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ALARTE SILKS This stu­dio and gallery spe­cial­izes in hand-painted and hand­crafted scarves, shawls and cus­tom ap­parel in silk and wool. Watch the ar­ti­san paint and felt the fab­rics as you browse. Com­mis­sions wel­come. 1369 Rail­spur Al­ley. 778-370-4304. www.alarte­silks.com Map 6: C5

BLUBIRD Trendy shop stocks hot cloth­ing, make-up and ac­ces­sories from Mi­lan, New York, Paris and Los An­ge­les. 1055 Al­berni St. 604-2570700. Map 1: B5 Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. 604-257-0706. www.blubird.ca Map 4: E3

BODACIOUS This Granville Is­land bou­tique caters to the curvy with sizes from 10-24. Find a va­ri­ety of cloth­ing lines, such as Joseph Ribkoff and Chalet, plus BC-based de­signs like Sym­pli Grand and Chloë An­gus. 109-1535 John­ston St. 604-6888169. www.bodacious.ca Map 1: 4E

BURBERRY Canada’s first bou­tique from this Bri­tish brand. Browse through sig­na­ture items such as scarves and trench coats, or se­lect pieces from the high-end Burberry Pror­sum run­way col­lec­tion. The Shangri-La Ho­tel, 1101 Al­berni St. 604-974-1110. www.burberry.com

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FASH­ION AD­DI­TION 14+ Plus-size fash­ion spe­cial­ist since 1987. Sells de­signer brands in­clud­ing Jones New York, Eileen Fisher, Si­mon Chang and Karen Kane. Pro­fes­sional sales staff. Six lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Van­cou­ver and Kelowna. Van­cou­ver Cen­tre, 650 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-684-8344. www.fash­ion­ad­di­tion14­plus.com Map 1: C5

HILLS OF KER­RIS­DALE Lo­cated in the pop­u­lar Ker­ris­dale shop­ping dis­trict, this em­po­rium of­fers top-qual­ity

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