October 24, 2018

What's New on South Granville?

Judging by the number of store openings of late along South Granville, retailers clearly see the value of positioning themselves in this gorgeous Vancouver district. Not that we're complaining—along with our (many) old favourites, a stroll along South Granville always yields a new and exciting shopping surprise (or two, or three, or seven!). Here are six new shops and one café to check out on your next visit:

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bonpoint. This exquisite French children's clothing company (apparently Angelina Jolie’s label of choice for her brood) has opened its first standalone store in South Granville, boasting Bonpoint's full newborn, girl, boy, skin-care and fragrance collections, all with the brand’s signature chic, playful esthetic. Look for dreamy dresses in floral prints and broderie anglaise, cool bomber jackets, chunky knits and a mini houndstooth print coat we’re craving for ourselves. 1512 West 14th Avenue, 604-620-0649, bonpoint.com

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lolë. Stepping into this Montreal-based athletic-apparel-maker's new South Granville store, it's clear we need Lolë's clothes in our West Coast lives. The bright boutique's front room is dedicated, currently, to a wide range of packable down jackets, all designed to keep you warm and dry through winter (and other wet seasons beyond). In back, behind a rolling barn-door wall, discover a mix of activewear and lifestyle pieces, including leggings to wear to yoga and cosy knits to cover up with after class (closer to summer, watch for the brand's famous flattering swimwear). Also, a small men's collection that debuted this year (with plans to expand). 2621 Granville Street, 604-423-3356, ca-en.lolelife.com

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kimberlite. This store is so bright, you'll want to wear shades. China-based diamond retailer Kimberlite has joined South Granville's glittering ensemble with a Canadian flagship showcasing the brand’s exquisite, exclusively designed fine jewelry. Though the Moon Goddess—a $26 million necklace unveiled at the store's summer grand opening—is no longer on site, you'll certainly wish to seek out pieces from the brand's award-winning Blue and White Porcelain collection, which highlight the refined features of traditional Chinese art. Also among our favourites: a garden-worth of rings that resemble blossoming flowers, and romantic designs with hidden, heart-felt details. 2828 Granville Street, 604-559-9697, kimberlite.com.cn

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deciem. Also known as the Abnormal Beauty Company, Deciem has opened on South Granville, catering to beauty buyers there to score the brand's wait-list and web-buzzworthy products (think cult-followed foundations and celebrated skin serums). Product collections are grouped together and housed on wheeled shelving units, while long wood tables under bright lights provide a place for store staff to sit and spend time learning about each customer's needs, in order to help source the perfect beauty regime. 2985 Granville Street, 778-800-2066, deciem.com

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diva lingerie & swimwear. Located inside Edward Chapman Woman, this beautiful boutique features lingerie, swimwear and sportswear with luxury labels from around the world—think Prima Donna, Empreinte, Marie Jo, Chantelle, Simone Pérèle, Freya, Fantastie, Vicky Moreinis, Shan and more, in cup sizes ranging from A to K, and bands from 28 to 46. Also, complimentary fittings by expert staff guaranteed to make you feel comfortable, confident and radiant. No matter what your size, age or shape, Diva Lingerie & Swimwear promises to find your perfect fit! 2596 Granville Street, 604-559-8593, divalingerie.ca

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lift furniture & decor. This long and narrow store looks like a page lifted out of a home décor magazine. And it should—the motto here is "elevate your lifestyle with designer furniture and décor." To that end, Lift offers exceptional value for contemporary seating and case goods, live-edge tables (our personal dining-room favourite), plush European area rugs and eye-catching canvas paintings. 2987 Granville Street, 604-559-5438, liftyourspace.com

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small victory. Phew! After all that shopping newness, it's time for a treat! Head into the bright, welcoming South Granville space that is Small Victory Bakery for fresh-baked bread, fantastic coffee, and specialty baked treats, as well as dishes for breakfast and lunch. Among our hand-picked (and thoroughly taste-tested) recommendations: morning oats for breakfast, a roasted veggie sandwich for lunch and ... we may have left with an entire dark-chocolate pecan pie for dessert, at home, later! 3070 Granville Street, 604-742-1737, smallvictory.ca

The best news? There are plenty more new openings to come, including the first King Living Furniture location in North America and a Naot shoe store! Visit South Granville for the lifestyle you love: southgranville.org. —Vita Daily


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