Boxing Week Sale

We hope you had a great time with your friends and family this holiday season.
The year is coming to a close, and we're very thankful for all the support this past year.
Have a great New Year!
Oh, and you know...

Etsy Shop



East Van Bazaar

Skip the mall craze, and go to the East Van Bazaar at the Waldorf Hotel.
This Sunday!  See you there!


Spotlight: Happy Yellow Dress

The Studio Sample Sale is THIS WEEK!

Today's Spotlight:

Happy Yellow Dress

Get your 1950's styled dress from Happy Yellow Dress.  Happy Yellow Dress brings you vintage styled dresses that are comfortable, fun and feminine.  100% Made in Vancouver, BC.

These dresses are fun and flattering dresses are for any occasion, expecially for dancing!


Rockabilly dresses, available in mint green too!

For more information on Happy Yellow Dress:




Get your own Happy Yellow Dress at a killer deal at the Studio Sample Sale and meet the designer at the Opening Night Party Thursday Nov. 29! 

Location: #40-206 E. 6th Ave. Vancouver, BC

Thursday Nov. 29: 4pm-9pm (Opening party!)

Friday Nov. 30: 11am-6pm

Saturday Dec. 1: 11am-6pm

Sunday Dec. 2: 11am-5pm

RSVP at Facebook Event Page


FLASH SALE 50% OFF on Etsy


Limited Time Offer. 50% OFF ALL items at the Etsy Shop.  



Spotlight: Souldaisy

As we get closer to the Sample Sale, we introduce you to another featured seller.

Today's Spotlight:



All items $25 or 2 for $40!  What a great deal!



Canadian fashion designer, Shainin Hudda is the creative force behind Souldaisy Clothing Designs, a Canadian made original urban ready-to-wear clothing collection offering high quality, innovative styles for modern women with individuality.

Born in Uganda, designer, Shainin Hudda moved to Canada as a child. She received her diploma in fashion design and clothing technology along with a bachelor's degree in business administration in Vancouver. With a major in marketing and communications and extensive work experience for a local designer, Shainin then pursued business for a number of years including career advising - her advice - follow your heart. And follow her heart she did - after a trip to Paris, she began designing a small holiday collection of her own. Souldaisy's first women's collection, Holiday 2000, began selling locally in Vancouver and a larger Spring/Summer 2001 women's collection ensued with a tremendous amount of support by local singers and songwriters and local boutique owners. A growing number of specialty stores and boutiques across Canada and the United States and England now carry the Souldaisy collection.

For more information about the sale, or let us know you're coming by visiting out Facebook Event Page.

See you there!

Spotlight: Paula Parkman

Let's get to know our featured vendors at our upcoming Studio Sample Sale.


Today's spotlight:

Paula Parkman


Paula Parkman is a Vancouver based artist with a focus in painting and ceramics. She is currently a student at  Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Portraits and landscapes presented in mixed mediums is a common thread in her work. She was a co-curator for the Spilt Gallery, an Emily Carr student run gallery, in 2011/2012. Her multi-media ceramic work has been featured on the Emily Carr University website. She has been exhibited in the Surrey Art Gallery, Exposure Gallery and is part of an upcoming temporary collaborative drawing work with Lucie Chan at the Richmond Art Gallery. Feel free to check out her page on Facebook!

These ceramic triangular bowls make a great unique gift or get them for your holiday parties!  

Add some style to your table when guests go for a snack.



These down to earth pendants make a great gift for someone who's looking to accessorize without all the bling.  Each pendant is unique and comes in a variety of colours.  


We'll also be displaying some of Paula's art.  If you'd like to know more about the Studio Sample Sale, check out our Facebook Event page.  We'll be giving you a sneak peak of her art that will be displayed plus other updates!  

Treat Yourself Shopping Party!

Holiday shopping, planning and preperations are underway for a lot of you.

While this can be a stressful time for some, we've got something to trest yourselves with:



Join us on Thursday, November 29 for drinks, food and unbelievable deals from Local Designers!

Come out, relax, treat yourself and mingle with the designers.

Party is from 4pm to 9pm.



Can't make it to the party?  

No worries!  The sale will continue all weekeend.  

Check the flyer (above) or the Event Page for all the details plus updates on the sale.


Featured designers:

Carnal Design

Carny Love

Happy Yellow Dress

Paula Parkman Designs



See you all there!

Eco-Leather Skirt - How to wear it

We have our new Eco-Leather Skirt out!
Many have asked,
What should I wear with it?

Betty Skirt , Eco-Leather Circle Skirt

Available on Big Cartel or at Adhesif Clothing (2202 Main St., Vancouver, BC)



Here are some ideas! has 5 tips to style your leather or pleather skirt this fall.  Whether you want to add a feminine touch or a make it rock!


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Pull Off The Leather Skirt Look In 2012 With These 5 Easy Pieces

        1. A Ladylike Top: Luxe fabrics like lace and silk offer a great textural contrast and give the outfit a dose of soft femininity that is necessary. You don't want to look like a total biker babe, do you?

          2. Black Tights: Semi-sheer black tights are easy to wear with a leather skirt and will prevent you from looking like The Freezing Girl in the Skimpy Outfit. Come spring, feel free to go without!

         3. Neutral Heels: Sexy high heels that aren't too tall or fashion forward are the right choice here. You want to look a bombshell, not a Barbie.

      4. Vintage-inspired Accessories: A small ladylike handbag, a few Bianca Jagger-worthy bangles or a cool necklace will add interest without competing too much with the other elements in the look.

       5. Smoky eye makeup: Red lipstick is somewhat risky with a leather skirt but dramatic eye makeup is a safe bet. Whether you prefer cat eye liner, smoky shadow or lots-o-lash, it'll serve as the perfect finishing touch.


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We Love Calgary!

Summer sales at

Eleven Eleven Boutique in Kensington Village!

Over at the hometown of the designer, Tina Tam, in Calgary, AB.

Get our boho-chic summer collection at 30% OFF!


Lace Tank in Green and Off-White

Flora Skirt



Pleated Boho Dress

Spend On Trend (Plus FREE Tickets!)

Spend On Trend is a week away!  

If you like to stay on top of new trend for the fall season, then this is the event for YOU!  We've been busy on our fall collection, and it will be unveiled at Spend On Trend.



All you have to do is 'Like' Our Facebook page, and tell us what fall colour you are looking forward to.

Click here to 'Like' our page!

We will make the draw on September 12th at 8pm for one winner (a ticket for you and a friend).  The winner will be contacted through Facebook, and we will arrange a pickup.

We look forward to hearing from you!

90's Nostalgia

With the recent comeback of 90's female fronted bands, Garbage and No Doubt, I can't help but feel nostalgic for the grunge/rock girl look from the early 90's.  I looked up to Shirley Manson and Gwen Stefani(pre-solo work) not only for their attitude but style as well.  I felt the itch to creat, so I found some rose printed black mesh and made this modern 90's inspired skirt.  

Harlow Rose Skirt


If ya dig, you can find it at Viva Vancouver's Portobello West, downtown Granville.

August 18th (11am-7pm) and 19th (11am-5pm)

Oh, and it's a FREE event!





Summer in Etsy!

We have NEW items in for SUMMER on 


Take advantage of our FREE DELIVERY promotion this summer with the code 'SUMMER12' at checkout.


Lace Tank and Flora Skirt





Pleated Boho Dress



If you do not see your size, or have any questions about sizing, please contact us at


Local-E Bazaar


Come out to Local-E Bazaar this Saturday at the Biltmore Cabaret for shopping, drinks and fun!  

2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver, BC

Saturday, July 7, from 11am to 4pm

We will have items up to  70%OFF  from our previous collections!

For more details, click on the image below.




Local-E Bazaar


Come out to Local-E Bazaar this Saturday at the Biltmore Cabaret for shopping, drinks and fun!  

2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver, BC

Saturday, July 7, from 11am to 4pm

We will have items up to  70%OFF  from our previous collections!

For more details, click on the image below.




Win A Lace Tank


Come out  Portobello West this weekend at Creekside Community Centre for your chance to win one of our Navy Lace Tanks!
We will be there all weekend, May 26 and 27 from 11am to 5pm. 
#1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC

Photography By Nina Pak


Here is how you can win;


See you there!

Home Sweet Home

We are happy to announce that we are now stocked at Eleven Eleven Boutique in Calgary!  As some of you may know, Tina Tam, the designer is from Calgary, and we are pleased to bring her designs to her hometown.  

Eleven Eleven Boutique carries various Canadian designers with sustainability in mind.  Check out the boutique in Kensington Village, just outside of downtown.  You can find our Pleated dress, Lace tanks and Sophie skirts in stock.  


Eleven Eleven Boutique

233- 10th St. NW (In Kensington Village)

Calgary, AB


Even more good news!

Eleven Eleven Boutique will also be a part of Ladies' Night in Kensington!

It's happening this Thursday (May 24).  There will be wine and cheese, and great deals!  

What more can a girl ask for when shopping?




Mark your calendar

Print me out!  Use me to bring a friend to Portobello West.

Click on the postcard to see the Facebook event.  


Portobello West is back at Creekside Community Centre on the 26 and 27 this month.  We're excited about the addition of a DJ and a fitting room section (Yay!  No more changing in bathrooms.).

Postcards have already started to pop-up around Vancouver.


Check these spots to pick yours up:



Corner of Granville and Broadway


Milano Roasting Facility
Milano Coffee Lounge & Tasting Bar
156 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1N2



Our Town Cafe

245 E Broadway
VancouverBC  V5T1W4
Tel:  (604) 879-1924


Spring Sale!

The sun in rain city is trying to shine, it's just a little shy.

How about a Sale to help bring spring on?  Go to our Etsy store to take a look.  We will be adding more, so do check back.  


Click on the Etsy logo to start shopping!




Lucie Dress

SALE: 95.00/ Reg: 168.00



Hello Spring!


Our spring/summer photo shoot is now up!  Click on the picture below to see more.

The Pleated Dress

Photography: Cougil Media
Model: Miki W
Hair: Amanda Massey
Make-Up: Michelle Hartford
Jewelry: Clutch Jewels


It's next weekend!


(Click on the image for FB event and details.)



That's right!  Portobello West starts next weekend!  We have distributed these funky post cards that double as a 2 for 1 pass at these following locations:

Adhesif Clothing Co. on Main st. and 6th ave.

Milano Coffee Bar on 8th ave and Columbia st.

Phoscao Cafe on Granville st. and 14th ave.


Pick one up before they're all gone!  

If these locations are out of your way, just print it out! 


See you there!



Now you can get a Carnal Design piece world wide

Go check out our Etsy shop!

Here's a peak at what's available, and more to come soon!





A Spring Preview

Here is a preview of some of the colours and prints for spring!  What do you think?
If you like what you see, come out to Portobello West's Spring Opener this month (24th and 25th) to see what we'll make with these lovelies.
For more about Portobello West:


It's March!

That means spring is near and 23 more days until Portobello West's spring market!  We can't wait to show you our newest spring collection for your fashion needs.


March 24 and 25
11am- 5pm
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC



Portobello West was recently voted #1 for Best Artisan/Craft Fair in the Georgia Straight 2011 Readers' Choice!  Congrats to everyone who makes Portobello West possible, and I'm proud to be a part of it.


See you there!


Intoxicated- Diane Reyes

The amazing multi-talented Diane Reyes recently released a video for her new single, Intoxicated!  It's a sweet song, and the video is even sweeter. 

Did you know Diane also tattoos?  If you're looking for something to do tonight, Diane will be at Keefer Bar doing live tattoos!  Vancouver based artist Raymond Chow will also be doing live art as well.  For more event details:

In the meantime, watch Intoxicated!





Portobello West at BC Home and Garden Show

Going to the BC Home and Garden show this weekend? 

We all need clothes to fill up our closets, and Portobello West is there to help you!  There will be fashion, jewellery and other crafts by local designers and artisans at the Portobello West booth.  It will also be a sneak preview of the upcoming market next month!


Feb. 22-26, 2012 at BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd)

Wednesday, February 22
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 23
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, February 24
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 25
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 26
10:00 am   6:00 pm

Click on the image above for further information.

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The blog is up!  This is where you'll get updates on the line, the company, events, shows, markets and sales!  Thanks for checking it out, and I'll have more soon!



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