With 2017 coming to an end, what better way to reflect on the year than to round up our staff favourites? With a crew as vibrant and rad as the products we carry, this final round of 2017 staff picks is sure to be a treat. What hidden gems will reveal themselves in this edition? Read on to find out!Vans Sk8 BlackTara: The Great and Powerful Oz + Director of Operations
"Best shoe to get you through 2017 into 2018. The Vans Super Sk8-Hi Zip MTE is water resistant, dog pee resistant, comfy, stylish, perfect!"
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Vans Gum SoleMike S: Fashion Tights Expert + Business Specialist
"Look boss in some moss…shoes that is!!! These Old Skool Winter Moss bad boys are my pick of 2017 because…they’re green? As long as it rhymes I’m fines."
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Vans Authentic FreshnessMadi: Social Media Guru + Finger-Gun Dancer
"When I wake up in the morning and the alarm gives out a warning, I throw on the Authentic (Freshness) Mixed Tape to make it to work on time."

Herschel Sepp Beanie CottonTessa: Senior Graphic Designer / Printshop Manager + Rap God
"Since chilly weather is here, keep your noodle warm and snug in this awesome Herschel Beanie! Although we have lots of great headwear selections from Herschel, I love the stylish faded Indigo denim colour of this toque, complete with a fun fuzzy pom."
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Dr. Martens 2976 BlackAnna: Graphic Designer + Mostly Likely to Think Rami Malek Looks like Frank Sinatra
"The Dr. Marten Chelsea Boots are my absolute favourite from the collection. They're badass and sleek, and look good with anything I throw on. Plus, the elastic on the sides makes the break-in process a lot easier than the classic lace-up 1460's."
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Vans Peanuts Charlie Brown HatSpencer: Print Technician + Podcast Connoiseur
"Good hat... it's a good shape. I dunno, it's cute. "
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Vabs Classic Tumble
Taylor: Print Technician + The Baby

"So fresh and SO clean."

Converse Chuck Taylor 1970s
Jenna: Retail/Operations Manager + Badass

"I like dis shoe cuz I like kitties. The extra cushioning of the 70's edition soles keep your feet comfortable even if you are taking a walk on the wild side!"
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Herschel Backpack CatsMike W: Retail Sales, Cat Dad + Man-in-Black
"The near monochromatic all-black theme with stark white accents paired with the construction and adaptability of this Little America is the penultimate marriage of style and function."
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Jaime: Retail Sales, Master Lacer + Baking/Dancing Queen
"If you specialize at spilling every meal you eat on at least one article of clothing like I do - well, these Converse Jack Purcell shoes are for you! Super soft but easy to clean leather that can be decked out with fun laces for all your messy occasions."
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Herschel Novel 600DOlivia: Retail Sales, Multi instrumentalist + Shoe-Fetcher Extraordinaire
"I love the colour combination of the olive green, caramel brown and white on this Herschel Novel Duffle 600D. It is a classy look that will stand out from all the other luggage pieces while still being sophisticated. Whether you're on vacation or going to the gym, this Hershel novel is versatile and stylish to suit all your need."
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Stance mens socks spacecatGraham: Retail Sales + Lady Gaga Enthusiast
"These Spacecat socks are out of this world! Get 'em meow!"
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Dr. Martens pascal Hi Top BootLoreisa: Warehouse Fashionista + Most Likely to Stop Mid-Sentence to Point Out a Cute Dog
"The Dr. Martens Women's Metallic Pascal Hi Top Silver Santos are a shoe you need to have in your collection! The classic boot style paired with gorgeous soft metallic silver leather make this shoe a style you won't want to miss out on!"
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Vans DX FactoryKali: Orders + Resident Cool Girl
"I love the classic feel mixed with modern comfort of these kicks! They bring an updated look to a classic."
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Dr Martens 1460 Smooth LeatherTyler: Warehouse Manager + Drum Master
"Coming from a blue collar background, I really dig a nice pair of boots that I can work in and not worry about getting torn up. Once the premium leather breaks in these beauties are the most comfortable for staying on your feet all day. How sharp these Dr. Martens look is an added bonus!"

Thanks to our wonderful customers for such a brilliant 2017! We love meeting every one of you, locals and perennial visitors alike. We had a great year, and are looking forward to 2018, as we're very excited for all the new releases coming in the New Year. With a few styles dominating the market (ahem... Vans Old Skool...) we're expecting to see some big new trends come our way in the coming year!

Need a refresher of past editions of Baggins staff picks? Check out  Wardrobe Essentials & Fresh Picks for Fall. Find out more tidbits of fun Baggins information from 2017, and our staff's 2018 predictions in our next blog post, coming soon!

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