I’m in my late twenties and the pressure to settle down and start purchasing things is at all-time high – a house, a car, nicer furniture (bye bye, IKEA!), and quality clothing. This isn’t always feasible since living in Vancouver gets quite expensive, but luckily we live we’re living in an increasingly shared economy where you don’t have to own a home, which is why we rent. You don’t need to own a car – there’s Car2Go and Evo. And you don’t even need to own your own clothing – there’s a rental service for that!
Wintertime on the west coast is wildly different from what I’m used to. I grew up in the prairies, where knee-deep snow, bone-chilling temperatures, and parkas defined the winter months. After moving to Vancouver 5 years ago, I’ve finally equipped myself with winter essentials that are great for both city trekking and mountain hiking.
I shopped the Plenty Warehouse Sale this past Thursday night and got a sneak peek of the goods on sale this Easter long weekend. I remember 5 years ago when the sale was at a much smaller space on what is now Brassneck Brewery on Main Street; now, the sale sprawls over 20,000 square feet at the Vancouver Convention Centre, jam packed with racks of heavily discounted clothes, shoes, purses, and accessories. So, like a kid in a candy store, I flipped through each rack, table, and bin, getting the most of the calm before the madness prior to the sale.