Familiar Brands and One-of-a-Kind Pieces: The Best of Vancouver's Downtown Shopping

Shopping in downtown Vancouver? You've got options! From familiar faces to unique and one-of-a-kind boutiques, you're spoiled for choice. Vancouver's downtown core is easy to get around by foot and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants along the way to keep hunger at bay and thirst quenched so you can shop until your heart's content.

When the weather's nice, take a leisurely stroll down Robson Street and check out well known brands and the occasional boutique. Centrally located, Robson Street is one of the most popular areas to go shopping and you'll find stores like BCBG, Sephora, lululemon athletica, Zara and Roots, to name just a few.

Looking for a little luxury? Head to Holt Renfrew where you'll find all kinds of fanciful treats. This large department store has everything from accessories and shoes to gowns and suits.

The Hudson's Bay Company is no stranger to Canada and has been around since 1670. What started as a single fur trading post has morphed into Canada's much loved department store where shoppers will enjoy affordable and high-end items. They have sales quite often and they're worth checking out.

For one-of-a-kind, special pieces, you must make your way to Gastown. This downtown Vancouver neighborhood is where you'll going to find unique boutiques that carry local and international designers.



Ladies, and gentlemen, are no strangers to retail giant, Victoria's Secret and Vancouver is home to one of their flagship stores. This location boasts 35,000-square-feet of shopping bliss. Spread over two floors on the corner of Robson and...  Read More



What started as a small hat shop in Quebec City in 1837, has turned into a nationwide empire that is a fashionista's idea of heaven. Vancouver's Holt Renfrew is attached to the Pacific Centre and is three levels of high-end designer apparel,...  Read More



Stylish menswear with a contemporary touch attracts men of all ages to this leading men's retail shop. Harry Rosen carries business suits, casual wear, shoes and accessories, so whatever the occasion, Harry has you covered. The retail chain...  Read More



The Pacific Centre covers three city blocks and offers an indoor shopping experience that comes in handy on those notoriously wet days in Vancouver. With some familiar brand names like The Gap, Guess, Hollister, Coach, Michael Kors and...  Read More



Looking for the perfect pair of jeans? Dutil Denim is the place to go. Specializing in mainly denim, Dutil has a huge stock to choose from. No matter what style, shade or brand you're looking for, they likely have just what you're...  Read More



Robson Street is downtown Vancouver's most popular shopping drag. Stretching from downtown into the city's West End, Robson has a wide range of stores. Familiar faces like The Gap, Zara, Forever 21, lululemon, BCBG and Club Monaco are staples...  Read More



Located in the heart of Gastown, The Block has been a mainstay amongst Vancouver's trendsetters. Here, you'll find a solid selection of clothing, accessories, bags and jewelry made by international brands like Filippa K and NO. 6. Catering to...  Read More



Brooklyn Clothing is a well-stocked men's clothing and accessory store in Yaletown. Located in a trendy part of town, it's a great store to go to for fashionable men who appreciate solid brands without the big department store vibe. Whether...  Read More



If you're looking for fashion inspired by Europe, Japan and NYC, head to Roden Gray. This awesome shop calls the cobblestone streets of Gastown home, and there really couldn't be a better locale for it. Step inside this contemporary store and...  Read More



The Hudson's Bay Company can be dated all the way back to 1670, and it has evolved over time to keep up with their customers' needs. This location in downtown Vancouver on Granville St. and West Georgia St. is massive! They have just about...  Read More


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