If you’re like a lot of moms in Vancouver you know that prioritizing your spending on extras is necessary to offset the housing costs in this town. But just because we have a mortgage, and a baby (or three), doesn’t mean we need to give up our style. When you’re wondering where to shop in Vancouver for trend-setting fashion that won’t break the bank, VancouverMom.ca’s got the word on how to get more for your money.
Vancouver’s Newest Shopping Mecca
Vancouver fashionista mamas now have another choice when it coming to shopping at below department store prices. Marshalls, Winner’s more sophisticated big sister, officially opened in Vancouver on April 5th, 2013. This upscale shop has everything you need to clothe the entire family. From the latest trends and classics to chock-a-block must have accessories and a to die for shoe department, Marshalls will soon prove to be a shopping mecca for savvy moms like you.
Need I say more? When you’re trying to keep spending down there is no better way to stay on trend than to update bags, scarves and shoes. Add a splash of colour that is all the rage this spring and update your look instantly.
2. Bring your TJX Card
Marshalls and Winners are owned by the same company, which means they both honour the TJX program. When you flash this card at the till it makes returns to either store a breeze. Not only is the ten-day return policy extended to thirty days, but you get occasional special updates and less hassle when you do return something. Not that I’ve every had a problem returning anything, mind you. In fact, it is relatively pain-free aside from the long lineups.
Need to return that La Creuset casserole dish you bought at Winners? Did you happen to purchase that sexy pair of Gucci at Marshalls that were half the price but the wrong size? Bring them both back to Winners as Marshalls doesn’t have a housewares department. But just between you and me? A little bird mentioned that all things housewares is in the works for the Marshalls Vancouver location.
Located at the corner of Ontario and Southwest Marine Drive, Marshalls is nestled in between several other big box shops, including Canadian Tire, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Sport Check and Best Buy. There’s also a Starbucks and Quiznos to take a much needed break. Take the entire family, and wear your best and most comfortable shopping shoes, and prepare to spend a better part of the day shopping for the best deals in town.
If you’re wondering where to shop in Vancouver for a wide selection of brand-name fashions, accessories and footwear for the entire family, Marshalls is a great place to check out.
Leeanne Ekland is a stay-at-home mom of one, who’s on a mission to rediscover love, wellness, and neighbourhood happenings and to have a ton of fun. She's also a lover of wine and yoga and believes that sharing her experiences at www.MomParadigm.com brings her closer to living her best life. Having started the parenting experience much later than most, she offers a unique perspective on the challenges and all that is amazing about being a mom over 40.