Shopping In Vancouver
Shopping in Vancouver has it all, from hi-end stores like Chanel, to Canadian chain boutique style Le Chateau, and department stores like the Bay that has something for everyone!
Vancouver has turned into an international shopping bazaar, where big name designers share floor space with fresh-off-the-boat Asian imports and native artworks. No longer can visiting Londoners and Parisians frown at the locals' attempt at fashionable dressing. These days, the city is full of and well-supplied with designers' creations such as Martha Sturdy, Zonda Nellis, Christine Morton, Ron Leal and Patricia Regehr to name a few. There are 3 separate design school around the city and a new generation is making an impact on fashion within Vancouver.There are some hot target shopping zones that you really must target when you go to Vancouver. You definitely have to experience the ever so famous Robson Street. Robson Street links the West End with Downtown and has many restaurants, coffee shops, bars and shops. It is usually packed with locals and tourists. Watch out on a Saturday! It almost feels like a mall, but an 'outside mall'. You will find the Gap, Club Monaco, Armani A/X between Burrard and Jervis streets as well as many other top name shops.
The hub of the downtown shopping is the intersection of Georgia Streets and Granville. This is where you will find department stores like the Hudson's Bay Company and the Pacific Centre. The Pacific Centre stretches two blocks along Granville Street between Georgia and Pender Streets and connects with office towers and the Sky Train. You will find the Bay and Sears with the huge Holt Renfrew fashion store along the way. You are gauranteed to find high fashions and top notch name brands in Vancouver.
Pricey designer suits and dress can be found at the Sinclair Centre at Granville and Hastings Streets. It is a smart conversion of four historic buildings which includes an elegant clock tower dating back to 1910 which used to be a post office.
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