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Shopping in SOMA

Now that you know where to eat in SOMA, it’s time to take a look at all the best places to shop. Whether you are looking for that perfect piece of furniture to complete your room or a dress for a night on the town, SOMA has it all. Spend an afternoon walking down Main Street and you are sure to leave with a few treasures in hand.

One of my favorite stores on Main Street is The Archetype. Located on the Corner of 10th Ave and Main Street, this store features unique collections from around the world. Specializing in women’s fashion The Archetype is the perfect mix of eclectic modern pieces with a distinct retro feel that is perfect for both work and play. Along with clothing The Archetype has a large selection of one of a kind accessories. While at the store make sure to browse the baby section where they have the cutest onesies perfect for the little ones in your life.  Sorry boys... Archetype is just for girls, but it might be worth a visit to surprise that special someone with a present she is guaranteed to love.

For more information please visit: http://thearchetype.ca
Location: 2549 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E5


If you love vintage clothes then a to visit Adhesif Clothing is in order. Locally designed and manufactured, the clothing at Adhesif is made from recycled vintage clothing. After a shopping at this boutique you will  turn heads everywhere you go. If you stop by the store in the next month or so you will find Adhesif’s newly released spring collection. The collection features bright and bold patterns on 60’s and 70’s inspired dresses, skirts, and tops. So make a fashion statement and be sustainable with a visit to Adhesif.
For more information please visit: http://www.adhesifclothing.com/
Location: 2202 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C7
The Sellution
Having trouble finding the perfect lamp or side table for your living room? Then it’s time to take a trip to Sellution. Specialising in contemporary vintage furniture and housewares, you will feel like you walked into your cool grandma’s house. Unique pieces are brought in everyday, so even if you don’t find what you are looking for today, it might be there tomorrow. Unlike other used furniture stores Sellution only carries well cared for furniture and consignment pieces. While it’s no Ikea in terms of selection you are certain to find unique homeware and furniture not sold anywhere else.
Location: 3206 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3

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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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