Shop North Vancouver

May 1, 2008

FETCH

Since everybody and their dog is selling something superfluous (er, essential) for your pampered pooch, you’ve got to work hard to make an impression on Rover. Start at Fetch, where you can find Beanies and Belvedere’s traditionally styled trench coat—for Rover, of course—as well as the Petote dog carrier, which, while ventilated and padded for your puppy, looks an awful lot like your designer purse. At the in-house Spaw, yucky pups become lovely lap dogs. 120 W. 16th St., 604-986-8302

HANA RAY

Named after the owner’s daughter, Hana Ray sells surfer-chic clothing, shoes, bags, swimsuits and accessories, as well as deliciously fragrant Jaqua bath and body products; we love the Chocolate Mint flavour. 3068 Highland Blvd, 604-985-8511

LIBERTY

For the decor inept, shopping at home-accoutrements boutique Liberty is a way to infuse your house with style, without having to think. Coveted items include Sarah Richardson’s line of furniture, a sleek silver art deco lamp and mercury glass tea light holders. Where else can you find a stone dove or mermaid candlestick? We dunno, but we want ’em. A new Victoria location opens soon. 1037 Marine Dr., 604-988-6695

MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO.

A one-stop-shop for everything you’ll need for time spent in the great outdoors. For the first-time nature explorer to the advanced mountain climber, there’s something, if not everything, for everyone. 1341 Main St., 604-990-4417. Second location: 130 W. Broadway, Mount Pleasant, 604-872-7858.

SECOND WAVE

First generation surfers and sk8ers (who actually have the money to spend on a new O’Neill wetsuit, 32 snowboard boots or RVCA hoodie) feed their insatiable stoke at Second Wave. Pop in and catch a few minutes of Tofino-based Jeremy Koreski’s surf video Shrink. 139 Lonsdale Ave., 604-986-9283

PURE NAIL BAR

Terrified of neon nail bars and traumatized by spa pedicure prices, North Vancouverites rejoiced when Pure Nail Bar opened shop in the burgeoning LoLo neighbourhood (that’s Lower Lonsdale, cityfolk). A snip of the nails and cuticles and a skilled slop of OPI polish will only put you back $35, with no threat of a mysterious post-pedi foot fungus. 116 W. Third St., 604-988-1150

ROOM 6

Pluck a gal from the American snowboarding industry, plant her in Deep Cove, and the result is Room 6. Owner Megan Curren’s eye for superior design backs up the store’s mantra: “special things for nice people.” Such as? Marimekko goodies (tablecloths, $85), artsy-but-cuddly Blabla stuffed toys (from $39), whimsical necklaces by locals Andrea Waines and Filou, and the best-selling Man, You Smell Good gentlemen’s bath line, which Curren whips up in-house. Never get across the bridge? It’s all available online. 4389 Gallant Ave., 604-628-8484

SCL KIDS

This kiddie clothing boutique is a one-stop-shop for infant to junior ages. Catering to occasions like weddings and christenings, we love the mini tux’s $120-$135. Wee Step shoes and boots are always a hit ($25.50 – $34.50) as are educational toys like the Twilight Turtle that shines constellations on to the ceiling ($60). 1448 Lonsdale Ave., 604-986-6337

SECOND WAVE

First generation surfers and sk8ers (who actually have the money to spend on a new O’Neill wetsuit, 32 snowboard boots or RVCA hoodie) feed their insatiable stoke at Second Wave. Pop in and catch a few minutes of Tofino-based Jeremy Koreski’s surf video Shrink. 139 Lonsdale Ave., 604-986-9283

 

 

 

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