Shop with fashion expert Anna Cohen June 15th, 10am


This event was originally scheduled for April 26th, but has been rescheduled to June 15th.

I’m really looking forward to our shopping event on June 15th– it’s a great chance to learn more about some local stores, get some fashion tips, and meet some fellow moms. And, shopping really needs to be done with a girlfriend, so here’s a fabulous special for you: buy one ticket for our shopping event and bring a friend for free! Tickets are $10 for perks card members and $15 for non-members.

I sat down with the stylish Anna Cohen this week, our wonderful fashion guide for the morning and she gave me the scoop on why she chose these stores for our shopping trip. Let’s learn more about Anna and these great local shops!

About Anna

Formerly a Social Sciences High School teacher, Anna is now a Mom of two and events planner, personal stylist, writer, editor, and lover of shopping of course! Anna blogs about all her loves on SimplystylishMom, and has been featured on, CircleofMoms, and SavvyMom.

Anna organized a maternity fashion show for Modern Mama last fall and she’s amazing to be around. She has an innate sense of style and makes clothing choices  that are both practical and beautiful.


Anna’s favourite South Granville Stores:
Anna regularly frequents local boutiques on South Granville – she loves the diversity of stores on this stylish stretch and is excited to lead the tour between three of her favourite boutiques: Oliver and Lilly’s, Spank Clothing and Turnabout Consignment.

“Each of these store has a different atmosphere, voice and something to offer a Vancouver mom” says Anna.

“The open plan space of Oliver and Lilly’s exudes a Scandinavian feel, with unique pieces carefully handpicked. There are are high end designers like Heidi Merrick, Steven Alan and APC, incredible jewellery from Charlotte Hosten and a mom essential: James Jeans.” The store always keeps their sale rack well stocked and it features some incredible discounts for amazing items. “It is a local boutique that you can’t help but keep returning to.”

Anna describes Spank Clothing as a “unique, funky clothing perfect for the west coast girl.” It features feminine, casual, flirty pieces and has a fantastic selection of shoes and accessories. Anna’s favourite at Spank is the in-house label Lost and Found as it is well suited to free-spirited and independent women. (Spank image source)


Finally, for the Moms who love a good steal, is the not-to-be-missed consignment store Turnabout. “This is where Shaughnessy women drop their never or hardly worn designer items and leave them for us to pick up at incredible reasonable prices,” share Anna, a consignment store hound.  “There is nothing like the thrill of finding an iconic Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress or vintage Chanel purse.” Turnabout has a huge selection in a variety of shapes and sizes and Anna believes it’s hard to leave this store empty handed.

Deals, deals, deals!
We know everyone like a good deal, and we’ve lined lots up for you Modern Mamas:

  • 10% coupon for Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn
  • Special sale offers from Turnabout Consignment and Oliver & Lillys – exclusive for us while we shop
  • Spank Clothing is offering Modern Mama 20% off Anna’s favourite – their unique and figure flattering in-house label Lost & Found. They’ve had lots of new mama’s loving these designs! Sylvia Lee is the designer, born and raised in Vancouver. She tends to hit all different styles as her collection is super versitile and she tends to be a “curvier” designer, which really helps with post-baby bodies!

Nanny Care Fun
You are always welcome to bring your babe on the shopping trip via stroller/carrier, but we will also have childcare available with Modern Mama nannies. All the kids will have a special story time and activities at Pottery Barn Kids while we shop nearby.

Now, all you need to do is grab a girlfriend and enjoy this lovely morning of shopping! Take advantage of our fabulous promotion – buy one ticket for our shopping event and bring a friend for free! Tickets are $10 for perks card members and $15 for non-members. Register.

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