The Cup returns to Vancouver this July, featuring horse races, live music, art displays, and more. The most stylish event of the summer is celebrating its twelfth edition of rousing derby action at the Hastings Racecourse. This daytime festival will be bigger and better than ever, playing host to over 10,000 derby revellers and live performances by Sam Fedlt and Bryce Vine.
From the world’s biggest names in haute couture to quirky clothes designed by local style mavens, Vancouver is a fashionista’s mecca. With the city divided into distinctive shopping areas, visitors can find clothes and accessories for every type of event and occasion.
A former warehouse district transformed into a hip neighbourhood full of one-off boutiques, cafes, cool restaurants and gourmet grocery stores.
Fine Finds Boutique – a treasure trove stuffed with gifts and accessories for a dreamy outfit.
Global Atomic Designs – Yaletown’s longest-running boutique has everything from funky, new and young chic designs.
West of Woodward – this notable boutique offers premium women’s denim and luxury staples.
What used to be intriguingly rough around the edges, Main Street is now an ultra-hip neighbourhood crammed with local designers, vintage wares and antiques and coffee shops and restaurants.
Barefoot Contessa – one of the frilliest and feminine shops on the block.
Front & Co. – houses a great collection of second-hand and vintage clothing.
Eugene Choo – a shop housed in a cottage that used to be a small mercantile, this shop features a range of Canadian designers and curated unisex threads that range from casual to classic.
Filled with one-of-a-kind stores, Granville Island is home to craft makers’ studios.
Granville Island Hat Shop – previously known as Edie Hats, the iconic brick and mortar store has been in business for over 35 years and has become a haven for hat enthusiasts young and old.
Beadworks – filled with over 20,000 beads, visitors can create their own jewelry and add their own flare.
Dream Apparel – holds stock from Vancouver designers ranging from casual to upscale wear.