Vancouver is a gorgeous city, too clean and pretty to spend too much time in shopsbut it's good to know the shopping experience,when needed, is a joy.
not to mention value. I've said it before but you won't starve in Vancouver.
Anyway, it's good to have all the major names in a place like this, in particular one of my top five (yes, there really is a list) shops of all time, Bath & Body Works, from which I buy all the bath products I want for the rest of year. They like
me in there. It's the fact that each year they have new fragrances for their matching bubble bath/shower gel and body lotion combo - not to mention loads of other delights. I bought two new sets for the season 2012-13, Carried Away and Coconut Lime Breeze which I'm sure to you too sounds perfect for the Summer.
From the vintage shops in East Vancouver, where they also have great little coffee shops and this old school home store which for some reason I love always buy in.
In between, the (indie) coffee shops are ever-growing but what has struck me this time more than
before are the number of 'grooming' places, for men and women. This is in particular prevalent in Yaletown with signs plenty.
Fancy a Canadian anyone?
Vancouver is one of the most dog friendliest cities on the planet and there are plenty of shops to keep the little furry ones in the style the owner is accustomed too.