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The product: Vancouver jewelry brand opens new flagship.

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Why we love it: Local brand Leah Alexandra Jewelry has opened up a new headquarters and retail space in Mount Pleasant.

“I had been dreaming of creating a new headquarters for our operations combined with a flagship retail experience for many years, but it took a long time to find the right space,” founder and designer Leah Belford says of the location at 75 West 7th Ave. . “This Mount Pleasant address checked all the boxes for me, so I was ready to spring into action.”

The store offers the brand’s full range of jewelry designs, including one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as a new addition to its permanent jewelry offering.

“We just launched permanent necklaces, which we offer at our new location, in addition to our welded bracelets and anklets,” said Belford of the Spark Studio offering.

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The mixed-use retail and headquarters space also provides customers a unique, behind-the-scenes view into the brand’s creation process.

“Customers can now get a glimpse of the jewelry being made in our adjoining production studio,” Belford says. “It also makes it easy for quick on-the-spot customizations with certain pieces. Visitors are welcome to tour our offices and see everything that goes on behind the scenes with our brand day to day. At any given time, you may catch the HQ team packing orders, doing photoshoots, and bouncing ideas around. We also offer one-of-a-kind pieces in our shop that you won’t see elsewhere, that we made on site.”

The space, designed by Marcela Trejo, includes design details such as natural stone jewelry displays, curved plaster walls and an outdoor patio, according to Belford.

“When people first saw photos on social media, several commented in delight assuming the store was in LA not Vancouver,” she says.

The store is the second Leah Alexandra store in Vancouver. The brand also operates a shop inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

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