Labour Day Sales – Top 5 Vancouver Fashion Destinations

Shopping the boutiques in Yaletown, one of the Top 5 Vancouver Fashion Destinations.

Labour Day weekend is just a week away, which means all of Vancouver’s top shopping destinations will be having sales on end-of-season fashion, back-to-school fashion, and more.

Top 5 Vancouver Fashion Destinations for Labour Day Sales

1. Brand Name Shopping: Robson Street & Downtown
Vancouver’s most famous shopping mecca is downtown’s Robson Street, along with the Pacific Centre Mall and department stores around Granville Street & Robson. If you love big, international brands, this is the place to go. And don’t forget to check out the luxury Canadian department store Holt Renfrew. End-of-season sales are the best time to find deals on Holt Renfrew’s (otherwise very expensive) high-end designer fashion and accessories.

2. Brand Name Shopping: Metropolis at Metrotown
Another great option for big brand names is the enormous Metropolis at Metrotown. With 450 stores, this shopping behemoth is B.C.’s largest shopping centre and it’s just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver by SkyTrain.

3. Boutique Shopping: South Granville & Yaletown
If stylish boutiques are more your scene, head to South Granville (Granville Street between the Bridge and 14th Avenue) or Yaletown. Both neighbourhoods are home to a wealth of one-of-a-kind fashion boutiques. South Granville is the better choice for variety (it’s home to menswear, shoes, housewares, and more) and shoppers on a budget: in addition to more expensive boutiques, South Granville is also home to mid-range shops like TNA.

4. Menswear & Cutting Edge Fashion: Gastown
For serious fashion fanatics—including men—head to Gastown. These independent boutiques may not be able to offer the deep sales chain stores can, but they make up for that by offering fabulous fashion you won’t find anywhere else in Vancouver. Men should check out Roden Gray and Inventory Stockroom; ladies should check out Obakki and Narcissist, and everyone should check out dutil.denim.

5. Independent Canadian Designers: Main Street
Main Street, between 20th & 23rd Avenue, is packed with a variety of original Vancouver and Canadian fashion boutiques, all very reasonably priced (this is a less expensive shopping destination than Gastown). Personal favourties include Twigg&HottieLife of Riley and Eugene Choo (both of which include menswear), Two of Hearts—which carries only locally-designed wares. If you’re on a budget, check out the high-quality second-hand wares at Front & Company.

Have more ideas for great places to shop in Vancouver? Please share in the comments!

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3 Responses to Labour Day Sales – Top 5 Vancouver Fashion Destinations

  1. Some OK, common suggestions. However, Bodacious on Main St MOVED to Gibsons, BC early this year. *ahem* fact checker!

    • Dana Lynch

      Mary,

      Thanks for the update on Bodacious. We do our own “fact checking,” so that mistake is mine. I haven’t been to Bodacious in a while (obviously), so good to know they moved. I’ll take them out of the above piece.

      Thanks again for letting me know!

  2. kathie

    great but less common place to check out is Broadway from McDonald toward Blenheim. Plenty, Flok, wish.list boutique, Lakshimi are all wonderful for something “different”.