To most people 2021 would seem like a strange and daunting time to open a new store. Despite everything that has transpired in the last two years however, we view our new store as a tremendous opportunity. Although much of our business has shifted towards our online store, servicing the needs of our stay-at-home customers, we feel that the overall desire for great physical retail is more pronounced than ever.
A retail store environment can affect the senses in a way that a hand-held device cannot: intriguing items displayed in a cohesive manner, pockets of light enticing the eye through the space, a relaxing melody hanging in the air with a fine scent wafting throughout - when done well the virtual world can literally not hold a candle to it.
It’s with this standard in mind that we set forth to open our second store location in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood - a laid back community mere steps from the beach with an intriguing mix of businesses that our store aligns with. Simply put, it’s an area where we feel right at home.
For the past four months our team has worked tirelessly stripping the space down and building it back up. We designed the entire space and fabricated the fixtures ourselves employing a soft pallet of warm beige and grey colours mixed with blonde oak wood to create a serene atmosphere. In addition to our Old Faithful product collections we’ve added Danish lifestyle brand Ferm Living to our assortment for a seamless fit.
Through our steadfast efforts we feel that we’ve added value to the retail landscape of Kitsilano with our new store. It’s a place where calm resides, a place to visit when you need to fuel up on inspiration and to shop our considered products for daily living. People are ready to venture out and discover new places in the physical landscape and we’re happy to be there to welcome them in.
Located at 1985 West 4th Ave.