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Shopping & Style

May 23 2014

Gastown Style: Maxi Dress Shopping Guide

Alfie Italia
302 West Cordova St.
Tel: 604-568-6767
www.alfieitalia.com

Alfie Italia features wearable luxury for the confident woman. The independent boutique has a few maxi dresses by Canadian designer, Travis Taddeo. Think basic style but with an edge! These dresses are understatedly sexy with asymmetrical designs and unexpected details that will turn heads.

Angel Vancouver
2 Powell Street
Tel: 604-681-0947
www.angelvancouver.com

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Angel carries all things unique from custom hand painted apparel to bohemian fashion. Here, you’ll find tropical-print maxi dresses that are reminiscent of an exotic getaway. Keep an eye out for maxi dresses by Italian brand, Purple Jam and Spanish brands, Desigual and Smash.

Artemisia
452 West Cordova Street
Tel: 604-684-9933
www.artemisiaclothing.com

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Make your presence known with the gorgeous maxi dresses at Artemisia. We were in awe of their selection of special-occasion maxis. Flowing romantic skirts, embroidered lace details, and stunning colours––you will definitely find more than one dress to reveal your inner goddess. 

Board of Trade Co
206 Carrall Street
www.boardoftradeco.com

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Board of Trade Co caters to the lady that doesn’t want to wear what everyone is coveting. You will be impressed by their collection of independent fashion, including casual maxi dresses that are simplistic and effortlessly cool. 

complexgeometries
14 Water Street
Tel: 604-428-1655
www.complexgeometries.com

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Complexgeometries carries true fashion for the individualist. Their in-house line of origami-like designs and unisex dresses are wearable works of art. We love complexgeometries’ signature floor-length dress with a draped hood.

Ego Closet
486 W.Cordova St.
Tel: 604-684-4667
www.egocloset.com

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There are plenty of affordable fashionable finds for young and daring fashionistas. Ego Closet carries a mix of trendy and flirty maxi dresses that are perfect for a date or night out on the town. Keep your eye on the lookout for hard-to-find, edgy designs by emerging brands based in Britain, Australia, and Korea.

Mi Kemistry
221 Abbott Street
Tel: 604-566-9914
mi-kemistry.ca

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Anyone that likes to have fun and experiment with their style will love the street-inspired fashion and colourful designs at Mi Kemistry. This boutique carries quite a few maxis that are perfect for a summertime stroll on the beach––like this tropical-printed maxi sundress pictured above.

Oak + Fort
355 Water Street
www.oakandfort.com

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Known for their modern, understated fashion, Oak + Fort has a great collection of simplistic maxi dresses that are comfortable and stylish. Visit Oak and Fort’s flagship location in Gastown to see their newest (and largest) collection of private label designs.

One of a Few
354 Water Street
Tel: 604-605-0685
www.oneofafew.com

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If you’re a working woman or prefer classic fashion, One of a Few has something for you. The independent boutique has quite a few loose-fitting maxis with chic design details that are perfect for the office or walking around the city.

Tait Boutique
330 West Cordova Street
Tel: 604-568-5727

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Tait Boutique houses trendy, girly, and colorful finds that are ultra affordable. If you’re in the mood for a cheerful summer dress, Tait Boutique carries both classic and vintage-inspired maxi dresses with floral prints and bright summer colours.

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