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THEClosetYVR Launch

THEClosetYVR, Vancouver’s new eco-luxury clothing store threw open its doors this past August and is here to fill those gaps in your wardrobe without making big ones in your bank account.

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Interiors | Kuna Lu Photography

For the style and eco-conscious dresser, fashion shopping can be a daunting task. Add in budget restrictions, and you find yourself poring over the eclectic racks of the local thrift shop or limiting yourself to that one outfit splurge when a little extra cash rolls in.

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Accessories in attendance | Kuna Lu Photography

After 3 years building their online business, owner Helen Siwak and her husband Vlassis Xanthopoulos have decided to open the doors on their closet, and open a retail location in Vancouver’s busy Gastown district. THEClosetYVR is a new concept store bringing you luxury for less. The buyers at the closet spend the many hours curating high-end, luxury, new or gently worn fashion so you don’t have to. With a focus on designer labels, you can score the likes of Versace, Balmain and Alexander McQueen for less than a meal at one of the neighbouring restaurants.

THEClosetYVR Launch

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Unique collection of garments and accessories | Kuna Lu Photography

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Curated accessories | Kuna Lu Photography

Not everything in the store is pre-loved. Helen has curated many local eco-artisans in her time in the eco-fashion world, and you will find everything from all-natural soaps and deodorants to some of the biggest up-and-coming designers on the local fashion scene.

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Unique collection of garments and accessories | Kuna Lu Photography

And, if you want to make a little more room in your own closet to fit your new treasures, the closet also does consignment with one of the most competitive rates in the city. Add in door-to-door delivery, full styling services and a rental service for those that only want an outfit for that one-off occasion, and this is the store Vancouver has been waiting for.

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Rebecca Rachel, Helen Siwak, Jason Pillay | Kuna Lu Photography

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To take a look in The Closet YVR head over to 360 Carrall Street in Gastown, Vancouver – Mondays to Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, and by appointment only on Sundays.

Update: THECloset YVR closed October 31, 2015. The heritage building it resided in was sold for development.

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