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#5For5: Ho Oh No! It’s Ugly Sweater Time

The annual invites to Ugly Sweater themed events have arrived and the pressure is on to find the perfect embodiment of hideousness.

Whether you are attending a tacky party or ran in the Port Moody’s Now That’s Ugly’ Christmas Sweater Dash, proper attire is required and perhaps more than one sweater may be required this season. If you have the time and determination, hit up any of the 10 Value Villages in the Lower Mainland or pop into one of these five stores and have your beauty in minutes.

Hudson’s Bay

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Hudsons Bay / IG @hudsonsbay

Not willing to admit her line of sweaters are ‘ugly’, Whoopi Goldberg calls her contribution to holiday dressing ‘funny sweaters’ and for $139+ you can own any one from her 9 piece collection.

Holiday Rejects

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Holiday Rejects / IG @holidayrejects

Three university students in Calgary took the ugly sweater concept and ran all the way to Dragon’s Den. Now Calgary has a full-time Holiday Rejects retail store and online shop with over 400 to choose from. Canada Post shipping gets your choice to the door within 2-5 days.

Mintage Vintage

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Mintage Vintage / IG @mintageclothingco

Founded in 2005, this Commercial Street gem is over 3,000 sq ft of one-of-a-kind pieces that includes some of the ugliest sweaters possible. New items arrive daily, so if you do not find the perfect one today, pop by tomorrow.

F as in Frank

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F As In Frank / IG @fasinfrankvan

Ugly Sweaters adorned with cute pugs, moose, skiing dogs, and any other cute/ugly combination you can imagine. F as in Frank is a wholesaler of vintage fashion and is boasting a whopping 5,001 ugly sweaters are available this season.

Used House of Vintage

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Used House of Vintage / @usedhouseofvintage

Robson Street wouldn’t be the same without the dancing Mr. Peanut at the bottom of the Used House of Vintage stairwell. Every year this boutique of glorious tackiness brings in thousands of ugly sweaters and unleashes them on an unsuspecting city.

The Ugly Sweater Stand – Granville & Robson

The Granville Street kiosks have popped up again this holiday season and the quick access to the especially ugly sweaters is crucial for those who enjoy living on the edge. Pick-up one today with storm troopers, snowflakes and gaudy xmas trees.

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