A Homegrown Guide To Being A Shopping Hero This Holiday Season

Gift giving season is upon us. Let’s do our best to show local businesses that we value what they do by spending our dollars as close to home as we can. The following list of local businesses is a work in progress, if you have a favourite local that you think should be added to our list, please comment below or reach out to michelle [@] scoutmagazine.ca


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Penny Francis Apothecary
Sunja Link
Skwálwen Botanicals
Wild Coast Perfumery
Harlow Atelier
Hello Sunday


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Charlie and Lee
Eugene Choo
The Block
Nouvelle Nouvelle
One of a Few
Antisocial Shop
Old Fashion Standards
Woo to See You Boutique
Community Thrift and Vintage
Vincent Park
Isabel Dunlop
Much and Little 
Erin Templeton
T Leather + Wood (by Tam Fuller)
Andrea Wong
Hunter & Hare
Decade Studio
Branches & Knots
Your Bag Of Holding


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Itsumo Life
Out and About
Found and The Freed
Vancouver Special
Nineteen Ten
Neighbourhood Quality Goods
Paper – Ya
Vancouver Pen Shop
Old Faithful Shop 
Henderson Dry Goods
Good Boy Collective Pet Supplies
You + Me Candles
The Garden Strathcona
Slice of Life
Jackson’s General Store
Second Nature
Ca Phe Community Market

DIY + Activity Kits

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Urban Source
Soap Dispensary
Opus Art Supplies
Regional Assembly of Text
The Learnery
Collage Collage
Baaad Anna’s
Three Bags Full


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No. 9 Ceramics
Janaki Larsen
Cathy Terepocki Ceramics
Meg Hubert Ceramics
You Concrete Me Shop
Francis Studios
Brick Brick Ceramics
Kate Metten
Tav Ceramics


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Collage Collage
The Learnery
Dilly Dally
Petit Architect 
Beansprouts Kids


Neptoon Records
Zulu Records
High Life


For a detailed list of some great local bookstores, check out Vancouver’s Best Bookstores, Mapped

There are 7 comments

  1. Awesome list. I would add Branches & Knots under clothing. A great local shop on west broadway.

  2. Hey, thanks Susan Heyes for the recommendation. Just Imagine all the fun! We love your shop too! I’m wearing my floral linen face cover today and getting lots of smiles.

  3. Scentrique, a really cute niche perfume store downtown Vancouver! They bring small indie perfume brands from Europe and have an amazing collection of candles and home scents!

  4. Check out great new spot Coast Goods on Victoria Drive for gifts. @thecoastgoods and Giving Gifts and Olive & Wild on Main Street. For self care Plenty + Spare in Hastings Sunrise

  5. Would love a shout out for Emily Press Labels in Kitsilano online.
    Designing and printing hip and cute name labels for kids for school, camp and daycare for over 10 years.

    Two other nice local stores for kids is Pebble Kids and Hip Baby.

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