New Herschel Fall Collection August 07 2015

Our Fall Herschel collection has arrived so we're freshly stocked up on new colours and patterns for those who are starting early with prepping for the new school year. Herschel Supply is a design driven global accessories brand that produces quality products with a fine regard for detail based in Vancouver, BC. They are constantly introducing new designs to their collections so you're bound to find one that fits your style. These are only a selection of the new prints that came in, we carry many more designs in store so make sure to check them out before it's too late.

Pop Quiz Lunchbox

These lunchboxes are Herschel's newest addition to their collection and they are a super fun way to make lunchtime even more fun! A perfect grade school cafeteria companion, the durable Pop Quiz Lunch Box features a soft and insulated main snack compartment that easily wipes clean. $30

Chapter Travel Kit

Need a little pouch to keep all your travel essentials together for your next trip? The Chapter travel kit featuring a side handle for easy carrying and internal mesh pockets for staying organized. $30

Heritage Kids Backpack

Herschel Supply’s popular Heritage Backpack silhouette draws inspiration from classic backpack design modernized specifically for kids. These are available in many fun prints and are the perfect size for the young kids who are getting excited for early elementary school. $40

Anchor Sleeve

Designed with tech savvy youth in mind, the two-panel Anchor Sleeve for the iPad Air Mini, Ipad Air, Macbook 11", 13", and 15" is fully padded and lined with soft fleece. Starting at $24


Embracing Coziness October 16 2014

There's nothing like looking at pumpkins to get you ready for the season. Well, maybe not staring directly at them, but remembering everything that surrounds the appearance of the almighty pumpkin definitely excites me, and I'm not talking about PSLs (is that a dictionary term yet?).

Yes, Vancouver has finally settled into the cooler weather and the colourful leaves of fall are swirling around us. Here at Walrus we're thinking of different ways to get cozy and warm and personally, there is nothing I enjoy more than being in a state of coziness. You'll be hard-pressed to find someone with a larger cardigan and silk scarf collection as myself. OK, Prince probably has more silk scarves than I do, but I digress. I'd like to paint you a picture, a picture of Walrus-themed autumnal warmth (out of words, I am no artist). So sit back and grab a coworker/friend/stranger passing by to read this for you so you can close your eyes and really get into it. I won't judge if you peek at the photos though.


Crunch, crunch, crunch. The evening is slowly setting in and you're walking up to your fabulous home after work. The wet leaves at your feet release an earthy fragrance that begins to untangle the stress of the day behind you. You walk into your house and kick off your Fitzsimmons Native shoes. It's so great how dry they keep your feet, plus the inner lining is so comfortable.

As you put your things down, you look around and realize that someone has cleaned up! What?! You try to remember if maybe it was just you but no, someone has taken the initiative to make tidy up for you. Not only that, but the angel who cleaned for you is also an expert baker and left a sheet of cookies out to cool (score!). You pick one up and bite into it - still warm. This is your chance, the perfect moment to 'coze out'. You run to your room and change into the most comfortable outfit you own (silk pajamas? That basketball tshirt with the hole in it?). You slip into your Glerup slippers and it feels as if hundreds of little sheep are hugging your foot. You then think back to the story of Nanny Glerup on her farm in Denmark, toiling over the perfect pair of slippers - then to her family,  supporting her and helping her create a successful family business. It's amazing that the natural wool is antibacterial, water resistant, and able to produce five times the heat of any other textile fabric when in contact with moisture. It's for that reason that they work so well with bare feet. You stare down at your toes lovingly. 

You head to the kitchen to grab a glass of wine and some cookies, then to the living room to grab a book. You flop down on your couch and grab your favourite animal pillow from Areaware. You love that the print looks just like your dog "(insert your dog's name here. Or your best friend's dog's name, or maybe you don't like dogs and you love zebras, imagine that instead.)". You flick on your super cool concrete lamp that all your friends always ask about and light your Malin and Goetz tobacco candle. You love the intoxicating layers of chestnut, honey, bourbon, vanilla and ylang ylang that begin to fill your home. Plus it's an added bonus that these babies burn for 60 hours, that's one full hour of 'me-time' every day for 2 months! You settle in and begin to read.

After a while, the mystery person that cleaned and baked for you arrives. They say that they want to take you on a walk - aw! You get up and put on your Rains jacket, purple (or red) Obbaki scarf, slip on your Instance socks and get back into your Natives. You step outside and your angel friend pulls out his/her Stanley flask and offers you a sip of whisky (or maybe you hate drinking and it's hot chocolate). Wow, this person must truly be an angel. You walk around together in the brisk autumn air while making jokes and pointing at squirrels. 


You turn the corner, and suddenly your friend whips out two plane tickets. That's right - You're heading to Vegas, baby!


Okay, I didn't know how to end the story but you get the picture! Come in and visit us to check out all the fun, cozy items that were described and maybe find something else that could make an autumn evening even cosier than I could imagine. 

To lovers of the 'coze',
-Lauren (inspired by Fall and Iris)


Fitzsimmons Native Shoes - $108
Glerup Slippers - $90-$100
Areaware Animal Pillow - $27-$42
Concrete Lamp + Bulb - $48+$27
Malin + Goetz 9oz Candle - $59.90
Rains Jacket - $110-$135
Obbaki Scarf - $29
Instance socks - $11-$37.50
Stanley Flask 8oz - $32.90
Tickets to Las Vegas - Priceless?

 If ever something is not available in our online shop, please email us any purchase inquiries. 

Waterproofing September 29 2014

Well, it's official - the rainy season has returned. As we wave goodbye to the setting sun of a long, hot summer, we look forward to cozy sweaters, big scarves, hot chocolates, crunchy leaves, movie nights, good books, seeking refuge from the rain in little coffee shops, giant puddles, actually being excited to get on the bus - oh no, I'm rambling about my favourite season again.  

Okay, so Fall is here, no doubt. Here in Vancouver, it's hard to find a balance between the practicality of wearing rain pants non-stop for the next six months and the temptation to continue wearing your favourite jeans until the rain seeps through and turns all of the receipts in your wallet into pulp. 

Wait a second - don't commit to the rain pants just yet. Introducing Bellroy:


Bellroy wallets not only keep your stuff dry, they keep your wallet slim. These wallets were designed to keep you organized and let you live outside without compromise. PLUS they are committed to environmental practices (which you can read about here), so you can feel even better about toting this little beauty around. Here's another thing - there are not one, not two, but THREE different waterproof styles to choose from. So you and your two best friends can stand in the rain, wallet to the sky and say "Not today rain, not today." 

Or you can just be quietly confident that your stuff is dry, but either way I'm not judging.

If waterproof is not on your agenda, they do have other styles that may be more appealing to you. If you travel a lot, like I do in my daydreams, they have an awesome travel wallet that fits your passport, your bills, 4-6 cards, a SIM card and it even comes with a really nice pen. 

(love this pen)


All in all, we are very excited about these super slick wallets. Come by and check out what all the fuss is about for yourself.


Bellroy Wallets $59.95 - $149.95