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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by ExKiwilass View Post
they sound awesome.
At the time I had a pregnant wife. She said pregnancy made her feet cold in bed so the socks seemed an ideal joke present to bring back from Nawlins. Alas, the batteries rendered them impractical as they were lumpily attached to the outside of top of the socks making it uncomfortable to lay on one's side. Perhaps later versions worked better, ones made after the invention of small batteries.
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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat View Post
****ing expensive though. I buy clothes from Eddie Bauer in the US when on trips down there. Last winter I bought a down coat in Louisina for $50. Quite why someone in Louisiana would need a down coat I don't know which probably accounted for the price.

Another online shopping option for comfortable North American clothes is llbean. Their prices are duty paid for Canada so no surprises in additional duties/fees.
There are multiple 30 and 40% off days or their clearance racks, I would like a new down jacket, i need one as much as a hole in the head but the woofter jumped and tore a hole in the sleeve of my 5 year old jacket and I loved it so I'd like a replacement, the only gripe I have with Eddie Bauer coats are the hoods, they are MASSIVE!

I do try to not buy ANYTHING from ANYWHERE unless its Walmart, Target or on sale
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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 4:55 pm
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i get my jackets from Stupid Store/Joe Fresh
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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Lychee View Post
Where do you go shopping in Vancouver?
Pacific Centre and the Bay. Nothing compares to John Lewis or House of Fraser. The Bay looks like a hurricane just went through it. There's no logic behind the way they organize their clothes. I discovered the Metropolis at the weekend (we had to go to ECBC), so I might go shopping round there one day.
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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 5:21 pm
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oh you mean metrotown mall? that place gives me panic attacks.
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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 5:22 pm
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Pacific Centre and the Bay. Nothing compares to John Lewis or House of Fraser. The Bay looks like a hurricane just went through it. There's no logic behind the way they organize their clothes. I discovered the Metropolis at the weekend (we had to go to ECBC), so I might go shopping round there one day.
what about Gastown, Main St, Commercial....South Granville....chinatown....

etsy.com (i love that place, get loads of stuff off etsy)

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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 5:25 pm
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Batteries. They had little pockets on the top for batteries.
Did the batteries work in the cold?
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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 5:46 pm
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Did the batteries work in the cold?
I don't think we tried them outside of the flat, they were just for the cold feet in bed. That wouldn't have been actually cold, not enough for power loss from batteries. I'm afraid I don't know where they are now, if I had them I could do some tests in the fridge.
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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 6:02 pm
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Beales? Did you live in Bedford?
or Aylesbury?!
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Beales? Did you live in Bedford?

No Cumbria
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Originally Posted by ExKiwilass View Post
what about Gastown, Main St, Commercial....South Granville....chinatown....

etsy.com (i love that place, get loads of stuff off etsy)
foreigngirl - leave the downtown core and avoid the malls!

I was going to say, Main Street is my new favourite place to go shopping. Small, independent boutiques. Gastown has some nice shops, too.

Front & Company on Main is particularly dangerous. So is the Barefoot Contessa on Commercial.
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or Aylesbury?!
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Beales? Did you live in Bedford?

No Cumbria
Hmm, didn't realise they were nationwide, hey ho. I did work in Aylesbury once.
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Old Oct 4th 2013, 7:03 am
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I HATE METROTOWN!!!

sorry !

yes Main St, Commercial . .
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Old Oct 4th 2013, 3:00 pm
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if she MUST mall, Coquitlam is the nicest (imo)
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Originally Posted by ExKiwilass View Post
if she MUST mall, Coquitlam is the nicest (imo)
I like Oakridge, the open bit of Park Royal or pacific.. But yes, Coq is ok too!
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