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Vancouver, British Columbia skyline - photo by pxfuel under CC0


This coastal city in Canada is known for the quality of life it offers. Along with this, Vancouver is home to several shops presenting luxury brands, affordable fashion, quirky holiday gifts, fascinating home décor and so much more. Here are some destinations to experience the best shopping in Vancouver:


Best Shopping in Vancouver – Flea Markets and Thrift Stores

Vancouver Flea Market

Vancouver Flea Market has been a destination for antiques and collectibles with prices within reach since 2002. This covered market has hundreds of stalls visited by thousands of visitors every weekend. Who knows, you might find your treasure here.

Wildlife Thrift Store

Used and vintage clothing pieces are the superstars at Wildlife Thrift Store. You can dig through their displays of fashion articles (mostly with a hipster appeal) in any of their two locations: Granville Street and Marpole.

Best Shopping in Vancouver – Malls and Department Stores

Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew department store is a prominent luxury apparel destination. Additionally, this department store offers personal shopping and made to measure services.

Hudson’s Bay

This iconic department store offers shoppers in Vancouver access to various selections of cosmetics, fragrances, toys, clothing, footwear, fashion accessories and household items. Commonly called “The Bay”, it has 2 locations in the city: in the downtown area and at Oakridge Centre.


Kids Market

Kids Market is a shopping mall focused on children (and the kids at heart). Toys, children’s wear, party supplies, costumes, dance clothing, candies, gifts and other specialty items fill the shops in this warehouse-styled mall. With a play area, arcade and caboose, it is definitely a child’s paradise.

Pacific Centre

Opened in 1971, this mall is home to various stores including kate spade new york, Nordstrom, AllSaints, Michael Kors, Sephora and Ted Baker London. It also has a lottery ticket center, restaurants and services outlets. There is also a Four Seasons Hotel at Pacific Centre, making it popular to tourists.

Best Shopping in Vancouver – Shopping Streets and Neighborhoods


On the hunt for silk robes and embroidered linens? Vancouver’s Chinatown is the place to be. But these are not the only finds here. There are several shops scattered around this neighborhood, including those that sell club wear, cocktail sets, vintage clothing and skateboard decks. Herbalists and natural apothecaries are also mainstays in Chinatown.


Gastown is not only known for its steam clock, it is also a haven for shopaholics. The neighborhood hosts various antique shops, art galleries, interior design stores and clothing retailers.

Main Street

Looking for something trendy and unique? Visit Main Street and you will find several shops offering interesting finds, from clothing to household items and more. Several eating places also line this street, if you need to take a quick break from shopping.

Robson Street

A variety of shops can be spotted along this street in the city of Vancouver. Whether you are looking for apparel, shoes, fashion accessories, souvenirs or jewelry, you are bound to find one on this street.

South Granville

Several kinds of shops are tucked in the South Granville neighborhood of Vancouver. It is a popular retail therapy spot for antiques, fashion items, modern furniture, books, cookware, contemporary art and home accessories. From world-famous retailers to local boutiques to casual cafes and global restaurants, you are sure to have your fill in South Granville.

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