Digital Marketing

TRENDVancouver Brings Boutique Shopping and Networking to the West Coast

Christian Thomson
September 16, 2016  •   2 min read

Updated July 30, 2020, 11:59 am

Vancouver, BC, September 15, 2016 TRENDVancouver today announced the launch of a one-of-a-kind concept, fusing boutique shopping with networking and business opportunities. Designed with the modern woman in mind, TRENDVancouver offers a unique collaboration between 35 selected boutique vendors from across the west coast paired with community leaders and mentorship services.

On Sunday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., women from across the Lower Mainland will gather at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Yaletown. Local celebrity and style icon, Fiona Forbes will be co-hosting the event with a number of well-known Vancouverites including, Matthew McCormick, who was recently named 2016 Designer of the Year by Western Living.

“Vancouver has a healthy business community with a thriving culture for the modern woman. We saw an opportunity to bring some of the most well-known west coast brands under one roof and invite woman to participate in a shopping and networking experience like no other,” said Shannon Lorenz, Executive Producer of TRENDVancouver.

Co-founders Lorenz and Petry have established partnerships with vendors including The Juice Truck, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Find Finds Boutique, Urban Barn and Lash Fabulous among others. Event participants will have the opportunity to peruse retail pop-ups, enjoy a beauty treatment and relax at the Sparkling Hill Resort bar.

“In addition to the most sought-after brands, we have aligned ourselves with Vancouver’s most celebrated leaders in business, style, design, health and wellness,” said Christina Petry, Creative Director of TRENDVancouver. “The final piece was to find a local charity with similar interests which is why we partnered with Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that empowers and supports women in both work and in life.”

Admission is $25 with $5 per ticket benefitting Dress for Success.

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About TRENDVancouver
TRENDVancouver is a boutique-style marketplace featuring 35 selected vendors from across the west coast, each showcasing the latest style, beauty, design, business and wellness trends. The first annual event takes place on Sunday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Yaletown.

Christian Thomson

Christian is one of Canada’s most sought-after digital marketing experts. He has taken Marwick from start-up to 18th Fastest Growing Company in B.C. (Source: Business In Vancouver Magazine). Well known for helping business owners navigate and dominate the digital landscape. Over the last 19 years, Christian has helped companies attract great customers using the latest in digital marketing. Christian was also the co-founder of CIMC, Canada’s largest digital marketing conference. Christian is also a professional surfer, representing Canada at the ISA World Games in France. When Christian isn’t growing Marwick, and Marwick’s clients he can be found traveling with his family.