Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her from the Spring-Summer 2017 collection

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Desigual LEMAN faux leather red moto jacket with embossed back. $205.95. Spring-Summer 2017. Global Traveller collection.

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Desigual LEMAN faux leather red moto jacket. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual LEMAN vegan leather red moto jacket. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual DRACO coat. $205.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Back of Desigual DRACO coat. $205.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

We have a few gifts suggestions for Valentine’s Day from our new Desigual SS2017 collection, called Global Traveller. A red vegan leather jacket or an embroidered shirt for her. A military jacket or a cool new shirt or T-shirt for him, especially if you’re headed somewhere warm this winter. Below is a sampling of what we have in stock at Angel — Vancouver’s first Desigual boutique. We have Desigual for men, women & kids, including some new kids Star Wars, Spider-Man and Disney T-shirts.

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Desigual TAQUE cotton jacket with butterfly broaches. $309.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

.Angel is having a 10%-off-sale on the Spring 2017 collection, 30% off all shoes and sandals and up to 50% off Desigual from previous seasons.

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Desigual EXOTIC BLUE denim jacket with lace sleeves. $205.95. Spring-Summer 2017, Global Traveller collection.

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Back of Desigual EXOTIC BLUE denim jacket. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual BEGONA shirt. $114.95. SS2017.

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Desigual BEGONA shirt, back. $114.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MERY blazer. $235.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MERY blazer. $235.95. SS2017.

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Angel has dozens of new Desigual bags. SS2017.

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Some of the new bags from the SS2017 collection.

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Desigual ATLAS TURIN bag. $125.95.

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Reverse of Desigual ATLAS TURIN bag. $125.95. SS2017.

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Desigual SHOPPER CAPRI ATLAS reversible bag, with a second bag inside. $149.95. SS2017: Global Traveller.

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Angel has a dozen styles of Desigual jeans from the Spring-Summer 2017 collection: Global Traveller. (See video below).

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Desigual SUIZA reversible jacket — it’s a beautiful blue pattern inside. SS2017: Global Traveller collection.

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Desigual CHASE jacket. Chanel-style white cotton with frayed bottom and collar. $269.95. SS2017.

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Desigual CHASE jacket. Chanel-style white cotton with frayed bottom and collar. $269.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MERY pin-striped blazer. $235.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MERY pin-striped blazer. $235.95. SS2017.

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Desigual NOUCOL denim jacket. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual NOUCOL denim jacket. $205.95. SS2017.

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Back of CIRCINI jacket. $205.95 SS2017.

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Desigual CIRCINI jacket. $205.95 SS2017.

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Desigual ANDREA jean jacket, knitted sleeves. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual ANDREA jean jacket, knitted sleeves. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual ETHNIC DELUXE jacket. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual CECI jacket. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids PITAYA denim jacket. $169.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids PITAYA denim jacket. $169.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids SAGUARO jean jacket. SS2017.

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Desigual ETHNIC CARRY jacket. $155.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids GALAXY Star Wars T-shirt. SS2017.

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Back of Desigual kids GALAXY Star Wars T-shirt. SS2017.

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Desigual kids DARK Star Wars T-shirt. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids SPIDER-MAN T-shirt. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids SPIDER-MAN T-shirt, back. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids OLAS polo. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids OLAS polo. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids MARINO polo. $75.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids MARINO polo. $75.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids WHITEHORSE T-shirt. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids WHITEHORSE T-shirt. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids TOMAS sweatshirt. $115.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids TOMAS sweatshirt. $115.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids VERMONT T-shirt. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids VERMONT T-shirt, back. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual ANNAPOLIS dress. $75.95. SS2017.

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Desigual ANNAPOLIS dress. $75.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids RINGO surfer T-shirt. $59.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids RINGO surfer T-shirt. $59.95. SS2017.

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Desigual for men: Spring-Summer 2017

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Desigual QUEPI cotton camo jacket, with four large pockets. Hood in collar. SS2017. Global Traveller collection.

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

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Angel has these denim shorts. SS2017. Global Traveller collection.

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Desigual Hawaii T-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual SAMUEL t-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual TRENTON t-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MANUEL t-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual LEO shirt. $115.95. SS2017.

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Desigual TIMOTEO shirt. $165.95. SS2017.

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Desigual PIERRE sweatshirt. $169.95. SS2017.

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Desigual PIERRE sweatshirt. $169.95. SS2017.

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Desigual SALEM T-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual LEO shirt. $115.95. SS2017.

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Desigual ARMANDO shirt. $125.95. SS2017.

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Desigual Jeremy shirt. $125.95. SS2017.

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Desigual shirt. SS2017: Global Traveller collection.

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Desigual shirt. SS2017: Global Traveller collection.

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Desigual NACHO shirt. $125.95. SS2017.

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Desigual NACHO shirt. $125.95. SS2017.

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Desigual shorts. SS2017. We’ll have these later this season.

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Desigual BLAZER fo men. SS2017. Arriving later this season.

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Desigual ALASKA T-shirt with tribal reptile. $99.95. SS2017.

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Desigual ALASKA T-shirt with tribal reptile. $99.95. SS2017.

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When the one-year anniversary of David Bowie‘s death came up recently, I started watching too many David Bowie videos, including this live version of Rebel Rebel:

Here’s the World’s Biggest Rock band — 1,000 musicians — performing Bowie’s 1974 song:

He’s funny during this Live by Request TV show, where fans call in their requests for Mr. Jones (his real last name) to sing. Moby even calls and requests Sound & Vision:

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Desigual for Men: Spring-Summer 2017

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This men’s blazer is simply called Blazer. Tribal patterns reflect the name of this season’s collection: Global Traveller. This item is expected later in the season: Spring-Summer 2017

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Desigual for Men: Global Traveller, Spring-Summer 2017.

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This Desigual shirt will arrive later this season. It has tribal patterns with a bit of a psychedelic lava lamp twist. Global Traveller collection. SS2017.

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These Desigual shorts will arrive later this season. It’s obviously too cold out now to even think shorts, except those Vancouver guys who wear shorts all year round.

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Desigual NACHO shirt. 100% cotton. $125.95. SS2017.

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Desigual HAWAII T-shirt. $85.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual QUEPI jacket. Light floral camouflage with zip front, also snap-button front. Four large pockets and a drawstring cord inside at the waist. 100% cotton. $295.95. One of the key pieces for men from the Global Traveller collection, Spring-Summer 2017.

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Angel has these Desigual Denim Drub cotton shorts ($125.95). If you’re interested in the T-shirt, we can order it in for you.

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Desigual JEREMY cotton shirt. $125.95. The pattern has elephants mixed with a touch of Nepal and India. Global Traveller, Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desgual ARMANDO cotton shirt. $125.95. Perfect for a tropical safari. SS2017

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Desigual LEO cotton shirt for summer. $115.95. SS2017 collection.

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Desigual TIMOTEO cotton shirt. $165.95. A white shirt with pieces of fabric sewn on from the Global Traveller collection. SS2017.

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Back of Desigual NACHO shirt, shown above. $125.95. SS2017.

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Back of ARMANDO shirt, shown above. $125.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MARCOS cotton shirt with embroidery. $135.95. SS2017.

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Desigual FLORLOW cotton shirt with small blue floral pattern. $125.95. SS2017.

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Desigual SWEAT PIERRE zip hoodie sweatshirt. $169.95.

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Desigual SWEAT PIERRE zip hoodie (back). $169.95.

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Desigual SALEM T-shirt. $85.95. “Global Traveller, Made With Happiness” SS2017.

The Desigual  men’s collection for Spring-Summer 2017 arrived this week at Angel. The line is called Global Traveller and features some tribal patterns on blazers, shirts, T-shirts and shorts. Here’s a sampling of the new arrivals for men: 768x1152_two_margin_01_30 768x1152_two_margin_01_26

 

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Desigual RUBEN cotton T-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual RUBEN cotton T-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual SAMUEL cotton T-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MANUEL cotton T-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual TRENTON cotton T-shirt. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual ALASKA cotton T-shirt. $99.95. SS2017.

Desigual ALASKA T-shirt, back. Spring-Summer 2017, Global Traveller collection.

Desigual ALASKA T-shirt, back. Spring-Summer 2017, Global Traveller.

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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.

We have the largest selection of the latest 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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Today’s music video is S.O.S. by Rihanna from 2009:

The song she sampled was called Tainted Love, a huge 1981 hit for British synth-pop duo Soft Cell, which was re-released in 1991:

David Bowie died a year ago last month. Here’s a short video from 1987 of Bowie & Peter Frampton walking the streets of Madrid, looking for a place to have a beer:

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Desigual Spring-Summer 2017 bags, scarves & accessories

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This is one of dozens of new Desigual scarves from the Spring-Summer 2017 accessories collection, which arrived this week at Angel

We’ve just got a new shipment of Desigual bags, scarves and jewellery from the Spring-Summer 2017 collection, called Global Traveller.

Earlier this month, we received the first shipment of Desigual for women and kids, including denim jeans, summer coats, tops, and sweaters. The Desigual SS2017 collection for men has also arrived. Here’s one of the new men’s shirts:desigual-jeremy-shirt2-125-95-ss2017-72c12d1_5176

For a limited time, the entire Desigual SS2017 collection is on sale @ 10% off. We also have a 30% off sale on Desigual from Fall-Winter 2016 and up to 50% off previous seasons. The sale ends Jan. 31.

For now, here’s a sampling of the New Arrival accessories, featuring several reversible bags, with two containing another bag inside:

Desigual Shopper Capri Aquarelle bag. It has a second bag inside. The entire bag is reversible, so it's like having three bags in one.

Desigual Shopper Capri Aquarelle bag. It has a second bag inside. The entire bag is reversible, so it’s like having three bags in one. $125.95. SS2017.

Desigual Capri Aquarelle bag, showing the smaller bag inside.

Desigual Capri Aquarelle reversible bag, showing the  inside and smaller bag that’s included. $125.95 Spring-Summer 2017 collection.

Desigual Capri Aquarelle bag. $125.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

Desigual Capri Aquarelle reversible bag. $125.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual SHOPPER CAPRI ATLAS reversible bag. $149.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual SHOPPER CAPRI ATLAS reversible bag. $149.95. It has a smaller zip-up clutch bag inside, and a shoulder strap for the small bag.

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Desigual SHOPPER CAPRI ATLAS reversible bag. $149.95. It has a smaller zip-up pink clutch bag inside. SS2017.

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Here’s what the reversible side looks like of the Desigual Shopper Capri Atlas bag. $149.95.       Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual ATLAS TURIN bag. $125.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual RECTANGLE WHITE BIRD scarf. $85.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual RECTANGLE WHITE BIRD scarf. $85.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual RECTANGLE ANIMAL scarf. $65.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual RECTANGLE ANIMAL scarf, showing pattern. $65.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Angel has new floral scarves, such as this one, that use Italian fabric and are super soft.

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Angel also has new bangles and necklaces by Desigual. Spring-Summer 2017 collection.

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Angel has this bag from last season, in both red & blue. It’s on sale at 30% off, along with the all the Desigual bags from Fall-Winter 2016.

 

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We’ll have more of the Spring-Summer collection arriving next week.

 

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Desigual RECTANGLE SPLATTER scarf. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual RECTANGLE SPLATTER scarf. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual AQUARELLE SOFT scarf, made with Italian viscose. $85.95. SS2017

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Desigual AQUARELLE SOFT scarf. $85.95. SS2017

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Desigual ROTTERDAM MINI POLYNESIA bag. $125.95. SS2017.

Desigual VIGO GALA bag. $149.95. SS2017.

Desigual VIGO GALA bag. $149.95. SS2017.

Desigual TRIANGLE DREAM scarf. $65.95.

Desigual PONCHO WHITE BIRD foulard. $125.95. SS2017

Desigual KIKOY KOTAO cotton shawl. $85.95.

Desigual KIKOY KOTAO cotton shawl. $85.95.

Desigual FRUITS 3-pack of bracelets. $39.95.

Desigual FRUITS 3-pack of bracelets. $39.95.

Desigual PULSERAS TURNER 3-pack bracelets. $39.95.

Desigual PULSERAS TURNER 3-pack bracelets. $39.95.

Desigual LIGERO FRUITS pouch. $65.95. SS2017

Desigual RECTANGLE scarf. $85.95.

Desigual “FRUITS” bangles worn by Spanish model Miranda Makaroff, shot in Bali. Source: hermanasmiranda.es

Desigual “FRUITS” bangles worn by Spanish model Miranda Makaroff, shot in Bali. Source: hermanasmiranda.es

Desigual “Rectangle Splatter” scarf ($65.95) features hummingbirds. Spring-Summer 2017 Global Traveller collection.

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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.

We have the largest selection of the latest 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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Today’s music video is a song by Los Pinguos, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but now living in Los Angeles:

The above video is from Playing For Change, which also produced this version of one of Cuba’s most famous tunes, Guantanamera, featuring 75 Cubans from around the world:

The final tune is an instrumental, Mediterranean Sundance, first recorded in 1977 by Spanish flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucia and guitar master Al Di Meola. This performance includes a third guitar wizard, John McLaughlin:

 

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10% off our Desigual Spring-Summer 2017 collection

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The Desigual Spring-Summer 2017 collection has arrived at Angel.

 

For a limited time, Angel is offering 10% off the Desigual Spring-Summer 2017 collection. We have spring coats, dresses, tops, jeans and trousers for women, and kids dresses and T-shirts. This is the first shipment of the SS2017 collection from the Barcelona brand, and at the moment we have all sizes in most styles. The Desigual men’s Spring-Summer collection is expected to arrive soon.

Angel is also having a Winter Clearance sale at 30% to 50% on all Desigual from Winter 2016 and previous seasons, including Desigual for  men, women & kids.  We also have Desigual designed by  Christian Lacroix.

This is our biggest sale of the year on Desigual. The sale ends January 31.

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Desigual SUIZA jacket is reversible. $255.95. Spring-Summer 2017 collection.

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This is the reversible side of the Desigual SUIZA jacket. $255.95, Spring-Summer 2017.

Below are some new coats and jackets from the Spring-Summer 2017 collection for women, now at Angel:

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Desigual FLORENCIA jacket, embroidered front and back. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. SS2017.

Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. SS2017.

Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. SS2017.

Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MALGRAT jacket. A lightweight windbreaker with lacy details. $205.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual MALGRAT jacket, a lightweight windbreaker with lace details. $205.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual EDI cotton coat. Geometric pattern with delicate floral. SS 2017.

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Back of Desigual EDI cotton coat.$309.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual NORMA cotton coat. $205.95. SS 2017.

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Desigual NORMA cotton coat. $205.95. SS 2017.

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Angel has the Desigual SUIZA reversible jacket and the AVILA skirt ($189.95) shown here. Spring-Summer 2017.

 

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

We are 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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Seven years ago, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye was sleeping on a bare mattress in a Toronto apartment. Now 26 and known as The Weeknd, his latest single featuring French duo Daft Punk hit No. 1 in more than 80 countries 24 hours after its release late last year:

This song, Closer, features 21-year-old Halsey and is by U.S. deejay duo Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, also known as The Chainsmokers; it just clicked over the 1 billion mark on YouTube, which has to be something of a record for a lyric video, especially considering they have not yet released a debut album and have no immediate plans to do so:

And here’s a Canadian band from Vancouver called Hedley (the name of a small town in the Interior of B.C.), which just hit a respectable 1.4 million views for their lyric video:

When the Hedley video gets to the lyric “time machine” there is an animated graphic of a clock  running backward. It reminds me of a pub I went to on the island of Inisheer (Inis Oírr), the smallest of the Aran Islands on the west coast of Ireland. I had noticed the second hand on the pub’s clock running backwards, so I asked the barman about it.

“Well,” he explained, “some of the local wives had complained to the police about their husbands coming home late from the pub, well beyond closing time.” And since there were no police on the island — the closest Garda are in nearby Galway across the bay, a ferry ride away — two officers disguised as backpackers set up a tent on the nearby beach and decided to pay the Tigh Ned pub a visit one night to have a few beers. But when the Guinness continued to flow after closing time, the officers identified themselves and busted the pub for serving after hours.

“Now,” the barman said with a smile, “the longer you drink, the earlier it gets.”

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Desigual Spring-Summer 2017 collection now at Angel

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The Desigual Spring-Summer 2017 Collection: Global Traveller

Here are the New Arrivals from Desigual’s Spring-Summer 2017 collection, which is called Global Traveller. This is just the first drop of the season, with more to come.

Angel is offering 10% off the 2017 collection. And we’re offering outlet prices — up to 50% off — on Desigual from previous seasons, including some designed by Christian Lacroix.

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Two jackets in one: The Desigual SUIZA jacket is fully reversible. $255.95. One of the best new pieces from the Spring-Summer 2017 Collection, now at Angel.

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Desigual SUIZA jacket. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual SUIZA jacket. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual FLORENCIA jacket is hand embroidered, front and back, and has a moto-style zip front.  A highlight of the Spring-Summer 2017 Collection. $425.95.

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Desigual Florencia jacket. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual Florencia jacket. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual Florencia jacket. $425.95. On sale @ 10% off. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual EDI cotton coat. $309.95. Spring-Summer 2017 collection, now at Angel.

It’s our biggest sale of the year on Desigual.   We have lots of great Desigual coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, jeans, boots, umbrellas, dresses, tops and summer sandals for women, and jeans, sweaters, coats, shirts and T-shirts for men. All our Desigual stock is on sale.

Angel is a Desigual Wow Shop —  the first Desigual boutique in Vancouver. We have Desigual clothing for men, women & kids. We also have Desigual shoes and summer sandals, plus Desigual belts and jewellery, Desigual men’s socks and underwear.

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

We ship worldwide, with free shipping in Canada for purchases of $200.  Call (604) 681-0947.

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Desigual EDI cotton coat. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Back of the Desigual EDI coat. $309.95. SS 2017.

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Desigual BLACKVILLE STRAP dress. $129.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Back of BLACKVILLE STRAPS dress. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual BOHO dress. $169.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Back of Desigual BOHO dress. $169.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual CLARA skirt. $149.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual CLARA skirt, back. $149.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual ANNA blouse. $125.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual ANNA blouse. $125.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual AVILA skirt. $189.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Back of Desigual AVILA skirt. $189.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual AZAHARA cotton pants. $169.95. SS2017.

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Back of Desigual AZAHARA cotton pants. $169.95.

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Desigual BENI sweater. $169.95. SS2017.

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Back of Desigual BENI sweater. $169.95. SS2017.

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Desigual YOVANA sweater. $169.95. SS2017.

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Desigual YOVANA sweater. $169.95. SS2017.

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Desigual OREGON dress. $189.95. SS2017.

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Desigual OREGON dress. $189.95. SS2017.

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Desigual ORANGE SKINNY pants. $189.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual ORANGE SKINNY pants. $189.95. Spring-Summer 2017.

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Desigual NORMA cotton coat. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual NORMA cotton coat. $205.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MC DRESS LUKA. $139.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MC DRESS LUKA. $139.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MARTINE T-shirt. $99.95. SS2017.

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Desigual MARTINE T-shirt. $99.95. SS2017.

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Desigual KUKITA T-shirt. $99.95. SS2017.

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Desigual KUKITA T-shirt. $99.95. SS2017.

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Desigual FULL SM LUKA tunic T-shirt. $99.95.

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Desigual FULL SM LUKA tunic T-shirt. $99.95.

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Desigual JEANNE dress. $169.95.

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Desigual JEANNE dress. $169.95.

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Desigual kids MANU T-shirt. $59.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids DIEGO T-shirt. $59.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids BOTON dress. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids BOTON dress. $85.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids BRAZZAVILLE dress. $99.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids BRAZZAVILLE dress. $99.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids BURGUI T-shirt with Frozen images in reversible sequins. $69.95.

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Desigual kids BURGUI T-shirt with Frozen images in reversible sequins. $69.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids KITCHENER T-shirt. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids KITCHENER T-shirt. $65.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids GARGALLA denim skirt. $105.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids FERNAN denim shorts. $105.95. SS2017.

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Desigual kids FERNAN denim shorts. $105.95. SS2017.

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Desigual ATENAS embroidered shirt. $169.95. Spring-Summer 2017 collection.

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Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. SS2017.

Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. A high neck coat with six buttons, two pockets and a delicate floral pattern. Spring-Summer 2017.

Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. SS2017.

Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. SS2017.

Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. SS2017.

Desigual JOYA coat. $309.95. SS2017.

Desigual released this Christmas video two weeks ago. But getting more views is the video released last week featuring the singer of the song, Barcelona model-actress-singer-writer Raquel San Nicolás, who records as Niccó:

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Angel 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 (below) are by Justine Brown, of London England:

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Tyrus Wong was one of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists of the 20th century, but he passed much of his career unknown to the general public. Photo credit: Sara Jane Boyers/New York Times

The most important thing I did Monday was spend an hour on the phone with my good friend Kim Wong, whose father, Los Angeles artist Tyrus Wong, died last Friday. He was 106.

Kim and I went to Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. The first time I saw her I recognized a kindred spirit: She was wearing an embroidered Mexican dress, and so was I. People didn’t wear ethnic clothing then, the mid 1960s. But the school was in downtown Los Angeles, close to a Mexican district, full of great clothes that the general public hadn’t discovered yet.

The Los Angeles Times phoned the morning Tyrus Wong died. The newspaper was going to interview Tyrus for a profile the reporter, Elaine Woo, was working on. Kim had to inform Woo that Tyrus had slipped away earlier that day. The L.A. Times story is here.

Kim told me Tyrus, who had a great sense of humour, would have been “amused” that he made the front page of the New York Times. He probably couldn’t imagine making the Times of India.

Tyrus got recognition later in life for his instrumental work shaping the look of the 1942 animated Disney movie Bambi. Using watercolour painting techniques from the Sung Dynasty landscape paintings, his brush strokes suggested a forest without showing every branch or leaf. Here are a few of his brilliant paintings for Bambi, which was watched in awe and sadness by generations of children, some of whom became the best animators in the business.

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Painting by Tyrus Wong for Bambi (Disney).

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The fire scene: Bambi loses his mother. Painted by Tyrus Wong for Disney.

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The famous skunk in Bambi, With Tyrus inset, a photo taken in his studio.

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After leaving Disney, Tyrus went to work for Warner Brothers. This is his painting for a scene in 1969 Warner Bros. film The Wild Bunch (1969).

Disney honoured Tyrus as a Disney Legend in 2001, and put on a retrospective of his art three years ago at the Disney Museum.  Just this year, a documentary, Tyrus, was released, making its  debut in Vancouver last November:

In his 90s, Tyrus was also known as the Kite Man of Santa Monica Beach. He made elaborate kites of paper & bamboo, sometimes attaching dozens to a single string more than 100 feet long. An amazing man who led an amazing life.tyrus-with-kites-santa-monica-beach-annie-wells-l-a-times

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Up to 50% off Desigual at Angel

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Save up to 50% off at Angel’s clearance sale on Desigual. The Spring-Summer 2017 collection will arrive in January.

We’re having a clearance sale on all our Desigual from the Fall-Winter 2016 collection, plus Desigual from previous seasons, with savings of up to 50% off, including Desigual designed by Christian Lacroix.

It’s our biggest sale on Desigual of the year. We have lots of great Desigual coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, jeans, boots, umbrellas, dresses and tops for women, and jeans, sweaters, coats, shirts and T-shirts for men. Everything is on sale.

We need to make room for the new Desigual from the Spring-Summer 2017 collection, which will begin arriving in January. And we’ll be open New Year’s Day, noon to 6 p.mdesigual-coat-fw2016 desigual-coat-zipout-sleeves-fw2016 desigual-coat2-fw2016 desigual-jacket-and-matching-skirt-fw2016 desigual-cardigan-aldara-fw2016-67j21p1_1006 desiguak-holandasweater-fw2016-67j21h1_2000 desigual-bag-sanfrancisco-shopper-kate-fw2016 desigual-bag-flying-fw2016 desigual-corduroy-blazer-fw2016 desigual-hoodie-fw2016 desigual-kids-denim-jacket-fw2016 desigual-kids-fw2016 desigual-kids-saguaro-denim-jacket-2-fw2016-67e34b8_5007 desigual-man-shirt-fw2016

Angel is a Desigual Wow Shop —  the first Desigual boutique in Vancouver. We have Desigual clothing for men, women & kids. We also have Desigual shoes and summer sandals, plus Desigual belts and jewellery, Desigual men’s socks and Desigual men’s underwear.

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.  Call (604) 681-0947.

Our store 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 (see below) are by Justine Brown, who lives in London England.

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Today’s music videos are from 2016, one by Rihanna, the other by the Rolling Stones:

A YouTuber named samuelwitt2 compiled 33 blues tunes by The Stones, 1964-2008:

And here’s one by the late soul singer Sharon Jones, who died Nov. 18 at age 60:

And I know it’s post-Christmas, but I’ve added this Christmas song by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, “Please Come Home for Christmas.” Dap-Kings band leader Gabriel Roth recently lamented in a letter to fans. “We wish you could be home with us this Christmas Sharon. We love you and miss you.”

Rolling Stone magazine reported the stop-action animation was directed by Alex Howard & David Drew Hatter: “The video consists of 3,200 photos and created entirely on an iPhone 6 Plus. In total, it took three months and 600 man-hours for Howard and Hatter to finish the video.”

 

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Merry Christmas from Angel

vintage-christmas-angelMerry Christmas to everyone, especially all of our fabulous customers. Angel is having a post-christmas sale — up to 50% off select Desigual — that will continue all this week.

Angel is a Desigual Wow Shop —  the first Desigual boutique in Vancouver. We have Desigual clothing for men, women & kids. We also have Desigual shoes, boots and summer sandals, plus Desigual umbrellas, belts, men’s socks, underwear and Desigual jewellery.

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, and we offer personal shopping by appointment. Call (604) 681-0947.

Our store 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. Our kids shirts are by Justine Brown, who lives in London England.

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Today’s music is the same as last Christmas: River by Canadian icon Joni Mitchell:

While not a Christmas song, River evokes the spirit of the season. Joni, who had a brain aneurysm last year, has recovered enough to attend a recent Chick Corea concert, which is good news. Here’s one more song by Joni, Carey, written while she lived in a cave in Matala, a tiny fishing village on the island of Crete in Greece (click here for photos of the caves then). She had just broken up with her boyfriend, Graham Nash, and lived in a cave for two months in 1970 with a young American man named Cary Raditz, now 70:

The two songs are from Blue:

 

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