Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Recessionista Shopping Series

Having attended several very successful shopcrawls in Toronto, when I received an invitation to the Recessionista Shopping Series in Vancouver, I decided to check it out and see what it was all about.

What is a Recessionista? A Recessionista is the fashionista on a budget. She’s chic, uber cool, most definitely not cheap and yes, her wallet is always happy. She is someone who seeks out the hottest trends and the latest fashions. A Recessionista won’t let a poor economy stand in the way of making a fashion statement!

The Recessionista Shopping Series boasted Fabulous Clothing and Accessories for $25 or less. It was held at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St in Vancouver. The Recessionista Shopping Series are one day shopping events geared towards people who love clothing, accessories and beauty products on a budget. On Sunday June 21 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., the first shopping series featured 40 local designers and stores selling their fabulous items for $25 or less! Along with shopping enjoy services such as eyebrow threading, manicures, eyelash extensions and facials at four pampering tables. Admission was only $2 and the first 150 people received a goody bag along with 3 free tans by Fabutan or free hot yoga classes valid for you and a friend from Westcoast Hot Yoga.

Meeting up with friends at the Glam City Girls table

It was not like the Shop Crawls that I attended in Toronto but I did have a good time! This felt more like a trade show with booths set up. There were very little clothing vendors and more jewellery and esthetics vendors. My favourite part was the girls social network table set up by Glam City Girls. Overall I would say that the event was a success and well worth the $2 admission. I would definitely attend this type of event again.


  1. Looking good ladies! Love the shirts!

  2. Love the hot pink tank tops, where is yours?

  3. Sounds like a fun event!