We’ve curated a special guide featuring a series of unique brands, items, and experiences, that you can find Only In Gastown.
These eco-friendly towels are perfect for the cold winter days because they dry fast and are made out of the softest sustainable materials. You can shop this new Sömn home linen towels collection only in Gastown!
Retails for: $28-105
Location: 28 Water St
(showroom open for walk-ins from 11:30am-4pm on Tue-Sat until Dec. 23)
A highlight release from Gravity Pope’s in-house label. The Briella loafer is a delicate balance of classic and contemporary, similar to the Gastown neighborhood. They’re sold exclusively at the Gravity Pope store in Gastown.
Retails for: $245
Location: 73 Water St, Suite 100
Honey Gifts Gastown is known for their daring collection of luxury intimate wear from carefully selected designer brands. You can shop these unique rose gold cuffs with the matching collar from Voyeur X, experts in the interplay of fashion and eroticism, only in Gastown.
Retails for: Collar $120, Cuffs $145
Location: 350 Water Street
This beautiful piece of jewlery is an Afghan with Zawadi Sapphire and it’s from Western Canada’s largest selection of BVLA which is also the only official collection in Vancouver. This jewlery is solid 14k yellow gold and only available at the Arcane Body Arts shop in Gastown. Whether you’re looking for high-quality gold jewellery or a high end professional piercing studio – Arcane is the place to be!
Retails for: $555
Location: 332 Water Street Suite 230
Classical Pilates develops physical awareness that supports mobility, nervous system function and mental focus. Reform Pilates delivers authentic Pilates training that is not available in larger studios and can only be found in the Gastown studio.
Retails for: $99
Location: 332 Water St Unit 140
The white Limited Edition Book, signed and numbered by John Fluevog himself, is a perfect gift for all the unique shoe-lovers and Fluevog fans. The book provides a dazzling and inclusive lens into John’s fashion career. Find out more about the beloved designer who first opened shop in Gastown in 1970.
Retails for: $70
Location: 65 Water St
Randolph creates sunglasses that are purposefully engineered and handcrafted to perform at the highest level. These sunglasses are only available at two stores in BC, and Mosh Framemakers in Gastown is one of them.
Retails for: $335
Location: 318 Homer St Suite 200
A perfect gift for all thse art-lovers out there. The new exhibtion of the Centre of International Contemporary Art in Gastown, “Neither Here Nor There” is a collection of narratives by the amazing and talented, Andrea Joyce Heimer. Each painting tells a personal situation of the artist in which she felt stuck or indecisive. The gallery can be visited from December 10th to January 21st.
Tickets: $15 per person.
Location: 228 Abbott Street
Let your loved ones rock the Vinyl Records Gastown brand this season. 100% Organic soft cotton, designed & manufactured in Canada. A perfect holiday gift for the music enthusiasts in your life. Available in-store only.
Retails for: $100
Location: 44 Water Street
Available exclusively from The Nooks Gastown. Gift basket includes a handmade wire wrapped Labradorite ring, resembling the colours of the Northern Lights that can sometimes be visible in Vancouver. All Beachstone jewelry also include a hand painted shell jewelry dish for storage. It’s the perfect gift for people who love unique, handmade jewelry.
Retails for: Ring $40; Gift Basket with handpainted shell and earings $90
Location: 38 Water Street
Nika Design has lots of different leather clothing options for example leather jackets. They come from Jofama, an old Swedish brand of leather goods and are perfect for the cold days in Gastown.
Retails for: $850
Location: 309 Cambie Street
Give yourself – or someone you know the gift of Hair and Makeup Artistry by the Award Winning Makeup and Hair Artist Agency, Faye Smith Agency Inc. This holiday beauty service is only available at Primp & Proper in Gastown.
Retails for: $225
Location: 73 E Cordova St
Photo by @gretabaryvr
Give the gift of non-stop arcade bar fun for the fam or friend group at the only Gretabar in Vancouver. Featuring a variety of different games – from vintage games to state-of-the-art, drinks, and food – all under one roof. It’s really ike no-where else in the city.
Retails for: Different offers for games from $10 to $99
Location: 50 W Cordova St
Nettle’s Tale in Gastown is one of the City’s best places to shop plus sizes in person. They have the perfect holiday clothes for every body type, including the beautiful (and highly versatile), Eden Dress in black or red. Their pieces are ethically made in Vancouver or LA and run from size XS to 4X.
Retails for: $129
Location: 306 W Cordova St
The Gastown store of the italian brand Cappelleria Bertacchi is the only one outside of Italy. This Western Fedora is water resistant and packable – a must-have for this winter season. You can get this style in three colours and five sizes at Cappelleria Bertacchi in Gastown. Say no more.
Retails for: $159
Location: 121-131 Water Street
Adorable alert!! This Christmas Set is from the Ichendorf Milano Christmas Glassware Collection. It contains 1 jug, 1 hourglass, 1 mug and 2 tumblers. It is only available in Gastown and is perfect for the holiday season.
Retails for: $230
Location: 321 West Cordova Street
Photo by @umeglow
A gift card from Umeglow is the perfect gift idea for a premium brow experience in the heart of Gastown. Umeglow is not a chain or general beauty salon – they don’t believe in a one-shape-fits-all ethos, instead they put imagination to work and cultivate good client relationships.
Retails for: $50 to $140 for different services
Location: 234 Abbott Street
An Outdoor Murder Mystery or the Lost Souls of Gastown Tour
The perfect gift for your friends and family who love to play crime-solving games – or love exploring the city. Water Street is your game board as you and your team solve challenges that incorporate Gastown’s landmarks, public art and historic architecture.
Or if you’re more into Walking Tours, then join the Forbidden Vancouver Tour and follow the lamplight of your guide into Gastown’s earliest and most gruesome history. You’ll step inside a world of murder, revenge, and true grit in a dramatic retelling of Victorian Gastown’s earliest stories.
Retails for: $35 to $64
Enter to Win Only in Gastown Items
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to win a piece or two of Gastown. Giveaways for individual items listed above is open until 11:59pm on December 15.