Kerrisdale Village—a shopping and dining district that extends along 41st Avenue from Maple to Larch in Vancouver's southwest Kerrisdale neighborhood—has been a thriving business area since the early 1900s. Today, Kerrisdale Village is home to a mix of older, locally-owned shops and newer boutiques, as well as charming cafés, eateries, and organic markets. The area is ideal for shopping for kids, gifts and specialty foods.
How to Get There
Kerrisdale Village spans 41st Avenue from Maple Street to Larch Street. It's a 10 minute drive west from Oakridge Mall. If you're driving, it's easy to find (metered) street parking close to the shops.
Where to Shop
While Downtown Vancouver or Gastown are known as fashionable cities, Kerrisdale Village certainly doesn't disappoint these days when it comes to clothing caters to customers looking for everything from classic northwest fashion and necessities to trendier items. Hills of Kerrisdale, a clothing shop that's been in business since 1914, is one of the areas most popular shops. Hills stocks high-quality bags, jewelry, and everyday wear for men and women; it's a must-visit for the history alone.
Shoe-lovers will enjoy the fashionable shoe shops at Kerrisdale Village, but overall this isn't a destination for serious fashionistas.
The Kerrisdale neighborhood is a family-oriented one, so it's no surprise that Kerrisdale Village has plenty of shops for kids. From toy stores to kids' clothing, shoppers won't have a tough time finding great finds here. If you have kids under 12, it's definitely worth a visit, especially for the unique and locally-owned kid boutiques.
These are a few stand-outs:
- Blake & Riley - children's clothing and accessories
- Isola Bella Design - baby and children's fashion
- Jacadi - boys and girls fashion
- Gap Kids - boys and girls fashion
Food, Cafes, and Organic Markets
Kerrisdale Village is filled with charming coffee shops and cafés, including favorites like Bean Brothers Cafe and Adonia Teahouse, where you can indulge in an authentic English high tea. There are also lovely bakeries and specialty food shops, including Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Vancouver-favourite Cobs Bread, and Gem Chocolates, one of the best Vancouver chocolatiers and boutique chocolate shops.
For groceries, check out Westwood Organic Produce.
Unique Shops and Gift Shops
First-time visitors to Kerrisdale Village must stop in at Buchan's Kerrisdale Stationary, a stationary and gift shop that's been in business for over 55 years. Charming and full of things to look at, Buchan's is also a must during the winter holidays, when its historic exterior gets decked out for the Christmas season.
Other unique shops for gifts include Hagar Books (established in 1974), Vancouver's only Call the Kettle Black culinary shop, and custom jewelry from The Perfect Gift.