Vancouver shop talk: Diplomatic Immunity

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It was good timing when I discovered Diplomatic Immunity (2956 Granville St., 604-734-0060) a few months ago, before I left on vacation for Spain. Purveyors of very-travel-friendly clothing (think lightweight, wrinkle-free fabrics), the fall collection is perfect for Vancouver’s mild weather—not surprising, considered the company is headquartered here and co-designed by company owner Marousa Dumaresq and Elise Barraly, who trained in Paris and worked as a designer in Belgium before moving to Vancouver two years ago. Look for a mix of one-third men’s and two-thirds women’s pieces that are almost entirely produced locally from eco-friendly textiles such as organic cotton, soy and bamboo, and best yet, more stores to open up in the next few years.

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