Shopping on South Granville

I have lived on South Granville for 2 years now, and could not be happier here. My neighbours and I have actually given this ‘hood’ the nickname “SOGO” - pass it along to your friends, we are trying to make it stick! We are surrounded by pup-filled parks, tree-lined bike routes, coffee shops, and artisan markets... but mainly, dozens of unique boutiques and stores. As one of Vancouver's best hubs for shopping and design, it is the perfect location for me and my career. There are too many stores to mention, but here are a few of my favourites to pop into when I am sourcing for clients or just looking for some creative inspiration.

EQ3 | @eq3

If I had to pick a favourite, this store is the winner. It is a Canadian company that makes minimalistic and contemporary pieces that will last in your home for years, not just due to the quality but also because of the timeless style.  You can find kitchenware, bathroom accessories, furnishings for your bedroom, living room, kitchen and office, as well as contemporary lighting fixtures. The staff is super knowledgeable and can assist you in pulling together the look you want for your space. I can always find exactly what I am looking for in here and am never frightened away by the price point. EQ3 is a great store for finding well made, custom-esque pieces to elevate the aesthetic of your home.

Photos by | Ryley Bickerdike of Curate Interior Styling + Design | @curate_ca

Turnabout Home | @turnaboutluxuryretail

Another one of my favourite places in the neighbourhood for unique finds is Turnabout Home. They have a curated selection of second hand, vintage, antique and modern pieces, not to mention the staff is beyond helpful.  Turnabout is an awesome option to purchase un-replicated pieces at a reasonable price point. I like to draw inspiration from particular statement items here. Mixing new and old always gives a more thoughtfully curated look.

Photos by | Ryley Bickerdike of Curate Interior Styling + Design | @curate_ca

West Elm | @westelm

West Elm is a great store to frequently pop into. They are always on trend, showcasing current accessories and furnishings for your home. They also have an in-house design team that can help you shop smart and buy the right pieces for your space. Being a larger store, one of the things I like most about West Elm is their collaborative mind set to work with local artisans and showcase their pieces, by hosting pop ups and displaying artwork. Their rockin’ sale section is also very much worth a frequent stop in as you can get some pretty awesome deals on furniture and rugs!

Photos by | Ryley Bickerdike of Curate Interior Styling + Design | @curate_ca

There are so many stores on South Granville to visit. If you ever need a guide book, check out The South Granville Blog’s curated list for awesome suggestions.

Honourable mentions: Anthropologie, Goodge Place, Restoration Hardware and Latest Scoop (they have great home accessories, amongst their lovely clothing selection).

Viva Las SOGO!