Locals | Jean-Claude LeBlanc

Monday April 21, 2014

One doesn’t usually associate high design with rural Saskatchewan, but Jean Claude LeBlanc has never been one to fall into stereotypes. Having moved to Vancouver in the 90’s the serial entrepreneur has tackled everything from Real Estate Development to launching his own clothing label Blanc and Noir. His latest venture is the design studio JCL, which focuses on high concept home wares. We recently caught up with Jean-Claude to discuss this latest endeavor, and his previous projects that have led him here.

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Pre-orders | John Elliott + Co.

Thursday April 17, 2014

From now until April 21 you can pre-order your favourite John Elliott + Co items both in-store and online. Choose the Hooded Villain, the Villain Crew, or the Escobar Sweatpant for an estimated shipping date of May 5, 2014. Pre-sale ends Monday, April 21 at 11:59pm PST. There are limited quantities available for pre-order, so don't wait to get in on the offer!

Staff Picks | Givenchy

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Givenchy Camouflage Parka- $2590
Camouflage Parka- $2590

Our shop staff picked out their favourite pieces from Givenchy's Spring collection for a quick shoot. In classic Givenchy fashion they went with a mixture of camouflage and vibrant prints, which stand out when paired with black pants and accessories. Look for more Spring/Summer 2014 arrivals from the storied Parisian label very soon here at Roden Gray.


Givenchy Thorns Columbian Fit T-Shirt - $975
Thorns Columbian Fit T-Shirt - $975
Givency Floral Skate Shoe, Givenchy Floral Shirt
Floral Shirt - $635, Floral Skate Shoes - $840

Givenchy is available in-store only, please contact us for more info.

Coming Soon | Sun Buddies

Monday April 14, 2014

Just in time for the blazing summer sun comes Sun Buddies, a premium eyewear label from Swedish fashion retailer Très Bien. Three types of handcrafted frames, inspired by art and pop culture, come in a variety of colours with UV protected lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision®. Simple and classic, each style sports a smooth finish and timeless details. Check out a sneak peek here (shot by Sun Buddies friend Bela Borsodi), but be sure to stay tuned because Sun Buddies will be available in-store and online very soon!

Feature | Spring Patterns

Thursday April 10, 2014

With the weather warming up its time to start thinking about summer wardrobes. Prints are always a nice way to add a little bit of life to an outfit, we've picked a few of our favourites from brands like Saturday's Surf NYC and Alex Mill above. 

BWGH Print Cap 

Saturdays Surf NYC Esquina Mineral Print Shirt 

Kenzo Scribbles Bucket Hat 

BWGH Short Sleeve Tulip Shirt 

Saturdays Surf NYC Mineral Print Trunks

AMI Backpack

Alex Mill Bandana Print Short 

Saturdays Surf NYC Jay Mineral Print Sneaker  White

Saturdays Surf NYC Jay Mineral Print Sneaker Blue 

Gastown Shop Hop Spring 2014 | Save 20% on Spring Items

Tuesday April 08, 2014

UPDATE - April 10: Use discount code S14-SHOP-HOP at checkout to redeem the 20% off. Offer expires tonight at 11:59 PM PDT and is not valid with other discount codes.

This Thursday marks another installment of the biannual Gastown Shop Hop where local shops and restaurants get together to celebrate our neighbourhood. We're joining in the festivities with a special one night only discount of 20% on all Spring/Summer 2014 items. We're staying open late too (until 9:00 PM), so you can nosh on scotch eggs at Pourhouse or swig a Tequila Martinez at The Diamond and still make it down to the shop to grab that jacket you've had your eye on.

We wouldn't advise waiting too late though, since we'll be announcing a discount code for 20% off on Thursday morning (Vancouver time) that you can use online for the same savings — we offer in-store pick-up for online orders by the way — so stay tuned and sign up for our newsletter to get the code first!

Locals | Falken Reynolds

Monday March 31, 2014

We've known Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds for a while now and we think they're great. Chad and Kelly are the brains behind Falken Reynolds Interiors, a client-forward interior design studio based just around the block from us in Gastown.

If you visited our shop during the holiday season you couldn't have missed the beautiful, arboreal lights that seemed to sprout from the store itself. The piece was crafted by Falken Reynolds as part of their "Decorate Gastown" series of custom installations, an annual holiday exercise that's graced restaurants and shops like Six Acres, LYNNsteven Boutique, and Sea Monstr Sushi.

We're excited to have had the opportunity to sit down with Chad and Kelly for the launch of our new interview series directed at shining a light on local designers, artists, and entrepreneurs that we think represent what makes Vancouver, and specifically Gastown such a fantastic place to live and work.

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Video | Monocle Magazine "Fashion City: Vancouver"

Friday March 28, 2014

Monocle Business recently sat down with Roden Gray partner Ken Wai for this look at Vancouver's burgeoning men's fashion market. The piece features interviews with Davidson Manaloto and Craig Atkinson of wings + horns as well as David Lin from our neighbours, Board of Trade. We're very excited to see Vancouver profiled by one of our favourite magazines, the latest issue is currently available in-store and will be online soon.

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