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7/15: Pacific Centre Expansion Opens with DJ & Red Carpet Runway

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Pacific Centre opened the much anticipated lower level on Wednesday with a runway show a gorgeous summer and early fall pieces from new tenants Max Mara Weekend, Hugo Boss and Kate Spade.

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The new Hugo Boss is monochromatic and very chic. Masculine with a touch of warmth. They were gracious and welcomed VIP Media guests with a breakfast assortment of warm sweet and savoury baked goods, fresh sliced fruits and squeezed veggie juices by Glory Juice Company.

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Joshua Langston, Editor in Chief of international style and lifestyle blog The Social Life, demonstrated how comfortable one could be amidst such luxury in his G Star distressed denim, Proenza Schouler satchel and Gucci bamboo buckle loafers.
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Luggage and handbag boutique Tumi and Kate Spade were adding finishing touches before the doors opened. Max Mara Weekend displayed classic tailoring in fall fabrics with metallic finishes. B2, relocating from their long held space on Robson Street, immediately impressed with giant spider-like fixtures that illuminated so many shoes! Glitter kicks to sleek patent sandals for trendy urbanites.

Storefront Collage

Kate Spade Collage

The Kate Spade store has a chic retro feel overflowing with large print fresh dresses, large French Riviera perfect hats and handbags that popped with primary colours.

All Saints District Manager Orladh Seddon is in Vancouver from New York to oversee the new location. All Saints is a casual luxury brand new to North America and is highly coveted who enjoy subtlety over flash, which is conveyed with a beautiful muted earthy palette, soft Turkish cottons tops, distressed denim and classic motorcycle jackets.

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Ted Baker style ambassador Jason Sarai engaged VIPs like Dominique Hanke of Hanke Style. Adorning his Style by Sarai bespoke blazer lapel, is decorative fly fishing lure lap pin from the current Ted Baker collection.

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Clockwise: Jason Sarai, Dominique Hanke, Joshua Langston, Randa Salloum in Ted Baker, Helen Siwak with Joshua Langston in All Saints, Hugo Boss casual wear and the all important fiery mimosa purveyor.

The opening was definitely exciting and with the public line -ups, both inside and outside on Granville Street, Vancouver can be assured that this is a great first step in the post-Sears revitalization of the downtown Vancouver shopping district.

Article and photographs by Helen Siwak. 







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