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One of the best go-to spots for streetwear in Vancouver is without a doubt, DIPT. Founded by Jeff Martin aka Mister Martini, the store first opened its doors back in 2000 on Hornby street in Vancouver’s downtown core. Known for their perfect mix of both new and classic brands as well as their extensive sneaker offerings, it’s obvious that the vibe at DIPT is heavily influenced by hip hop music and fashion and that their customers love them for it. Representing Vancouver through and through with their in house label Vancity Original, the instantly recognizable “Vancity” logo can often be seen worn around the world by locals, visitors, DJs, and famous rappers alike.
Since Boys’Co first opened their landmark retail space at Oakridge Centre over three decades ago, the store has always been a paramount source for the latest in men's contemporary sportswear in Vancouver.
Now with 4 brick and mortar locations spread across the lower mainland as well as a new e-commerce website, the merging of both established and rising designers in a fresh and modern way continues to feel effortless for this historically family owned business.
Boys'Co Robson Street
We recently had a chance to catch up with David Goldman, the founder and president of Boys’Co stores, to talk about the retail scene in Vancouver right now and what it takes to build up a re ...
A’hoy is a small shop located in a picturesque corner of Deep Cove in North Vancouver, BC. The locally owned shop stocks products that complement the area’s Pacific Northwest backdrop of mountains, forests, beach, and water. We recently got a chance to chat with Megan, one of the owners at A’hoy, about the growth of the store and what they have planned for the future.
Q: Please introduce yourself
A: Hi! My name is Megan and I’m one of the owners here at A'hoy. We're a small crew so I wear a lot of hats, but my focus is on buying, merchandising, and creating new A'hoy Goods.
How would you describe A'hoy as a store to someone who h ...
CUT & SHOW contributor Vanessa Tam, recently posted an interview on Vancity Buzz that she did with Ethan Song from Frank & Oak. Vanessa chatted with Ethan about starting his fashion business online and the move to brick and mortar, technology & IPO’s. Vanessa gave us permission to repost the interview. Check it out below.
Image: Frank & Oak
From Vancity Buzz - December 31, 2015
Depending on who you’re speaking to, people either really love clothing shopping or completely dread it. Heading out to the store, trying everything on, lining up to pay – it could all quickly become a little much. Frank & Oak, however, is a company that takes ...
A few years ago when visiting friends in Boston, I had a chance to visit the Bodega shoe store and meet Oliver, one of the owners. Fascinated by the product selection and store design, (the front of the store is a bodega with a secret entrance into a shoe store) I try to check in on the store via social feeds whenever I can.
Last week, Sportswear International posted a Q & A with Oliver that includes some photos of the shop, their top brands and what trade shows they attend. Check out the interview here.
* image via Sportswear International
** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 11 September 2012
This week we got a chance to ring in Sean McMillan, who is the owner of Big Wave Sales. He took us into his experience in the industry and where he started. Not only is he a veteran in this industry, but he also has compassion and love for it at the same time. That wasn’t enough, though, for this go-getter. He and his wife, Alice, now own this fun-loving community store in Tsawwassen…Lucky Surf and Skate. Oh boy, he sure is Lucky…
Many of our readers know you as the Billabong rep and owner of Big Wave Sales in Richmond. Can you tell us how you began your career i ...
** this interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 25 April 2012
"I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO OWN MY OWN STORE. I HAVE GREAT PASSION FOR THIS INDUSTRY, AND I LOVE THAT IT IS ALWAYS CHANGING, ALWAYS GROWING, AND ALWAYS DEVELOPING."
- PATRICK TIER
This week we rang up Patrick Tier, a savvy business owner of a contemporary men’s boutique called Citizen Clothing in Victoria, BC. We discussed his career and experience within the industry and how he started his store. Tell us a little about how you started Citizen Clothing and how you got into the business. PT: I have always wanted to own my own store. I have great passion for this ind ...
** this interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 25 May 2011
This week, we rang Doug Driscoll, the new Canadian stores operations manager of American retailer Zumiez. We talked to him about the company’s history, its expansion into the Canada and where its catchy name came from.
How did you get into the industry?DD: There was a skate and snowboard shop in the Washington, DC area where I'm from and where I got a part-time job. I worked there throughout college, then graduated and started taking on more responsibility at the shop, ending up buying for the store's two locations. I was there for about four years and got a lot of good insight—the owner of ...
** This interview was originally featured on CUT & SHOW on 28 January 2010
This week, we spoke to Darrin Kenigsberg and Eric Dickstein from Dutil Denim. They both gave us the rundown of the company, what styles men and women are into right now, why jean silhouettes are unlimited in direction and how being passionate about the denim is just like playing an instrument.
Q: Tell us how you got into the business of denim.ED: Dutil is going on its fourth year now. It was inspired by a premium eyewear company that I worked at since 1996. One of the founders of started a lifestyle sunglass collection, and he wanted it to be in boutiques. Oddly en ...