Support your community this holiday season by shopping at these local favourites
It's been a tough year for all of us, and this Christmas season, we encourage you to keep it small and spread cheer by showing appreciation for our city's wonderful artisans, vendors and neighbours. Shopping locally not only adds a personal touch to the gifting experience, but also gives back to the community as a whole. 'Tis the season after all.
Here are eight local stores and brands to support this year...
1. Rebecca Bree
Facebook/ Rebecca BreeOne of West 4th's most popular luxury boutiques, Rebecca Bree serves up style, elegance and—above all—friendly and fun customer service. Offering tips and advice from a team of experienced stylists, they're dedicated to helping you find that perfect gift and keeping your wardrobe fresh with classic pieces. From high-end brands like Anine Bing and RTA to local Vancouver businesses like our friends at Evalina Beauty and MIFA, there's something to please all.
3680 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver; Details online
CadineCambie Street's newest lifestyle shop, Cadine, brings together a curated selection of fashion pieces, home decor, leather goods, jewellery and hand-cut flowers. Offering timeless pieces that are made to last, owners and sisters Brenda and Paula Li want to leave customers "inspired by our lifestyle through all their senses" and, after a private tour of their flagship store, we can definitely say that's the case.
3345 Cambie Street, Vancouver; Details online
3. The Latest Scoop
Facebook/The Latest ScoopIf you haven't yet popped into one of The Latest Scoop's Vancouver stores, then now is the perfect time. Filled with a selection of pretty things for you and your home, shop fashion items, home decor pieces, accessories, furniture, stationery, giftware and much more. From quirky cards and unique home goods to on-trend style finds, you won't have a hard time finding the perfect gift here.
Various locations; Details online
4. Simply Beautiful
Simply BeautifulNeed help finding the perfect gift for someone who's incredibly hard to shop for? A Simply Beautiful subscription is not only the gift that keeps on giving, but each seasonal collection is curated by our wonderful editorial team and showcases the latest in-style pieces from homewares, skin care and more. Any lucky recipient is guaranteed to have fun opening this gift! Order the fall edition before December 1st, or sign up for a subscription starting with the winter 2020 box.
5. The Soap Dispensary
Facebook/ The Soap Dispensary Because there's always room for improvement when it comes to waste, Vancouver's first dedicated refill shop, The Soap Dispensary, specializes in premium soaps, household cleaners, personal care products, DIY ingredients, fine edibles and quality goods that support zero waste living. From pure essential oils to shampoo bars and non-plastic coffee makers, you're guaranteed to find a unique, thoughtful and eco-friendly gift here. They also opened up Vancouver's first zero waste grocery store, Kitchen Staples, right next door in 2017, so make sure to stop by on your visit and pick up a delicious treat.
3718 Main Street, Vancouver; Details online
6. The Cross
Facebook/ The CrossIf you've ever stepped into Yaletown's The Cross at Christmas time, you know it's like stepping into a holiday wonderland, filled with all things sparkly and beautiful. With home decor items from furniture to candles and jewellery pieces from Vancouver's own Melanie Auld and Leah Alexandra, just putting one foot in the door at The Cross will inspire.
1198 Homer Street, Vancouver; Details online
7. Artisan boutiques on Granville Island
Facebook/Granville IslandGrab a coffee and pastry, and stroll around Granville Island in search of the perfect gift for a loved one. It'll be as much of a treat for you as it will be come Christmas morning for those you buy for. With numerous local vendors and artisans like stationary loving Paper-Ya or Dream Apparel, which showcases clothing collections created by designers from Vancouver and the region, you're sure to pick up something unique.
8. Front and Company
Facebook/ Front & Company Main Street's Front and Company opened their doors in 1993 where they began selling quality consignment clothing, affordable antique collectibles and elegant vintage jewelry. Since then, they have expanded their business to include trend-setting styles and accessories, fun goodies for babies, gifts, products that pamper and interesting items for home. This ever-evolving business has it all, and—whether it's something old or something new—the perfect gift awaits you here.
3772 Main Street, Vancouver; Details online