You Asked | Style in Vancouver

Claire writes:

I am visiting Vancouver for a few days from Australia and I want to explore some gorgeous stylish boutiques. I like your style so thought you might be able to recommend some?

Why yes, yes I can. These 16 only-in-Vancouver shops are just a few of my many, many favourites.

Main Street

Vincent Park, it’s tiny and it’s packed with collections you don’t often see in Vancouver.

Umeboshi, a shoe box-sized shoe store.

Eugene Choo for clothes and their Annex for accessories.


LYNNsteven, which has one of the coolest change rooms you’ve ever seen — made of books.

The Block, a cornerstone of the district for years.

Secret Location, where this  photo was taken.

One of a Few, which you could say is one of a kind.

Charlie and Lee, the coolest!


The Cross, long one of my favourite decor stores (and now a client of mine).

Espace d., modern, minimalist home accessories.

Basquiat, for gorgeous clothes.

South Granville

Oliver and Lilly’s, where I interviewed designer Heidi Merrick.

Peridot, for homeware that probably won’t fit in your suitcase but is worth checking out anyway.

Kits and Point Grey

Rebecca Bree, who gave us this look inside her shop when it first opened.

Gravity Pope, which is packed with shoes galore.

Happy shopping!

P.S While you’re in Vancouver — or even if you live here — these 29 delightfully touristy things make for a fun weekend.

P.P.S. Find answers to your most burning questions like Shannon’s What to wear on TV? Meg’s How do you start out as a copywriter? Tara’s How do you make your blog look better? Emilie’s How do you gain exposure? And Shona’s How do you do it?

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  • Reply Heather Draper June 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    We LOVE seeing one of our retailers on your list! Congrats Peridot!!!

  • Reply Umeboshi June 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the mention! We hope your readers stop by to say hi :) And for those online shoppers – check back soon as we’re *this* close to launching our new online store!

  • Reply Vanessa July 11, 2013 at 10:40 am

    These are really great photos, the baby ones are really cute. Thanks for sharing!
    I’m also loving the idea of “glamping” for the summer. There’s a video about it on YouTube at and I’m looking forward to being glamorous while camping this summer!

    Vanessa :)

  • Reply Rosemary December 12, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks, Gloria! So glad you enjoyed it. However, it wasn’t me that wrote the naoratirn that was Walt Staples, and a fine job he did of it too, supported by further members of our team. And yes, there are novels connected to many of these stories, too! :)

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