Vancouver is not exactly recognised as a major fashion capital along the lines of London or New York, so the shopping tends towards the safe side. That said, you can pick up some fantastic vintage finds (thanks to the city's slight time-delay in trends), great furniture and handcrafted items by local artisans, and of course workout-wear. Big designer labels do exist and have found a home in major department stores, and more forward-thinking boutiques are starting to sneak young designer names in so keep your eyes peeled with UJ's guide to the best.
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“My favourite shop is Aritzia, with locations in both Whistler and Vancouver. Also Main Street in Vancouver has a ton of great boutiques for girly shopping and all the snowboard/ski shops are on the same block in Kits at 4th and Burrard (Showcase, Boardroom, Comor, Westbeach, etc.)”
— Jenny Jones