Holt Renfrew

Clothing in Downtown & West End

Vancouver's swankiest homegrown clothing and accessories department store. High-end-label lovers flock here to peruse the artfully presented D&G, Armani and Issey Miyake togs and accoutrements arrayed over several brightly lit floors. Service is personal from well-dressed staffers. The awesome end-of-season sales are recommended: racks of bargain clothes suddenly emerge on every floor, ripe for riffling.

Long regarded as Canada's answer to slick US chain Nordstrom, it now goes head-to-head in the city with the latter opening its own store nearby in 2015.