Independent fashion boutiques to know in Vancouver

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      While Vancouver isn’t exactly known for being fashion-forward, that doesn’t mean there aren’t stylish boutiques on the West Coast with unique brands and a distinctive vibe. Tired of shopping at the mall? Same here. Below are some great local boutiques that call Vancouver home.


      Technicalwear doesn’t have to just be functional; it can also reflect your style. Enter Haven, a functional and practical brand and boutique based in Vancouver with a second location in Toronto. The team at Haven works closely with manufacturers to ensure the utmost quality and craftsmanship as part of its commitment to sustainability, with the ethos that well-made clothing lasts longer.

      Address: 355 Railway Street


      While some boutiques let their clientele dictate what is stocked, Siista sets itself apart as a true tastemaker with a meticulous eye on trends to come. Owner Alej Rivera uses her previous experience in consignment retail to predict what her customers want before they even know. Some certified cool brands available at Siista include locally-designed Bohème and Atelier Tulipe.

      Address: 1201-207 West Hastings Street (in the Dominion Building)


      After years as the primary buyer for Still Life on Main Street (RIP), Alex Chichak took his talents to his newest endeavour, Mercurial—a relatively new space and a fashionista’s dream. Chichak brings in Belgian and Scandinavian brands such as Our Sister and Flattered, which are not typically found at other local retailers.

      Address: 218 East 28th Avenue

      The Block

      Established in the 1990s, The Block has been a Gastown staple for decades, offering a unique mix of local and international designers. Not only is the space itself iconic (peep the shoe section featuring an expansive bookcase of curiosities), but the selection is uniquely curated for the Vancouverite looking for something unique. 

      Address: 350 West Cordova Street

      Much and Little

      For a selection of ethically and sustainably produced brands across the globe, Much and Little has what you need. Not one to follow fads, Much and Little selectively offers wardrobe items that are timeless and functional, ensuring you leave with pieces you’ll love for years to come. Plus, it has an extensive selection of home goods and gifts, making it easy to spend hours in this small Mount Pleasant shop. 

      Address: 2543 Main Street