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Vancouver to Warsaw - you'll NEVER guess what I found in Warsaw - my words => WTF


redvod 1 | 5
15 Nov 2011  #1
I've been living in Warsaw for over 7 months now (from Vancouver). There aren't many things I miss from Canada but this was one of them, hahaha but not anymore !!!

This past Saturday afternoon I was shopping and decided to grab some sushi on Zgoda 5 (fantastic sushi by the way). On approach I look up and see these big ass banners just above the sushi joint and I say to myself WTF ? So I strolled right past the sashimi, through the court yard, and into this awesome little retro shop. They've been open just a few weeks, and they have Fluevogs !!!

Being from Vancouver I use to frequent their Granville Street store (I own a lot of Vogs). Some of you Canadians/Americans might be familiar with John Fluevog, but if you aren't he's a legendary shoe designer from Vancouver with a cult following (Celebrities alike). He has shops in most major cities in Canada/USA, LA, NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto... however I've never seen his shoes sold in Europe.... wait I just checked the Fluevog website and apparently there are 3 shops in Europe which carry Fluevogs - one in Ice Land, one in Germany, and ONE IN WARSAW !!!!

Anyway I picked up some friggin HOT Radios CBC in purple to grace the streets of Warszawa (attached image courtesy from some blog) !!!! AWESOME !!!

I'm rockin !!!

\m/ \m/

If there are any Fluevogers living here check em out... the place is called "Raspberry Heels" or "Malinowe Obcasy" (which translates into raspberry heels from Polish).



pip 10 | 1,661
15 Nov 2011  #2
so you don't miss the Pacific, you don't miss the mountains, you don't miss the weather or shopping or hockey- you miss shoes?
OP redvod 1 | 5
15 Nov 2011  #3
Warsaw has a lot of cool things that trump Vancouver. I hate the fact that all the Yaletown pubs close their patios at 10:00pm. I hate the living costs of Vancouver. Of course I miss walks around Stanley Park and the mountains but I realize those things I just can't bring. The weather in Vancouver I don't miss and I prefer soccer to hockey. Shopping... isn't this what I'm talking about?

For me its pretty cool that I stumble upon a familiar Vancouver cult classic (of all places) in Warsaw.
Richfilth 6 | 415
15 Nov 2011  #4
so you don't miss the Pacific, you don't miss the mountains, you don't miss the weather or shopping or hockey- you miss shoes?

And purple shoes at that.

I admire the OP's enthusiasm, but as the owner of a pair of testicles, I really don't understand this thread at all.
pip 10 | 1,661
15 Nov 2011  #5
just out of curiosity -were they expensive? did they have womens? I am looking for a pair of kick ass boots but if they go for 1000 pln- it is not going to happen. and handbags....??
OP redvod 1 | 5
15 Nov 2011  #6
pip
They had way more women's than men's and they had other brands as well, such as Tsubo which were less expensive than Fleuvog.

I paid 800 (something), which is reasonable as Fluevogs are typically expensive (around 250 CAD plus the dreaded HST)... not bad anyway. One thing I like about Poland (Europe)... the price you see is the price you pay, unlike in Canada.
Vivienne
15 Nov 2011  #7
This is a ridiculous post but my husband and I are from San Francisco and I am a Fluevog-a-holic, non-recovering. Back home I shop at the one on Union Square. I'm going to check out this place on the weekend :)
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
15 Nov 2011  #8
A great free advert, but a bit transparent really.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,445
15 Nov 2011  #9
OP, somehow I understand your enthusiasm. I spent some time in Canada and I was a big fan of Keen (still am), so when they went on sale in the sports store in Szczecin, I got myself a pair of summer sandals:). Yey..............
OP redvod 1 | 5
15 Nov 2011  #10
Damn right I'm enthusiastic... Fluevog is like a cult in Vancouver. There is a little worship temple at YVR airport (see my cell phone shot) and a Fluevog exhibit at the Vancouver Museum (saw it last summer).

But I guess people might not understand if you are not from there (it's a Vancouver thing), just like the Scottish like their haggis.


  • Fluevog display at YVR

  • Love this quote

  • Fluevog exhbit @ Vancouver Museum

  • Fluevog exhbit @ Vancouver Museum

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