Twice a year, Gastown hosts an evening of shopping, treats, and celebration of the businesses in the area. The Shop Hop event, takes place on one evening in April and October, from 5pm-9pm. I’m a big fan of this area, and frequent Gastown quite often for dining or a quick stroll after work, and other times for some fun shopping trips. Many of the shops here carry my favourite brands that I am unable to locate in other places around Vancouver, so I just keep coming back!
“The Gastown Shop Hop is a unique social-shopping experience. For one night only, retailers will open their doors until 9pm to showcase the latest looks for stylish locals. It’s a chance to mix, mingle and maybe reinvent your style”
You bet I got my shop on! My mom and I had plans for a night out together, and this was just what we needed! Each store had discounts varying from 15% off all items, to buying x amount and receive 1 free. Besides the upbeat music, balloons, and discounts, each store had different refreshments and treats for the guests. A little vino and nibbles to compliment your shopping experience. Here are some of the highlights from our evening!
There were also the cutest mini cans of Asahi beer, unfortunately my phone decided to not cooperate last evening and a few of my photos did not save properly 😦
It was definitely a fun evening of shopping and connecting with the businesses in the Gastown community. Follow along Gastown‘s calendar of events to find out when the next Shop Hop event is happening!