ABOUT DAMASK & TESTIMONIALS
Looking for gift ideas that are brilliant, exciting, extraordinary, fascinating, imaginative, interesting... noteworthy? Essentially, ideas for the perfect gift? At damask, we strive to find that perfect gift for you. We do the research for you to find the coolest gifts. All our products are meticulously selected. Our gift merchandise has an element of practicality but with a twist - there is also an element of fun and creativity! We promise not to offer anything that is commonplace or unmemorable.
Classic but not clichéd, distinctive not dull, magical not mediocre.
For many years, damask has been a quality "bricks & mortar" retail store based in Vancouver. Our physial store was a shopping experience set in a stimulating, colourful, aromatic and attractive setting enveloped in the sound of soothing and sometimes grooving music. Where classic combined with contemporary, style met sophistication and effervescence equaled elegance (don't just take our word for this - see what our customers have said in the Testimonials below).
Whatever the reason, whatever the occasion, at damask, you can always find the perfect present from a range of creative and competitively priced gifts that will refresh the mind and cheer the soul. damask is more than just a gift shop. We offer both imaginative gifts for the home and enchanting gifts for the soul, bringing beauty and enjoyment into life through an unusual and yet, uplifting variety of distinct merchandise - a vibrant mix of flair and fun gifts that make you smile.
From amazing accessories to classic collectibles, including Herge's Tintin merchandise, as well as exquisite artisan made products, at damask, there’s whatever you need and plenty you didn’t even know you wanted.
Our staff always strives to provide professional service with a personal touch, helping you find the perfect gift for friends, co-workers and staff members, guest speakers, family, your home or yourself. And we always want to know what you think - it’s as much your store as ours. Feel free to email us anytime or arrange an appointment to Skype.
damask is simply one of a kind - a symphony of sounds, scents, textures and colours but our store hasn't always been this way.
Faith founded damask designs in less luxurious location of the family kitchen in 1987after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Fine Arts. damask's t-shirts, silk scarves and fashion jewellery quickly became so popular that their creation was taking over house and home. It was time for damask designs to flee the family nest and find a place of its own.
In 1992, damask's first retail store opened, combining our own handmade gifts and goods with the best in contemporary and classic designer merchandise. As well as being able to buy damask's own designs, customers were encouraged to learn about the creative process through a range of art and design evening classes.
We celebrated our tenth anniversary in retail by re-locating to in the vicinity of Vancouver's ever-growing University Town, the community surrounding the University of British Columbia, bringing something entirely new to the area with a store that encapsulates the damask spirit of sophistication, beauty and uplifting elegance.
In 2011 ,damask decided to make the jump to cyber space - allowing you to experience our imaginative gifts for the home and enchanting gifts for the soul online whenever you feel the need to escape, relax and invigorate.
2012 saw BIG changes in the evolution of the company. damask has regenerated and is now exclusively an online store with a dedicated Concierge Service for our customers (see Terms & Conditions Page for more information). So join us at damask for quality gifts that offer a sense of sophistication, a glimpse of glamour, and a feeling of fun!
Damask.ca is currently serving all of Canada. US and International inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I love love love the Damask blog site! At Damask, ever since your 4th Avenue days, I have always found the truly perfect present for some of my uniquely creative friends. You have a special gift for sourcing and offering these perfect products!" -Patricia K.
"Damask is my favourite place to browse - and buy - gifts for family, friends, and even self! The selection is diverse, high-quality, and sold by a warm and knowledgeable staff. I look forward to my next visit!" -Bethany B.
"No joke, you're the best - I wish a lot more stores took the same care with their customers as you do!" -Erin C.
"...love the variety in the store. It will be great to be able to order on line as it’s a bit of a trek from North Vancouver. I really love the 'funky' gifts that Damask offers." -Lesley B.
"Love the store its spirit and know there are few occasions that I will ever be made to feel as welcome and valued in a retail experience. The sense of welcome, warmth and excellence has made all the difference. I not only love to shop but found you and the store a great little opportunity to be a part of something unique. A little shared laughter, a story and creativity. I look forward to shopping and talking to you again."- Elaine B.
"Damask, you always have the perfect gift for someone, even if my friends are difficult to buy for. Your staff will just lead me to the perfect item - even the perfect greetings card. Whenever I'm out and about someone will always say, 'Where did you get those beautiful earrings?' or 'Oh! I love that Tin Tin shopping bag!' I finally had to ask you for some business cards to hand out!" - Joan Betty S.