Vancouver’s Not-so-Secret Neighbourhood Shops Part II

The Found & The Freed is is tucked into a residential area on Victoria Drive

The Found & The Freed is is tucked into a residential area on Victoria Drive

They’re tucked beside small walk-up apartments. Some are located on corners. Others are on busy through streets. Corner stores and neighbourhood shops are everywhere in Vancouver.

Last year I blogged about some of Vancouver’s best, tucked away shops and markets. The sweet little corner stores that reflect an ethos of days gone by – markets that sell fresh food, fashions and gifts. Where shop owners live in the neighbourhood they operate in, know customers’ names and goods are not mass-produced.

From found industrial antiques in East Vancouver to latte and bike mechanic cafe in the Cityhall hood, Vancouver has a range of sweet stops for folks looking to caffeinate, collect antiques, go sailing or stock up on whimsical kitchenware.  Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Not-so-Secret Neighbourhood Shops Part II

High-Tech at The Bay: New smartphone app tracks shoppers in Vancouver store

8200317902_04cd2c4801_zShopping at The Bay may never be the same.

Hudson’s Bay Co. is rolling out new smartphone technology at five Canadian stores, including a Vancouver location, according to the Vancouver Sun.  The location-sensing technology will blast special offers to consumers depending on exactly where they’re standing in the store.  The special sensors can also track the overall location of shoppers to better understand buying behaviours.

The Bay joins American Apparel as one of the first Canadian retailers to embrace the new location-sensing technology.   Continue reading:
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What a Weekend to Buy a Bike!

Vancouver Bike Swap 2014

Image courtesy of Kris Krüg | Flickr.com

As the sky turns blue and the days get warmer, the season of bike riding is slowly coming upon us! With Vancouver’s extensive selection of bike paths, sea-side trails, and greenway networks, it’s no secret that our bike culture is thriving and well.

This weekend, there are two great sales happening in Vancouver for bike lovers or for those of you who just want to save a few dollars buying a bike.

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What a Weekend to Buy a Bike!

Calling All Shopaholics: The Army & Navy Legendary Shoe Sale is Back!

Photo credit: wyn lok | Flickr

It’s back! The Army & Navy Legendary Shoe Sale opens on Wednesday, April 30th. Canada’s largest shoe sale will feature thousands of women’s shoes at up to 90% off. This year, you’ll be able to find shoes from DKNY, Pour La Victoire, Steve Madden, Marc Fisher, Calvin Klein, Charles David, Kelsi Dagger, and Enzo Angiolini. With every pair of shoes priced at $40 or under, you won’t want to miss out.

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Out-of-the-Box and Offbeat Shoppers

Shopping in Gastown. Photo Credit: Gastown BIA

Shopping in Gastown. Photo Credit: Gastown BIA

48 Hours in Vancouver is a weekly series appearing on the Inside Vancouver blog featuring photos and information on interest-based itineraries such as food/wine, arts & culture and luxury travel; helping visitors plan the best Vancouver trip possible based on what they love. Today’s feature focuses on off-the-beaten path shopping destinations to show savvy consumers that there is more to see beyond Robson St.

What You’ll Need to Go on This Shopping Discovery Adventure:
• A vehicle (rented or your own)
• GPS/Map
• Good quality walking shoes (you’ll be doing a lot of walking)
• A good quality tote bag (to hold all your purchases in)
• A camera with a good zoom function (For when you want photos of the different neighborhoods)

Day 1

Morning to Early Afternoon-10 am to 1 pm

After an early breakfast in the downtown core, take a 15 to 20 minute walk to the eclectic neighborhood of Gastown.

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Out-of-the-Box and Offbeat Shoppers

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