Vancouver is a large and diverse city with plenty to see and do. Whether you want to go shopping, head to a café to relax, or just explore the city, you will have plenty of ways to spend the day. Discover some of the best shops in Vancouver as well as other attractions. There are choices for those who love clothing, their pets, or any other interests.
© Dutil Denim
Dutil Denim offers premium denim from your favorite brands. You can buy from classic brands like Levi’s, fashion houses like A.P.C., emerging brands like Doublewood Denim, and Canadian brands like Naked & Famous. Overall, Dutil carries more than 20 brands. The flagship store has been in Gastown since 2006. You can also find in-house collections with both washed and raw denim for both men and women. The goal at Dutil Denim is to deliver outstanding customer service with quality products, without a hint of pretension. In addition to jeans in a range of styles, you can also find outerwear, sweaters, shirts, skirts, dresses, and accessories.
303 W Cordova, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-688-8892
2.Middle Sister Boutique
© Middle Sister Boutique
Middle Sister is a locally-owned boutique specializing in women’s clothing, specifically fashion from Canada and Korea. This shop specializes in clothing as well as accessories for women, and you will find pieces from brands and artists from around the world. Many of the Canadian and Korean fashion labels for sale in the shop are unique to the boutique. As you browse the boutique, you will find a range of clothing items, including dresses, shirt dresses, miniskirts, tunic tops, turtlenecks, mini dresses, skirts, pants, culottes, and more for all occasions. There are pieces ideal for work, casual days out, and even slightly fancier events.
2137 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-428-8658
3.Secret Location Concept Store
© Secret Location Concept Store
Secret Location is an independent luxury concept store in Canada, filled with fashion and extraordinary goods. The shop focuses on quality craftsmanship as well as responsible production, offering diverse styles and friendly service. Secret Location has its own Capsule Collection, offering everyday styles of a comfortable yet chic nature. You will find blazers, trousers, vests, shirts, and more. You will find dozens and dozens of brands to choose from in addition to the store’s own Capsule Collection, including items for both men and women. In addition to clothing, you can find jewelry, bags, clothing, and other accessories. There are also unique items, like the Parceline ceramics collection.
One Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-685-0090
© Barefoot Contessa
Barefoot Contessa opened on Main Street in 1999. This is a store with a specific style, friendly sales associates, and curated clothing and products. The store encourages everyone to enjoy their own personal style and to feel good about themselves. Items are unique and gorgeous, with reasonable pricing that brings back repeat customers. The focus is typically on clothing and accessories, and keep your eyes peeled for sales and collections you will not find anywhere else in Vancouver. From dresses to shirts to blouses to sweaters, there is something for everyone. Find seasonal clothing and accessories as well as year-round staples.
3715 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-879-8175 and 1928 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-255-9035
5.Two of Hearts Clothing
© Two of Hearts Clothing
Two of Hearts Boutique include local as well as international brands. This store is owned as well as operated by Jenny Yen, a Vancouver fashion designer. In addition to brands you are familiar with, you can find unique items from the in-house label, CiCi. CiCi designs focuses on appealing cuts, comfort, versatile fits, and individuality. All items in the store come from eco-fabrics and most include stretch fibers that blend in to ensure a fit across body types. The result is flattering designs for all body types. If you want personalized attention, you can even book private shopping. There is also plenty of jewelry, all of which is locally-made.
1986 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-428-0998
© Blushing Boutique
Blushing Boutique is Shelley Klassen’s flagship store. Klassen is a Canadian designer and the boutique and studio have chic, feminine clothing for those who want timeless couture in an environment that is approachable. All of the clothing in the store is designed as well as manufactured right in Vancouver. Those who want some extra service can also arrange for private shopping or work with the on-site professional stylists. There is even the option of custom design. Those who love shopping can even opt for a Ladies Shopping Luncheon private party. The selection includes dresses, skirts, tops, gowns, accessories, and items for special occasions.
579 Richards St, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-709-3485
© Hollywood Boutique
Hollywood Boutique offers a range of women’s fashion, with a focus on trendy luxury items. This is a great place to shop for those who appreciate casual chic, modern glam, or high fashion. There are a range of items and accessories, perfect for casual or formal affairs, evenings out, day wear, and anything from sweet to sultry. You can find dresses for all occasions, tops, bottoms, bodysuits, and more. Many of the items for sale help ladies flaunt their figures. Those who want to take some of the guesswork out of putting together an outfit can choose one of the sets with multiple pieces.
1199 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, Phone: 604-569-2887
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8.Moonlight Dog Cafe
© Moonlight Dog Cafe
Moonlight Dog Café prides itself on offering high-quality pet food so your furry friends can get the best possible nutrition. This store is mostly a pet store, but it is also a “dog café” so humans can socialize without having to worry about whether or not their canine companion is allowed to join them. There is seating, free Wi-Fi, and a library. While there, browse items for dogs, cats, and humans. You will find things like food, carriers, training accessories, pet beds, food and water bowls, grooming supplies, pet clothing, pet supplements, cat trees and scratchers, cat litter, and books and art for humans to enjoy.
835 Beatty Street, Suite 100, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-559-3680
© Monarchy Boutique
Monarchy is a Vancouver boutique with clothing for women in both regular sizes as well as plus sizes. The shop also has hats, purses, art, and jewelry from local photographers and designers. At the Vancouver location, you will also find pre-loved Fluevogs. The boutique is the exclusive retailer within the area for products from Saltspring Soapworks as well. At the moment, Monarchy Boutique offers ten brands of clothing, including its own line, and seven brands of accessories, including fair trade items and vegan handbags. Most of the brands are made or designed in British Columbia, although there are also items from Denmark and other areas of Canada.
1302 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-873-4554
10.8th & Main
© 8th & Main
8th & Main began in Vitoria in 2003 in the form of a vintage and used clothing store called Flavour that also sold old video games. When vintage items proved difficult to source, the store started selling its own printed tees and items from American Apparel. In 2013, the store owners realized they had too many ideas for their little space and opened a larger store in Vancouver with everything they had wanted. Today, you can find men’s and women’s items, including denim, tops, rompers, shirts, dresses, coats, intimates, sweaters, swimwear, and vests. There are also numerous accessories like wallets, gloves, bags, jewelry, sneakers, sneakers, and more.
2403 Main St., Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-559-5927 and 1105 Granville St., Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-336-7199
11.Tenth & Proper Boutique
© Tenth & Proper Boutique
Tenth & Proper is a fashion boutique that specializes in clothing and accessories for women which are beautifully crafted and designed. It is within the Point Grey Village of Vancouver and has carefully-chosen collections with strong pieces from various lines. This makes the collections varied and accessible with a nice range of size and a reputation for quality. The shopping experience is personal and you can browse on your own or be guided by the staff. There are even in-house toys to entertain your children while you shop and the store is dog-friendly so no one has to stay behind while you find clothing.
4483 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-222-1115
12.Brooklyn Clothing Co.
© Brooklyn Clothing Co.
Brooklyn Clothing Co. was established in 2003 in Yaletown, with the company itself going back to 1989. The boutique features men’s denimwear, accessories, and footwear as well as male grooming products. Seasonally, you will also find seasonal items, including shorts. Since 2014, none of the merchandise for sale has been from China and the store places a strong emphasis and sourcing and producing its items in North America. Brooklyn Clothing Co. works with dozens of brands. In addition to denim, you can find outwear, accessories, footwear, sweaters, and shirts. There are also a nice range of bags for all purposes, always following the trend of high-quality.
418 Davie St., Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-683-2929
Neighbour is a shop for men that was founded in Vancouver and expanded into women’s items in March 2015. The men’s and women’s collections in Vancouver are in separate stores, but just steps away from each other. The collections at Neighbour include items that the company admires, with the women’s store including clothing, accessories, fragrances, jewelry, and unisex items. Both men and women can find nearly any item they need. The women’s section includes sweaters, shirts, pants, skirts, swim, footwear, lingerie, outerwear, and more. Men’s has similar categories, although instead of swim, you will find suits. The objects for sale are unique and range from decorative to practical.
45 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, 778-379-1409 and 125-12 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-558-2555
© National Standards
National Standards is a clothing brand with contemporary items. The brand was established in 2010 and is known for its quality and fit. The store curates staples for wardrobes, with inspiration from patterns and textures, with tailoring that understands aesthetics. Expect smart button ups, relaxed tailoring, utilitarian chinos, and everything in between. There are suits, footwear, pants, jeans, outerwear, sweatshirts, knitwear, shirts, T-shirts, mesh thermal, and printed hoodies as well as accessories. The focus at National Standards is on men’s clothing that is versatile in the form of staple pieces. Everything is high-quality and you can also find scarves and ties to complete outfits.
3012 Granville St, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-733-0665
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15.The Shop Vancouver
© The Shop Vancouver
The items you find at The Shop Vancouver get their inspiration from times past, before “fast fashion.” The items for sale were created by people who wanted them to last and the store focuses on only offering the highest-quality products by manufacturers and designers who pay fair wages to employees. This shop also has one of the biggest selections in Canada of rare as well as hard-to-find American and Japanese Selvedge Denim Jeans plus leather products from Europe, the USA, and Japan. The Shop’s aesthetic includes a strong influence from motorcycles as well, and the owners spend time with their motorcycles whenever possible.
432 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-568-7273
16.Isola Bella Children’s Clothing and Shoe Boutique
© Isola Bella Children’s Clothing and Shoe Boutique
Isola Bella Children’s Clothing and Shoe Boutique is the oldest of all children’s and baby’s clothing and shoe stores in Vancouver. Here, you can find fine European collections, including pieces original and exclusive to Vancouver. There are collections for all ages, from babies all the way to juniors. You will also find shoes and accessories to complete each outfit, so there is no need to shop somewhere else. There are items from several dozen brands, all of which are known for their high-quality products. This boutique includes casual clothing for your children and babies as well as items for more formal occasions.
1512 West 14th Ave., Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-620-0649
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© Hip Baby
Hip Baby began with the creation of Fig, which was an organic clothing company offering items for kids. Hip Baby was bought five years later and re-opened in February 2009 with a store redesign and full rebranding. The store was soon voted Best Baby & Toddler Store in Vancouver and is a go-to location for organic, modern, and thoughtful products for babies, toddlers, and kids. Those looking for baby products, in particular, will find toys, baby carriers, diaper bags, cloth diapers, and more. There are many locally made products and the most popular kids’ shoe brands. There are even items for moms and dads, like baby wraps and breastfeeding scarves.
2110 West 4th Avenue, Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-736-8020
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18.Grand Maple Gifts and Souvenirs
© Grand Maple Gifts and Souvenirs
As the name implies, Grand Maple Gifts & Souvenirs offers souvenirs as well as gifts, many of which focus on Vancouver or Canada in general. The store is very involved in the community, participating in and attending events like Pride and sharing photos and videos of street musicians. The store attracts tourists from near and fall looking for souvenirs and gifts. You can find things like bags, maple candies, dishes, books, umbrellas, shirts, and seasonal items like ornaments. This store also has a strong international presence, making it great for visitors coming from as far away as Asia or as close as the United States.
1046 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-681-8979
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© Nineteen Ten
Nineteen Ten Home is a home boutique that is independent. The shop includes a selection of items for the home that are carefully curated. You can find stationary, gifts, lighting, small furniture, candles, trays, and more. The products place an emphasis on Canadian products as well as those that are independent, but you will find plenty of items from all over the world. One example is the hand-crafted ceramics by a Vancouver artist, Grace Lee, of which there are several items in the collection. Categories include textiles, lifestyle, lighting, home goods, and stationary as well as featured items. Nineteen Ten also regularly hosts workshops, such as needle felting workshops where you create a specific item, like owls or whales.
4366 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-558-0210
20.Legends of the Moon
© Legends of the Moon
Legends of the Moon is a gift shop within the Totem Pole Interpretive Centre in Stanley Park. The shop includes locally-produced giftware, hand-crafted products, jewelry, clothing, novelty souvenirs, and accessories. The shop mainly appeals to tourists visiting Vancouver, but locals can also enjoy shopping here to find some unique items. The hand-crafted items include gorgeously carved and intricately-painted masks, detailed totem poles, glass blowing, and hand-hammered copper bowls and plates. In terms of clothing and accessories, you will find many pieces that double as artwork from the indigenous people of Canada. These include silk scarves, ties, umbrellas, and T-shirts. Or you can buy souvenirs like totem pole replicas and Canadian maple syrup.
1501 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-408-7915
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21.Orling & Wu
© Örling & Wu
Örling & Wu offers contemporary household goods that are perfect for everyday living. The store believes in simple, reliable, and relevant good design. The buying team finds items from around the world, creating strong working relationships with those with a passion to find accessible, dependable, and well-made products. The store was founded in 2009 and has been featured in numerous publications since then, also partnering with local businesses for seasonal pop-up projects. The company also offers lighting design, outdoor furniture, and wallpaper. Find a range of items like fringe throws, jugs, salt and pepper grinders, cutting boards, lamps, and Nordic kitchen bowls.
28 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-568-6718 and 1563 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, 778-379-6961
Olive+Wild sits on Main Street of Vancouver and includes a curated selection of items from local artists as well as international designers. There are great items for gifts as well as items that you will appreciate for your home. Browse the items from British Columbian artists, ceramicists, and potters, along with hand-picked global items. Items range from textiles to home décor to artisanal foods, to items for entertaining to home fragrance to Judaica. Find unique pieces of lighting, pillows, rugs, blankets, hampers, candles, plate and glass settings, and more. All of the items are designed to look beautiful and most are also highly functional.
4391 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-875-0611
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23.Blake & Riley
© Blake & Riley
Blake & Riley strives to deliver practical elegance for your family as well as your home. This is a premier boutique for women and kids, offering the best in accessories and fashion as well as home highlights sourced from around the world. The store researches international trends in design, women’s fashion, and kid’s fashion before curating those items. In addition to the clothing, you can find a range of party favors such as baking cups and trays, candles, cups, plates, straws, and happy flags. The clothing selection includes outwear, pants, shirts, dresses, and more. There are casual items as well as those for dressier occasions.
2150 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC, Phone: 778-379-2555
23 Best Vancouver Shopping Spots
- Dutil Denim, Photo: Dutil Denim
- Middle Sister Boutique, Photo: Middle Sister Boutique
- Secret Location Concept Store, Photo: Secret Location Concept Store
- Barefoot Contessa, Photo: Barefoot Contessa
- Two of Hearts Clothing, Photo: Two of Hearts Clothing
- Blushing Boutique, Photo: Blushing Boutique
- Hollywood Boutique, Photo: Hollywood Boutique
- Moonlight Dog Cafe, Photo: Moonlight Dog Cafe
- Monarchy Boutique, Photo: Monarchy Boutique
- 8th & Main, Photo: 8th & Main
- Tenth & Proper Boutique, Photo: Tenth & Proper Boutique
- Brooklyn Clothing Co., Photo: Brooklyn Clothing Co.
- Neighbour, Photo: Neighbour
- National Standards, Photo: National Standards
- The Shop Vancouver, Photo: The Shop Vancouver
- Isola Bella Children’s Clothing and Shoe Boutique, Photo: Isola Bella Children’s Clothing and Shoe Boutique
- Hip Baby, Photo: Hip Baby
- Grand Maple Gifts and Souvenirs, Photo: Grand Maple Gifts and Souvenirs
- Nineteen Ten, Photo: Nineteen Ten
- Legends of the Moon, Photo: Legends of the Moon
- Orling & Wu, Photo: Örling & Wu
- Olive+Wild, Photo: Olive+Wild
- Blake & Riley, Photo: Blake & Riley
- Cover Photo: Ruben/stock.adobe.com