5 unique places to buy holiday gifts in Vancouver

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If you’ve stepped into a store lately, you might be thinking that the holidays are just around the corner. Luckily, we’ve still got some time to go in order to make the most of the festive holiday shopping.

For those not interested in department stores, there are plenty of fun options around Vancouver for some unique holiday gift shopping. So whether you’re looking to support local artists, find something wacky for that weird uncle of yours, or you just want to treat yourself to something nice, here’s a starter list for some unique shopping ideas in Vancouver.

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5 unique places to buy holiday gifts in Vancouver

UNIQLO Officially Opening First Vancouver Location on October 6, 2017 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

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The wait is finally over, Vancouver’s first UNIQLO store will officially be opening on Friday, October 6, 2017.

The global Japanese retailer, known for its casual apparel sold all across the world, will be opening a 20,800 sq. ft. store at Metrotown in Burnaby, its third location in Canada, following the opening of two stores in Toronto last year.

Shoppers are still celebrating the recent opening of MUJI, a minimalist Japanese retailer with a wide range of generic products, including apparel & home goods. Now, UNIQLO will be joining the mall that’s just a short drive or Skytrain ride from Downtown Vancouver.

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UNIQLO Officially Opening First Vancouver Location on October 6, 2017 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

The 43rd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market Hits Vancouver, Nov 9 – 13

24176465525_49eaa50d24_oLooking to shop for unique gifts while visiting Vancouver? Do what the locals do and hit the Circle Craft Christmas Market for all kinds of finds, from November 9-13. Continue reading:
The 43rd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market Hits Vancouver, Nov 9 – 13

The Urban Tea Merchant Pops Up at Nordstrom Vancouver

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Just in time for sweater weather, The Urban Tea Merchant has opened a temporary boutique in Nordstrom Pacific Centre. Fans of the luxury TWG Tea line will be delighted to shop the collection. on the department stores’ third floor, until the end of October. Continue reading:
The Urban Tea Merchant Pops Up at Nordstrom Vancouver

Vancouver’s Gastown Boutique Örling & Wu Opens 2nd Location

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Shopping for Vancouver-made treasures to return home from your travels with doesn’t have to mean your choices are limited to touristy junk. Örling & Wu, a contemporary household goods boutique in Gastown has also just opened a shop in the hip new Armoury District, on 6th Avenue and Fir Street, just up the hill from Granville Island. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Gastown Boutique Örling & Wu Opens 2nd Location

Vancouver’s Smash + Tess Pop-Up Shop, May 20-21

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Launching their online boutique with a pop-up shop at Little Mountain Shop, Vancouver sleepwear label Smash + Tess are hosting two special shopping days. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Smash + Tess Pop-Up Shop, May 20-21

Roots Vancouver Flagship Store Gets a Re-Vamp

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Roots new storefront on Robson Street

The intersection of Vancouver’s Robson and Burrard Streets has been the primo downtown location for one of Canada’s favourite retailers for 18 years. Continue reading:
Roots Vancouver Flagship Store Gets a Re-Vamp