Jann and Ashlee are thrilled to welcome Kelly Hannah to the Loft at Bohemia Gallery. Some of you may recognize Kelly as she has been in the business for over 16 years, first as a wholesaler and then in retail. Up until recently she had her storefront Solid Threads further up Main Street.
Over the years Kelly has established herself as an expert in period clothing and is known for many of her one-of-kind finds. Now in the Loft you can find her massive selection of classic vintage clothing for both men and women, along with unique belts, belt buckles and other vintage accessories. Most of her items are priced quite reasonably, anywhere from $20 to $100…and you can always make her an offer!
Here Kelly proudly shows off what she refers to as a “pink Ginger Rogers or Gilligan Island’s” dress. Perfect for the prom or any formal outing, this dress is being sold for $79.
Above, Kelly is holding a vintage three piece gray pinstriped suit for $89.
A favourite piece for Kelly is this 1960’s black beaded cat type suite/culottes for $85. Ideal for a variety of outings or for a “desperate housewives” or “valley of the dolls” moment at home!
Men’s shirts and vests are some of Kelly’s top sellers. Here we have a vintage Western shirt for $26 and a gray vest for $26.
With the addition of Kelly in the Loft, along side Karen Green from ODP designs, Bohemia Gallery now has an impressive collection of retro, vintage and designer clothing for both men and women. In fact, Bohemia probably has one of the largest selection of men’s clothing on consignment in the city (retro/vintage). And between Kelly, Jann, Ashlee and Karen you will also have access to one of the most knowledgeable crew on classic vintage and retro clothing…and all things fashionable.
2010 Window Display
Full Window Display Dec 2010
Jann and Ashlee Purcell from Bohemia Gallery are thrilled to have been voted as one of Vancouver’s best consignment/vintage stores in the Vancouver Courier’s Stars of Vancouver Reader’s Choice Awards. They appreciate everyone who took the time to vote, as this distinction makes them both very proud. Because of this, and in being keenly aware of what is going on in our city, they want to give back to their community.
In reading through the papers recently, they felt inspired by what others were doing to help with the ever increasing number of people who are finding themselves homeless. With the Olympics just around the corner, all eyes are on Vancouver and they feel that they are in a terrific position to make a difference. They want the world to know that store owners like them are doing their part to help raise awareness, and money, to deal with this very serious issue.
With thousands of tourists visiting our city during the Olympics they plan to donate 5% from every purchase towards ending homelessness in Vancouver. Help them make a difference by visiting their store and feel good knowing that with each purchase made, you will be helping our city find a solution for homelessness. This campaign will start on February 12th and run all the way through to the end of the Paralympics on March 21st.
One of Vancouver’s best kept consignment store secrets, Bohemia Gallery, welcomes local designer Karen Green, from ODP Designs, to The Loft. Jann Purcell, Bohemia’s owner, is thrilled to showcase ODP Designs and passionately believes that Karen’s designs are a perfect fit with her belief and life philosophy that “fashion is art”. Karen’s designs, all one-of-a kind pieces, are reconstructed from recycled clothing and fabric and reflect her love of all things unique and beautiful. Knowing no boundaries, Karen’s designs create cultural connections by mixing fabrics and fusing them in the most unexpected and exciting ways.
Together, Jann and Karen are no strangers to the fashion industry, between them they have over 40 years experience. Jann has worked 20 years in fashion retail and opened Bohemia Gallery in 2004 with her daughter Ashlee. Five years later, with her son Jason and his wife Taryn now part of the business, they have expanded the store to include the upstairs portion, called The Loft, and have over 3000 square feet of retail space. With a blend of contemporary, retro and vintage clothing and accessories for both men and women, their store can best be described as “boho chic meets retro crazy.”
Karen started designing her own clothing at an early age and created her own distinctive look – first for herself and then for her children. Eventually her passion for fashion led her to start her own fashion line – ODP Designs. With the loving support of her family, Karen has grown her fashion line to include everything from reconstructed sweaters and kilts to beautiful wedding gowns that are crafted from a unique multi-cultural mix of fabric.