Posted September 9, 2009 by Adam Toren in Blogs

Vancouver's West 4th

Sunday shopping along Vancouver’s West 4th is one of the best ways to enjoy the sun this Summer.

The small boutiques are great for finding that one of a kind belt that matches your dress perfectly, or the pair of shoes that look amazing with your outfit for that upcoming wedding. Pick up a Latte at 49th Parallel (2152 West 4th Ave) and start shopping!

Here are a few of my favorite places:

BEAUTYBAR PICBeauty Bar (2142 West 4th Ave 604/733/9000)

Amazing selection of makeup, fragrance, candles, home décor, and products you cannot find anywhere else.

I buy my Voluspa candles, body wash and lotion there. Also notable finds: Tocca fragrances, Demeter fragrances and Fresh skin and bath products. Beauty Bar is a great place to buy your girlfriends a special gift as well as treats for yourself!

PABOOM PICPaboom (2209 West 4th Ave 604/738/1050)

A great place for cute knick knacks for the home as well as a good selection of cards and small gift items. Dishes and kitchenware galore as well as bathroom décor items, all at amazing prices. The Roger La Borde cards are original and cute, as well as priced at just $3.95.

Gravity Pope (2205 West 4th Ave 604-731-7673)GRAVITY POPE PIC

The West End’s source for shoes, shoes and more shoes. From casual Converse and Van’s to Marc Jacobs and Fornarina heels – this is the place to get the season’s hottest styles. The selection is amazing and they always have my size!

After a rigorous shop, head to Las Margarita’s (1999 West 4th Ave 604/737/7117) outdoor patio for the best Burritos and Margaritas in town. They do not take reservation’s for the patio, but it is worth the wait. The patio, shaded by summer foliage and large pine trees, is the best place for a lovely relaxed summer lunch with friends. The house made-fresh daily tortilla chips and fresh salsa are amazing. The chips are perfectly salted and the salsa is spicy and not at all chunky, made with the perfect amount of cilantro and garlic . The burrito platter for $13.95 is my usual order. With your choice of either chicken or beef, served with rice and refried beans, it is more then enough to satisfy your hunger after a morning of shopping. They also have an extensive margarita list. All made from fresh fruit puree and juices. I recommend the strawberry margaritas made from fresh strawberries, lime, lemon juice with Sauza Gold Tequila and Triple Sec –it is sinfully refreshing on a hot day. Glasses are $6.25 and pitchers are $27.95. Go for a pitcher!

Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.