Vancouver Chinatown Night Market Opens May 18, 2012

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market. Photo: Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association

This Victoria Day weekend marks the summer-season opening weekend for two of the three Greater Vancouver summer night markets: the Richmond Night Market (back for 2012 at 8351 River Rd., near the River Rock Casino) and the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market. (The other Richmond market—the Summer Night Market at 12631 Vulcan Way—opened last weekend, on May 11.)

While the two Richmond night markets duke it out for best “big” summer night market, the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market can pride itself for offering something the other markets can’t: a true, intimate neighbourhood feel, right in the heart of historic Chinatown.

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Vancouver Chinatown Night Market Opens May 18, 2012

Chinatown retail therapy: New boutiques and classic favourites

The buzzy retail scene in Vancouver’s Chinatown embodies perpetual change of the I Ching. A handful of creative, stylish boutiques recently opened doors alongside the rich array of traditional shops. When you head out to the Chinese New Year festivities this weekend, make sure and check out the evolving shopping experience in one of North America’s largest Chinatowns. With options ranging from recycled leather handbags to artfully curated, minimalist menswear, you won’t want to miss out on the fresh talent.

I’ve listed five Chinatown boutiques for the modern style-seeker below. I’ve also recapped Chinatown’s already established retail faves. Continue reading:
Chinatown retail therapy: New boutiques and classic favourites