Must-Visit Boutiques for Japanophiles, Design-Minded Pet Lovers and Fashionistas
We’re loving these three new(ish) shops now open in Western Canada.
The New Forest
Doubling as a charming pet store and lifestyle boutique, the New Forest curates one-of-a-kind, handcrafted products to keep both you and your four-legged friends happy. Expect everything from adorable dog jackets and leather collars to toys and all-natural gourmet treats, along with enamel mugs and Paddywax candles for discerning humans. thenewforest.ca
Out and About
Appealing to admirers of everything Japan, Out and About offers an array of ceramics, candles and other home and fashion objects, many of which are designed and made in the Land of the Rising Sun. From minimalist Claska vases and linen slippers to books and Floyd cat banks, the Gastown shop’s diverse inventory is as functional as it is fascinating. outnaboutboutique.com
Jonathan and Olivia
A luxury fashion spot born on Vancouver’s Main Street and known for its stock of coveted designer goods for men and women, Jonathan and Olivia has returned to the West Coast after a decade-long stint in Toronto.
The boutique continues to carry hard-to-find items from names like Alexander Wang, Yeezy and Maison Margiela. jonathanandolivia.com