Want to look beautiful without having to worry about animal testing and scary chemical names? Looking great and feeling great can go together if you shop at the right places. Here’s where to buy natural beauty products in Vancouver.[Photo credit: iStock/dolgachov]
Have your Christmas presents become predictable? Stoke the yuletide flames with a romantic present for your special someone! Here are some top options for Vancouverites looking to give the gift of love. [Photo credit: iStock/PeopleImages]
Whether you're a longtime mutant booster or someone that just developed a taste for tights, stopping into your local comic bookstore is a year-round way to keep up with those caped crusaders. Here are some top spots in Vancouver to grab some comics. [Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic]
Some call it a hobby, while others may say it's an obsession, but there's no doubt that a lot of us are fixated on building up an impressive collection of some sort. For some, it's putting together a set of old Nintendo games for an at-home arcade, while others are looking out for a haul of vintage sports gear. Here are some surefire stops for all your vintage and collectible needs. [Photo by Laurel Borrowman]
Every day can be Earth Day when you shop with an environmentally-conscious mind. There are plenty of shops offering sustainable and fair trade products – to help reduce your carbon footprint – in our beautiful city. Next time you shop at the following stores, you can feel good about helping the environment! [Photo credit: iStock/lolostock]
We’ve all got one on our lists: the man who seems impossible to buy for because he’s already got everything he needs. If you’re shopping in Vancouver for that hard-to-buy for guy, here are a few gift ideas for the man who has everything.
Like the glamourous Marilyn Monroe once said, "diamonds are a girl's best friend." Isn't that the truth! Whether you're shopping for diamonds, rubies, gemstones or pearls, a beautiful shiny bauble will never disappoint. If you’re looking for a forever gem that will always be treasured, check out these Vancouver jewellers who specialize in all things sparkling.
There’s something to be said about going into a bookstore, running your fingers over the spines, and finding a copy of your favourite childhood tome or discovering a new author. The staff are usually hardcore bibliophiles and ready with a suggestion – you just have to ask. Vancouver’s charming used bookshops are the perfect places to wander on a rainy afternoon or pop into for last-minute gifts.
With the return of vinyl as the medium of choice for music lovers the world over, it has never been easier to find a copy of the latest must-have single, or your mom’s favourite album from when she was in high school. Shopping for vinyl in Vancouver is analogous in many ways to shopping for books; it’s a task easily completed online, but not without losing the fun of burrowing fingers into stacks and browsing for hours.
Coins, stamps, cards and more – this is where the action is for collectors in Vancouver. The folks at these stores have as much knowledge about their trade as you can fit in a human brain; give them your attention and you’ll get a real lesson. Most importantly, they’re all fair and honest.
Whether you’re feeling creative or just want save some money this Christmas, Vancouver is home to plenty of craft stores that sell everything from wool and woodcuts to paper and patterned fabric. Check out these shops for all the materials you need to turn into one of Santa’s elves and make DIY delights for the holiday season. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]
The adorable seaside town of Steveston in Richmond feels like a relic from a time gone by. Discover some of the most adorable, stylish and mesmerizing shops in the village.
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