Here are some additional Fashion and fun highlights of Make It Vancouver РWinter edition from November 8th to 11th, 2012.

Here are some featured exhibitors of some gifts and things that caught my eye in regards to being “hyper-local” Vancouver and practically pretty.

sugar + candy


Anyone as houndstooth pattern obsessed like me… This definitely was eye candy for bags.

Did you know?

Mandy went with “sugar + candy” as her design name because growing up, she was always known to be “sweet as sugar and candy”… and she has a major sweet tooth like me.

Mally Designs

Mally Designs (Leather Goods) – Featuring Feature Mr or Ms. RCMP Mountie?

Originally known for their Made in Canada, Made in Abbotsford leather baby bibs, at the show they showcased other cute designs of passport holders, luggage tags, change purses, and bookmarks.

For those who are expecting or have babies in their lives,
these flippable leather bibs definitely will cut down on laundry time.

Did you know?

On their blog, the husband and wife team of Mally Designs have their top 100 list of why Mally Bibs?

KT & Paul

I love Vancouver.
But sometimes I just want something a little bit more different and less mass-produced from the tourist gift shops.
Here rolls in the originally London, relocated Vancouver team of KT & Paul.

Did you know?

  • KT&Paul is another husband and wife team who share a passion for print
  • One of Paul’s favorite spots is Stanley Park, where he has created a limited edition print of the Lions Gate Bridge

Gabe Wong

Gabe laughed when I asked him if he would create a “Twitter-bird-blue” inspired graphic scarf down the road.
With online technology overwhelming and taking over his life, this led Gabe Wong to continue on in his roots of graphic design and illustration. (Thus came the comments of “death of my Facebook and website accounts”).

Did you know?

  • Gabe currently teaches with the faculty of Art and Design University of Alberta
  • He is also known as designustrator@gmail.com

Fresh Coast Soaps

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Where else will you find exposed boobs, grenades, guns, hockey pucks, skulls and lego at a craft show?

Did you know?

  • “Fresh Coast all started from a guy (me) that became an unintentional craft market regular because his girlfriend was always selling her Jewelry- Sweet Harriet Co…”
  • At the time of my visit, Mr. Fresh Coast (Cris) was working away at home to bring more Boob soap stock (which were sold out over the weekend).

Towards the end of Saturday, the organizers congratulated all the exhibitors that over 3,000 people came through the door in that one day. Congrats everyone.

Make It Vancouver is held twice a year at the Croatian Cultural Centre, once in the spring and the winter.

As a bonus it’s always nice to support these exhibitors, especially when the majority are local and from around BC, with some visiting from the rest of Canada.

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