With the holiday season taking a toll on our pockets and maybe a little bit on our tummies, January is the month of moderation. It’s the time to start (attempt) to eat healthier, work out more, and when it comes to shopping, visit affordable places (without sacrificing style!)
Here’s your ultimate guide to Vancouver’s top 6 affordable boutiques offering one-of-a-kind pieces for fellow-fashionistas who are on a financial diet:
1062 Mainland Street
3671 Main Street
Located in the heart of Yaletown, and a new location on Main street, Woo To See You carries minimalist pieces hung together in a color coordinated manner on the racks. The neutral hues and the easy-breezy silhouettes and fabrics make the space absolutely serene and the shopping process almost meditative. This store offers trendy, unique and high-quality items from Korean designers and brands and some London, New York and Montreal fashion labels in small batches at reasonable price points.
2403 Main Street
8th and Main is perhaps one of the largest and most pocket-friendly hipster clothing stores in Vancouver. The boutique offers a large selection of fun and on-trend pieces for those who want to stand out without breaking the bank. It is always worth visiting the store as you can find something up your alley. 8th & Main also carries menswear!
3772 Main Street
Another East Van fashion gem, Front and Co carries both thrifted and new items. Their vintage clothing and accessories are by far the best in Vancouver as they are highly selective when it comes to trend and quality. You can find designer pieces at a fraction of the cost and with their wide variety of fashion and lifestyle products, you can always find something that captures the eye.
5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta
Double the Love and Co is a mobile, pop-up boutique that offers highly selective and yet budget-friendly collections. Founded by two Marketing Graduates of Vancouver’s Capilano University, April Robb and Zofia Rodriguez in 2014, the boutique has quickly become a favorite amongst Vancouver’s fashion and style influencers. April and Zofia carefully curate each of their pieces from fashion shows in LA and New York. You can expect timeless and elegant clothing in soft hues such as blush, beige and white, perfect for any season.
1085 Robson Street
Situated in the most well-known fashion district of Vancouver lined up with international conglomerates, Couturist is an independent boutique on Robson street that was opened in 2016 after the success of their pop-up shop. You can find contemporary, comfortable and chic pieces as well as items in geometrical silhouettes, bold colors and abstract patterns for the more adventurous trend-setters. Bringing affordable luxury from all around the world, the friendly staff at Couturist are definitely your guide to looking like a million bucks.
2928 Granville Street
2470 Marine Drive
348 Water Street
2242 W 4th Ave
With multiple pop-up storefronts in trendy neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver, including Gastown, South Granville, West Vancouver and Kitsilano, The Latest Scoop is a lifestyle concept store offering a mix of fashion and lifestyle products carefully handpicked from Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Paris and beyond. Another wallet-friendly spot for fashionable Vancouverites to find unique pieces, this is the kind of a boutique that makes you feel like a kid in a candy store. Offering a wide selection of gorgeous pieces both for the everyday and the fun night outs in the city, The Latest Scoop has something for every occasion.
By Yasmin Ebrahimi