Vancouver offers world-class shopping of every kind. High-end designer shops are scattered throughout the downtown core, and many unique shopping areas are mentioned below. Noted worldwide as a safe, walk-able city, feel free to explore our many unique neighbourhoods.
For convenience sake, highlighted below are some unique online shopping opportunities offered by local LGBT welcoming businesses, whether it's for a great read, specialty personal items, gifts for special occasions, travel, personal grooming, or unique holiday cards, to name a few.
Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium
Everything from exotic to erotic can be found at Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium. A cornerstone of Vancouver’s LGBTQ community for decades, Little Sister’s has a wide selection of LGBTQ literature, as well as all the latest Pride gear. 1238 Davie Street, 604.669.1753
H.I.M. is a community-based organization dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of gay men. Their approach includes physical, sexual, social and mental health. Five locations (Davie St., Commercial Dr., New West, Surrey and Abbotsford) check their web site for details. 310-1033 Davie St. Vancouver BC, V6E 1M7 604.488.1001
Gear For Men features a large selection of designer underwear, swimwear and activewear from around the world in its small shop on Davie St. (at Howe). Topdrawers celebrates its 25th anniversary (and 14th online) this year! 809 Davie St., Vancouver, BC 604-684-4861 www.topdrawers.com
High quality printed materials and design services for the business, arts and non-profit communities.
81 West Cordova Street, Vancouver. Tel: 604.801.6364
Everything from exotic to erotic can be found in the Village. A good starting point is Little Sister’s Book Emporium, which offers a community bulletin board, gay magazines, gay literature, gay specific gift items, videos and more.
Just steps away from English Bay, is the Denman strip, where you can grab a slice of pizza, a gelato, or make reservations for a romantic evening dinner. Top Drawers at the entrance to the Denman Place Mall has great gear to wear, whether on the beach or dancing the night away.
Trendy Robson offers blocks of name brand fashion outlets, cafés, bars, restaurants and more. Great people watching from street-side patios.
South Granville (over the bridge)
Elegant district with high fashion and more. Check out Boboli and tell Ed we sent you.
Pacific Centre, houses over 200 stores and services. High-end designer fashion outlets are also located in and around the Hotel Vancouver. 900 West on the magnificent lobby level is highly recommended for an elegant cocktail break or sumptuous dinner.
Located just over the Granville Bridge is a unique area of renovated warehouses now housing artist studios, a public market, galleries, and restaurants. For fun getting there, False Creek Ferries depart from Sunset Beach.