The best skatewear shops in Vancouver

Whether you're a skateboarding pro, a beginner or you don't even own a board, the truth is undeniable – skatewear is functional, comfortable and fashionable. Here's where to find the best brands and latest styles in Vancouver to complete your look. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]

Menu Skateboard Shop

1
170-332 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6

Located in Gastown, Menu Skateboard Shop is owned by former pro skateboarder Syd Clark, who brings his industry experience to the task of choosing the merchandise. In addition to skateboards, the shop carries the best brands in skateboard hoodies, T-shirts, hats and shoes. Think Diamond, RDS, Primitive, Herschel and more.

Antisocial Skateboard Shop

2
2337 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9

For independent skatewear styles with serious street cred, check out Antisocial Skateboard Shop in Mount Pleasant. The shop carries tees and hoodies with the Antisocial logo, and it's a great place to stock up on Palace socks. The shop is deeply involved in Vancouver’s skate culture, making it a great hub to check out the latest zines, music and art, and meet up with other skateboarders.

P D's Hot Shop

3
3734 10th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6R 2G4

PD'S first opened shop in Nanaimo in 1976. Now located on West 10th, it's the longest-running builder and retailer of skateboards in the country. Pick up your Skull Skates apparel here, as well as T-shirts, hoodies, shorts and plenty of accessories emblazoned with the iconic Skull logo.

Livestock

4
141 Pender St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T6

Skateboarders can be fanatics when it comes to shoes, and that's why you'll sometimes see a lineup outside the store as diehard fans wait for a new release or a sale. The staff here are extremely knowledgeable, and the shop has built an international reputation. Livestock also sells clothing and accessories, but it's definitely the shoes that keep skaters coming back again and again.

The Drive Boardshop

5
1997 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A8

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro at skateboarding, the friendly staff at The Drive Skateshop can help you find what you need. They’ve got decks, wheels, sunglasses, shoes clothes and more.

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