Best of Vancouver

by bfcboutique

It’s that time of year again folks – voting has begun for the Georgia Straight‘s Best of Vancouver 2011! We would like to encourage you all to show your support and vote for all your favourite small businesses around the city before the July 6th deadline.

For those of you who do not know (or don’t live here) the Georgia Straight is the largest and longest-running weekly publication in Vancouver. Each year it polls its readers on all the things they love best in and about their city – that is to say, the best of Vancouver. It covers a huge range of topics – from best yoga studio, to best appliance store, to best spa… the list goes on. Chances are, if you especially like a local place, event or business, there is a category to vote for it in the Best of Vancouver poll.

Many of you might think that it’s just a fun issue and a good way to find out about some of the great places in our fair city (which it is) but the results of the BOV poll really have an impact for all the local businesses mentioned in it.We don’t usually have the highest advertising and marketing budgets (thank goodness for free blogs!) so being mentioned in a popular publication like this is wonderful! Showing your support for local businesses has perhaps never been as important as it has been in recent years. I’m sure all of you have noticed that many locals have shut their doors over the past few years – a trend that sadly doesn’t seem to be stopping. It is for this reason that we urge you to vote for all your favourites, whether its your favourite local bike store, kitchenware store, or ahem, women’s clothing store – please vote!

For the past 3 years we have been fortunate enough to have been voted “Best Independent Women’s Clothing Store” and are appreciative to everyone who took the time to vote for us.  We’re not going to lie, we were completely thrilled each time we found out –  it always comes as a surprise. There are so many great stores in Vancouver and we are honoured to have placed as the best or amongst the best in our category multiple times over the years.

So while we would be absolutely thrilled and delighted if you chose to vote for us as Best Women’s Clothing Store (Independent) once more, the most important thing is that you vote.