Shop September: The Window Community Art Shop

Think Vancouver’s very own brick and mortar Etsy store (1 E. Hastings St., 604-629-8396, All of the goods, including the wide selection of charming gift cards, are locally handmade. Even better is when you spoil your nearest and dearest with knit scarves and coffee cozies, you’re helping create jobs for Downtown Eastside residents.

Why we love it: The Window’s house-made line of canvas bags and aprons are classically rustic and create much-needed jobs.