in Gastown & Chinatown

Colonizing this Gastown strip long before it was fashionable, this browse-worthy men's and women's boutique still offers plenty of reasons for a visit. Check out the ever-changing array of clothes and shoes by designers such as Nudie and Bloch London, and save time to peruse the ultra-cool jewelry, much of it crafted by local artisans.

Block also stocks an array of high-art footwear that triggers shoe fetishism in even the most conservative of shoppers.