April 30, 2007

Best Shopping in Vancouver

By Verdict Staff

As a stylish modern metropolis with plenty of luxury to offer, Vancouver has more than its fair share of chic designer shopping.

Sexy one-of-a-kind boutiques, swish upscale malls and glittering flagship stores promise the hottest global brands and cutting-edge couture from hip local designers. Read on for more on our favorite Vancouver style spots.

HOLT RENFREW

Holt Renfrew

Think designer apparel, beauty products and haute handbags for women, and made-tomeasure shirts and upscale collections for men.

This is Holt Renfrew, the preferred shopping destination for international VIPs and celebs such as Vanessa Hudgens, Katie Holmes and her four-year-old daughter Suri (who compared lipsticks on her hand). Holt’s beauty services include beauty workshops and facial and body treatments. In addition, a concierge can find you theater tickets and obtain restaurant reservations, and any of the store’s four personal shoppers will put your wardrobe together. A perfect blend of retail and pampering.

Denise Bateman, Personal Shopping Coordinator

+1 604 681 3121

737 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1E4

www.holtenfrew.com

HARRY ROSEN

With two locations in the city, Harry Rosen is Vancouver’s elite destination for men’s fashion.

The Oakridge store boasts the very latest products by Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Burberry, D&G, Fred Perry and more. At the Pacific Centre store you’ll find, among others, A.Testoni, Andrew Marc, Arnold Zimberg, Bugatti, Brunello Cucinelli, Ralph Lauren and Versace.

Wes Purdie, General Manager, Pacific Centre boutique

+1 604 683 6861

Pacific Centre, 700 West Georgia Street, V7Y 1E8

www.harryrosen.com

Roberto Arduini, General Manager, Oakridge Centre boutique

+1 604 266 1172

rarduini@harryrosen.com

Oakridge Centre, 650 West 41st Avenue, V5Z 2M9

www.harryrosen.com

ONE OF A FEW

Stand out from the crowd at One of a Few, which is located on a cobbled road in historic Gastown.

Here you’ll find one-of-a-kind stylish clothing and accessories that defy the mass market. Clients include Zac Efron, Jessica Alba, Darryl Hannah and Rosario Dawson. Some of the limited edition clothing is made from natural fabrics and includes goodies such as balloon button-up dresses and Collina Strada leather purses.

Michelle Rizzardo, Owner

+1 604 605 0685

354 Walter Street, V6B 1B2

www.oneofafew.com

BEAUTYMARK

Here you’ll find ultra-hip beauty products, makeup and top-of-the-line niche products not readily available in other stores.

BeautyMark is the go-to boutique for “gotta have it” skincare aficionados. Vancouver is known as “Hollywood North” and as BeautyMark is located in trendy Yaletown celebs such as Jessica Alba, Goldie Hawn, Anna Paquin and the Dixie Chicks like to stop by when they’re in town. Expect to find a topnotch team of trained makeup artists on hand for assistance and advice.

Marc Brunet, Owner

+1 604 642 2294

1268 Pacific Boulevard, V6Z 2V1

www.beautymark.ca

LEONE

One of the hottest spots in the city for elite designer fashion, Leone is known for its impressive collection of clothing and accessories from top international names, and for providing an outstanding shopping experience for men, women and children, with great service all the way.

Visitors can browse collections from Versace, Miu Miu, Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Juicy Couture, Alexander McQueen and a wealth of others, whether it’s for eveningwear, a smart business suit, the perfect shoes or a sublime new fragrance.

+1 604 683 1133

Sinclair Centre, 757 West Hastings Street, V6C 1A1

www.leone.ca

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

ARMANI EXCHANGE Phone: +1 604 488 1668 Address: 1070 Robson Street, V6E 1A7 Website: www.armaniexchange.com
 
BURBERRY AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL Phone: +1 604 974 1110 Address: 1101 Alberni Street, V6E 4T9 Website: www.burberry.com
 
DOLCE & GABBANA AT HARRY ROSEN Phone: +1 604 683 6861 Address: Pacific Centre, 700 West Georgia Street, V7Y 1E8
AT HOLT RENFREW Phone: +1 604 681 3121 Address: 737 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1E4 Website: www.dolcegabbana.com
DIOR AT HOLT RENFREW Phone: +1 604 681 3121 Address: 737 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1E4
AT LEONE Phone: +1 604 683 1133 Address: Sinclair Centre, 757 West Hastings Street, V6C 1A1 Website: www.dior.com
GIORGIO ARMANI COSMETICS AT HOLT RENFREW Phone: +1 604 681 3121 Address: 737 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1E4 Website: www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com
MIU MIU AT LEONE Phone: +1 604 683 1133 Address: Sinclair Centre, 757 West Hastings Street, V6C 1A1 Website: www.miumiu.com
MANOLO BLAHNIK AT BROWNS Phone: +1 604 632 0102 Address: Pacific Centre, 701 West Georgia Street, V7Y 1E8 Website: www.manoloblahnik.com
MANOLO BLAHNIK HOLT RENFREW Phone: +1 604 681 3121 Address: 737 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1E4 Website: www.manoloblahnik.com
PRADA AT LEONE Phone: +1 604 683 1133 Address: Sinclair Centre, 757 West Hastings Street, V6C 1A1 Website: www.prada.com
ROBERTO CAVALLI AT LEONE Phone: +1 604 683 1133 Address: Sinclair Centre, 757 West Hastings Street, V6C 1A1 Website: www.robertocavalli.com
VERSACE AT LEONE Phone: +1 604 683 1132 Address: Sinclair Centre, 757 West Hastings Street, V6C 1A1 Website: www.versace.com

JEWELRY & WATCHES

BAUME & MERCIER AT HENRY BIRKS & SONS Phone: +1 604 669 3333 Address: 698 West Hastings Street, V6B 1P1
AT RODEO JEWELLERS Phone: +1 604 266 6339 Address: Oakridge Centre, 650 West 41st Avenue, V5Z 2M9
AT SIBA VANCOUVER Phone: +1 604 689 9608 Address: Pacific Centre, 701 West Georgia Street, V7Y 1E8
AT TIME GOLD SHOPS Phone: +1 604 683 1812 Address: 565 West Georgia Street, V6B 1Z5 Website: www.baume-et-mercier.com
CARTIER Phone: +1 604 683 6878 Address: 456 Howe Street, V6C 2X1 Website: www.cartier.com
CHANEL AT HOLT RENFREW Phone: +1 604 681 3121 Address: 737 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1E4 Website: www.chanel.com
MONTBLANC AT RODEO JEWELLERS Phone: +1 604 266 6339 Address: Oakridge Centre, 650 West 41st Avenue, V5Z 2M9 Website: www.montblanc.com
TIFFANY & CO. Phone: +1 604 630 1300 Address: 723 Burrard Street, V6Z 2P1
AT HOLT RENFREW Phone: +1 604 681 3121 Address: 737 Dunsmuir Street, V7Y 1E4 Website: www.tiffany.com