June 28th, 2012
Colette, Dover Street Market, Corso Como… The names of the world’s top concept stores sound so exotic, because they are so, so far away.
But now you won’t need to travel to Europe to experience the lifestyle boutique. Secret Location has just opened its doors, and it will take more than one trip to fully take in their high fashion and avant-garde selection of books, art, gadgets, accessories, and womenswear. With brands like Rad Hourani, Fleet Ilya, Tatty Devine, and United Nude (pictured), Vancouver is officially spoiled for choice.
And in true concept store style, there is a place to eat, too. But we won’t be sitting down for long meals, we will just be popping in for quick snacks to get us through our marathon shopping trip in the next room. —Alexandra Suhner Isenberg
Secret Location, 1 Water St., Vancouver, 604-685-0021, www.secretlocation.ca