The Shopping Diary: December 2008

’s new furniture collection designed by contemporary architect Peter Cardew includes gorgeous marble and stainless-steel tables, solid oak tables and seating, and wool upholstered seating. 3039 Granville St., 604-742-1880.

CHULO PONY Nettwerk Music’s quirky clothing label has opened a new retail location in the storied Lido building. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 12 to 8 p.m. 518 E. Broadway.

VIOLET This pretty South Granville boutique stocks bright patterned dresses from Paul and Joe Sister, pleated silk tunics from Abraham & Thakore, hard-to-find French lines like Bella Jones and Cotélac, and Fiorentini + Baker boots (as seen on Mary-Kate Olsen). 3012 Granville St., 604-569-1514.

YOKO’S HAUTE COIFFURE & B-YU HEAD SPA in West Van offers some unorthodox treatments, like Shinso body realignment therapy and scalp facials, which are thought to repair damaged hair, prevent hair loss, and provide a nonsurgical face-lift—they’re all the rage in Tokyo. 1352 Marine Dr., West Van, 604-926-0911.