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Shopping in Vancouver

Vancouver is a great shopping destination with shops that appeal to all tastes and a good mix of upscale and bargain stores. There are also many Canadian Native galleries and shops.

  • Aberdeen Centre—a luxurious mall home to great Asian restaurants, vendors that sell kimchi and cream puffs among other foods, clothing stores with styles from Hong Kong, and a Japanese bargain clothing store; 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
  • Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts—a shop that sells freshly roasted almonds, pistachios, and cashews and has a signature lime-saffron seasoning; 986 Denman Street
  • Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks—run by a local chef turned business owner, this bookstore sells tons of cookbooks with many by chefs from Vancouver and British Columbia as well as wine books, memoirs, and magazines; 1740 W. Second Avenue
  • Barefoot Contessa—a clothing store with 1940s-style clothing such as frilly dresses, jewelry, and bags as well as décor and vintage linens; 3715 Main Street
  • Boboli—a spacious department store with a large shoe department and Italian designer clothing for men and women; 2776 Granville Street
  • Chocolate Arts—a chocolatier who designs chocolates in First Nations themes and also sells hot chocolate, bonbons, and house-made ice cream; 1620 W. Third Avenue
  • Crafthouse—this store run by the Craft Council of British Columbia sells works by local artisans, jewelry, gift items, and investment pieces; 1386 Cartwright Street
  • Dayton Boot Company—a popular boot store that has sold handmade leather biker boots since 1948; 2250 East Hastings Street
  • Doda Antiques—an antiques shop with mid-20th century jewelry, ceramics, glass, paintings, and prints as well as First Nations art; 434 Richards Street
  • Downtown Farmers’ Market—an outdoor market that sells baked goods, artisanal food, crafts, and locally made beer, wine, and spirits; 650 Hamilton Street
  • Dream Apparel and Articles for People—a clothing store with locally designed clothing targeted to those in their 20s; Net Loft, 130-1666 Johnston Street
  • Edible Canada—a small food store that sells jams, sauces, chocolates, and other edible items; 1596 Johnston Street
  • Fine Finds Boutique—a women’s clothing store with jewelry and accessories as well; 1014 Mainland Street
  • Front and Company—a consignment and vintage clothing store with designer sample items, gift items, and new items; 3772 Main Street
  • Gallery of BC Ceramics—an art gallery with decorative ceramic designed by local artists for sale; 1359 Cartwright Street
  • Ganache Patisserie—a food store with treats such as cakes and baked goods; 1262 Homer Street
  • Granville Island Public Market—an indoor marketplace with stalls that sell locally made sausages; exotic cheeses; freshly caught fish; fresh produce; baked goods; and prepared goods; 1689 Johnston Street
  • Gravity Pope—a shoe store with designer labels such as Camper, Trippen, and Common Projects; 2205 W. 4th Avenue
  • Hill’s Native Art—an art store with Vancouver’s best selection of First Nations art, souvenirs, keepsakes, carvings, masks, and drums; 165 Water Street
  • Inuit Gallery of Vancouver—an art gallery and craft store with Inuit carvings in soapstone and antler as well as baskets, totems, bentwood boxes, and masks; 206 Cambie Street
  • John Fluevog—a Vancouver destination for unique shoes that also has shops in New York and Los Angeles; 65 Water Street
  • Kalena’s—a family-run shoe store since the 1960s with leather sandals, pumps, and quality Italian shoes; 1526 Commercial Drive
  • Kidsbooks—a children’s book store with books for all ages from toddlers to teens with many from Canadian authors; 2557 West Broadway
  • Kit and Ace—a clothing store born in Vancouver and now an international chain with silk and cashmere clothing; 151 Water Street
  • Kitsilano Farmers’ Market—a farmers’ market held every Sunday from mid-May to mid-October in the parking lot of the Kitsilano Community Centre with cheese, chocolates, wine, coffee, baked goods, and food trucks; 2690 Larch Street
  • Lattimer Gallery—a shop that looks like a Pacific Northwest Indian longhouse and sells native arts and crafts such as masks, jewelry, bentwood boxes, and carvings; 1590 W. 2nd Avenue
  • Leone—a high-end designer clothing store with labels such as Versace, Alexander McQueen, Moschino, Dior, and others for men and women; Sinclair Centre, 757 W. Hastings Street
  • Les Amis du Fromage—a family-run shop that sells a variety of cheeses and delicacies; 1752 West Second Avenue
  • MacLeod’s Books—a bookstore with used and older published works; 455 W. Pender Street
  • McArthurglen Designer Outlet—an outlet mall with stores such as J. Crew, Nike, and Levi’s and designer brands like Hugo Boss, Armani, and Polo Ralph Lauren; 7899 Templeton Station Road, Richmond
  • MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-Op)—an outdoor lovers’ destination since the 1970s that sells performance clothing and equipment for hiking, cycling, climbing, and kayaking; 130 W. Broadway
  • Mintage—a 3,000-square-foot vintage shop with wedding dresses, cowboy boots, hats, jewelry, menswear, and party attire as well as recycled designs from vintage fabrics; 1714 Commercial Drive
  • Museum of Anthropology Shop—the anthropology museum’s gift shop with Northwest Coast jewelry, carvings, prints, and books on First Nations history and culture; University of British Columbia, 6393 Northwest Marine Drive
  • Oak + Fort—a clothing chain based in Vancouver with stylish and locally designed women’s clothing and accessories as well as menswear and home décor; 355 Water Street
  • Oakridge Centre—a shopping mall with stylish shops, high-end boutiques, and North American chains; 650 West 41st Avenue at Cambie Street
  • One of a Few—a clothing and accessories store with designs from local and international designers; 354 Water Street
  • Pacific Centre—a three-city-block long downtown shopping mall with mainstream clothing stores such as Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Hudson’s Bay and pricy boutiques; 701 West Georgia Street
  • Palladio—a stylish jeweler with fashionable gold and platinum pieces, watches, and accessories; 855 West Hastings Street
  • Purdy’s Chocolates—a chocolatier since 1907 that makes a variety of chocolate treats; Pacific Centre, 700 West Georgia Street
  • Roots—an outdoor destination with Canadian sweatshirts, leather jackets, and casual attire for men, women, and children; 1001 Robson Street
  • Secret Location—a gallery with clothing, accessories, jewelry, and art books; 1 Water Street
  • Shop Cocoon—an independent designer clothing store with accessories and jewelry as well; 3345 Cambie Street
  • Swirl—a Canadian wine shop with over 650 varieties of wine and free tastings on weekend afternoons; 1185 Mainland Street
  • T&T Supermarket—an Asian supermarket chain with produce, baked goods, and prepared foods as well as a large hot food counter; 179 Keefer Place
  • Three Vets—an army surplus store with affordable camping gear, outdoor clothing, and boots and a backroom collection of First Nations artwork; 2200 Yukon Street
  • Turnabout—a high-quality vintage clothing store with women’s clothing from labels such as Gucci, Missoni, and Prada; 3135 Granville Street
  • Twigg and Hottie—a sustainable clothing store with apparel from local and national designers; 3671 Main Street
  • Urban Fare—a stylish supermarket chain with food displays showcasing food from around the world and an eat-in deli; 1133 Alberni Street
  • Vancouver Special—a housewares store with household items by local and international designers and a selection of books about architecture, art, and design; 3612 Main Street
  • Walrus Design—a gift shop with jewelry, crafts, unique T-shirts, and original artwork; 3408 Cambie Street
  • Winners—a discount department store with designer clothing, shoes, and housewares; 798 Granville Street at Robson Street

 

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