South Granville is one of Vancouver's premiere urban shopping destinations.
Nestled in the heart of Fairview and stretching along Granville St. from the south side of Granville Bridge to W 16th Avenue, South Granville is packed with great fashion, furniture stores, art galleries, and shops of every kind.
South Granville has everything from famous, international stores to small, unique local businesses. It's a perfect place to shop for fashion, antique and modern furniture, home accessories and cookware, and contemporary art. There are so many art galleries along South Granville that it's often called "Gallery Row."
Start at W 14th Avenue and Granville St. - Fuel up at Meinhardt
Start your shopping day at the corner of Granville St. and W 14th Avenue with breakfast or lunch at Meinhardt.
This family-owned grocery and bakery is a local landmark. Small but packed-to-the-rafters with an enormous collection of gourmet food items, Meinhardt has a delicious, prepared-food section perfect for brunch or lunch--you can eat at one of the tables outside--and a bakery annex, Picnic, with decadent pastries and coffee.
Across the street you'll find 18 Karat, a home accessories store with unusual modern and organic items, and the first of South Granville's many art galleries, Windsor Gallery and Bau Xi Gallery, Vancouver's oldest contemporary art gallery and a South Granville resident since 1972.
Shop in Style at Misch - W 14th Ave to W 13th Ave
Walk north from Meinhardt and start shopping!
For women who love fashion, high-end Misch is a must-visit. This charming, New York-style boutique specializes in hard-to-find labels and emerging designers, and always has something gorgeous on display.
Love shoes? Two doors up from Misch, you'll find Lord's, a mix of high-end and mid-range shoes and accessories, and Vancouver's only Anthropologie.
Across the street, you'll find BC's first (and currently only) Williams-Sonoma.
Bring Colour to Your Home at Bacci's - W 13th Ave to W 12th Ave
In the block from W 13th Ave to W 12th Ave, you'll find more fashion at local shops like the popular Freedman Shoes and the less-expensive Canadian chain TNA.
Cross W 12th Ave and stop at Bacci's. Another unique, locally-owned gem, Bacci's embodies South Granville perfectly: its a combination of designer fashions for the body and the home.
Luxuriate in Designer Fashion at Boboli - W 12th Ave to W 11th Ave
Next door to Bacci's is Boboli, whose stone entrance is the most famous store facade on South Granville.
Boboli is serious designer fashion for men and women, carrying brands like Issey Miyake, Robert Cavalli, Armani, Girbaud and Valentino.
More Fashion at Ashia Mode - W 11th Ave to Broadway
Cross W 11th Avenue and keep waking north and you'll find Ashia Mode, a unique collection of high- and mid-range women's fashions.
See the Art on Gallery Row - Broadway to W 8th Ave
Head north on Granville Street (cross W Broadway) here you'll see several of the contemporary art galleries that earned South Granville the moniker "Gallery Row," including Jacana Art Gallery, which gives special attention to Asian art, and Kurbatoff Gallery, which promotes Canadian artists.
Even if you're not in the market to buy art, these galleries are wonderful to visit.
Find the Perfect Home Accent at Chachkas - Broadway to W 8th Ave
Between the Kurbatoff Gallery and the Atelier Gallery is Chachkas, a boutique collection of accessories for you and your home.
Furniture Galore - 8th Ave to Bridge
The blocks from W 8th Avenue to the Granville Bridge are a furniture shopper's dream.
Want more shopping? Head under the Granville Bridge to Granville Island.