Where to find the perfect holiday dress in Vancouver

'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.

LYNNsteven

1
225 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

LYNNsteven is a trendy women's clothing boutique located in Gastown. When it comes to party dresses, you’ll find a selection of emerging designers as well as some of the hottest labels around. Some of the local brands they carry include Vancouver's own PARTYSKIRTS and jewellery by Leah Alexandra. Not just limited to fashion, LYNNsteven Boutique also sells beautiful and different accessories, home decor, and beauty and baby products.

Fine Finds Boutique

2
1014 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4

Located in historic Yaletown, Fine Finds Boutique is a one-stop destination for one-of-a-kind fashions, accessories, jewellery and gifts. Trendy and fashion-forward, Fine Finds offers a wide selection of dresses from up-and-coming local labels as well as more popular, well-known brands. Voted Best Gift Store nine years running by the Georgia Straight, there is a little something for everyone here.

Rebecca Bree

3
3680 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6R 1P1

Girly, chic, fun, sophisticated and feminine – Kitsilano’s Rebecca Bree Boutique has it all. Since opening in 2012, Rebecca Bree has been a hot spot in Vancouver for beautiful high-end designer fashion. You’ll find plenty of flirty dress-up items here during the holiday season, as well as jewellery and accessories to provide the finishing touches.

Plenty Stores

4
1107 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5

Specializing in laid-back, West Coast style, Vancouver's own Plenty has secured its spot as a go-to fashion destination here in the city. The shop has expanded with multiple locations across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland since it first debuted in 1989. Plenty has everything you need for your new winter wardrobe: a wide selection of denim, cozy sweaters, accessories and that perfect holiday party dress – all at budget-friendly prices.

Mimi McQueen

5
392-4800 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4J2

Metrotown's Mimi McQueen is known among Vancouver teens for its selection of prom and grad dresses. However this is also the spot to visit if you’re looking for a colourful cocktail dress at an affordable price. The youthful styles feature bright colours and flashy finishes (think sequinned dresses with built-in bras, embellished spaghetti-straps and stretchy metallic fabrics). This cute and trendy boutique also carries handpicked jewellery and accessories, jumpsuits and jackets. Bonus: they offer free shipping anywhere in Canada.

Aritzia

6
1110 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B2

Vancouver-based and a local favourite, Aritizia has been the go-to boutique for stylish young denizens since first opening in 1984. This Canadian fashion empire is always a good bet when it comes to finding the perfect dress for the holiday season. Known for their simple-yet-timeless styles and luxe fabrics, Aritzia has plenty of pieces that are sure to be on-trend and last longer than only one season.

Nordstrom

7
799 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V7Y 0A2

This leading U.S. retailer opened its first Vancouver location in September 2015, much to the delight of local luxury shoppers. Nordstrom is a fashionista's haven: a one-stop shopping destination for all things fashion and beauty related. The multi-level department store has an extremely large selection of dresses available, which vary in style and price-point. Shop here for simple sundresses, chic cocktail and party dresses, high-end designer gowns and even bridesmaid dresses.

Winners

8
300-798 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3C3

Some of the best deals around can be found at Winners, especially during the holidays. You can score some really amazing on-trend dresses (and even designer labels) at this popular discount shop. The only catch is that you’ll have to set aside some time, be patient and willing to do a little searching through the racks. However, when you do find your hidden-gem dress it’s always oh so worth it! With affordable prices and an always-changing stock, Winners is a favourite of ours.

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