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Where to Get Sunglasses in Vancouver

Thursday, August 30th, 2007 — 4:39pm PDT
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Vancouver Canadians vs Boise Hawks About 2 years ago when I was chillin in Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, Iowa, I bought some sunglasses. Actually, we bought them from one of those independent mid-mall carts, 2 for $20. Mine finally busted a few weekends ago in Osoyoos and John‘s bit the dust just the other day. Both events have sent us into a frantic search for new shades. Well, I was doing okay wearing an old pair until John looked at me yesterday and commented on how “1992” my sunglasses were. That was actually the last straw and thus I initiated my sunglass hunt.

Now I’ve written about the magic of the Bay’s jean department downtown but apparently it’s a hot spot for sunglasses as well. I left work sick today and after stopping off at The Bay’s “PharmaMart” to pick up Puffs, DayQuill and a bottle of water I went upstairs to meet John who was milling about downtown and wanted to walk me home. He mentioned getting sunglasses, and since I the DayQuill I had just popped was starting to kick in, I figured a quick detour wouldn’t hurt.

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On the main floor, past the fragrances and before you get to the shoes, there’s an entire sunglass department with about 20+ rotating displays. Roots, Fossil, Jones New York, Nine West, Guess, Esprit and everything else under the sun are all on sale. As I’ve said before, it’s not like I care about name brands at all, the key word here is “sale”. All of the glasses are $15 – $50 and everything is 40% off. John’s total was $11 and mine was $18, we walked away all stylin’ for under $30. Sure, they’re no Coral Ridge mall two-fer special, but they’ll do.

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  1. DaveO says:

    I strolled out and about seeking new prescription specs downtown today and actually thought about heading into the venerable Bay. Checked out a few other opticians seeking new frames to live up to my lofty standard of hipitude ๐Ÿ˜‰ but no decisions yet. Snapped a few camera phone pics while evaluating – thinking about a return to the aviator frames of my youth but not sure the world is really.

  2. Raul says:

    I was walking by Commercial Drive Skytrain station and saw a woman selling sunglasses… was tempted to ask her for the price! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Nice shades by the way, and sorry to hear that you’re sick. For some reason, it didn’t register in my brain until I read the note about the DayQuil. Hope you get better soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Keira-Anne says:

    Don’t overlook the night markets for cheap sunglasses…

  4. GZ Expat says:

    Dave-O…go for the avaitors! They are definitely the hot item.

    But, i gotta wonder…you pay for sunglasses? Ooops…sorry. It’s good to have connections.

  5. Victoria says:

    Damn. Those are some good deals. Right now I’ve been scouting ebay for some wayfarers for about $60 (which is a killer deal in itself). Unfortunatley I’ve been known to drop $300 on some delectable Italian-made frames, but I’m trying to break the habit.

  6. dana says:

    thats a expemsive habit 300 for some wayferers i found some on this site for 9.99 and they look just like the ones i spent about 70 bucks on and they had way more colors.

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