New plants, planters and patio furniture go a long way, while fresh flowers in a beautiful vase can breathe life into a room. Gastown is the place to experience such a special moment. Email Address Sign Up. But, for Julie and Fredrik it came relatively easily. With a focus on accessorizing and decor, the shop is known for enviable table settings, inspired gifts and in-depth service. Things that are unique that cannot be found in the big, mainstream stores.
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Previous Page Next Page. When they left the UK, they decided to start their business and bring everything they cherished in European design to Vancouver. Vancouver is a very young city; a baby almost compared to a lot of European cities but visiting Gastown for the first time sort of brought me back to that European architectural heritage.
We saw a unit that was available for lease here on Water Street and immediately became interested. In the past five years, a few things have changed. Things that are unique that cannot be found in the big, mainstream stores.
Orling & Wu Hits a Milestone in Gastown – Gastown
New plants, planters and patio furniture go a wh way, while fresh flowers in a beautiful vase can breathe life into a room. They source merchandise from around the world as well as from local emerging talent.
While scoping out their vision, location was an almost unconscious decision. The diversity of the clientele. When asked oroing they had any surprises in their first few years of business, Julie comments that the best surprise has been how much foot traffic they get.
Meet Fredrik Orling and Julie Wu, Orling & Wu
I love coffee in the mornings. Seeing the storefront of our location here, reminded me of London and Paris storefronts. Location, Location, Location While scoping out their vision, location was an almost unconscious decision. We spent 9 months doing market research and then decided to set up shop here. Email Address Sign Up. They are also giving away tote bags made from interior design fabric remnants by a Kwantlen fashion graduate.
During their first year in business, they attended a number of our Small Business BC seminars, concentrating on subjects such as financial management, accounting, importing and marketing.
Small updates can make a big difference if orlibg do it right. They are the influencers of what aesthetic is trending and of the lifestyle of the West Coast.
And to people watch!
It changes throughout the day. The naming of your business can often become a long and drawn out process. Over the holidays, they added pet products to the shop after bringing home their own bundle of fluff, Mocha, and struggling to orlign quality accessories that fit her needs and the aesthetics of their home.
Two days after arriving, we went to visit Gastown. What influences you and inspires you? Thanks for signing up! I love to shop here at places like One of A Few, Litchfield orliny to say hello to my friends at Inform.
I love connecting to people and to my neighbours. But, for Julie and Fredrik it came relatively easily. If you had 15 minutes only, in Gastown, how would you spend it?
Orling & Wu: Gastown Welcomes Highly Anticipated European-Inspired Design Boutique
That decision has paid off. About 8 years ago, we were both living and working in London; I was doing publishing and Fredrik was in high-end retail. Website Email Facebook Twitter. And on the stationary front, the shop has expanded with two new Japanese suppliers and added Midori journals for discerning travellers.