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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. 604-7317822. X Map 1: F3 1025 Ma­rine Dr., North Van­cou­ver. 604-988-6681. X Map 4: C4 Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burn­aby. 604-4310463. X Map 4: E6 IndigoSpirit: 810 Granville St. 604-979-8899. www.chap­ 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. X Map 4: B4

LIt­tLe sIs­ter’s BOOK & art eM­pO­rIUM Of­fers a wide se­lec­tion of LGBTQ+ mer­chan­dise in­clud­ing adult toys and books. Lit­er­a­ture ranges from best­selling queer fic­tion, po­etry and erotic fic­tion to tomes on top­ics such as cen­sor­ship, and gen­der is­sues. Pride-themed jew­ellery, cloth­ing and trin­kets also avail­able. 1238 Davie St. 604-669-1753. www.lit­tle­ X Map 1:C4

Ma­CLeOD’s BOOKs Wide range of an­tique ti­tles and rare books, along with a large se­lec­tion of early works on Western Canada. Find lit­er­a­ture, phi­los­o­phy, art and First Na­tions ti­tles among the tow­er­ing stacks. 455 W. Pen­der St. 604-681-7654. Par­tial X Map 1: C6

Chil­dren’s ap­parel & aC­Ces­sories

CrOC­O­DILe Moth­ers trust this chil­dren’s re­tailer for top-of-the line bug­gies and high­chairs, not to men­tion Ger­man man­u­fac­tured Haba toys, car seats, in­fant car­ri­ers and di­a­per bags. 2156 W. 4th Ave. 604-742-2762. www.crocodile­ X Map 1: E2

hIp BaBY Find cloth di­a­pers, or­ganic cloth­ing and a full range of brain-boost­ing wood toys for new­borns to five-year-olds. Ecofriendly and lo­cally-made prod­ucts are fea­tured at this Kits bou­tique. 2110 W. 4th Ave. 604-736-8020 or toll-free 1-877-836-8020. www.hip­ X Map 1: E2

reD­FIsh KIDs CLOth­ING All the vi­brant, style-con­scious cloth­ing in this Van­cou­ver line is lo­cally made. The ap­parel is in­spired by in­ter­na­tional fash­ions and is pop­u­lar with celebrity chil­dren. 851 Hornby St. 604-6857339 or toll-free 1-800-862-2608. X Map 1: C5 2474 Ma­rine Dr., West Van­cou­ver. 1-800-862-2608.­ Map 4: B3

ChoCo­laTes & Con­FeC­Tions

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. 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.roger­schoco­ X Map 4: B3

WIsh­ING treats CaraMeL stU­DIO Peek into the candy kitchen at this sweet bou­tique and watch friendly con­fec­tionery artists turn nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents into hard candy fea­tur­ing in­cred­i­bly de­tailed de­signs. Try the fruity mix, a se­lec­tion of their top seven best-sell­ing flavours. 49 W. Hast­ings St. 778-379-5891. www.wish­ X Map 1: C7

de­parT­MenT sTores

hOLt reN­FreW A show­case for in­ter­na­tional fash­ion for men and women, with cloth­ing col­lec­tions from Loro Piana, Comme des Garçons, Cé­line and count­less oth­ers. In-store bou­tiques in­clude Bul­gari, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and David Yur­man. Find footwear by over 30 cov­eted brands in the shoe hall, such as Roger Vivier, Aquaz­zura and Chris­tian Louboutin. Also, leather goods, cos­met­ics and fine fra­grances. En­joy French-in­spired cui­sine and week­end brunch at Co­lette Grand Café, or in­dulge in from-France sweets and vi­en­nois­eries at the Ladurée bou­tique. Valet park­ing and

free per­sonal shop­ping ser­vice avail­able. Pa­cific Cen­tre, 737 Dun­smuir St. 604-681-3121. www.holtren­ X Map 1: C6

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. 604-261-3311. X Map 4: e3 Park Royal, Tay­lor Way at Ma­rine Dr., West Van­cou­ver. 604-925-1411. www.the­ X Map 4: B3

NORD­STROM High-end Seat­tle-based re­tailer spe­cial­izes in fash­ion­able finds for the whole fam­ily. Ap­parel, ac­ces­sories, shoes and cos­met­ics, in­clud­ing many de­signer brands. Find col­lec­tions by Chris­tian Louboutin, Valentino, MCM, Fendi and many oth­ers. Restau­rants and cof­fee bar in­store. Pa­cific Cen­tre, 799 Rob­son St. 604-699-2100. www.nord­ X Map 1: C5

WAL­MART Amer­i­can multi­na­tional de­part­ment store sell­ing ap­pli­ances, toys, cloth­ing, gro­ceries, elec­tron­ics, home decor, jew­ellery, phar­macy items and more. 3585 Grand­view Hwy. 604435-6905. X Map 4: d5 925 Ma­rine Dr., North Van­cou­ver. 604-984-6830. www.wal­ X Map 4: C4

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.­du­ X Map 3: B2

faRM­eRs’ MaR­kets

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

gRANVILLE IS­LAND FARM­ERS’ MAR­KET Freshly picked lo­cal fruits and veg­eta­bles, along with flow­ers,

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