The on-site embroidery services at Justin Stitches mark this retail shop’s dedication to high-quality merchandise—each personalized gift is carefully crafted by skilled embroiderers who manoevre through swathes of thread and torrents of needles to deliver well-made, original apparel. Delicate, nature-inspired Green Days patterns add a flourish of whimsy to uptight T-shirts (starting at $7.99), while cranial-themed skull designs appease the thrill-seeking nature of hog-riding sweatshirts (starting at $37.49). Visit the store’s ToqueTown to peruse a vast selection of body-heat-holding head warmers modelled after predatory beasts, Navajo folk art, and fuzzy facial hair. Justin Stitches also carries brand-name jackets, bags, hats, and more from vendors such as Sunice and Red Canoe to round out their well-rounded collection.
First opened in Vancouver, Bang-On T-Shirts' shops have spread over the past decade to dot the globe. No matter which continent they call home, the custom-printing stores emphasize a retro style, filling their binders with hundreds of images inspired by fashion, pop culture, and music. Patrons flip through the binder of in-store designs, selecting ones to customize or print as is. Creative types bring their own photos or illustrations of the monster living under their house in for pressing. Once customers lay out their T-shirts and tank-top patterns, staffers emblazon the cotton tops right in front of them.
Urban Yarns is a mega house of luxurious yarns, patterns, tools, and more. The hand knit stocking kit comes with the tools necessary to knit the Urban Yarn-designed, Dr. Seuss-inspired Christmas stocking: four skeins of Afrika yarn from Fleece Artist ($67.80), a pattern for the stocking ($6.95), a pompom maker ($9.95), and wire for the curled stocking tip ($2.95). Each kit comes in a fashionable Urban Yarns tote bag ($4.50). The stocking design, featuring alternating colours of ruby and cedar with an au naturel white trim, is new for Christmas 2010.
WFB Vancouver is an affiliate outlet of Wholesale Furniture Brokers Canada. We have full access to all available items at www.GoWFB.ca and can ship to the Coquitlam warehouse for free delivery to you at your convenience. Orders take 2-4 weeks to arrive once ordered.