Where to shop in Vancouver

Discussion in 'Other North America/non U.S.' started by NileGuide, Feb 4, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re the type to go out and splurge on your cherie, you’re going to need to do some serious shopping. If you’re visiting Vancouver over the heart-filled big day, here are a few suggestions to point you in the right direction.
    Robson Street – Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, strolling down Robson is an ideal way to spend a sunny afternoon. Start around Richards and Robson and make your way down to Denman and I can guarantee you will find something. With major chains like Banana Republic, Zara, Aritzia, Club Monaco and Lululemon, mixed with local shops like El Kartel and Plenty, you won’t leave empty handed.
    Robson Street
    Yaletown – Charming boutiques with one-of-a-kind items are scattered throughout Yaletown and you will find everything from shoes, art, clothing, make-up, spa items and wine. Not to mention, there’s a number of restaurants that are either across or beside the shops to sustain your hunger after you’ve worked up an appetite.
    Pacific Centre – Sometimes it rains in Vancouver and it’s nice to shop inside and stay dry. The Pacific Centre is filled with brand name stores that range from the affordable to the high end; Sephora, Hollister, The Gap and La Senza will be easy on your wallet, while Holt Renfrew can be a tease if you’re not in the market for high end items. If your credit card isn’t maxed out, you should take it for a little visit and fill up on their lush items.
    For your foodie
    South Granville – Another outdoor shopping oasis that will tickle your shopping fancy! South Granville has less large chain shops and more local flavor. Of course you have your Pottery Barn, Williams- Sonoma and Chapters, but there are plenty of stores that are unique to Vancouver that will be a treat to discover. For the foodie in your life, grab some special oils and vinegars from Meinhardt’s Fine Foods.
    Kitsilano – Across the bridge from downtown Vancouver is Kits and there are two main shopping districts that you can take advantage of. Both West 4th and West Broadway have plenty of great shops where you can kind all sorts of beautiful things. In these areas you won’t find major chains, but you will find locally owned stores that will give you a taste of Vancouver.
    Fluevog is a man who loves his shoes
    Gastown – Cutting edge fashion calls Gastown home and if you’re a fashionista or fashionisto, this is where you will want to drop your dollars. Dutil is where you will find the best of the best when it comes to jeans, while Obakki has one of a kind dresses and other pieces to add to your wardrobe. John Fluevog is well known for creating eye-catching shoes and you can find one of their stores on Water Street. Gastown is also an area where you will find more than enough souvenirs; you can never have too many fridge magnets.

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