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10 Best Department Stores In Vancouver, Canada - Updated 2020

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Aarti
Aarti
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Nestling along a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, Vancouver is a central hub and a dynamic city with a breathtaking skyline. This diverse city is known for its mountainscapes, green spaces and parks, walking trails, best seafood, and much more. But did you know that Vancouver is also known as a shopaholic’s paradise? And for the right reason! With big stores, boutiques, and shopping malls coming into the picture, it’s no surprise why people come and shop to their heart’s content while visiting a new city. Now if you’re wondering where to get your retail therapy fix, we’ve compiled a list for you to check out some of the best department stores in Vancouver, Canada.

1. Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew Vancouver interior 2018
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Something that started merely as a hat store in Quebec City in 1837 is now a huge fashion empire in the whole nation. Attached to the Pacific Centre, Holt Renfrew, three-leveled high-end designer apparel, accessories, make-up, shoes, and jewels center boasts brands such as Gucci, Christian Dior, D&G, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, and many more. But if you’re not too keen on spending big bucks on luxury brands then there are mainstream brands like Marc Jacobs and other popular brands that are quite affordable. Although this may not be the place where one can shop all the time, it shouldn’t be overlooked as you gain new ideas for the next shopping spree.

Holt Renfrew

Address: 737 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1E4, Canada

Website: Holt Renfrew

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 10am - 7pm; Wed - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

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2. Winners

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When spending on a minimum budget and yet finding the best is your end goal, then heading to Winners will make you feel like a true winner. The best about Winners is you’ll find discounted fashion, beauty products, and home accessories for prices 20-60% lower than regular department and specialty stores. You’ll find plenty of options to shop - from thousands of global vendors from up-and-coming brands to the most fashionable products for women, men, and children.

Winners

Address: 798 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3C3, Canada

Website: Winners

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

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3. Marshalls

Tanasbourne Town Center Marshalls store - Hillsboro, Oregon (2019)
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Marshalls strongly believe in ‘life is always better when there are surprises.’ And Marshalls have stuck to that saying for a long time now. When you visit Marshalls, no matter how many times you visit, it’ll always feel like the first time, because they ensure there’s brand new stock and merchandise on offer, including designer labels and other famous brands from around the globe. Their pricing modules will also come as a surprise to many, as it is quite low compared to the other stores selling the same products.

Marshalls

Address: 8137 Ontario St, Vancouver, BC V5X 0A7, Canada

Website: Marshalls

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

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4. Nordstrom

Nordstrom Pacific Centre Vancouver
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Yes, you will find everything from fragrances, beauty items, shoes, handbags, apparels, and more for women, men, and children. Nordstrom is more than just a fashion center. Your appetite will thank you as you will find three dining options to choose from - if you need a caffeine dose or want to dig in something quick, check out Ebar. Looking for a place to stretch out and relax? Habitant is for you. And if you’re looking to enjoy some boozy beverages with light appetizers, then stop by at Bistro Verde.

Nordstrom

Address: 799 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 0A2, Canada

Website: Nordstrom

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

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5. Hudson's Bay

Hudson Bay Co
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If you’re looking for a department store that not only stores fashion merchandise but also has a wide variation in furniture, appliances, and houseware, then this one is for you. If you’re moving into a new house, redecorating a house, or are newlyweds moving into a new place together, the Bay will be your haven as you’ll find everything you need at great prices.

Hudson's Bay

Address: 674 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1Z6, Canada

Website: Hudson’s Bay

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

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6. Army & Navy Department Stores

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A true Canadian brand, Army & Navy is a discount department store chain where you will find everything from women’s fashion world to men’s fashion needs and kids’ fashion wear, at great offers and prices. Not just that, you can also find big discounts on house essentials and home décor, outdoor essentials including fishing equipment and accessories, camping needs, grocery, personal care, and more.

Army & Navy Department Stores

Address: 36 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1C9, Canada

Website: Army & Navy Department Stores

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 6pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm

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7. Canadian Tire

Cambie big box
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Looking for power tools, automotive equipment, smart home devices, and other men’s handy tools? Canadian Tire is your go-to place. You’ll also find furniture, home essentials, personal care items, outdoor essentials like barbecues, playsets for kids, and gardening tools. And for people into sports, there’s a wide variety of recreation and sports items to suit every need.

Canadian Tire

Address: 2290 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T7, Canada

Website: Canadian Tire

Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (daily)

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8. Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond
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True to its name and brand, Bed, Bath & Beyond is a place where you will find everything from beddings, bath towels, kitchen electronics, cookware, cutlery, coffee makers, K-Cup packs, window treatments, and so much more. This is a true-stop solution store to all the home products you’ve been looking for!

Bed Bath & Beyond

Address: 1740 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Y2, Canada

Website: Bed Bath & Beyond

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm

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9. Walmart - Grandview Supercentre

Walmart Neighborhood Market sign
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Walmart is a place where you’ll find nearly everything. Looking for fashion merchandise? You’ll find a range of fashion apparels for women, men, and children. Besides this, you’ll also find a range of electronic equipment for the home, houseware and home décor, sporting goods, groceries, garden supplies, seasonal products, books, and much more.

Walmart - Grandview Supercentre

Address: 3585 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, BC V5M 2G7, Canada

Website: Walmart - Grandview Supercentre

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

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10. Saks OFF 5TH

Saks Off 5th - Tsawwassen Mills Outlet Shopping Mall (30327160044)
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Saks Fifth Avenue is a high-end department store chain that offers the latest and best in designer fashion, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories for men, women, and children. They offer luxury home goods and also have an outlet selling beauty products.

Saks OFF 5TH

Address: 755 Park Royal N, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1H9, Canada

Website: Saks OFF 5TH

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 10am - 7pm; Wed - Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat: 9:30am - 7pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

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Experience everything Vancouver has to offer

You might explore all the best destinations, attractions, and eateries of this great, modern city, but, your trip would never be complete if you don’t shop till you drop at some of the best department stores in Vancouver, Canada.

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, off-the-beaten tracks,...Read more

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