Vancouver’s Historic Gastown Amid Retail Rebound, but Some Say a Major Facelift is Needed [Feature]

The popular downtown commercial district is seeing strong leasing activity and tourists return, but it also suffers from a shabby appearance and vagrancy from the nearby Downtown Eastside.

Retail Profile: Gastown Area in Vancouver (Spring 2022)

Lee Rivett tours the historic neighbourhood that has seen several new upscale retailers added since the start of the pandemic.

CNTRBND to Relocate Yaletown Store in Vancouver to Gastown 

The edgy multi-brand luxury retailer will double the size of its Vancouver store with a relocation that was a year in the making. 

Maison Kitsuné to Open 1st Canadian Store and Café in Vancouver’s Historic Gastown 

The popular Paris-based brand, known for its fashions, music and café concept, will enter the Canadian market with a storefront in an up-and-coming area of the city. 

COS Opens 1st Vancouver Store [Photos] 

H&M’s upscale sister brand has opened its 4th Canadian store, as it continues to expand with new locations.

World’s 1st Versace Home Flagship to Open in Vancouver’s Gastown

This fall, the world's first comprehensive Versace Home flagship will open in Vancouver's historical Gastown area. It will be the Italian luxury brand's first location to feature its entire home collection, from furniture to fixtures.
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