Stand-Out Shop: Front & Co., Vancouver
August 20th, 2011
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Sometimes, a good store can introduce you to a whole new neighborhood. This was our good fortune last week when we visited Front & Company, in the mid-Main Street section of Vancouver.

The names of shops alone could be a sourcebook for quirky, hip businesses. Within two blocks we found: The Lip Lounge (adorable sundresses and makeup), Smoking Lily (cool kid’s clothes), Barefoot Contessa (Vancouver meets Antropologie), Life of Riley (cute tops), Bob Likes Thai Food (yep, thai food), and — puns are our weakness — the café Bean Around the World. Definitely make a visit to this area if you’re drawn to local, independent style.

Front & Co., established in ‘93, is the one that is credited with starting it all. We’re delighted they carry our line (bottom left), and they have a wide range of spirited cards, including Canadian card superstars Whigby.

Their decorative accessories exhibit a great eye. Check out these great plates from the National Gallery in London (middle left); a Fornasetti effect for a fraction of the price. Jewelry is also standout, with great affordable ideas. How cute is an oversized brass ring with Mickey Mouse ears (lower right)? Definitely $15 worth of cute.

Inspiring to us? The sense of whimsy and delight in owner Flora Cheung’s buying, and also the fresh, energy of the area: young businesses, sharing their own individual brand of creativity.

* Front and Company, 3746 Main St, Vancouver, BC. V5V 3N7. (604) 879 8431. www.frontandcompany.ca


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  1. [...] en heel veel notitieboekjes. Daarna ga ik serieus vintage shoppen bij (2) Front and Company, zoveel mooie spullen! En er is ook een (3) vegan bakery waar ik dan sowieso driehonderd hippie-cupcakes ga eten. (4) [...]

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