Summer In Style: 5 shops in The Shipyards District to Get You Trend-Setting

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Are you ready to strut your stuff this summer? According to the Summer Trends for 2022, bright colours, sparkles and bolder statement looks are coming back in full force, so you know what that means: it’s time to get shopping! Here are five shops in The Shipyards District to help kick your summer off in style:


1. Colette’s Frocks


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This female-owned & operated boutique dishes up new pieces made by local designers, in addition to an array of sweet consignment and vintage fashions. Check out their Facebook page for the latest arrival announcements in shoes, accessories, snazzy costume jewellery and gift ideas, and get mix n’ matching!

Style Tip:  Find a shoe you like? Don’t just buy it in every colour, get yourself an outfit and accessories to match!


2. Hunter and Hare


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When it comes to high-quality, brand-name fashion for a steal, look no further than Hunter and Hare. Their women’s clothing, shoes, hats and bags are all on consignment, but in great condition, proving that recycling can and should always be all the rage– even in the world of fashion. 

Style Tip:  When purchasing pre-owned pieces, look for trusted, fashion-forward brand names. You’ll not only get higher-end styles for a fraction of their usual cost, but you’re also more likely to find better quality fabrics and craftsmanship that last.


3. Minichiello Bespoke Couture

The Minichiello family’s Italian Bespoke and Couture have been fine-tailoring staples for men and women in North Vancouver since 1965. Custom and handmade to your measurements, this is the place to go for something truly special that was literally “made for you.” Book a consultation ahead of time, and you won’t just be dressed to impress this summer, you’ll be designed to stun!

Style Tip:  Before you go in to be measured for a custom-designed look, do some research first. When you check out the latest collections from high fashion shows worldwide to get a sense for what appeals to you, it’ll help give your designer a better sense for your personal taste. 


4. The Nooks Marketplace



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Your style should feel personal, and ideally make you feel good too, so keep your look unique with something from The Nooks . They specialise in local, handcrafted jewellery, clothing, and even home decor and bath products. You won’t find gems like these in any mall or big box chain store, and the best part is that 100% of every sale goes directly to the artisans who made them. 

Style Tip:  Accentuate the positive with the art of accent pieces! Adding the right necklace, belt, hat or scarf can change the look of an outfit entirely, not to mention make packing for your next vacation a whole lot breezier too.


5. Unity Clothing


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We know shopping can be exhausting for some, so let Unity Clothing do what they do best! This stylish women’s boutique not only updates their inventory seasonally to stay on top of current trends, but they also offer one-on-one appointments with their in-house stylists if you’d like the extra hand, or a more personal touch. Better yet, bring your friends and make it one of their private styling parties.

Style Tip:  You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a whole new wardrobe each season. Instead, focus on “seasonal upgrade” pieces to add a pop of colour, and keep your look refreshed and current.


If there’s one thing better than a little retail recharge, it’s taking yourself out on the town to show off the new threads, so be sure to check out The Shipyards District summer events for upcoming concerts, outdoor movies and everything in between. Wherever your summer adventures take you this year, may you go looking fierce and feeling fine.