Where Vancouver Designers Shop

Be in the know: local creatives share their favourite goods and shopping spots in the city 

Be in the know: local creatives share their favourite goods and shopping spots in the city

We asked the designers featured in our November 2013 issue where they like to shop in the Lower Mainland. Here are the local people, places and products that get Vancouver’s tastemakers excited. 


Dressew Supply
337 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

“Its selection of sewing stuff is endless fun for me, always!”
–Erin Templeton


Cioffi’s Meat Market and Deli

4142 E. Hastings St., Burnaby

“I love that I live really close to Cioffi’s Meat Market and Deli. They carry my favourite local dairy products, Avalon, and mouth-watering grass-fed local meats.”
–Dalana Fleming


Golden Age Collectibles

852 Granville St., Vancouver

“I go to Golden Age Collectibles often. Although I stopped collecting comic books as such when I hit 30, they have great behind-the-scenes art books and specific titles you won’t find anywhere else.”

–Jeff Agala


33 Acres Brewing


“33 Acres Brewing brings a nice design esthetic and experience to beer.”

–Max Jenke



3039 Granville St., Vancouver (pictured)

“I love 18Karat because there’s always something interesting and organic”

–Paul Sangha


Vancouver Olive Oil Company

2571 W. Broadway, Vancouver

“We routinely go to Vancouver Olive Oil Company to taste their revolving stock of oils and vinegars. All of their oils have harvest dates so you know that they’re fresh.”

–Wade Papin and Danielle Wilmore


Shereen de Rousseau Jewelry


“It’s the real thing. Every piece is unique and all made right here in her Vancouver studio. I always get tons of compliments when I wear her work.”

–Anna Kosturova  


Mellifera Bees’ Honey


“We like Mellifera Bees’ honey because it’s truly local and delicious. The honey is harvested from ethically managed backyard beehives in Vancouver. We like the cardamom honey in particular.”

–Wade Papin and Danielle Wilmore 


B.C. Artists’ Sculptures
“I try to incorporate local sculptures by B.C. artists where I can. Artists such as Marie Khouri, David Robinson, James Stewart and George Pratt animate and add depth to the gardens we design.”

–Paul Sangha 


East Van Roasters


“I live for my cold fair-trade coffees at East Van Roasters.”

–Erin Templeton 


Bittered Sling Extracts


“We love old-school cocktails and we go through a lot of bitters. Their bitters are both delicious and locally made. We are big fans.”

–Wade Papin and Danielle Wilmore 


Olives on Tap


“At the farmers’ market, I met the family behind Olives On Tap. I’m a vinegar freak! I love their cranberry-pear white balsamic. I could drink it from the bottle! I grew up in North Vancouver and it feels great to support a small business from my community.”

–Dalana Fleming