It seems like there's always something new being built regardless of which mall you go to. Honestly, Park Royal, Brentwood Mall, Metrotown - something is either always under construction or just recently finished. Not that it's a bad thing of course, it just means more shopping and browsing to be done!
The latest sees West Vancouver's Park Royal host the first Canadian retail location for Douchanglee, a Taiwanese fashion brand that has multiple locations in Taiwan. With 9 department store locations, 5 boutiques and 4 franchises, the company looks to expand their international presence by launching in both Vancouver and Paris, France.
The move comes from Canadian Entrepreneur Jack Wang, who claims his wife was "unable to find clothing in the Lower Mainland with a similar fit, quality and style" as the Taiwanese brand. The brand comes from a couple named Dou Teng-Huang and Zhang Li Yu-Jing, who graduated in fashion design in 1991, and share a handful of design awards.
The clothing line features both men's and women's attire, although the Park Royal location will focus initially on womenswear. Prices and quality are in a similar ballpark to Kate Spade and Michael Kors. The retail location will take place beside the newly-renovated H&M, spanning roughly 2,450 sqft and is expected to open this Spring.