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Holt Renfrew Grand Opening Vancouver

Jun 5, 2007

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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I've never walked a "magenta" carpet before, but when it leads up to the door of the fabulous, new, $30 million dollar Holt Renfrew store - I'm there with bells on. Cheering crowds gathered early on Tuesday night to catch a glimpse of all the stars who came out to celebrate at the invite only, VIP party. Pink lights sparkled throughout the three-level, 135,000 sq. ft., Janson Goldstein designed store as over 1,000 guests sipped champagne and lounged amidst labels like Prada, Chanel, Gucci and more. Ladies, grab your credit cards and . . . CHARGE!

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Singer Patti LaBelle is welcomed by Holt GM Gary Balaski before heading up to the top floor to perform on stage.
Hard to believe Desperate Housewife's star Marcia Cross had twins only three months ago. Gracious and lovely, she looks simply stunning in basic black.
All the girls go wild for rocker Dave Navarro as he walks the "pink" carpet on his way in to DJ the party. Soon to be ex-wife Carmen Electra is strike number three.
A toast to fabulous Four Season's chef Rafael Gonzalez who spent the better part of the day preparing food for the celebs and VIPs.
Iron chef Rob Feenie, of Lumiere restaurant fame, and wife Michelle are among the lucky local VIPs in attendance.
Guests Janelle Washington, left, Army and Navy heiress Jacqui Cohen, Christie King and fashion designer Feizal Virani are all big Holt Renfrew fans.
Vancouver Canucks' centre Brendan Morrison scores big even off ice in some stylish Holt fashions.
Golden girls Tamara Taggart, left, of CTV-9, and Dawn Chubai, of City TV, are looking glamorous, no matter what the weather.
Pretty PR gal Tanis Tsisserev, left, schmoozes with the stars alongside CTV-9 news reporter Mike Killeen and his wife Jill, of Vancouver's Fairmont hotels.
News anchor Coleen Christie is doused in pink magenta light as she stands in the grand glass entrance way.



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