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The Chinatown Experiment Set To Host 8 Pop-Ups During The Month Of June

The Chinatown Experiment is located at 434 Columbia St. & 585 East Broadway | chinatownexperiment.com
The Chinatown Experiment is located at 434 Columbia St. & 585 East Broadway | chinatownexperiment.com

The GOODS from The Chinatown Experiment

Vancouver, BC | This month at The Chinatown Experiment brings the most dynamic line up yet with a series of eight pop-ups across two locations including 434 Columbia St. and the new #SPACE196 at 196 Kingsway Avenue on the corner of 10th. This new space will be home to two pop-up shops this month and many more in the months to come. For the first month of summer, expect mostly fashion shops as brands introduce their SS14 lines, as well as a week-long multidisciplinary art event and two non-profit fundraisers. Get your out calendars out and mark these dates…

Open now – June 3 | Kate Duncan presents ADDRESS (434 Columbia St.)
ADDRESS is a collection of furniture, lighting, textiles, horticulture, as well as artwork and sculptural vessels by designers from Vancouver, Calgary, and New York. The two-week pop-up will feature the fine furniture by Kate Duncan, as well as works by Troy Moth, Allied Maker, Le Fil Rouge Textiles, Golem Designs, and many more. This is what’s hot in interior design and home décor right now.
Open daily 11am – 7pm #ADDRESSyvr

June 3-8 | Hey Jude Spring Shop (196 Kingsway Ave.) #space196
Vancouver based vintage stylists, Lauren Clark and Lyndsey Chow, will be opening the doors to their newest pop-up boutique. The shop will be featuring a new Spring/Summer collection of hand picked and trend forward vintage pieces for one-week only. Set in a minimalist and curated atmosphere, the shop aims to present vintage shopping in a fresh and approachable way. Expect to see pastels, metallic and monochromatic neutrals alongside unique accessories and jewelry. The shop will also showcase a menswear collection full of crisp button-ups, bombers and athletic inspiration. Open daily 11am – 7pm #heyjudeshop

June 5 | Thank you Chinatown! (434 Columbia St.)
Our founder, Devon MacKenzie is moving on from The Chinatown Experiment and as a thank you to the neighbourhood, he has organized a one-night fundraising event benefiting the DTES Women’s Shelter. The photos are finished in handcrafted frames made from reclaimed fir from the Chinatown Experiment building. We will be raffling off one 6×15-framed print and six one-of-a-kind 8×10 framed prints. There will also be framed 4×6 prints on hand for purchase. Open for viewing 1pm – 4pm and event starts 6pm to 10pm.

June 6 – 8 | Halfcourt Sportswear & Whiskey Teacup Pop-Up Shop (434 Columbia St.)
Halfcourt Sportswear and Whiskey Teacup come together for a weekend pop-up shop. Halfcourt will be celebrating the launch of their first collection featuring silhouettes inspired by classic sportswear pieces and bold contrasting materials. Whiskey Teacup will be releasing their sophomore collection, which will be available for the first time in store. Open daily 11am – 7pm.

June 11 – 18 | Young & Only Pop-Up Shop (434 Columbia St.)
Young & Only is an online men’s and women’s clothing store and lifestyle blog catering to stylish individuals who are culturally informed and socially conscious. You can expect brands such as Publish, Cameo, Someday’s Lovin, RVLT, and B.C.’s very own London Alexander and Beaux Ties. Young & Only has also teamed up with a couple of friends including Gastown florist Greenstems, and the beautifully talented local artist Ola Volo. Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11am – 7pm, Friday to Saturday: 11am-9pm #YOPOPUP

June 19 | Apron’s for Gloves Restaurant Rumble Fundraiser (434 Columbia St.)
The Chinatown Experiment is throwing its weight behind heavyweight contender Peter Marshall representing Louis M Martini Winery for Peter’s Restaurant Rumble Fundraiser campaign. There will be beer, cocktails, wine, art, and athletic apparel for sale. All proceeds will benefit the East Side Boxing Club. Event starts at 6pm. #teamsweetPete

June 20 – 26 | ONE Colour Exhibition by Glitz Entertaiment (434 Columbia St.)
ONE Colour is a multidisciplinary art event presented by the production team behind the growing Lab Art Show. They have taken their one night event and expanded it to include a week-long pop-up featuring live painting, cirque performances, short films, improv, instillations, and even a night of sangria. Expect a full line up with a uniquely different event on each night of the exhibition.

June 23 – 29 | WHEAT (196 Kingsway Ave.) #space196
WHEAT is a Danish-designed clothing line for babies and kids. It’s the epitome of comfort and classic, yet still practical and stylish, in kids’ clothing. Parents will love WHEAT for its simple, old-soul inspired designs that will take kids from play dates to family functions. Available exclusively online in Canada, WHEAT is excited to be popping up in Vancouver from June 23rd to 28th. Featuring spring and summer styles from sizes 3 months to 14 years. Open daily 10am to 7pm.