So Pacific Center has undergone a MAJOR facelift this summer. The Holt Renfrew store (high-end designer goods) has tripled in size and contrary to other reviews is extremely welcoming and friendly – the clerks are pretty used to the fact that most people are there to browse/ogle and tend to leave you alone unless you have a question. I have never had an issue there with the staff and find them very accommodating. Plus some things aren’t really that expensive and the sales can be very worth-while. Look around and ask lots of questions!
I’ve you’re a fashion-brained person like I am you will love the opportunity to see all the recent collections from JPG, Miyake, Galliano, Chanel etc – try them on! Don’t be afraid to ask!
This is the perfect opportunity to sample some luxury!
There is also a Hermes, Tiffany and Coach stores located within Holts as well as an extensive menswear department and a jaw-dropping esthetics floor.
Also in the mall is a brand new H+M which opened in mid-June of this year – this marks the third H+M in BC and the only one located downtown. It’s two levels and has a good selection and an excellent return policy – a good place to check out if you’ve forgotten to pack something important!
A new MAC (the computers, not the makeup) store has also opened and the food-court has also been re-vamped with some delicious and healthy alternatives as well as the usual fast-food options.
Attached to the mall is The Hudson’s Bay and Sears, both large department stores each filling 5 to 6 floors with good quality merchandise.
The Bay houses several other smaller companies internally including Mac (yes, the makeup this time).
This mall is definitely a fashion-driven one with stores ranging from The Gap and Smart Set to Guess and Parasuco.
There is really not much more than clothing except for a drug-store and a few smaller electronic stores.
The mall is pretty central to the downtown area, located literally across the street from the Vancouver Art Gallery, steps from Robson Street (even MORE shopping!) and only a few blocks from the tourist-crawling Gastown area. Also quite close are the Vancouver law-courts, which boast great architectural details and offer great views of downtown from quiet, raised gardens.
There are plenty of other shopping areas close to the mall itself if you head South on Granville or West on Georgia you will find everything from the Gucci boutique to a multi-level Urban Outfitters.
The mall is a great place to take a break (except on your wallet), grab a bite and get cool or dry when downtown. The people-watching is fun and since most of the mall is underground, it’s also a great way to get around the downtown area.
This 3-floor shopping mall is located in downtown. It has many stores and a lot of them are under ground, it is said it's the largest mall in Downtown Vancouver. During my last visit on January 2006, the mall was under renovation.
Ladies especially for you...Go crazy and shop till you drop! Since you get the tax back no worries..it seems as if you are spending a lot but its Canadian currency just watch the exchange rate.
Check with your credit card banks how much the rate is when you make a purchase. Keep those receipts for proof for taxes.
Really good bog standard sports store. Good for cheaper ski kit etc. Have good discounts.
What to buy: Ski Kit. Reduced trainers etc.
What to pay: Its always worth comparing to other stores, theres enough in close proximity in the Pacific mall.
This is one of the main shopping mall in downtown Vancouver.
Mon-Wed 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu-Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
It´s a very nice shopping center, i think there´s a lot of variety in anything you want, it also has a food court so you don´t have to worry about your meals!!!
What to pay: The prices depend on the store.
The only mall downtown is Pacific Center Shopping Center, located near Granville and Robson downtown.