Portobello West has been around for years in Vancouver, although it sometimes flies under the radar. It’s a monthly market that brings together dozens of up-and-coming artists and clothing designers to sell their wares. The concept is borrowed from the original Portobello Market in London, which showcases hundreds of the country’s top designers.
Items for sale at Vancouver’s Portobello West are eclectic – ranging from handcrafted jewelry to gourmet chocolates, porcelain to fine art prints and haute fashions to custom-designed handbags. The unifying factor is that Portobello is most definitely not a flea market. Everything is crafted with a discerning eye and intended for discriminating buyers. Here’s a somewhat dizzying look inside the market:
Amidst the bad news about Vancouver’s Olympic Village, located on the waterfront on the south side of False Creek – going into receivership, lowering prices in order to sell some of the remaining condos and now a lawsuit from the owners of some of the condos – finally some good news! In the long run the neighbourhood, which will be home to 16,000 people, will work all it’s problems out.