Charming specialty shops with a story is what you’ll find when seeking a little “retail therapy” in downtown Vancouver.
Here are some suggestions from our local friends:
Start your shopping stroll at Divine Consign, 904 Main Street. You’ll be drawn to a wide collection of elegant home furnishings. But that’s only part of the story. The showroom full of gently used furniture is staffed mostly by volunteers. Shoppers get the double satisfaction of getting an item they want while having a positive impact on the community.
Be wonderfully surprised at Divine Haven, 106 W. 9th St. Find a variety of rugs, locally made jewelry, soaps, candles, patio items and more
Most Everything Vintage, 815 Washington St., is known for breathing new life into vintage fashion and furnishings. Just steps from Esther Short Park, this lifestyle boutique is filled with treasures for both men and women, mid-century furniture buffs, and collectors of original art and records.
Find unique hand-crafted jewelry at Rand Jeweler, 112 E. Evergreen Blvd. Experienced craftsmen make and present exquisite jewelry at this intimate location. Diamonds, custom hand-made designs, and expert in-house repair are featured.
Not Too Shabby
You’re bound to find unique treasures for yourself and others at Not Too Shabby, 1515 Broadway. Vancouver’s unique gift and décor boutique is a family-owned, European-themed shop full of items. You’ll dicover assortment of items for the foodie and fashionista. Not Too Shabby also serves ad Vancouver’s retailer for Brighton jewelry and handbags. It has received accolades as Vancouver’s best place for unique gifts.
Sweet Spot Skirts
This fast-growing apparel item is part fashion, part function – a sporty, sexy skirt that provides a little extra coverage around a woman’s bum when she’s on the go. Sweet Spot™ Skirts, 105 W. 6th Street, has been on a tear ever since they soldout of their inventory at a bike show. The popular skirts are perfect for all women’s sports including cycling, yoga, running and tennis. With everything made right here in Vancouver USA, their team can even make you a custom skirt in short order.
Along with apparel sales, Sweet Spot Sports, (360.904.9929) offers 7-speed cruiser rental bikes along with helmets and locks. How about a two-wheeled tour of downtown and the nearby Fort Vancouver and waterfront?