December 2019 - January 2020 Best Cities for Work in B.C.

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DECEMBER/JANUARY 2020 BCBUSINESS 21 b y N I C K R O C K E L p o r t r a i t b y E V A A N K H E R A J JOHN FLUEVOG IS A TRUE ORIGINAL: A CELEBRATED SHOE DESIGNER WHO HAS KEPT HIS INDEPENDENT RETAIL BUSINESS GOING FOR 50 YEARS. DON'T EXPECT THE CREATOR OF KICKS LIKE THE PILGRIM, THE MINI AND THE ANGEL TO PUT HIS FEET UP ANYTIME SOON In his long jacket and tall black boots, John Fluevog still looks every bit the dandy who started making his mark on the fashion and retail worlds five decades ago. He glides down into the showroom of his gorgeous, high-ceilinged flagship store in Vancouver's Gastown, where the back stairs lead to a workshop for shoe designs that keep on coming to him. Fluevog opened this location in 2008, in the same neighbourhood where he and for- mer business partner Peter Fox launched their first store back in 1970. His epony- mous company is a global brand, with 27 locations in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia. Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Jack White are just a few of the celebrities who have sported his quirky, distinctive, reason- ably priced and well-made shoes and boots.

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