Vancouver's Best Shopping: From Trendy Boutiques to Luxury Department Stores

Small boutiques with one-of-a-kind items, big department stores, local artisans and high-end haute couture are what make up Vancouver’s diverse shopping experience. Whether you're looking to splurge or save some money by window shopping, each neighborhood has something special to offer.

Granville Island is one of Vancouver's most popular shopping areas for both locals and visitors. The market has just about everything you could want: fragrant fresh flowers, artisan cheeses, gourmet meals, a kids' market, art, jewelery and pretty much everything in between can be found at Granville Island.

One of Vancouver's most anticipated stores has opened its doors and locals are pretty excited about it. The much-loved department store, Nordstrom, has built itself a home in the city and it's safe to say they've got you covered. From high-end labels to three different dining options, it's easy to spend an afternoon here.

For designer goods at a fraction of the cost, make your way out to the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport. Here you'll find familiar high-end brands like Coach, Cole Haan, Hugo Boss and Armani, to name just a few, at discounted prices. Don't have a car? No sweat. The Canada Line station is just a stone's throw from the outlet so you can leave the car at home.



South Granville is a bit of an eclectic shopping district with its high end clothing stores, expensive antiques and art galleries, mixed in with banks, restaurants, cafes and popular stores like Chapters, Williams and Sonoma, Anthropologie and...  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



Main Street is the place to go when you're looking to find that unique, well taken care of, vintage piece to add to your ever-growing collection. F As In Frank clothing is likely the best in Vancouver when it comes to a vintage only clothing...  Read More

Granville Island


Once Vancouver's industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now home to many local artists, restaurants and other services. Granville Island has something for everyone; a children's area, jewelry stores, art shops, a brewery, boat rental...  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 dream. Vancouver's Holt Renfrew is attached to the Pacific Centre and is three levels of high-end designer apparel, accessories,...  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 Sunglass...  Read More



In partnership with London-based developer, McArthurGlen Group, the Vancouver Airport Authority has developed the luxury designer outlet centre on Vancouver International Airport (YVR) land. The McArthurGlen Group is no stranger to designer...  Read More



The Hudson's Bay Company can be dated back to 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...  Read More



Boasting 230,000-square-feet of retail space, Nordstrom's flagship store in Vancouver has everyone covered. Guests can expect to find everything from fragrances and beauty items to shoes, handbags, clothing and more for men, women and...  Read More



One of Vancouver's oldest areas, it was the original downtown core. The area is named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton who was a seaman from the United Kingdom. "Gassy Jack", as locals know him, came to the City in 1887 and founded the first saloon....  Read More


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