Friday, June 4, 2010

24 Hours of Vancouver Chic

Vancouver is a world-class city with amazing shopping luring celebrities and shopaholics alike to this culturally diverse Mecca. Fashionistas in love with trendy, vintage or classic styles will love shopping in Yaletown, Gastown and fashionable Robson Street among others.

If you love to venture out on your own grab a map. But if you like the idea of guided shopping walks check out ChicWalks’ apps for fans with an Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users. The apps guide you through nine walks with 1,000 stores offering fashion, accessories and home d├ęcor boutiques. The apps also allow you to locate great restaurants and bars. But wait, there’s more, ChicWalks has a mobile web version now available for Blackberry, Samsung and; Google Phone Users.

If you only have 24 hours in Vancouver… decide which area appeals to you most to save time or pick two areas near each other and split your day. Will it be trendy Yaletown, South Granville for upscale fashion and art galleries or Gastown with its cute cobblestone streets and unique boutiques? Remember Vancouver is like Chicago or New York, it’s a city of neighborhoods with laidback style each with different taste and offerings.

I ventured out on my own and spent most of my time in Yaletown, a renovated warehouse district. I absolutely love the chic boutiques and the many makeup and beauty bars surrounding this hip area of Vancouver. It’s a girly girl’s paradise.

Here are some of my favorite Haute spots in Vancouver’s Yaletown:

-Lola Boutique

If you’re in the mood for haute emerging designers… this is the little boutique for you.

-Basquit

Halle Berry shops in this haute spot!

-Beauty Mark

Beauty junkies be aware… this place offers hundreds of cute products and fun makeup ideas in a little shop.

-Noir Lash Bar

Lash out while you’re in the V… these lash bars are lots of fun! It’s a like a beauty lounge. You come in and lounge on a chaise while your lashes are applied! It’s haute!

-Blo (Blow Dry Bar)

If you’ve got 30 minutes and $30 CAD get a wash, blow and go just in time to hit the town.

-The Cross

Interior design boutique that’s all white bringing European design to North America!

Are you planning a trip to Vancouver?