Frugalbits went shopping at the One Of A Kind Show and found spiffy fashion and homeware gifts for a daughter, a son and a husband.
GIVE & GET | The fourth annual winter One Of A Kind show and sale got underway yesterday at Vancouver’s Convention Centre West (it continues through December 11). Frugalbits was on hand bright and early to scour the isles for cool stuff coming out of the studios of the more than 300 mostly local artisans and designers who are participating this time around. While plenty of items caught our eye at this holiday shopping extravaganza, products from the following three companies actually enticed us to buy.
Lucky 14 Handmade produces a lovely line of hand-knitted accessories that includes beautiful neck warmers (pictured above) that stopped us cold. These soft, easy-drape cowls, which are knitted locally by company founder Beatriz Rempel and range in price from $65 to $120, are fashioned from long-lasting premium yarns, either a super-soft wool and acrylic blend or a toasty 100% alpaca.
Find Lucky 14 Handmade at booth E43; visit www.cargoh.com
Fleet Objects makes so many elegant, useful, reasonably priced objects—ceramic and wooden bowls, ornaments, lamps, leather jewelry, etc.—it’s difficult to decide what to buy. We came home with the bowls you see here ($40), and a sweet leather necklace ($40). Fleet’s founder Zoe Garred has exhibited her wares around the world, including at the prestigious 100% Design Tokyo.
Find Fleet Objects at booth E3; visit www.fleetobjects.com
Identity Apparel offers a sophisticated, amusing take on iconic Canadian imagery, with shirts, hats and homewares that are fresh and fun. Bought a touque with a moose ($20), and a tee with a curling rock on the front ($38). You can’t get more unapologetically Canadian than that.
Find Identity at booth G243; visit www.identitytees.ca
For more on the One Of A Kind show visit www.oneofakindvancouver.com