Move over gents. It’s time for the women to shine.
The neighbourhood is speckled like an Easter egg with a wonderfully diverse assortment of boutiques all blossoming with clothing and accessories for Spring. Our fine store owners have searched near and far and brought back beautiful pieces for you to wear.
Here’s a selection to get you hopping into Gastown.
Angel Vancouver is the exclusive retailer for the Spanish eclectic line, Desigual. The boutique also carries one of a kind original hand painted t-shirts created by the store owner, Jackie Haliburton. Angel has been in business for 38 years in Vancouver and they carry an extensive array of men’s, women’s and kids clothing.
Artemisia is a women’s boutique that carries unique, playful and versatile clothing & accessories. They have a particular focus on dresses that can be worn both for fun and for dressy occasions. Here you can find US and European designs as well as items from locals designers.
E:CLE – a stylized version of eclectic, brings together striking, minimal pieces that are carefully selected and curated. The focus here in on exclusive Korean lines that can’t be found anywhere else in the city. Clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, watches, shades – E:CLE is rich, vibrant and full of fantastic items for your Spring wardrobe.
LYNNSteven boutique caters to women with clothing, accessories, beauty care and baby items. The boutique stocks hot labels and creations from emerging designers including Des Petits Hauts, Fidelity Denim, Rails LA and Leah Alexandra Jewelry. The store also sells an abundant selection of green beauty products from brands like May Lindstrom Skin, Odacite, Vintner’s Daughter, ILIA Beauty, RMS Beauty, and much more. Take a few items into the change room which is made out of 6,000 paperbacks. Eventually though, you’ll need to come out of there.
M0851 is a Montreal based designer that creates leather bags, accessories, jackets and outerwear. The aesthetic is minimalist, sleek and functional and the brand uses high-end raw materials that are built to last.
Neighbour Woman is the equally wonderful sister of Neighbour. Curated lines include Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto, Stephan Schneider, Lemaire, Etienne Deroeux, Trademark, Norse Projects and Thakoon. Here you’ll find accessories, jewelry, fragrances, gifts, footwear and all categories of clothing.
Nicole Bridger is a Gastown designer who creates unique eco fashion for women. Free from trends, made with love and ethically crafted, Nicole produces clothing that is well made, contemporary and classic and looks beautiful, both now and for years to come.
Oak & Fort’s roots are firmly planted in Gastown. The brand has grown yet has stayed true to its aesthetic of uncomplicated minimalism. The clothing and accessories are thoughtfully designed and quite affordable.
One Of A Few is perhaps Gastown’s most well loved women’s boutique. Adorned with lovingly curated clothing, footwear, bags, jewelry and accessories that are from both established designers and emerging ones. One Of A Few only carries products that truly embody value, artistry and beauty.
Rachel Comey Elkin Pant
Secret Location is a dream to shop at. Described as a destination concept store, an inspiring place of sartorial creativity and intellectual expression, the boutique carries stunning items that you may never see again.
The Block has been in the neighbourhood forever and consistently offers customers some of the nicest shoes, clothes and accessories around. Featuring local, US and European designs – The Block carries such lines as Fillipa K, Vuarnet, Filson, Ulla Johnson, A.P.C. and Bridge & Burn. You can find shoes here as well as sunglasses, bags and one of kind locally made silver jewelry.
The Latest Scoop is a lifestyle concept store sourcing their wares from Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Paris. Here you can find a mix of product: fashion, furniture, home décor, accessories, footwear and gifts. Latest Scoop focuses on things that are beautiful, affordable and desirable.
Floral Maxi Dress
Wardrobe Apparel curates its collection of accessories, eyewear, shoes and women’s wear through connecting with designers during London and Paris fashion week. The boutique selects the latest in women’s fashion and works closely with each customer to have you looking pristine for the new season.