Pretty in Punk by Tanya

Vancouver, Canada · 96 Sales


Pretty in Punk by Tanya

Vancouver, Canada 96 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner I'm off to get married! Pretty in Punk will reopen on May 22nd with a special June announcement 👰

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 13, 2017

I'm off to get married! Pretty in Punk will reopen on May 22nd with a special June announcement 👰

Tanya Skywalker

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Tanya Skywalker


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Alysia Mobley

Alysia Mobley on Aug 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Where do I start? This purchase has been the single best experience I've ever had on etsy. I messaged Tanya hoping she could make a custom sized top for me. And lo and behold she could, and before my event I needed it for. Not only did she make a custom listing for me, she gave me regular updates and pictures of the process. She shipped the item quickly as well. When I got the item I was so excited. I opened the package to find two cute little stickers and pins inside the box as well as a handwritten note about wash care and what to do if I'm not totally satisfied, which is insane as I couldn't be happier. The top fits well, it's beautifull made, and I would definitely recommend it to others.

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For The Exceptional Misfits of the World, Without Whom the Earth Would be a Far Less Colourful Place

This shop was originally opened in 2009 as a beginning outlet for my blossoming creativity, and it marked the beginning of my creative entrepreneurialism. When the shop first opened it was under a different name, and I was a different person. As I have grown and changed, so has the shop.

In 2011, I went back to school. I took a 2 year program at a local art school with dreams of entering the fashion world. I knew full well that school was going to be difficult, but after uprooting my entire personal life and flipping it on its head, while moving to a new city where I only knew my sister, I was ready for the challenge. I'm glad I didn't know what I was in for, I don't know if I would have applied had I known just how hard it would be.

It seems that despite the initial enthusiasm from the admissions rep, wanting to be a designer of alternative fashion was not encouraged by the instructors. I had to do constant research and convincing that I knew my market, and that this WAS the market I wanted to be in. I was told I'd fail. One instructor told me that she was considering failing me in her class because she didn't like my designs.

I cried. A lot. And I fought back with everything I had that hadn't already been exhausted by a terrible work situation, a relationship that was sucking the life out of me, and course load from all my other classes.

I graduated. With honours. And I became the first fashion design student to ever be chosen as valedictorian. And that same fall I was not only accepted as a designer at Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[end], but named "Most Promising Student Designer."


Shop members

  • Tanya Skywalker

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Master Of The PiP Universe

    Graduated Spring 2013 with an honours diploma in Fashion Design Was the first Fashion Design student to ever be chosen as Valedictorian Named "Most Promising Student Designer" in Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[end] 2013

Shop policies

Last updated on July 13, 2015
Thanks for pokin' your nose in. It's a cute nose, I quite enjoy the sight of it.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept direct payment through etsy, paypal, credit cards, and money order. If you aren't paying immediately after purchasing, please shoot me a quick note to let me know how you'll be paying and when to expect it! If paying by money order, I don't ship items until your money order has arrived in the mail.

If you wish to cancel your purchase, cancellation must be done before payment is sent.
Local purchases can be picked up/dropped off for no shipping fee.

Please allow 2-3 business days for ready-made items to be shipped to you.

For custom orders, it's best to shoot me a message or email me at prettyinpunk (at) to get the most up-to-date timeframe. Rush orders are a possibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
It's hard to shop online sometimes, right? You never know quite how something is going to fit. If for some reason you don't love how your item looks on you (which is crazy, you look amazing), please send me a message within a week of receiving your item. While I am unable to offer refunds, I will be happy to work out an exchange or a store credit for you to ensure you love what you buy.
Additional policies and FAQs
**Colour disclaimer... colours may vary slightly between your monitor & the actual item due to your computer's colour settings

If you want something gift wrapped let me know and I can provide this service for free!

If you have any questions whatsoever please contact me! You can message me here, or via email at prettyinpunk at