The Best Places to Shop for Fashion in Vancouver

From Budget to Boutique

Gastown
Shopping in Vancouver's Gastown neighborhood. AnthonyRosenberg / Getty Images

Vancouver fashion is much more than yoga pants and sports gear. Vital and diverse, the city is home to some of the best fashion in the world -- if you know where to find it.

Use this Vancouver Fashion Guide to find the best in fashion for women and men, from cutting-edge independent and local designers to the chicest boutiques, as well as the fashion events that are musts for fashion lovers who want to stay ahead of the trends.

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    Where to Shop for Independent Canadian Designers

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    Gastown, a popular shopping destination. Canadian Photographer / Getty Images

    At the very heart of Vancouver fashion lies the local designers and the boutiques that promote them. Stylish and fashion-forward, these boutiques offer fashion lovers a chance to buy unique clothes and accessories while supporting local and independent Canadian designers.

    While boutiques that carry local designers have shops throughout the city, the highest concentrations can be found on Main Street (Mid-Main) and in Gastown.

    Local Vancouver Designers for Women

    • Jacqueline Conoir in Kitsilano - The flagship boutique for one of Vancouver's most famous local designers
    • Twigg&Hottie on Main Street - Great selection of sustainable fashion
    • Two of Hearts on Main Street
    • Liquid on West 4th Ave
    • Shop Cocoon on Cambie Street
    • Atomic Model in Yaletown

    Local Vancouver Designers for Men & Women

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    Where to Shop for High-End Fashion & International Brands

    Like all great cities, Vancouver fashion has high-end, internationally-acclaimed designers for fashionistas willing to spend big money. Downtown Vancouver's major shopping district--centered around the crossroads of W Georgia and Granville Street--is ground zero for high-end clothes and accessories.

    It's home to the fabulous fashion-only department store Holt Renfrew and to the Downtown Bay, the only Bay department store in Vancouver to feature The Room, a collection of cutting-edge designer fashion. High-end stores for brands like Versace, Coach, and Louis Vuitton are all within walking distance, too.

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    Where to Shop for Bargain Vancouver Fashion

    Vancouver fashion doesn't have to be high-end and designer. Fashion lovers can find great steals on new trends at Vancouver locations of Zara, H&M, and Urban Planet, at the Topshop capsule at the Downtown Bay, or browse the racks at the very best vintage and consignment shops.

    Vancouver Vintage & Consignment Shops

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    Vancouver Fashion Events

    Vancouver fashion events are major industry events, but they're accessible to the general public, too, making it easy for fashion lovers to stay ahead of the latest trends and learn about Vancouver's up-and-coming local designers.

    Top Vancouver Fashion Events

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    The High-End Fashion Boutiques to Shop

    Traffic on South Granville Rise in Vancouver, Canada, Autumn Day
    South Granville. KathrynHatashitaLee / Getty Images

    The best Vancouver fashion boutiques are those whose owners have a remarkable eye for buying unusual world fashion, thus creating their own collection of high-style garments any fashion lover will envy. Shoppers will find the best high-end boutiques in South Granville, Gastown, and Yaletown.

    Top Vancouver Fashion Boutiques for Women

    Top Vancouver Fashion Boutiques for Men