Shop The Neighbourhood highlights in Vancouver

Shop The Neighbourhood returns to Vancouver on November 28, 2015. From East Van to West 4th, small businesses across the city will be opening up their doors to welcome local shoppers with exclusive discounts and deals just in time for the holiday season. Check out just a few of the participating businesses below and be sure to download the YP Shopwise app to see all of the special offers near you.

Sips Cocktail Emporium

339 Broadway E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W5

You’ll want to make sure your bar cart is fully stocked for the holiday season – so a trip to Sips is definitely in order. This newish cocktail emporium in East Van is an amateur bartender’s playground, providing everything from muddlers to mulling spices to Moscow Mule mugs. Seasonal cocktail bitters and flavourful syrups will be 20 per cent off during the Shop The Neighbourhood event, so be sure to pick up a few delicious syrups along with some novelty ice cube trays, stir sticks and unique glassware. Don’t forget a bottle of Walter Caesar mix for a morning-after cure.

Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour

1002 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3W9

Liquorice, hula-hoops and gluten-free waffles might seem like an odd combination, but somehow it all comes together at this beloved confectionary shop on Commercial Drive. Owner Mary Jean Dunsdon (who goes by the nickname Watermelon) keeps her candy shop stocked with nostalgic treats: glass jars filled with colourful strings of imported liquorice, locally made hula hoops and house-baked quinoa waffles. Spend $25 at this sweet spot during the Shop the Neighbourhood event and you’ll receive a complimentary hot waffle with butter and maple syrup. Enjoy your waffle immediately or pick up a voucher to redeem it later.


819 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1T9

Vancouver’s style savvy guys know that Dipt is THE place to find fresh kicks and streetwear. Want to rep your city for less? Shoppers will receive 20 per cent off all Vancity Original Brand merchandise during the Shop The Neighbourhood event on November 28. Tees, hoodies, bags, crewnecks and beanies are branded with the iconic red, white and black Vancity logo. These casual staples are a great gift-giving option for local guys, gals and kids. While you’re in store, don’t miss the cool collection of Nike Air sneakers and snapbacks.

Nineteen Ten Boutique

4366 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9

You’ll be reimagining your interior as soon as you walk through the door at this seriously charming lifestyle boutique in Mount Pleasant. The Instagram-worthy inventory features handcrafted items from local artisans and designers (tapered beeswax candles, burnt fir serving boards, vintage lace dream catchers) alongside choice picks from beloved international labels like Rifle Paper Co. and The Beach People. Browse the curated collection of inspiring items and stock up on all your holiday cards during the Shop The Neighbourhood event when paper products and other stationery items are 20 per cent off.

The Toy Box

2933 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G6

Got a lot of little ones on your Christmas shopping list? Head to The Toy Box where everything in store will be 10 per cent off on November 28 (excluding Lego). The West Broadway shop has been delighting local kids and young-at-heart adults for more than 40 years. Shelves are stocked with modern toys as well as retro favourites – because an Etch A Sketch never really goes out of style! Want to host a family games night over the holidays? Nostalgic board games and puzzles will deliver hours of low-tech tabletop fun for all ages.

Bon Macaron Patisserie Ltd

4-1244 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

Pretty, pastel and delightfully Parisienne, it’s hard not to love a delicate and sweet macaron. A tempting treat at any time of year, these meringue-based confections make a particularly colourful addition to a holiday party spread or festive gift basket. Bon Macaron Patisserie will be offering a special Baker’s Dozen deal during Shop The Neighbourhood; purchase a gift box of 12 macarons and you’ll receive one free treat to pop in your mouth on the way out the door! Flavour options include classics like salted caramel and vanilla and seasonal specialities such as pumpkin spice and peach pear.

Oasis Flowers

2793 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3Y5

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Nothing transforms your home for the holidays quite like the addition of bright-red poinsettias, pine-scented garlands and a sparkly over-the-door wreath. Oasis Flowers, a family-owned flower shop in Kitsilano, makes it that much easier to festoon your home for the festive season. Spend more than $50 on plants, cut flowers and accessories on November 28 and you’ll receive a free living-wall canvas that’ll help you grow a hanging garden in your home year round.


180 Pender St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3

Give the gift of good health this holiday season and treat your yoga-loving friends and family to a class at this unique studio. Inside the light-filled and airy space, instructors host restorative and energizing yoga classes for all fitness levels. Stretch is offering a special Shop The Neighbourhood deal on individual yoga classes for those who are looking to try out the funky studio in the heart of Chinatown. Receive 25 per cent off individual classes on November 28, and be sure to check out the curated selection of colourful yoga apparel and athleisure wear while you’re there.


1168 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M9

This trendsetting cupcakery has earned a cult following among locals for its classic baked goods. Owners Heather White and Lori Joyce first opened their West End cupcake emporium in April 2002 and have gone on to expand across the Lower Mainland and star in their own reality show. Despite its fame, the nostalgic bakeshop sticks to its roots with scratch-made cupcakes and delightfully retro desserts. Satisfy your sweet tooth for less on November 28; pick up a pre-pack of 12 assorted mini cupcakes and you’ll receive a mix of six assorted minis for free.

Bike Doctor (Permanently Closed)

Do you live life on two wheels? Vancouver cyclists trust owner Pol Bogaert and his team of experts at this West Broadway bike shop with all their repair needs, whether that means a simple tune-up or a serious overhaul. Safety is an important consideration for riders year-round, but it’s especially important to make sure your bike is road-ready for the wet winter season. Visit this cycling mecca on November 28 to get an exclusive discount on all bicycle brake adjustments. The “Gimme a Break” sale features 25 per cent off brake adjustments and 15 per cent off parts.

London Fields Shoppe

692 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R1

This lovely East Van shop deals in all things handmade. Retro enamel baking dishes and brightly coloured melamine bowls are great picks for a fun-loving chef while cedar-scented beard tonics and winter spice soap bars make cute stocking stuffers for the urban woodsman in your life. With offbeat magazines, crafting accessories and a charming selection of letterpress cards, London Fields is a great one-stop shop for all your festive finds. Spend more than $50 in store on November 28 and you’ll receive a delightful mystery grab bag filled with goodies.


2070 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M9

Cozy pullovers, chic felt fedoras and oh-so-soft blanket scarves await at this clothing boutique in Kitsilano. A go-to spot among the neighbourhood’s fashionable denizens, XO Bella carries trend-forward pieces for the younger set and is stocked with covet-worthy fall favourites like cropped knit sweaters, printed ponchos and fleece-lined plaid button-ups. Stock up on seasonal staples, holiday party dresses and stylish accessories during Shop The Neighbourhood and receive 25 per cent off everything in store. You won’t want to miss these exclusive deals on November 28.

It’s decorative gourd season y’all! The changing seasons are an ideal time to spruce up your interior with festive fall decor. If you’re dreaming of harvest-themed table runners, planter boxes filled with sunflowers and pumpkin-scented candles, it’s time to log off Pinterest and head to these local home decor stores to shop for autumnal accessories. [Photo credit:]
When you’re trying to figure out what to wear for a theme party, there’s nothing better than finding a creative shop with an inspiring selection of dress-up gear. Whether you’re looking for a spooky, sexy or silly ensemble, these Vancouver costume stores can help you transform your look with out-of-the-ordinary apparel and accessories. [Photo credit: DragonImages]
Looking for stylish clothes and accessories that’ll have your little ones looking like they belong at the top of the class? Back-to-school shopping is a breeze at these locally owned kids’ boutiques in Vancouver, where parents can find everything from pint-sized designer duds to budget-friendly basics for growing boys and girls. [Photo credit:]
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