If you like to shop local and love a good deal, the the 10th annual Nifty for Fifty sale is right up your alley. Featuring 30 local designers including independent clothing designers, makers and jewellers, this one-day sale is the perfect opportunity to score some unique local designs and really high quality pieces at an affordable price – $50 or less to be exact, hence the name.
Founded by Melissa Ferreira, owner and designer of Adhesif Clothing in 2007, the event has grown immensely from just 12 sellers to 30 sellers to-date with over 3,000 shoppers in attendance last year.
Celebrate Nifty for Fifty’s 10th anniversary and check out this year’s new designers!
7 Carolyn Bruce Designs
If you’re into unique statement pieces (think GOT and LOTR), you may be in need of a Carolyn Bruce design. A Vancouver-based mixed media artist, she specializes in creating one-of-a-kind statement pieces that are bold, eccentric and that carry an old-world charm and sense of magic.
She utilizes glass, semi-precious beads and lead-free metals in silver, gold, and bronze to bring to life her stand-out adornments.
Clothing, North Vancouver
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and K-O.Me (pronounced – KAYOHME) caters to EVERY body – literally. Contemporary, sophisticated and comfortable, this clothing line designs beautiful tops, dresses, scarves, wraps, and silk jackets ranging from sizes xs to xxxl that are as stylish as they are liveable.
5 Scandinazn Handmade Goods
Repurposed leather designs, East Vancouver
What do you get when you combine scandinavian x asian? You get “Scandinazn, a collection of ethically made pieces of recycled leather and gemstone jewellery including earrings, necklaces, hair things, ear jackets, bracelets, raw gem studs, pins, and keychains.
Edgy, fashionable and made entirely by hand.
4 Wallis Evera
Modern hemp business wear, South Delta
Known for its many health benefits, hemp can also be used to create clothing. Wallis Evera’s women’s work apparel collection was created in support of the “eco-fashion revolution,” and uses hemp fabrics to create dresses, skirts, tops, and jackets that are modern and eco-friendly.
Fashion for the everyday #GirlBoss.
3 Windsong Jewellery Design
Artisan jewellery, Coquitlam
Stand out from the crowd with a one-of-a-kind Windsong original. Described as ‘earthy’ and ‘organic’ with a polished sophistication, this jewellery collection is named after the designer, her middle name to be exact and is inspired by her incredible travels and experiences around the world at an early age.
Recycled Cashmere, Vancouver
If you’re pro-sweaters but anti-sweatshops, you’ll appreciate Winterluxe. In addition to being hand-picked, hand-cut, hand-sewn, and hand-laundered (using biodegradable soap) all of the cashmere from Winterluxe is 100% recycled.
They make everything from cowls to shag rugs and even hot-water bottle covers.
1 Torn Clothing
Sustainable fashion, Squamish
Designed for the ‘independent-minded woman’ Squamish-based designer Cindy Neilson company Torn Clothing uses natural fabrics and re-claimed textiles to create fun items that are stylish, durable, and eco-friendly.
True #PNW fashion.
Date : Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Admission: $2.00 per person at the door
**This is a primarily cash-only event and many designers will only accept cash for payment.**