Miranda Post recently wrote an article for 'Inside Vancouver' about Vancouver's not so secret neighbourhood shops. Shops where the owners live in the area that they operate in, know their customers by name and sell goods that are not mass produced.
She describes a latte and bike mechanic cafe near City Hall and the West Ends Production Road Studio which is a nice little gift shop run by photographer Hubert Kang and Annie Chen - which is full of interesting stationary, graphic art bags and more.
Miranda gives you a real insight of the many interesting shops throughout the city, which helps shapes Vancouver for what it really is - Friendly!
To read more about these not-so-secret Vancouver shops click here.