On my way to a Microsoft networking event I attended last week (and realized shortly after the demo started that I was in WAY over my head, so I quietly slipped out. Yikes.) I stopped by a little shop in Gastown that sells cool gifts made by internet crafters called Occupied. Ms. Jenelle (that’s the name on her business card) sells items in her store from artists that I’ve seen on the web like Marilyn Patrizio and My Paper Crane.

It’s a great little store and I bought a pink reusable shopping bag shown below. Every time I’ve been to her store, she takes great care in wrapping the goods before giving them to you. I opted out of the extra wrapping, so she just tied it up with string for me:
I didn’t really notice before last week that there are a lot of small boutique type stores opening up in Gastown. I’ll be back to check out the others frequently.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jonathon Narvey (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 8:19 am

    The revitalization of Gastown over the past several years has been astounding. The place looks way different from how it looked when I arrived here. These days, it is actually a place I would encourage tourists to visit. I could not have said that seven years ago.

    After much construction delay, my own place of work will be moving into the area, just above the old Storyeum location, over the weekend. I am looking forward to it.

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