I went to the Vancouver store today because I happened to be downtown and wanted to know if they were planning to stock the Elvina Blondo in snake print or whether I should order from the US. Turns out they will *not* be stocking them in Canada and they are not on the Blondo Canada site, so I took the precaution of ordering from the US. I know this is a style and pattern I will wear into the ground, so it's worth it to me.
A few observations -- the store was quiet, as Ariadne noted. Excellent customer service. They didn't have a ton of stock left, but certain things remained in volume. The fringey Halogen jacket that Angie bought filled half a rack.
I *did* see the Eileen Fisher black jeans there in store, and on sale. I didn't note the price, sorry. But they exist -- if you're in Canada, just call.
I also saw the Madewell jeans I had wanted and was able to get them in my size. ;)
No Leith cardigans in my size, no Avec les Filles red (or black, or any colour) coats.
No Veronica Beard fancy blazer.
No 1 State checkered jacket like mine at all!
I also got a pair of Zella leggings. :) And a pair of those BP joggers that Ariadne mentioned. Perfect loungewear. (Thanks!!)