Located in charming Gastown, One of a Few is a lovely boutique where you'll always find something to treat yourself. The clothing selection blends a nice mix of well known designers with emerging ones. Along with the great selection of clothes, they also have shoes, bags and jewelry. As the name suggests, they don't carry a huge inventory of each piece. So, if you're the type of person who likes to keep a curated wardrobe of pieces you won't see on everyone else, this is a great spot for you. The price point is definitely on the higher end, but these statement pieces and timeless classics will forever hold a special spot in your closet.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: For the connoisseurs who appreciate stylish pieces, One of a Few is for you. As the name suggests, stock is curated and limited.
Natasha's expert tip: Can't make it into the store? They have online offerings, too.
Lynn Steven has been a Gastown staple for years. What started as a clothing boutique has shifted focus over the years to now be a place that supports your overall wellness. You'll find everything from beautifully scented candles and incense to a curated collection of skincare, makeup and products for your health. These natural products are non-toxic, ethical, and cruelty free so you can feel good about where you're spending your money, and what you're putting on your body. Finding quality, vegan makeup can be a challenge and Lynn Steven takes the guesswork out of the equation for you. They have an excellent selection here.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: Lynn Steven carries non-toxic, ethical and cruelty-free beauty and wellness products that'll make you feel good about feeling good.
Natasha's expert tip: If you can't make it into the store, they offer online shopping.
John Fluevog has been a familiar name for unique and quality-made shoes in Vancouver since the 1970s. What started as a Vancouver business has grown over the years, attracting a world-wide following. John Fluevog's shoes can be found all of the map from North America and Australia to England and Tel Aviv. The designs are unlike any other shoes and while the price tag is hefty, these shoes are going to last you forever. From every day shoes to special occasion footwear, there's a pair that'll fit. This Gastown shop feels as though you're walking into an art gallery as the space is incredible and each shoe displays like a piece of art. This location is also their flagship store and design office.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: John Fluevog is an iconic designer in Vancouver, and now the world. His shoes are unlike anything else out there.
Natasha's expert tip: They have sales so if full-price shoes aren't in the budget, keeps your eyes peeled for markdowns.
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 after. Premium brands you can expect to find are Levi's, Rag + Bone, Nudie and Cheap Monday, plus other favorites. The service here is great and these guys will help you find the perfect fit for you. This Gastown gem has been around for years and it's a true testament to the quality of stock and service here.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: Dutil's focus is on denim and it's no surprise that they have the best selection of denim in Vancouver.
Natasha's expert tip: They offer hemming and repair services here.
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 both men and women, The Block makes his and her shopping a breeze. The Block was one of the first to set up shop in Gastown, and over the years it has continued to remain one of the best boutiques in the neighborhood. The price point isn't cheap, but these are pieces that'll hold a special spot in your capsule for the season.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: When you're looking for a great mix of local and international labels, The Block Clothing Co in Gastown has your back.
Natasha's expert tip: You don't have to go into the store to see what's on sale, their online store has those items available too.
If you're looking for men's fashion that's inspired by Europe, Japan and NYC, head to Roden Gray. Step inside this contemporary store and prepare for a little retail therapy. The clothing is well laid out and the clean lines mixed with rich wood accents don't overwhelm so you can really focus on the clothing. The price point is definitely higher here, but you're getting quality and style. Find brands like Nanamica, Facetasm and Fear of God, amongst others. This men's store is one of the best in Vancouver and an ideal place to go for the man who has everything.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: Roden Gray has a solid selection of international brands for men that you won't find elsewhere in Vancouver.
Natasha's expert tip: Roden Gray has a higher price point, but it's a great place to find statement pieces for men.
Oak + Fort is one of Gastown's favorite boutiques that sells unique and classic pieces. The white walls and minimalistic decor allows the clothing to shine in this charming boutique. You'll find feminine and contemporary cuts and oversized designs that are chic and stylish. You won't find a lot of frills here. Instead, you'll find timeless pieces that'll work with your wardrobe for years to come. They have multiple locations across Canada and this Gastown spot is easily accessible and close to public transportation. Can't make it into one of their stores? Don't worry. You can shop online as they ship throughout North America.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: Oak + Fort is the place to go if you're looking for a contemporary and timeless piece that will be a mainstay in your closet.
Natasha's expert tip: They ship throughout North America and offer online shopping.
What started as a pop-up shop in 2004, is now a brand with multiple locations and a solid reputation across the city. From New York to Los Angeles to Paris and Italy, The Latest Scoop brings in goods from around the world. They don't limit themselves to sticking to the same brands each season, instead they focus on pieces that complement the brand's aesthetic and price point. While the clothing, accessories, shoes, trinkets and home decor pieces are stylish and beautiful, they're also affordable-that's what makes The Latest Scoop such a great place to shop. It's the kind of place that you go for one thing and leave with so much more.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: The Latest Scoop brings beautiful pieces for your wardrobe and home to Gastown, for an affordable price.
Natasha's expert tip: Join their mailing list to get the lowdown on sales and what's happening.
In an era where buying something new is as easy as clicking a button, it's easy to get lost amongst the steals and deals of mass produced goods. Old Faithful Shop restores our belief in buying quality, unique items that are both timeless in their style, and longevity. They like to think of themselves as "an updated version of a general store that would have existed here over 100 years ago." You can find things like plants, stationary, table linens, books, magazines and plenty of home decor items, all of which will be a welcome addition to any room. There's even a little area of edible items, such as syrups for drinks and craft chocolate.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: Old Faithful Shop's balsam fir incense is all-natural and smells just like a wood burning fireplace.
Natasha's expert tip: Old Faithful Shop is the place to go if you're looking for something unique to Vancouver.
A leading venue for Northwest Coast Native and Inuit art, this gallery features an important display of works. Stone carving, prints, paintings and sculptures focus on Native Inuit themes, such as nature, family and the human spirit. While many of the pieces will set you back a small fortune, they have a wonderful selection of more affordable gifts that would make an excellent keepsake to bring back from your trip to Vancouver. Even if you're not in the market to buy anything, the Inuit Gallery is a lovely place to explore and take in Northwest Coast Native and Inuit art.
Recommended for Gastown's Best Shopping because: Inuit Gallery has an amazing collection of Northwest Coast Native and Inuit art that are an important element of British Columbia and Canada.
Natasha's expert tip: They have an online store that's great if you want to buy something down the road.