 604-681-0947. Follow Angel of Gastown on Instagram and get an extra 5% off.

carrall&powell.1886

Gastown, 1886.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. We’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 also specializes in custom handpainted clothing. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Vancouver rocker Bryan Adams, whose Warehouse recording studio is a block east of our store, released a new Christmas video earlier this month:

Here’s Bob Dylan‘s version of the same song, a polka with something rarely seen – Bob dancing at a raucous house party. Bob inserts the names of 10 U.S. presidents while naming off Santa’s reindeer (originally there were eight reindeer in the 1823 poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, an American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature in New York City who made a fortune subdividing an inherited estate in the district that now is known as Chelsea). Rudolph the red-nosed ninth reindeer was a 20th century invention, spawned by the 1949 song by the singing cowboy Gene Autry.

This is a new Christmas song, released this week by Los Lobos, who recently did a Tiny Desk Concert, performing songs from their first Christmas album, Llegó Navidad. I first saw Los Lobos in the early 1980s at the Savoy nightclub above my Gastown store (now called The Diamond). This is Ellie Goulding singing a live version on BBC earlier this month of the Joni Mitchell classic River:

Joni wrote the song in 1970 while living in a cave in Matala, Greece; it’s about her break-up with Graham Nash.

 

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Up to 50% off the Desigual Fall-Winter 2019 collection

The Desigual Fall-Winter 2019 collection is on sale 25% to 50% off

Angel is having a Winter Sale, offering 30% to 50% off our entire Desigual Fall-Winter 2019 collection, including pieces designed by Christian Lacroix. Angel also has some in-store specials of 40% to 50% off from previous seasons.

Can’t make it to Angel? No problem. You can pay by phone and we’ll hold it for pick-up. Call 604-681-0947. We ship worldwide.

We have the latest styles of the Barcelona brand for men, women & kids.

Here are a few of the Desigual deals at Angel this week. It’s the perfect time to do some Christmas shopping. Or treat yourself.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual DORIAN TARTAN wool coat. Was $375.95, now 40% off = $225.57. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual DORIAN TARTAN wool coat. $375.95.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual DORIAN TARTAN wool coat. $375.95.

 

 

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual DYLAN wool coat. Was $525.95, now 40% off = $315.57. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual DYLAN red wool coat. Was $525.95, now 40% off = $315.57. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual men’s ALONSO padded jacket. Was $269.95, now 50% off = $134.97. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual men’s ALONSO padded jacket. Was $269.95, now 50% off = $134.97. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual ALONSO padded jacket.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual ALONSO padded jacket.  FW2019.

Desigual men’s LOJO padded jacket. Was $295.95, now 50% off = $134.97. FW2019.

Desigual LOJO jacket. $295.95 – 50%.

Desigual LOJO  jacket. $295.95. FW2019.

Desigual TAISU T-shirt FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual TAISU cotton T-shirt. Was $125.95 – 40% = $75.57. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual TAISU T-shirt.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual TAISU T-shirt.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual LORREN double V-neck T-shirt. Was $105.95, now 40% off = $63.57. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual LORREN T-shirt. $105.95 – 40%.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual LORREN T-shirt. $105.95 – 40%.

Desigual DALLAS striped sweater FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual DALLAS striped sweater. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual DALLAS sweater.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual DALLAS striped sweater.

Desigual SHURI boho shirt FW2019

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual SHURI boho shirt. Was $149.95, now 40% off = $89.97. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual SHURI boho shirt.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual SHURI boho shirt.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual LAUREN knit black dress.  FW2019.

Desigual LAUREN knit dress. fw2019

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual LAUREN knit dress.

Desigual NORUEGA sweater FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual NORUEGA sweater. FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual NORUEGA sweater. FW2019.

Desigual TIANA embroidered sweatshirt 100% cotton FW2019.

OUT OF STOCK. Desigual TIANA embroidered sweatshirt, 100% cotton. FW2019.

Desigual HOUSTON long knitted cardigan now 25% off FW2019.

NEW ARRIVAL Desigual HOUSTON long knitted cardigan. Was $335.95, now 30% off. FW2019.

Desigual HOUSTON knitted cardigan. $335.95 – 30%.

Desigual HOUSTON.  $335.95 – 30%.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket FW2019.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. Was $205.95, now 30% off. FW2019.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. $205.95 minus 30%. FW2019.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. $205.95 – 30%. FW2019.

Desigual LIPS CATANIA bag. Was $105.95, now 30% off.

Desigual LIPS CATANIA bag. $105.95, minus 30%.

Desigual LIPS CATANIA bag. $105.95, minus 30%.

Desigual MIAMI BCN cropped skinny fit jeans FW2019.

Desigual MIAMI BCN cropped jeans. Skinny fit. $189.95 – 30%. FW2019.

Desigual MIAMI BCN cropped jeans. $189.95.

Desigual MIAMI BCN cropped jeans. $189.95.

Desigual PUTNEY marbled looped-knit sweater FW2019.

Desigual PUTNEY marbled looped-knit (boucle) sweater.  Was $269.95, now $189.

Desigual PUTNEY looped knit sweater. $269.95.

Desigual PUTNEY looped knit sweater. $269.95.

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Angel is Vancouver’s first Desigual Wow Shop boutique.

We have the latest styles of the Barcelona brand for men, women & kids.

Our store is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and until 8 on Friday.

Call 604-681-0947. Follow Angel of Gastown on Instagram and get an extra 5% off.

carrall&powell.1886

Gastown, 1886.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. We’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 also specializes in custom handpainted clothing.

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This a new song by Robbie Robertson. Remembrance plays during the final credits for The Irishman, the new Netflix picture by Martin Scorsese, who recently made a fabulous doc about Robertson, detailing the years as Bob Dylan‘s band and with Ronnie Hawkins, until they quit touring with Dylan and set up a studio in the basement of a pink house in Woodstock, New York, which begat Music From Big Pink. Here’s another of Robbie’s songs, the theme for The Irishman – the three-hour-plus movie features Sopranos actor and Bruce Springsteen bandmate Little Steven Van Zandt singing Spanish Harlem in an Italian nightclub.

And here is Fiona Apple singing The Waterboys 1985 hit The Whole Moon, which plays during the final scene of the finale of the fifth season of the TV series The Affair:

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Desigual for kids – Fall-Winter 2019 collection now 30% off

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Desigual kids MICKEY MOUSE denim jacket. $159.95. FW2019.

Here are the new Desigual styles for kids from the Fall-Winter 2019 collection, now on sale 30% off the prices listed below (in Canadian dollars):

Desigual kids MICKEY MOUSE denim jacket FW2019.

Desigual kids MICKEY denim jacket. $159.95. Fall-Winter 2019.

Desigual kids MICKEY denim jacket. $159.95.

Desigual kids MICKEY denim jacket. $159.95.

Desigual kids MARIO double-sleeve cotton T-shirt FW21019.

Desigual kids SUPER MARIO double-sleeve cotton T-shirt. $69.95. FW21019.

Desigual kids MARIO cotton T-shirt. $69.95.

Back of the Desigual kids MARIO cotton T-shirt. $69.95.

Desigual kids SUPER MARIO reversible sweatshirt. $105.95. FW2019. It’s red on one side, black on the other.

Desigual kids SUPER MARIO reversible sweatshirt. $105.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids SUPER MARIO reversible sweatshirt. $105.95.

Desigual kids SUPER MARIO reversible sweatshirt. $105.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids TOLUCA dress. $75.95 FW2019.

Desigual kids TOLUCA cotton dress with glitter detail. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids TOLUCA dress. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids TOLUCA dress. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids NICOLAS sequin llama T-shirt FW2019 collection

Desigual kids NICOLAS sequin llama T-shirt. $55.95.

Desigual kids NICOLAS sequin llama T-shirt. $55.95.

Desigual kids NICOLAS sequin llama T-shirt. $55.95.

Desigual kids VIRGINIA reversible sequins heart T-shirt FW2019

Desigual kids VIRGINIA reversible sequins heart T-shirt. $59.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids VIRGINIA  heart T-shirt. $59.95.

Desigual kids VIRGINIA  heart T-shirt. $59.95.

Desigual kids Ixtapaluca dress FW2019

Desigual kids Ixtapaluca cotton dress. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids Ixtapaluca dress. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids Ixtapaluca dress. $75.95.

Desigual kids COPERNICO sweater sequin stars. $95.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids COPERNICO sweater sequin stars. $95.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids COPERNICO sweater. $95.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids RUIZ sequin heart overalls. $115.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids RUIZ heart overalls. $115.95.

Desigual kids RUIZ heart overalls. $115.95.

Desigual kids OAXACA dress FW2019

Desigual kids OAXACA dress. $95.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids OAXACA dress. $95.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids OAXACA dress. $95.95.

Desigual kids OAXACA dress. $95.95.

Desigual kids PAPAYA floral dress FW2019

Desigual kids PAPAYA floral dress. $89.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids PAPAYA floral dress. $89.95.

Desigual PAPAYA floral dress. $89.95.

Desigual kids POMO knitted hat

Desigual kids POMO knitted hat. $35.95.

Desigual kids POMO knit hat. $35.95.

Desigual kids POMO hat. $35.95.

Desigual kids KANSAS reversible hoodie FW2019

Desigual kids KANSAS reversible hoodie. $95.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids KANSAS reversible hoodie. $95.95.

Desigual kids KANSAS reversible hoodie. $95.95.

Desigual CAPTAIN AMERICA T-shirt FW2019

Desigual CAPTAIN AMERICA T-shirt. $69.95. FW2019.

Desigual CAPTAIN AMERICA T-shirt. $69.95.

Desigual CAPTAIN AMERICA T-shirt. $69.95.

Desigual kids OSKAR T-shirt. $55.95. FW2019.

Desigual OSKAR T-shirt. $55.95.

Desigual OSKAR T-shirt. $55.95.

Desigual kids Christmas shopping at Angel

Shop Desigual kids styles for Christmas now while sizes are in stock.

Desigual kids Fall-Winter 2019 collection

Desigual kids LUISIANA hoodie jacket FW2019

Desigual kids LUISIANA hoodie jacket. $105.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids LUISIANA hoodie. $105.95.

Desigual kids LUISIANA hoodie. $105.95.

Desigual kids AVENGERS cotton T-shirt. $59.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids AVENGERS T-shirt. $59.95.

Desigual AVENGERS T-shirt. $59.95.

Desigual kids Hello Kitty dress. $95.95. FW2019.

Desigual kids Hello Kitty dress. $95.95.

Desigual kids Hello Kitty dress. $95.95.

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Angel is Vancouver’s first Desigual Wow Shop boutique.

We have the latest styles of the Barcelona brand for men, women & kids.

Our store is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and until 7 on Friday & Saturday.

Call 604-681-0947. Follow Angel of Gastown on Instagram and get an extra 5% off.

carrall&powell.1886

Gastown, 1886.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. We’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 also specializes in custom handpainted clothing.

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Here’s Señorita by Canadian Shawn Mendes, 21, and Cuban-born Camila Cabello, 22:

I liked Camila’s previous hit, Havana,  performed live here on The Tonight Show:

Shawn and Camila wrote this song together in 2015, when Shawn was 16:

I thought it was classy that Shawn gave Bill Withers a co-songwriting credit – Shawn used the “I know, I know, I know” refrain from Withers (who sang it 28 times on his 1971 hit with Ain’t No Sunshine); does Shawn repeat it 28 times on I Know What You did Last Summer?

 

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Fall Sale: 30% off all Desigual … coats, bags, scarves. jeans, everything

Desigual Fall-Winter 2019 collection

Angel is having a sale on the Desigual Fall-Winter 2019 collection – 30% off all Desigual coats, jackets, jeans, bags and scarves – for women, men & kids. Here are some of the styles on sale (take 30% off the prices listed below; follow us on Instagram and get an extra 5% off all Desigual purchases):

Desigual LUPE plush hoodie jacket. $425.95. FW2019.

Desigual LUPE plush hoodie jacket. $425.95.

Desigual LUPE plush hoodie jacket. $425.95.

Desigual DORIAN tartan coat. $375.95. FW2019.

Desigual DORIAN tartan coat. $375.95. FW2019.

Desigual DORIAN tartan coat. $375.95. FW2019.

Desigual LAND cloth coat. $359.95. FW2019.

Desigual LAND cloth coat. $359.95.

Desigual LAND cloth coat. $359.95.

Desigual LEICESTER padded coat with hood. $335.95. FW2019.

Desigual LEICESTER padded coat. $335.95.

Desigual LEICESTER padded coat. $335.95.

Desigual PENNY coat. $525.95. FW2019.

Desigual PENNY coat. $525.95.

Desigual PENNY coat. $525.95.

Desigual JANINE cotton parka with hood. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual JANINE parka. $309.95.

Desigual JANINE parka. $309.95.

Desigual NIVI 2-in-1.padded.jacket. $269.95. FW2019.

Desigual NIVI 2-in-1.padded.jacket. $269.95.

Desigual NIVI 2-in-1.padded.jacket. $269.95.

Desigual MICKEY MOUSE denim jacket. $269.95. FW2019.

Desigual MICKEY jacket. $269.95.

Desigual MICKEY denim jacket. $269.95.

Desigual ESCOCIA denim jacket. $255.95. FW2019.

Desigual ESCOCIA jacket. $255.95.

Desigual ESCOCIA denim jacket. $255.95.

Desigual LIBERTE denim jacket. $255.95. FW2019.

Desigual LIBERTE  jacket. $255.95.

Desigual LIBERTE denim jacket. $255.95. FW2019.

Desigual LEX sport jacket. $189.95. FW2019.

Desigual LEX sport jacket. $189.95.

Desigual LEX sport jacket. $189.95.

Desigual EDIMBURGO short padded jacket with hood. $205.95. FW2019.

Desigual EDIMBURGO jacket. $205.95. FW2019.

Desigual EDIMBURGO jacket with hood. $205.95.

Desigual ELOISE corduroy jacket. $255.95. FW2019.

Desigual ELOISE corduroy jacket. $255.95. FW2019.

Desigual ELOISE corduroy jacket. $255.95. FW2019.

 

Desigual CLASSIC EXOTIC denim jacket. $205.95. FW2019.

Desigual CLASSIC exotic denim jacket. $205.95. FW2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Desigual BEATING HEART vegan leather biker jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

New Arrival: Desigual BEATING HEART biker jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual BEATING HEART moto jacket. $309.95.

Desigual BEATING HEART moto jacket. $309.95.

New Arrival: Desigual CAROLE jacket. $309.95. FW2019. Studs & Rhinestones.

New Arrival: Desigual CAROLE jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual CAROLE jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual CAROLE jacket. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual KAREN poncho blouse. $169.95. FW2019.

Desigual KAREN poncho blouse. $169.95. FW2019.

Desigual KAREN poncho blouse. $169.95. FW2019.

Desigual SULUK padded jacket and matching gloves. $359.95. FW2019.

Desigual SULUK padded jacket and gloves. $359.95.

Desigual SULUK padded jacket and gloves. $359.95.

Desigual ARTY COOPER COLORADO bag. $169.95. FW2019.

Desigual ARTY COOPER COLORADO bag. $169.95.

Desigual ARTY COOPER COLORADO bag. $169.95.

Desigual VIRGINIA ROBOTS bag. $105.95. FW2019.

Desigual VIRGINIA ROBOTS bag. $105.95. FW2019. Male and female robots in black & white.

Desigual LOKI SHIBUYA bag. $169.95 .FW2019.

Desigual LOKI SHIBUYA bag. $169.95 .FW2019.

Desigual LOKI SHIBUYA bag. $169.95 .FW2019.

Desigual RED DENIM KAUA sling bag. $125.95. FW2019.

Desigual RED DENIM KAUA sling bag. $125.95. FW2019.

Desigual RED DENIM KAUA sling bag. $125.95. FW2019.

Desigual SPEAK UP bag. $105.95. FW2019.

Desigual SPEAK UP backpack. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual SPEAK UP backpack. $75.95. FW2019.

Desigual FLORAL NANAIMO backpack. $149.95.

Desigual TEXTURED LOGO NANAIMO backpack in blue. $149.95.

Angel has the Desigual TEXTURED LOGO NANAIMO backpack in all colours. $149.95.

Desigual TRIBECA backpack with gold studs. $169.95. FW2019.

Desigual YESQUERE ROTTERDAM tartan bag. $169.95. Fall-Winter 2019.

Desigual YESQUERE ROTTERDAM bag. $169.95. FW2019.

Desigual YESQUERE ROTTERDAM bag. $169.95.

Desigual LOKI AMORGOS textured bag $149.95.

Desigual LOKI AMORGOS textured bag $149.95.

Desigual LOKI AMORGOS textured bag $149.95.

Desigual TREASURE HEART cross-body bag. $169.95. FW2019.

Desigual TREASURE HEART cross-body bag. $169.95. FW2019.

Desigual ARTY BOHO bag. $149.95. FW2019.

Desigual ARTY BOHO bag. $149.95.

Desigual ARTY BOHO bag. $149.95.

Desigual ANIMAL PRINT scarf. $85.95. FW2019.

Desigual ANIMAL PRINT scarf. $85.95. FW2019.

Desigual ANIMAL PRINT scarf. $85.95. FW2019.

Desigual SINERGIA scarf. $65.95. FW2019.

Desigual SINERGIA scarf. $65.95. FW2019.

Desigual SINERGIA scarf. $65.95.

COMING SOON: Desigual MORE DREAMS SHIBUYA 2-in-1 bag. $149.95. FW2019.

Desigual MORE DREAMS SHIBUYA bag. $149.95.

Desigual MORE DREAMS SHIBUYA bag. $149.95.

Desigual OTTAWA sweater. $169.95. FW2019.

Desigual OTTAWA sweater. $169.95.

Desigual OTTAWA sweater. $169.95.

Desigual SHANICE sweater jacket. $269.95. FW2019.

Desigual SHANICE sweater jacket. $269.95.

Desigual SHANICE sweater jacket. $269.95. FW2019.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. $205.95. FW2019.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. $205.95.

Desigual NY LIPS jacket. $205.95.

Desigual denim handbag. $125.95. FW2019.

Desigual denim handbag. $125.95. FW2019.

Desigual denim handbag. $125.95. FW2019.

Desigual FLOWERS turtleneck sweater FW2019

Desigual FLOWERS turtleneck sweater. $205.95. FW2019.

Desigual FLOWERS  sweater. $205.95.

Desigual FLOWERS sweater. $205.95.

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Angel is Vancouver’s first Desigual Wow Shop boutique.

We have the latest styles of the Barcelona brand for men, women & kids.

Our store is open everyday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and until 7 on Friday & Saturday.

Call 604-681-0947. Follow Angel of Gastown on Instagram and get an extra 5% off.

carrall&powell.1886

Gastown, 1886.

Angel is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. We’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 also specializes in custom handpainted clothing.

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The music that appears here is free-associative: A friend posted on Facebook a Top 20 list from a Vancouver radio station in 1969 – 50 years ago. No. 28 on the list was this song — Baby It’s You by a band called SMITH:

So that leads to my thinking about the Beatles version, with a 22-year-old John Lennon singing with authority and a touch a vulnerability:

The remastered version in 2009 moved the instruments to the front and the vocals further back. Lennon still kills the song:

The music was written by Burt Bacharach, the lyrics were by Mack David along with co-writer/producer Luther Dixon (credited as Barney Williams). This is the original 1961 version by The Shirelles:

The Shirelles had a No. 1 hit the next year, 1962, with Soldier Boy:

The Shirelles were the first “girl group.” My first heartbreak, this was the soundtrack:

So the Shirelles begat The Chiffons, Even Berry Gordy took notice and created The Supremes.

Aretha Franklin changed the equation — written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David:

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One of Aretha’s last performances

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The Desigual Fall 2019 collection has arrived at Angel

The Desigual Fall-Winter 2019 collection has arrived at Angel.

The  Desigual Fall-Winter 2019 collection has arrived at Angel, located in Vancouver, Canada.

The Desigual Fall 2019 collection has arrived at Angel – see the new stock below. All coats & jackets, jeans, scarves and bags are on sale 20% off.

The remainder of the Desigual Summer 2019 collection is on sale 30% to 50% off.

Angel is Vancouver’s first Desigual boutique. We have the latest styles of the Barcelona brand for men, women & kids at our Gastown store. Just Say No to Normal.

Desigual LUPE plush hoodie jacket. $425.95. FW2019.

Desigual LUPE plush hoodie.   $425.95.

Desigual LUPE plush hoodie.  $425.95.

Desigual DORIAN tartan coat. $375.95. FW2019.

Desigual DORIAN coat. $375.95.

Desigual DORIAN coat. $375.95.

Desigual dress FW2019

Desigual FLANDES arty print dress. $235.95. FW2019.

Desigual FLANDES print dress. $235.95. FW2019.

Desigual FLANDES arty dress. $235.95. FW2019.

 

Desigual FLORENCIA tri-layer dress. $149.95. FW2019.

Desigual FLORENCIA. $149.95.

Desigual FLORENCIA. $149.95.

Desigual CORDOBA dress. $165.95. FW2019.

Desigual CORDOBA dress. $165.95. FW2019.

Desigual CORDOBA dress. $165.95.

Desigual CORDOBA dress. $165.95.

Desigual BANDANA pinafore denim mini dress. $189.95. FW2019.

Desigual BANDANA pinafore denim mini dress. $189.95. FW2019.

Desigual BANDANA  dress. $189.95. FW2019.

Desigual BANDANA denim dress. $189.95. FW2019.

Desigual MARA flared mandala dress. $149.95. FW2019.

Desigual MARA mandala dress. $149.95. FW2019.

Desigual MARA flared dress. $149.95. FW2019.

Desigual Lex sport jacket Fall 2019

Desigual LEX sport jacket. $189.95. FW2019.

Desigual LEX sport jacket. $189.95. FW2019.

Desigual LEX sport jacket. $189.95. FW2019.

Desigual NIVI 2-in-1.padded.jacket. $269.95. FW2019.

Desigual NIVI 2-in-1.padded.jacket. $269.95. FW2019.

Desigual NIVI jacket. $269.95. FW2019.

Desigual NIVI jacket. $269.95. FW2019.

Desigual LIBERTE denim jacket. $255.95. FW2019.

Desigual LIBERTE denim jacket FW2019.

Desigual LIBERTE denim jacket. $255.95. FW2019.

Desigual LIBERTE denim jacke FW2019.

Desigual LIBERTE denim jacket. $255.95. FW2019.

Desigual JANINE cotton parka FW2019.

Desigual JANINE cotton parka. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual JANINE cotton parka. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual JANINE cotton parka. $309.95. FW2019.

Desigual FLOWERS & PEARLS denim jacket SS2019.

Desigual FLOWERS & PEARLS denim jacket. $159.95 – 20%. FW2019.