5 top-notch specialty shops in Vancouver
1) The Modern Bartender
Tucked away in Chinatown, The Modern Bartender has anything and everything for the bar enthusiast. With a selection of over 200 types of bitters, glassware for everything and gadgets galore, the interior has a mystical apothecary feel.
Ya means store in Japanese, and quite simply Paper-Ya is just that, a paper store. Located in the heart of Granville Island, the shop is best known for the beautiful handmade paper they import from all over the world. It doesn’t stop there though, Paper-Ya features a wide selection of complementary merchandise.
3) Granville Island Broom Co.
Owners Mary and Sarah Schwieger say it often, no two brooms from the Granville Island Broom Co. are the same. Handcrafted in Vancouver using antique tools and equipment, the brooms are all made in the Shaker style originating in the eastern United States. Using quality materials, the brooms are long lasting and functional.
Family-owned and -operated since 1986, if it has to do with beads, BeadWorks has you covered. This one-of-kind shop is full to the brim with beads of all colours, sizes and shapes. Make your own jewellery in store! Grab a design tray and make your selections. A staff member will help you put it all together – it makes for a one of a kind souvenir!
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