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Retail therapy in Vancouver

One of my favorite things about this time of year is getting to do copious amounts of shopping and having a reason for it. I love spoiling my family and friends. Finding unique presents that are thoughtful and appreciated can be hard if you don’t know where to shop. If you happen to be in Vancouver in the next couple of weeks here are some of the best places to find presents for your loved ones…and for yourself.


Barefoot Contessa Boutique

For the women in your life this is the place to shop. Offering up handmade clothing, jewellery, handbags, housewares and one of kind vintage pieces, you are guaranteed not to leave empty handed. With great service and a charming atmosphere, Barefoot Contessa is a great alternative to braving the crowds at the mall. From stocking stuffers to gifts, this boutique has a little something for every price range. So make Christmas morning memorable by stopping by the Barefoot Contessa while you are in town.

Locations: 3715 Main Street, Vancouver, V5V 3N8, 604- 879-1137 & 1928 Commercial Dr Vancouver, V5N 4A7, 604-255-9035.

For more information and a preview of what you’ll find at the store visit: http://www.thebarefootcontessa.com/


Lululemon Factory Outlet

For all the yogis and non-yogis in your life who just can’t get enough of Lululemon stop by the factory outlet in Burnaby. With discounts and daily specials the factory outlet is a treasure trove of all things Lululemon. With a wide selection of clothing and accessories for men, women and children you’ll be able to spoil everyone on your list. Located in a newly developed area on the outskirts of Burnaby, make sure to plan for a couple of hours out of your day, a little for driving and the rest for trying on all those yoga pants.

Location: 5560 Trapp Ave, Burnaby, V3N 5G4, 604-258-2775


F as in Frank

For the vintage lover in your life F as in Frank is the place to go. Curating a collection of the most rare and unique vintage pieces you won’t disappointed walking into this store. F as in Frank sorts through 100,000 pounds of clothes every day to ensure the best and biggest variety in Vintage wear. Along with the old you will also find the FaiF line of clothing, a collection of vintage wear with a modern twist. Specializing in vintage athletic apparel you will be able to find that sports fan in your life a memorable present.

Location: 2425 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, 604-568-6410 

For more information and to see what’s in store visit: https://fasinfrankvintage.com/

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A born and raised Kelowna girl that lives in Vancouver. Ruman is an avid blogger, fitness enthusiast, news junkie, bookworm, unpaid product tester and wannabe food network star. She loves Vancouver and thinks you should too, and that's why she is sharing all of its best kept secrets with the Okanagan.

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