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Exploring Gastown: A Modern Woman's Guide

Earlier this year, our small business made the exciting move to a studio space in Gastown. As part of our exploration of this vibrant neighbourhood, we've compiled a list of...

Earlier this year, our small business made the exciting move to a studio space in Gastown. As part of our exploration of this vibrant neighbourhood, we've compiled a list of our favorite things to do in Gastown to help you make the most of your visit. Nestled in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, Gastown stands as a testament to the city's rich history and vibrant culture. Cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and a plethora of trendy shops and food spots make this neighbourhood a must-visit for locals and tourists alike. If you find yourself wandering the streets of Gastown, here are some of the best things to do to make the most of your experience:

1. Saunter Coffee at  321 W Pender St

Start your day in Gastown with a visit to Saunter Coffee, a cozy spot that takes the art of coffee brewing to new heights. Located on 321 W Pender St, this hidden gem is the perfect spot to work or meet up with a friend. Whether you prefer a classic espresso or a creamy latte, Saunter's expert baristas will craft the perfect brew to kickstart your day of exploration.

2. Retail Therapy at Siista, The Find Luxury and Collective Will at 207 West Hastings St

After fuelling up with caffeine, take a leisurely stroll down Gastown's bustling streets and indulge in some retail therapy. SIISTA, The Find Luxury and Collective Will are three boutique shops you have to visit, all located inside the historic Dominion building. SIISTA is a latinx and woman-owned space that brings you affordable luxury in the form of fashion, apothecary, and lifestyle products. The Find curates a selection of pre-loved luxury goods, you can expect to find pre-loved Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Chanel. Lastly, make your way up to the 14th floor to Collective Will where you will find a large selection on secondhand and preloved clothing and accessories. Whether you're searching for the perfect preloved designer handbag or simply browsing for inspiration, SIISTA, The Find and Collective Will will have something for everyone.

3. Old Faithful Shop at 320 W Cordova St

No visit to Gastown would be complete without a stop at Old Faithful. This charming store is a treasure trove of vintage-inspired goods, ranging from home decor and stationery to grooming products and accessories. Step inside and lose yourself in a world of nostalgia as you peruse shelves lined with carefully curated items that evoke a sense of timeless elegance. Whether you're hunting for a unique souvenir or simply want to browse for inspiration, Old Faithful is sure to delight with its eclectic mix of old-world charm and modern flair.

Notable mentions:

Neighbour Woman for the best selection of curate luxury pieces that will stay in your wardrobe forever.

Make sure you grab a pear baguette at Finch's Teahouse.

As you wander through the streets of Gastown, be sure to take your time and soak in the atmosphere of this historic neighbourhood. From sipping artisanal coffee to exploring chic boutiques and uncovering hidden gems, there's no shortage of experiences to enjoy in this vibrant corner of Vancouver. So lace up your walking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to discover the best that Gastown has to offer.

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