Guatemalan crafts, Italian shoes, and espresso bars with soccer matches being broadcast live from Italy come together on Commercial Drive, Vancouver's world-beat, offbeat melting pot. You'll find the largest collection of shops between Venables Street and East 2nd Avenue, with restaurants and cafés extending south along "the Drive" to Broadway.
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A Canadian institution (even though it's now owned by Americans), The Bay was founded as part of the fur trade in the 17th century. A whole department sells the signature tri-color blankets and other Canadiana.
This artists' co-op sells textiles, wood pieces, jewelry, ceramics, and glass works.
Canada's first blow-dry bar specializes in catwalk-quality blowout styles for only C$35 in about 30 minutes. A visit to these funky pink-and-plastic outfitted lounges is a must-do for your do before a fancy dinner, or just because. Guys can get in on the act with the C$21 "Blo Bro" service. There are also shops at 1150 Hamilton Street in Yaletown and 1529 West 14th Avenue in South Granville.
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