History and hipsterdom collide on these cobblestone streets, which have been reborn as home to the city’s contemporary clothing, décor, and furniture stars. From small-batch jam to handcrafted Japanese axes, each piece at Litchfield ( 38 Water St., 604-428-5880. Litchfieldtheshop.com) strives to be as beautiful as it is useful. Örling and Wu ( 28 Water St., 604-568-6718. Orlingandwu.com) displays the prettiest ceramic tableware, wallpaper and décor, while Old Faithful Shop ( 320 W. Cordova St., 778-327-9376. Oldfaithfulshop.com) channels a 1910 general store where everyday needs are thoroughly reinvented (like rolling pins in walnut and maple).