The Pacific Centre is a bustling shopping centre in downtown Vancouver that's filled with eager shoppers scouting for that one-of-a-kind buy. Within the Pacific Centre are plenty of individual stores and three large department stores. Sears, of course, is a North American chain that carries plenty of recognizable and affordable name brands, while Holt Renfrew is the polar opposite, filling their space with high-end designer items. The Bay is a perfect synthesis of both of these styles, and they have recently made two wonderful additions.
Entrance to Pacific Centre — Photo courtesy of Pacific Centre Facebook Page
Among the Bay's six floors, you'll find everything from housewares, cosmetics, shoes, clothing, jewelry and toys. The Bay has undergone major interior renovations, making the space much more open and bright. Along with these renovations have come a pair of notable, major additions: the UK's TopShop and The Space.
TopShop has long been a popular clothing store in the UK, boasting cutting edge fashion at reasonable prices. The Bay is the only store in Canada that carries this British brand, and such, it's a fabulous addition to The Bay's lineup.
The Bay has a drool-worthy shoe section — Photo courtesy of The Bay Facebook Page
The Room has become a go-to for Canadian fashionistas for the new upscale designers, many of whom are exclusive to Canada. The price point is definitely high, but if you're looking for a one of a kind piece that few people have, The Room (located on The Bay's third floor) should be your primary destination.
The Bay and Pacific Centre are easily accessible by public transportation and are walkable from pretty much anywhere in downtown Vancouver.