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Shopping in Vancouver: I Found Gallery

Shopping in Vancouver: I Found Gallery

Looking to do some post-holiday shopping in Vancouver? I Found Gallery on Main Street is a quirky combination of make-your-own jewellery store and clothing store. The shop has real personality, and exudes a sort of homey feeling, with colourful Persian-style rugs scattered on the floor in the surprisingly big and lofty space. A lot of real estate in the shop is dedicated to vintage clothing. There are lots of fabulous coats and dresses are to be had here. There’s nothing like a quality vintage piece to add personality to your wardrobe. I Found hasn’t forgotten the men either: they have a decent selection of men’s jackets, shirts and pants ,as well as accessories like cuff links and a tray of pocket watches.

Not Just Vintage

If vintage isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll still find lots of great shopping at I Found. The store offers a selection of new clothing on the racks as well. Check out Just USA jeans there: these stretchy, slim-cut jeans feel like yoga pants and look like regular denim. As the name implies, Just USA jeans aren’t made in sweatshops in a developing nation overseas, but in the USA. I Found offers quite a few colours and styles from low-rise to high-waisted, and boot cut to skinny. These quality trousers are fabulous for changing postpartum bodies or the expanded waistline you might have from overindulging on holiday treats. And at $59, they’re a good deal.

Shopping for DIY Supplies

The DIY-ers out there will make a beeline for the ring of glass cases housing the jewellery supplies. The beads, charms, wire, findings, semi-precious stones and more at I Found are a crafter’s shopping delight. Much of the stock is vintage, culled from an old Toronto warehouse. Stop by and pick up a charm or two to add some bling to an accessory, or try vintage button covers to put some sparkle on a jacket. Or put together a great one-of-a-kind necklace with the semi-precious stones and findings available. If you’re a newbie to jewellery-making, don’t be afraid to ask for help, because the super-stylish staff are happy to give you some pointers.

Ready to go shopping? I Found is open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and from 12:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday.

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4578 Main Street, Vancouver

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