There are a few things Vancouver is known for; our beautiful mountains, scenic beaches, and an endless amount of outdoor activities that will keep you busy all year long. Our unrivalled food scene has also put us on the map, recently been named one the World’s Best Food Cities in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.
While we won’t argue with our impressive resume, there’s another feature of Vancouver that often falls under the radar: our shopping. As the hometown of Lululemon, many think that we’re just a yoga-pant clad wearing city. However, it just so happens that YVR is home to some trend-setting boutiques that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. From affordable fashion to high-end luxury, here are a few places to visit that will satisfy any shopaholic.
Vancouver designer Nicole Bridger creates collections for the effortlessly chic and environmentally conscious woman. Her styles are sourced from sustainable fabrics like organic hemp and cotton to offer comfortable and eco-chic everyday wear.
The son and wife of Chip Wilson, who founded Lululemon, have introduced a new line of apparel for men and women that are both sophisticated and comfortable. Located in trendy Gastown, their collections offer functionality and style with luxurious washable cashmere.
Just a few steps away from Kit and Ace is Oak + Fort, a trendy boutique that offers fuss-free styles for women. If you tend to gravitate towards whites, greys, and blacks, you’ll love their monochromatic collections, which never stray too far from the colour wheel.
From Louis Vuitton to Christian Louboutin, you’ll find every high-end fashion house at Holts. Women’s, men’s, jewelry, shoes, purses, and just about anything else you can think of all reside over two floors, with plans of expansion in the next year.
Looking for a specialty item, or more recommendations of where to shop? Ask our Guest Services team in the lobby!