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Goorin Bros. Carnival Hat Event

Goorin Bros. – Carnival Hat Event

 By: Justine Barnes

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Goorin Bros. “A family of Bold Hatmakers” is located in Yaletown, along with many other locations around North America, including Los Angeles, Toronto and New York.  Every time a new line of hats comes out (monthly) they have a party, which is pretty impressive on their part.

They recently launched a new line of carnival inspired hats, which meant throwing a carnival inspired party!  Each employee dressed up in festive outfits topped off with with appropriate hats. They offered beer by Red Racer, popcorn, live music and had carnival games to boot.  What a fun way to promote this line!

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Have a look at these beauties…

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The Mr. Winfield and Good Boy

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The Carnie Boy and Disappearing Act

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The Samson and Mr. Paxton

Jessica and Elise, Assistant Manager’s of this location gave us a brief history lesson on this brand.  Goorin Bros. has had a retail space in Yaletown for 4.5 years now, but the company has been around since 1895 and was started by Cassel Goorin in Pennsylvania.  Each hat made carefully, adding the right feather, sewing the right lining to create unique and individual piece. In 1921 Cassel taught his sons the art of the business and they took over. The first retail location was opened in 1949 in San Francisco “blending east coast tradition with west coast lifestyle.”

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In 2006 Cassel Goorin’s great-grandson took over the company, continuing to stay true to the family business and brought back secret hat recipes and adding modern twists.  This company is extremely focused on genuine interaction with their clients and having fun with their customers is key.  Jessica and Elise mentioned that they also have a weekly happy hour.  Every Thursday from 5-7 pm, which includes a discount of 15%.  It’s nice to see a company, such as this one, that is so customer focused and driven by the people they serve.

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If you are in the market for a new hat, Goorin Bros. in highly recommended.  Stay tuned for their next party!

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Style Diary – Deighton Cup

One of my yearly highlights!  A day at the horse races with Deighton Cup!  Dapper gents and demure dames in all their finery.  Giddy up!!!

Being 4 months preggies (no Mint Juleps for me this year!) is a weird stage for dressing up – in between sizes, stretchy fabrics start becoming more appealing and you’re kind of not showing but there is something there!  After revealing my exciting news a week earlier I was determined to stop hiding my little passenger and threw caution to the wind with this bold green and very figure hugging dress!  The devil was in the details with this outfit and yes, my matchy-matchy alter ego took total control – can you spot the common thread?

Outfit:  dress, shoes, handbag, necklace – Zara / hat (customized) – Goorin Bros / earrings, ring – The Bay / Lipstick (Lady Danger – too right!) – Mac / Nails (Hot Tamale) – Revlon

(PS – ENTIRE outfit was a steal at under $300!)

Pics by Ash Fasken

Vancouver Pesonal Stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen

Vancouver Personal Stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen

Vancouver Personal Stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen

Vancouver Personal Stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen

Vancouver Personal Stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen

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Vancouver Personal Stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen

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