Wedding season is just around the corner, which means us brides-to-be are dreaming about beautiful gowns and accessories for the big day. If you’re on the hunt for romantic jewellery, formal footwear, stylish hairpieces and more bridal accessories to complete your wedding look, pay a visit to these Vancouver shops.
Socks deserve more respect. These hardworking accessories keep your feet warm and comfy and in return they get stepped on then tossed aside when their job is done. To keep them happy and prevent them from jumping into the secret dryer abyss never to be seen again, shop for socks you can respect at these Vancouver retailers.
For some of us, every new season means a closet update or two (or three or four!). And while the shopping process is fun, it can sometimes be a strain on the pocketbook. Enter the consignment store: whether it’s due to financial restrictions or personal views, these beautifully curated second-hand shops make it easy for fashion lovers looking to update their wardrobe on a budget.
It’s officially sweater weather in Vancouver and these grey, rainy days make us want to stay indoors and snuggle up with a good book. From luxe cashmere sweaters to soft slippers to oversized blankets, you can stock up on all your cozy essentials for home and body at these local shops. Hibernating has never looked – or felt – so good.
With autumn officially arriving in Vancouver, it’s time to really begin making headway with our fall style. Fashion-wise, fall has to be my favourite time of year; I love the look of cozy layers! Knit sweaters, oversized blanket scarves and ankle boots are just a few pieces I consider total must-haves for the cool season. Here are a few of my favourite local boutiques to shop for fall wardrobe essentials.
'Tis the season of holiday gatherings, events, get-togethers and celebrations! With so much to do and so little time, finding that perfect holiday dress can be challenging. We've searched high and low all over the city and compiled a list of our favourite boutiques that are sure to make you stand out in the crowd and dazzle all season long.
I want to let you in on a little secret: Steveston Village is home to a number of independent women’s clothing stores offering original fashion finds. Often owner operated, Steveston’s boutiques provide a pressure-free experience where popping out of the change room and asking, “How does this look?” feels like a friend has come along to lend a helping hand.
Despite the prevalence and ease of online shopping, most people still like to visit a physical shop when searching for the perfect pair of hiking boots. (No one wants to discover their boots don’t fit right 50 kilometers into backcountry!) Vancouver is home to many outdoor shops, and these local favourites carry some of the best hiking boots in the city. [Photo credit: iStock.com/flyingfishtw]
Just in time for summer, I’ve scoured the city to come up with a list of the best shops for warm-weather dresses. From floral gowns to jersey jumpers to everything in-between, these Vancouver boutiques stock plenty of gorgeous dresses that’ll inspire you to show off your bare legs all season long. [Photo courtesy of One of a Few]
What’s the best part of summer, you ask? Why, shopping for new warm weather gear, of course! Prepare for Vancouver’s rain-free days filled with beach visits, camping, parties and barbecues by visiting these local boutiques, which offer the latest in summer essentials including sandals, bathing suits, sunglasses, towels and more. [Photo credit: iStock.com/GOTO_TOKYO]
Vancouver continues to establish itself at the forefront of sustainability with a growing market for eco-friendly vintage fashions. As style-savvyshoppers change their mindset about how to invest their money, upscale consignment shops are popping up to meet the demand for pre-loved luxury labels. Hit these local resale stores to snag a coveted designer handbag at a reduced price point. [Photo credit: iStock.com/Armin Staudt]
Wearing glasses need not be nerdy – nor a nuisance. Next time you need to upgrade your lenses, pay a visit to these independent optical boutiques in Vancouver, where fashion-forward frames, savvy staff and cozy environments combine to make shopping for specs as fun as hunting for a new pair of shoes. [Photo credit: Bailey Nelson]
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