New Prada Store Coming to Vancouver’s Alberni Street

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Luxury shoppers, get your credit cards ready.

Vancouver’s “mini Rodeo Drive” is about to get even more luxurious. A flagship Prada store is officially under construction at the corner of Alberni and Thurlow Streets.

Right now, the site is covered with sleek black construction hoarding emblazoned with the Prada name. An exact opening date has yet to be announced, but work is clearly underway on Canada’s second Prada flagship, according to articles in Vancity Buzz and Retail Insider. (The first Prada stand-alone store opened on Toronto’s Bloor Street back in 1997).

Once completed, the new store will join an expanding hub of luxury shopping in downtown Vancouver. The Prada flagship is located next to De Beers and Tory Burch. Across the street, shoppers can check out Escada and Burberry, as well as a newly opened Brunello Cucinelli store.  Continue reading:
New Prada Store Coming to Vancouver’s Alberni Street

Attention Shopaholics: Vancouver is officially Canada’s “2nd-Most Luxurious” Shopping Spot

8198705547_674ee14c25_zIt’s official: Vancouver’s “mini Rodeo Drive” is the second-most luxurious shopping zone in all of Canada.

For years, Vancouverites who love to shop have known that the strip of Alberni Street between Burrard and Thurlow is the place to go for luxury and designer goods – from Brooks Brothers suits to Tiffany jewelry. Now, a retail research firm has confirmed that with a brand-new study.

Downtown Vancouver’s Alberni Street district is soon to have 21 “free-standing luxury brands,” second only to Toronto’s glitzy Bloor Street, which is home to 23 “free-standing luxury brands,” according to the Winston Collective’s 2015 Top-10 List of Canadian luxury retail nodes. Continue reading:
Attention Shopaholics: Vancouver is officially Canada’s “2nd-Most Luxurious” Shopping Spot

Vancouver’s Mini Rodeo Drive: Alberni Street

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Long gone are the days when Vancouver was seen as a rustic West Coast outpost, all lumberjacks and hardy outdoor types.  But a misperception persists that the city, for all of its natural beauty and glorious scenery, somehow lags behind in the glitz and glam department – as if having  snow-capped mountains in your backyard  precludes having fine restaurants and upscale retailers.

Alberni Street, also known as Vancouver’s mini Rodeo Drive, is fast putting those stereotypes to rest.  There may still be a 7-11 on the corner and a BC Liquor Store smack dab in the middle, but Alberni Street has quietly conglomerated some of the ritziest boutiques and snazziest bistros in the city.  The recent completion of the Shangri-La Hotel and the opening of a host of new restaurants over the past several years has cemented Alberni’s reputation as Vancouver’s capital of bling.

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Vancouver’s Mini Rodeo Drive: Alberni Street