The sensory experience of a bookstore is incomparable, but Massey Books has an impressive online shop too. Whatever you choose, you'll find eclectic, rare books from around the world.22
Sort sells objects for everyday life including design books, stationery, and home goods. Their retail space is open only for scheduled pick-ups, but their online store is open all the time.
A little luxury, a lot of accessories, and great design. All served up in a minimalist setting that reflects the natural surroundings of British Columbia, which makes for a great study.22
Eugene Choo has rested on the upper reaches of Main Street for 20 years now, and helped to establish Mount Pleasant as a destination for high quality, aesthetically minded shopping.33
Gravitypope caries an extensive range of carefully chosen, beautiful, unique, and handcrafted collections of footwear, clothing, and accessories, gathered from around the world.44
Contemporary, west coast style, meets minimalist design at this understated menswear destination. The collection features premium garments known to focus on texture and pattern.55
Be the envy of your hood by picking up a little something from this lovely little menswear shop tucked away from Water Street, or pop by the website for the same creative vibes online.66
Among the first boutiques to help put Gastown on the map as a destination for supporting independent designers and their clothing, jewelry, and accessories for men and women.77
One of a FewOverview
A Water Street staple for 15+ years, One of a Few features lots of clothing, shoes and accessories with a focus on building people and brands as part of their commitment to community.88
A sleek showroom for premium athletic wear made from signature fabrics that emphasize their construction. Reigning Champ has been owning design and mastering simplicity since 2007.99
Premium, pricey, and oh so nice. Dropping something from Roden Gray into a cart and hitting checkout is something lovers of quality designs that highlight beauty and function all deserve.
Caffé La TanaOverview
High quality grocery essentials that guide some of Vancouver’s favourite Italian restaurants, like Savio Volpe, now has an online shop and delivery service to stock your kitchen with.
A minimalist escape of objects, books, and furnishings that celebrate interior design, lighting and more. Currently open by appointment only, so you can have it all to yourself.22
Itsumo is Japanese for always, everyday, continuously, and forever. They offer handmade items and crafts that focus on three core elements: 衣(dress), 食(eat), and 住(dwell).33
Built on a belief that only the best products can evolve into an Old Faithful, this stockist of goods is a must for pieces that are classic in design, and ready to stand the test of time.44
A showcase for home accessories and iconic designs discovered by travelling the world, Provide includes Canadian designers in its roster of the global artisans it connects its customers to.55
The Regional Assembly of TextOverview
A darling of the art & design community since it openend in 2005, the Assembly of Text's vintage vibes and aesthetically awesome stationary and gifts will always be a delight to us all.66
Named after the iconic house design that’s indigenous to Vancouver, this retail store sells everything from hand picked contemporary furniture to household accessories, art and books.77
Willow & WallflowerOverview
With a mantra that declares shopping local is good for the soul, Willow & Wallflower stretches its boundaries by connecting shoppers to artisans throughout the Lower Mainland.
Ai & Om KnivesOverview
Nevermind the awesome selection of precision kitchen knives themselves, it's the way Ai & Om presents them in their small, minimalistic shop in Chinatown that really makes the cut.22
Cook Culture promotes a culture of quality, simplicity, and healthy cooking. The gear they sell supports home chefs and discerning foodies in the pursuit of these core values.
Good Boy CollectiveOverview
An ethical, aesthetically-minded, destination for pet owners. Shop, train your dog, or stay in and order delivery when a break from the tough domestic duty of sourcing sustenance is needed.
An exceptional place to explore ecologically sound horticulture. Figaro’s sells high quality plants and growing supplies that engage environmental integrity and local suppliers.
Red Cat RecordsOverview
A visit to Red Cat prior to 2006 would have introduced you to its giant feline namesake, Buddy the Cat. Buddy's sadly gone, but this is still a solid go-to for tickets, merch, and vinyl.