By Julia Brenner

Published on April 30, 2017

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Photography by PARLIAMENT

Along with being one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is also rich in great design and fantastic shopping. With help from Vancouver native, stylist Elim Chu, we’re bringing you the inside scoop on some of Vancouver’s top spots for home design and decor.  

 
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Pigeonhole Home Store

, 1606 Stanley Avenue

This is the perfect shop for post-brunch lingering among an impressive mix of vintage pieces hand picked by owner Carey Salvador. She travels throughout North America seeking antique treasures to bring back to her shop, as well as pretty new homewares.

 
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Old Faithful Shop

, 320 W Cordova Street

Here, you’ll find well-designed, unfussy, and beautiful homegoods. Their motto is “the best products become better known as our Old Faithful ones; trusty, well-built heirloom pieces that are classic in design and only enhanced by the passage of time.” This sentiment shines through in the aesthetic of their storefront and in the products they carry.  

 
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Atelier St. George

, 7 East 7th Avenue

A beautifully-curated shop that specializes in tasteful textiles, artwork, kitchen gear, and tableware, including a rotating selection of stunning hand-crafted ceramic dishware.

 
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Orling & Wu

, 1563 West 6th Avenue and 28 Water Street

Linger over beautifully-crafted, contemporary household and paper goods with a focus on quality craftsmanship and responsible sourcing at one of Orling & Wu’s two beautiful brick and mortar stores.

 
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Gild & Co

, 4415 West 10th Avenue

A continually rotating selection of beautiful vintage furniture and modern home decor items make this a spot you’ll want to return to over and over. With an ethos that buying vintage is good for the consumer and for the planet, Gild prides itself on selling timeless pieces that are built to last.  

 
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Litchfield

, 38 Water Street

If you’re looking for effortlessly cool, quality-crafted modern finds, stop into Litchfield, which operates around the philosophy that “life is a series of simple moments, and those moments are made beautiful by the tools we use to live.” Litchfield carries a rotating selection of homewares, apothecary, and personal goods.

 
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Union Wood Co.

, 1340 E Pender Street

This studio and workspace features beautiful handcrafted furniture built from premium reclaimed wood that is salvaged from demolition sites and abandoned buildings throughout the city. Union designs its pieces with a nod to Vancouver’s bygone industrial past: “honest, raw and utilitarian.”

 
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Parliament

, 115 Water Street

Located in the design hub of Gastown, Parliament carries style-forward modern furniture and home decor geared towards people looking for the latest in home design.

 
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Welk’s General Store

, 3511 Main Street

This is truly a modern-day general store, carrying a delightful hodgepodge of homewares, gifts, apparel, stationery, health and beauty, and even an organic groceries. It’s the type of store you may enter expecting to buy a couple of candles and leave with a couple of sweaters, a shower curtain, and imported cheeses.

 
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Vancouver Special

, 3612 Main Street

Vancouver Special carries a well-curated selection of Scandi and Japanese-inspired home goods in addition to locally-made items. The owners (an architect and design advocate) built their shop around the belief that, “good design can be accessible, affordable, of high quality, and bring pleasure to daily life.” Check their website for store events and design-related lectures.