5 Shops to Check Out in Gastown

Charming boutiques line Gastown's cobblestone streets—find high-end fashion and locally made wares side-by-side.

Charming boutiques line Gastown’s cobblestone streets—find high-end fashion and locally made wares side-by-side.

1. COS

H&M’s upscale brand COS recently opened in the neighbourhood, offering modern, minimalist staples for both men and women, with a focus on clean design, right down to the building that houses the store. 10 Water Street

2. John Fluevog

Famed Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog, whose curious footwear has garnered him attention worldwide, has a gorgeous flagship location on Water Street that appears to occupy a repurposed alleyway between two brick buildings, with a vaulted glass ceiling soaring overhead. 65 Water Streethttps://www.instagram.com/p/BXI5eVXFpUt/?taken-by=orlingandwu

3. Örling and Wu

Örling and Wu has a beautifully curated shop with endless treasures displayed simply on open surfaces and shelves, including to-die-for wallpaper. 28 Water Street

4. Old Faithful Shop

Shop for modern gifts and quality vintage-inspired homewares at Old Faithful Shop, where the owner has carefully chosen items that stand the test of time—think MAKR wallets, Kinto kitchen accessories and OFS Turkish Throws. 320 West Cordova Street (Photo: Cappelleria Bertacchi, Facebook.)

5. Cappelleria Bertacchi

Using only organic and eco-friendly cloth and the finest fibers, Cappelleria Bertacchi imports their hats from Tuscany—a region well-known for its highly skilled hat-crafting. 207 Abbott Street

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