Ocean Out­fit­ters

Where Vancouver - - Shops & Services - read­ings, too. 321 W. Cor­dova St. 604-681-4648. Map 1: C6

Sea-lov­ing style seek­ers, it’s time to dock at Si­mons (listed be­low). Their new Ocean-toOcean col­lec­tion of whale-themed ap­parel cel­e­brates cetaceans with cute prints and play­ful mes­sages that range from punny to poetic. And th­ese t-shirts, dresses and sweaters show your love in more ways than one: ev­ery pur­chase reels in much-needed funds for marine mam­mal re­search pro­grams in Que­bec and Bri­tish Columbia. Talk about a prize catch.

—Chloë Lai

Books & Mag­a­zines

INDIGO/Chap­ters Pala­tial store sells books on ev­ery topic imag­in­able, along with mu­sic, home ac­ces­sories, greet­ing cards, chil­dren’s ti­tles and mag­a­zines. In most ma­jor malls. 2505 Granville St. at W. Broad­way. 604-731-7822. X Map 1: F3 1025 Marine Dr., North Van­cou­ver. 604988-6681. X Map 4: C4 Me­trop­o­lis at Metro­town, 4700 Kingsway, Burn­aby. 604-431-0463. X Map 4: E6 IndigoSpirit: 810 Granville St. 604979-8899. www.chap­ters.indigo.ca Map 1: C5

KIDsBOOKs Claims fame as Canada’s largest chil­dren’s book­store. Also sells pup­pets, games, DVDs and par­ent­ing books. 2557 W. Broad­way. 604-7385335. X Map 4: D3 3040 Edge­mont Blvd., North Van­cou­ver. 604-9866190. www.kidsbooks.ca X Map 4: B4

CHoCo­LaTes

pUrDYs ChOCO­Lates A lo­cal favourite, this Van­cou­ver choco­latier has been around since 1907. Lo­ca­tions in most malls. Pa­cific Cen­tre, 701 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-683-3467. X Map 1: C6 2196 W. 4th Ave. 604-7308669. X Map 1: E1 2705 Granville St. 604-732-7003. www.purdys.com X Map 2: D2

rOGers’ ChOCO­Lates Beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tions with unique West Coast decor houses pre­mium choco­lates with nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents. Th­ese treats are for any oc­ca­sion and any ex­cuse. 1571 Johnston St. 778-371-7314. X Map 6: B3 The Land­ing, 389 Wa­ter St. 604-676-3452. Map 1: B3 Park Royal, Tay­lor Way at Marine Dr., West Van­cou­ver. 778-2792462. www.roger­schoco­lates.com X Map 4: B3

De­parT­MenT sTores

hUD­sON’s BaY Canada’s old­est de­part­ment store fea­tures fash­ions for the home and fam­ily, as well as Cana­dian gift items and ev­ery­day es­sen­tials. In the down­town lo­ca­tion, high-fash­ion area The Room fea­tures pieces by Armani, Er­dem and oth­ers; the sig­na­ture de­part­ment stocks the iconic point blan­kets, out­er­wear and col­lecta­bles. 674 Granville St. at Ge­or­gia. 604-681-6211. X Map 1: C5 Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. 604-2613311. X Map 4: E3 Park Royal, Tay­lor Way at Marine Dr., West Van­cou­ver. 604-925-1411. www.the­bay.com X Map 4: B3

sI­MONs This Que­bec-based fash­ion re­tailer is famed for its mix of de­signer la­bels and af­ford­able pri­vate la­bels. Find an ar­ray of ap­parel and ac­ces­sories for men and women, rang­ing from ac­tivewear to high-end fash­ion. Ève Café lo­cated in-store. Park Royal, Tay­lor Way at Marine Dr., West Van­cou­ver. www.si­mons.ca X Map 4: B3

DuTy Free

WOrLD DUtY Free In­ter­na­tional duty-free re­tailer of­fers a wide range of lux­ury brand name fra­grances, watches, cos­met­ics, gifts, sou­venirs, toys, jew­ellery, ice wines, leather goods and more. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Van­cou­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port’s In­ter­na­tional Ter­mi­nal, 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Rich­mond. Toll-free 1-877253-3272. www.world­du­tyfree.ca X Map 3: B2

FarM­ers’ Mar­keTs

Visit www.bc­farm­ers­mar­ket.org to find info on the lo­ca­tions and op­er­at­ing hours of farm­ers’ mar­kets in Van­cou­ver and across BC.

IL MerCatO ItaL­IaN Mar­Ket This Ital­ian-fo­cussed mar­ket fea­tures fresh lo­cal pro­duce, live Ital­ian mu­sic and ro­tat­ing food trucks, in­clud­ing Via Te­vere and Bella Ge­la­te­ria (Nov 24). 3075 Slo­can St. 604-430-3337. www. italian­cul­tur­al­cen­tre.ca X Map 4: D5

VaN­COU­Ver FarM­ers Mar­Kets Find fresh pro­duce, plants, home­made good­ies and lo­cal crafts. For all lo­ca­tions: 604-879-3276. Nat Bai­ley Sta­dium: (Nov 4-Apr 21). Sa 10 am-2 pm. Closed Dec 24 and 31. 30th Ave. at On­tario. X Map 4: E4 Hast­ings Park: (Nov 5-Apr 29). Su 10 am-2 pm. Closed Dec 25, Jan 1. PNE Fair­grounds, gate 2 off Ren­frew St. X Map 2: C3 Kit­si­lano Com­mu­nity Cen­tre: (to Oct 22). Su 10 am-2 pm. 2690 Larch St. from W. 10th to 12th. X Map 4: D3 Trout Lake: (to Oct 21). Sa 9 am-2 pm. John Hendry Park, 13th Ave. at Tem­ple­ton. X Map 2: D3 West End: (to Oct 21). Sa 9 am-2 pm. Nel­son Park, Co­mox St. from Bute to Thur­low. www.eat­lo­cal.org X Map 1: C4

FasH­ion

BLUBIrD Trendy shop stocks hot cloth­ing, make-up and ac­ces­sories from Mi­lan, New York, Paris and Los An­ge­les. 1055 Al­berni St. 604-2570700. X Map 1: B5 Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. 604-257-0706. www.blubird.ca X 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. 604-688-8169. www.bo­da­cious.ca X 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 X Map 1: B5

FASH­ION AD­DI­TION 14+ Plus­size fash­ion spe­cial­ist since 1987. Sells de­signer brands such as Eileen Fisher, Sym­pli Grand, Joseph Ribkoff, Columbia Sports­wear and Alem­bika. Pro­fes­sional sales staff. Six lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Van­cou­ver and Kelowna. Van­cou­ver Cen­tre, 650 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-684-8344. www.fash­ion­ad­di­tion14­plus.com X Map 1: C5 LEONE Cel­e­brat­ing in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers since 1987, this high-end bou­tique car­ries fash­ion, shoes and ac­ces­sories, in­clud­ing col­lec­tions by Dior, Prada, Alexan­der McQueen, Miu Miu, Lan­vin, Mon­cler, Brunello Cucinelli, Roberto Cavalli and Philipp Plein, along with an exclusive Ver­sace bou­tique. Cen­tral lo­ca­tion, steps from the Canada Place cruise-ship ter­mi­nal. Sin­clair Cen­tre, 757 W. Hast­ings St. 604-683-1133. www.leone.ca X Map 1: B6

LOUIS VUIT­TON MAI­SON This fa­mous French de­sign house epitomizes high-end fash­ion and qual­ity. The two-storey bou­tique in the Fair­mont Ho­tel Van­cou­ver is the largest Louis Vuit­ton store in Canada and fea­tures a show­stop­ping hand­bag wall. Car­ries the en­tire line of prod­ucts, in­clud­ing leather goods and ac­ces­sories, footwear and ap­parel for men and women. Fair­mont Ho­tel Van­cou­ver, 730 Bur­rard St. 604-687-4644. X Map 1: B4 Satel­lite lo­ca­tion in Holt Ren­frew, 737 Dun­smuir St. 604687-4644. www.louisvuit­ton.com X Map 1: C6 MARC CAIN The Ger­man fash­ion brand cre­ates ver­sa­tile, well-tai­lored cloth­ing for the of­fice, home, gym, night­club and more. Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. at Cam­bie. 604-398-7878. X Map 4: E3 Tsawwassen Mills, 5000 Ca­noe Pass Way, Tsawwassen. 604-382-8052. www.marc-cain.com X Map 2: G3

ROOTS CANADA A phe­nom­e­non since 1973, this Canuck com­pany of­fers rugged, ca­sual cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories for the fam­ily, such as leather jack­ets, bags, footwear, out­er­wear and ath­letic wear. In most ma­jor malls. 1001 Rob­son St. 604683-4305. X Map 1: C5 1153 Rob­son St. 604-684-8801. X Map 1: C5 2665 Granville St. 604-629-1300. X Map 4: D3 2091 W. 4th Ave. 604-629-1195. www.roots.com X Map 4: D3

SNOWFLAKE Bright Cana­dian-owned bou­tique car­ries so­phis­ti­cated fur, leather, out­er­wear and ac­ces­sories. Ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion of capes and shawls, too. 1135 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604681-9322. www.snowflake­canada.com X Map 1: B5

Fash­ion For Men

BOYS’ CO De­signer and ca­sual sports­wear for fash­ion-for­ward guys. Th­ese mod­ern stores show­case up-and­com­ing, es­tab­lished and hard-to-find de­sign­ers. Brands in­clude Hugo Boss, J.Lin­de­berg, G-Star, Y-3, PLAY Comme des Gar­cons and Em­po­rio Armani EA7. 1044 Rob­son St. 604-684-5656. X Map 1: C5 Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. 604-266-0388. X Map 4: E3 Me­trop­o­lis at Metro­town, 4700 Kingsway, Burn­aby. 604-431-1866. www.boysco.com X Map 4: E6

FRANK & OAK This flag­ship lo­ca­tion in trendy Gas­town car­ries a ro­tat­ing se­lec­tion of menswear, shoes and ac­ces­sories, in­clud­ing trendy t-shirts, but­ton-ups and tai­lored denim. Blazers and suit­ing avail­able. Book an ap­point­ment with a per­sonal stylist. Bar­ber ser­vices, plus cold-pressed juices, apothe­cary items and books. 316 W. Cor­dova St. 778-373-0886. www.frankan­doak.com Map 1: C6

RO­deN GRAY This chic Gas­town bou­tique is much loved by its stylish male clien­tele. Chock full of de­signer clothes, shoes, bags, jew­ellery and fra­grances from brands such as Git­man Broth­ers Vin­tage and Thom Browne. 8 Wa­ter St. 604-689-7302. www.ro­dengray.com Map 1: C7

Footwear

FLUeVOG SHOeS Mad­cap shoe styles for men and women by the in­ter­na­tion­ally known Van­cou­ver de­signer. 837 Granville St. 604-688-2828. X Map 1: C5 65 Wa­ter St. 604-688-6228. www.fluevog.com Map 1: C7

ROCK­PORT The brand renowned for com­fort has styles for both men and women. Pa­cific Cen­tre, 701 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-408-2835. www.rock­port.com X Map 1: C5

SIX HUN­dRed FOUR Lim­ited-edi­tion footwear based on works by lo­cal artists, with 6.04% of each sale go­ing to a char­ity of the artist’s choice. 101-123 Cam­bie St. 604-428-0859. www. six­hun­dred­four.com X Map 1: C7

GiFts & sou­venirs

ReVOLU­CION CI­GARS & FINe GIFTS Find unique yet func­tional life­style prod­ucts from fra­grances to ci­gars to skin­care in a shop de­signed with men in mind. 1063 Main­land St. 604-6624427. www.rev­olu­cionstyle.com X Map 1: D5

TeN THOU­SANd VIL­LAGeS Whim­si­cal store filled with fairly traded food, gifts and home decor by ar­ti­sans in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. Find trea­sures that make a global dif­fer­ence. 1660 Du­ran­leau St. 604-633-0440. www. ten­t­hou­sandvil­lages.ca X Map 6: C2

Gro­Ceries

MAR­KeT­PLACe IGA Fresh qual­ity foods in a friendly and de­light­ful mar­ket­place set­ting. Full deli, flo­ral de­part­ment and a wide va­ri­ety of or­ganic prod­ucts. 489 Rob­son St. 604-684-5714. X Map 1: C5 2286 W. Broad­way. 604-731-5750. X Map 1: F1 110-909 Bur­rard St. 604-6050612. www.mar­ket­pla­ceiga.com X Map 1: C4

T&T SU­PeR­MAR­KeT Pop­u­lar Asian gro­cery of­fers fresh pro­duce and hard-to-find in­gre­di­ents. 179 Keefer Place. 604-899-8836. Map 1: C7

Me­trop­o­lis at Metro­town, 4700 Kingsway, Burn­aby. 604-436-4881. www.tnt-su­per­mar­ket.com Map 4: E6

Home Ac­ces­sories

KOZAI MOD­ERN West Coast and Ja­panese stu­dio fur­ni­ture and light­ing. Light­ing by Toshiyuki Tani, Bu­naco Lac­quer Com­pany and Takumi is avail­able here for the first time out­side of Ja­pan. Also find pieces by Brent Comber and Seiji Kuwabara. 1515 W. 6th Ave. 604-677-8166. www.koza­imod­ern.com Map 1: F3

MIN­ISO This cheery Ja­panese va­ri­ety store over­flows with trendy life­style prod­ucts for the home, kitchen, of­fice and more. Find great deals on func­tional, thought­fully de­signed items that brighten up any space. Dig­i­tal ac­ces­sories and cos­met­ics, too. 550 Granville St. X Map 1: B6 1256 W. Broad­way. 604-428-4150. X Map 1: F4 8010 Saba Rd., Rich­mond. 604-370-6997. X Map 3: D3 Tsawwassen Mills, 5000 Ca­noe Pass Way, Tsawwassen. 604-382-0089. www.min­iso.com X Map 2: G2

WELK’S GEN­ERAL STORE You’ll find a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing here: house­wares, kitchen items, tow­els and bed­ding, plus cos­met­ics and hair-care sup­plies along­side arts and crafts, hard­ware, jew­ellery and sea­sonal dec­o­ra­tions. 3511 Main St. 604-8733330. www.welks.ca X Map 4: E4

Jew­ellery & wAtcHes

BIRKS Founded in 1879, this Cana­dian in­sti­tu­tion is syn­ony­mous with qual­ity, style and ele­gance. Find pres­ti­gious names in time­pieces—in­clud­ing Birks’ Sig­na­ture lux­ury watch col­lec­tion—as well as gift­ware. Huge se­lec­tion of pearls, gem­stones and di­a­monds pre­sented by en­gage­ment-ring ex­perts. Also fea­tur­ing Cana­di­an­mined di­a­monds. Van Cleef & Ar­pels salon at W. Hast­ings lo­ca­tion. 698 W. Hast­ings St. 604-669-3333. X Map 1: B6 Oakridge Cen­tre, 650 W. 41st Ave. 604-266-2301. X Map 4: E3 Park Royal, Tay­lor Way at Marine Dr., West Van­cou­ver. 604-922-9361. www.maison­birks.com X Map 4: B3

JADE This shop’s min­ing com­pany ties mean that it’s home to one of the largest se­lec­tions of au­then­tic BC jade. The pro­vin­cial gem­stone is high­lighted in beau­ti­ful jew­ellery, carv­ings and spe­cialty items. 375 Wa­ter St. 604-6875233. www.jade­store.com Map 1: B7

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