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Shop Til You Drop in Downtown Vancouver

Shopaholic Alert: If you’re on the prowl for a premier shopping destination, look no further than beautiful downtown Vancouver which boasts a dizzying array of choices from department stores to indie boutiques, all conveniently located in the downtown corridor just steps from The Auberge! For upscale haunts, many of Vancouver’s luxury boutiques are situated on Alberni St from W. Georgia to Thurlow Streets where you can browse the finest luxury goods from Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Burberry, Tiffany, Dior and more. Enjoy shopping in a mall? Look no further than Pacific Centre, (bordering Granville, Howe, Pender and W. Georgia Streets) home of internationally known stores on two levels including three large department stores: Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and the newly opened Nordstrom. If you’re a fashionista on a budget, Winners has the best designer discount deals for fashion along with it’s sister store Homesense for home furnishings. Take a stroll along Robson St; it can’t be beat for people watching as well as for visiting all the big name stores.  All that shopping can work up an appetite and there are plenty of places to nosh. If you’re in a rush, there are always a couple of food trucks parked right across the street from Nordstrom (on the corner of Robson & Howe) to grab a bite on the go. For a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up, try Thierry Patisserie where the fashion cognoscenti go for caffé latté and a delectable pastry selection. Directly across the street from Pacific Centre is the Gallery Café (on the second floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery) which offers a casual dining experience that won’t break the bank. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy the beautiful view! And when you return to The Auberge, our Front Desk staff would be pleased to help you take your shopping purchases back to your suite!