Shop the Neighbourhood: 6 Must-Visit Boutiques on Main Street

From minimalist furniture and boutique clothing to handcrafted homewares, Main Street is a shopper's paradise.

From minimalist furniture and boutique clothing to handcrafted homewares, Main Street is a shopper’s paradise.

1. Nineteen Ten

Minimalist organization gurus say to only buy things that spark joy, but that unfortunately describes everything at Canadian-mad homeware shop Nineteen Ten. Pick up a sumptuous linen throw or heirloom-quality cutting board for yourself, and tuck away some ale-mustard seed jelly for a housewarming gift. 4366 Main Street

2. Much and Little

You might wander in just to browse their eclectic gifts or locally made clothing, but you’ll likely leave with something you never knew you needed—fold-up bamboo sunglasses, a beautifully made kitchen gadget or some cheery ceramic servingware. 2541 Main Street

3. Umeboshi

The perfect finishing touch, whether it’s a hardware-free leather tote, a glinty silver cuff or a pop-of-colour sock, takes an outfit from plain to perfect. Find all of the above here, plus an impeccably chosen footwear selection. 3638 Main Street

4. Still Life Boutique

Originally founded in Victoria, owners Matt and Kim have since curated a thoughtful collection of items (both new and vintage) at their Vancouver store; shop here for clothing, footwear, accessories and grooming products. 2315 Main Street

5. Vancouver Special

Vancouver Special is known for its love of minimalist style. Here you will find unique pieces from Scandinavian, Japanese and the local designers (Ferm Living, Hay, Forest and Waves). It’s modern, chic and so Vancouver! 3612 Main Street

6. Giving Gifts

There’s not shortage of clothing boutiques and gift shops on Main Street—and Giving Gifts is a must-stop for those on the hunt for personalized, custom-made products for yourself or someone else. 4570 Main Street

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