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HAVEN Vancouver Pop Up – 157 Water Street BSMT

The new and improved HAVEN Vancouver is being built out as we speak and should be complete in a few months time. The closing of our Blood Alley Gastown location was tough as we had countless fond memories.  But don’t sweat it! In the meantime in this transitionary period please visit us at our temporary Pop Up location at 157 Water Street – Basement Unit.  We’re just a block down the road from the old location, so come by and say hi.  Here’s a few photos of the Pop Up Shop…

HAVEN Vancouver Pop Up
BSMT – 157 Water Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1A7

T. 604.620.9334



HAVEN Vancouver – Blood Alley – CLOSED

Roughly four Years ago we opened the doors to our HAVEN Vancouver location in the seedy, quite backstreets of Blood Alley in Gastown. Being the sole retail entity in Gaoler’s Mews we took a tremendous risk, with our first neighbors being the Crackheads and Bums that roamed the alleyway.  As time went on the area gentrified tremendously with new shops and restaurants opening up following our lead. The time has come to close the doors to 7 Gaoler’s Mews – Blood Alley, but that doesn’t mean we’re gone.  We are very excited to present the next chapter of HAVEN Vancouver with the opening of a much larger and much more improved HAVEN Vancouver opening in 2014. In the meantime while construction is being completed on our new space, please visit us at our temporary Pop up location just a couple blocks away at 157 Water Street – BSMT.

Here’s a couple parting photos of the Vancouver Blood Alley shop.


Product Profile | nonnative Dweller Pant

The various iterations of nonnative’s Dweller pant continue to be a staff and customer favorite season after season. nonnative’s meticulous attention to fit, quality, and detail certainly proves why the Dweller’s are the perfect “go to” pants for almost any outfit. Here we take an in-depth look at a few of these unique elements.

The slanted coin pocket delivers easier access and added durability thanks to a custom rivet. Denim versions see the addition of a visible selvedge line.

Perhaps the most unique feature of the Dweller pant is the rear knee articulated darting. This signature detail is gives the pants their unique and impeccable fit.

A bartacked “N” on the rear right pocket exemplifies nonnatives attention to detail. The white tab provides additional understated branding while paying homage to the originator of the blue jean.

A diagonal rear belt loop and inverted yoke puts a contemporary twist on the traditional 5-pocket pant, while the cushioned waistband ensures that the Dweller will be the most comfortable pants in your closet.

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WTAPS A/W 2013 Ex 27 – Lifist

I found a few shots from inside the WTAPS A/W 2013 Exhibition HQ that was held last month in Tokyo.

Next seasons collection entitled “Lifist’.

Yu never smiles!

- Arthur


Preview: Engineered Garments Fall/Winter ’13

We are excited to introduce Engineered Garments to our brand list; with a debut drop for Fall/Winter 2013. Led by Daiki Suzuki under the revered Nepenthes umbrella, Engineered Garments consistently blends traditional workwear and heritage influences with technical and tailored detailing. Their Fall/Winter ’13 look book exemplifies this timeless yet progressive design. Look out for Engineered Garments at Haven in a few months.



A Glimpse into HAVEN Edmonton

Here’s a glimpse into HAVEN Edmonton as well as a look at some of the new Spring/Summer 2013 product we have in store.



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