For those out there who aren't in the know, pop-up shops are temporary stores that can literally pop-up for a few days to several months, taking an empty storefront and turning it into a place full of life. The beauty of a pop-up shop is that it's here today and gone tomorrow. So, you either get in and take advantage of the deals or miss out!
Only a true Vancouverite is privy to the whereabouts of these pop-up spaces across the city. From fashion to food and everything in between, there's a spot just waiting for you to grab a good deal. And just because we love to blab a good secret, we're willing to share some of the best ones to hit up before October ends.
MEZZI Sample Sale/ Pop Up Event // 89 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC
For all of our bag lovers, the MEZZI Sample Sale / Pop Up Event starts in just two days! This pop up is only here from October 21 - October 22 and promises up to 60% off items and 75 gifts and prizes to be given away!! Doors open both days a 10 a.m., so be sure to come early enough to snag some good deals.
The Pop-up at Cityside Winery // 328 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Probably one of our more pricier pop-ups, dinner at Cityside Winery is no cheap eat. For $80- $120 you can attend a 5-course tasting menu prepared by Chef Christopher Floyd, who has cooked in some of Canada's most acclaimed restaurants. The gourmet dinner is paired with a variety of delicious Vancouver wines. Dinner is hosted at the winery on October 21 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., and tickets can be bought here.
The #FallForLocal Annual Pop-Up Market // 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
We all know the importance of shopping local and #FallForLocal Market helps us do just that. This event brings together 75 independent local business for one day only to give Vancouverites the chance to discover some brands here in our own backyard. The market run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 22 and admission is only $3 if you act fast.
Leggo' Your Ego: Yoga & Brunch // RYU, 1745 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
To all our yogi's out there looking for a cool way to mix it up, the Leggo' Your Ego: Yoga & Brunch event just might be up your ally. The day starts off with a 60-minute vinyasa class, then the group is served a vegetarian waffle brunch (GF, DF) and big surprise there is a mind, body, and soul pop-up bar which includes complimentary swag and services. The event is on Sunday, October 23, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and tickets are $25 a person.
Pop Up Bar Vancouver: Halloween Edition // 432 West Pender, Vancouver
For all of our Vancouverites that have been to every bar, danced at every club, and have the selfies to prove it, Pop Up Bar Vancouver is the event for you. Hosted by 2 Sinners & Liquid Culture , the event promises to "have your taste buds blown away while experiencing Mixology at its peak". Targeting entrepreneurs, locals, and tastemakers who appreciate only the finest when it comes to an experience and product, Pop Up Bar aims to create a memorable night that will keep you wanting more. The event takes place on Saturday, October 29, 9:30 p.m., tickets are sold on Eventbrite for $10 and it's obviously 19+.
Refresh Market // West Coast Railway Heritage Park, 39645 Government Road, Squamish
The Refresh Market is technically not in October, but sounded so cool we just had to squeeze it in. This two-day market will be selling handmade ceramics, jewelry, dry goods, and more from over 95 local designers, makers, and pop-up shops. You can also look forward to local music, good food trucks and a pretty chill atmosphere. It runs in November from the 18th to the 19th and admission is only $5.
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