Now that real events and holiday parties are back, it’s probably time to ramp up our winter wardrobe. Do not panic! Two of our favorite Gastown stores, One of the few and The block, hold cabinet sales at the end of the week.
Expect vintage and designer clothing from the collections of past and present store associates at One of a Few’s one-night-only ‘Friends & Family Closet Sale Pop Up’, Friday evening (November 26) from 6 to 9 p.m. Meanwhile, a short walk away, The Block’s 4th Annual ‘The Vault Sale’, starts with a special Friday preview (4pm-7pm), followed by a full weekend of shopping for men’s and women’s brands dug up from their personal inventory (Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm).
Both stores are known for their strikingly cool, but not overly trendy, well-made yarns from small, independent and historical brands. This week is a rare opportunity to access the good stuff from past collections, handpicked and worn gently, and at a lower cost. All things considered, both events are likely to be highly coveted, so we recommend arriving early and/or daily to see the best things.
In the meantime, find some time to take stock of your own personal closet and check out your holiday calendar, then get started on your shopping plan!