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From daring designers, to top tier tailors, to bustling boutiques, West Cordova is the epitome of chic. If the dazzling fashion isn’t enough to draw you in, the charming cafes and one of a kind architecture will be. Taking a stroll down West Cordova is always in vogue.


New to the ‘hood, Archipelago brings a taste of Indonesia to Gastown. Sourcing unique, sustainable, traceable products from small to medium enterprises, Archipelago aims to introduce North American homes to Indonesia’s best.

Photo taken prior to COVID-19 restrictions.

Bambo Cafe

At Bambo, the organic, fair trade coffee is made to your liking. With toasted focaccia sandwiches and Azzi’s homemade soups, there’s a reason why Bambo Cafe has remained a Gaston favourite for years.

BK Tailors

We are happy to welcome our brand new neighbours, BK Tailors, to Gastown! Beautiful design and craftsmanship is what you can expect from these experts. If you’re looking to get the perfect fit, look no further.

Colourbox Salon

With over 25 years in buisness in Gastown, Colourbox is the crème de la crème. Offering the highest quality cuts and products, their experienced stylists are always on the cutting edge of the latest and greatest looks.

Dutil Denim

Dutil knows denim like the back of their hands. With one of the largest and most comprehensive denim collections in North America, Dutil’s selection of denim brands offer a wide array of fits and fabrics to suit your needs. From raw selvedge to eco-friendly denim to the perfect pair of high rise skinnies, Dutil has a jean for everyone.

Durant Sessions

A passion project of optical experts, Durant Sessions educates each customer about the intricate details of each frame. In today’s disposable culture, Durant Sessions offers the highest quality eyewear in classic, yet innovative designs.

Frank & Oak

Frank & Oak is all about sustainable, high-quality “slow fashion”, that helps you express your individual style. With clothing as resilient as you are, you can expect Frank & Oak’s designs to keep up with your demanding lifestyle, while ensuring minimal impact on the planet.

Photo taken prior to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Greedy Pig

The Greedy Pig exudes cool with their century old space that reflects our ‘hood’s historic roots. With an emphasis on local artisan products, The Greedy Pig features a seasonal menu and a unique whiskey & bourbon cocktail list created by locally celebrated barman Nick Devine.

Nettle’s Tale

Nettle’s Tale launched in 2014 with the vision of creating Canadian-made, thoughtfully designed swimwear and apparel, made for and modelled by bodies of everyday people. Nettle’s Tale fits all of their designs on the bodies around them, from their friends, to their moms, to their neighbours.

Old Faithful Shop

Old Faithful Shop boasts an impressive collection of the best-quality products for simple living. Every item in their repertoire is stocked with the belief that one day it will become an heirloom; trusty, reliable, classic, an old faithful. Located in a landmark 1903 building, Old Faithful Shop is a modern-day version of what would have existed on Gastown’s cobblestone streets 100 years ago.

Out & About

Enamored by the delicate yet functional aspects of Japanese design and craftsmanship, Out & About is a lifestyle store toting jewelry, home décor ceramics and stationery designed and made in Japan.

Rowan Sky

Rowan Sky is a shoe lovers dream! This independent boutique is a footwear and accessory haven filled to the brim with leading brands. Elevate your look with some new kicks.

The Block

Since 1999, The Block has been gracing Gastown with unique clothing, shoes, bags and accessories for women and men. This boutique offers a nicely curated selection from local and international designers.


This cozy, urban, train themed café provides Gastown’s chicest district with house-roasted, artisanal coffee, pastries & latte art. Timbertrain closely monitors the rigorous process that coffee takes – from ethically sourcing the beans and hand roasting them in-house – and sharing them with you.


Uniques is a curio shop stuffed with little treasures and antiques just waiting to be discovered. The owner of this quirky joint stocks anything from unusual antiques, silver, jewelry, and little vintage treasures you won’t find in the mall.