Ten Neighbourhoods of Style

We tour Vancouver style, neighbourhood by neighbourhood Back to: The 2009 BCBusiness Style Guide

Yaletown Style
Jennifer Kostuik | Owner: Jennifer Kostuik Gallery “I’m wearing a lot of dresses lately. They give me freedom to move – you can’t hang art in a suit.” (Here: a dress by Mellissa and shoes from Jack and Jill.) “

West End Style
Mark Virgin | Principal: Stevens/Virgin “I wear mostly Italian. I love the cuts, the cloth and the comfort. I have a classic style but I like to add pieces that have edge.” (Here, in Etro.) The former chair of The Dr. Peter Cente

Shaughnessy Style
Constantina James | Owner: Simply Sublime”I’m a new mom and I love yoga pants, but I need to feel sexy. I wore flats all through my pregnancy and now it’s all about heels.” (Here: jeans by Rich and Skinny, blouse by lo

Gastown Style
Jon Cartwright | GM: Westbeach Apparel The new GM for Westbeach, the iconic streetwear company, grew up idolizing the company, became one of their sponsored riders, then crossed over into the business of the brand. (Here: a jacket and board

Point Grey Style
Kim Scarrow | Owner: Moksha Yoga Vancouver Chronic arthritis led Kim to Moksha, a form of yoga practiced in a heated room. “I’m from here, so when I came back to Vancouver to open my studio it was a natural choice.” says Ki

Downtown Style
Michael Howcroft | Partner: Blake’s “I work downtown and I play downtown,” says lawyer Micheal Howcroft. (Here: suit by Prada, shirt and tie by Zegna, shoes by Dior.) “I like the challenge of expressing my style within t

Cedar Cottage Style (around Fraser, in the 40s)
Sayo Nickerson | Agent: Remax Real Estate “I sell a lot of homes in this neighbourhood. I have a real affinity with it. It’s down to earth and full of people my age. I keep it simple: I love Jacob,

Main Street Style
Cal Shumiatcher | Partner, Exec. Producer: Paperny Films “I really dress for the neighbouhood. It’s an industrial working neighborhood and we’re a boutique television studio. This part of town is full of eclectic stand-alon

Crosstown Style (between Gastown & downtown)
Colleen Miller | Owner: Button Button “I replace the buttons on all the clothes I buy and if I’m wearing something without buttons then I’ll wear a button necklace or bracelet.” (Here: in

South Granville Style
Keith Ewert | Principal: Matrix Partners “I love this area. My office is downtown, but I am always here. I shop at Boboli a lot and go to the galleries for openings and to see clients.” (Here:in a favorite Armani suit with

We tour Vancouver style, neighbourhood by neighbourhood

Plato said of Athens, “This city is what it is because our citizens are what they are.” Vancouver’s fashionable citizens are proving that when it comes to personal style, the city is no longer running third to Toronto and Montreal. BCBusiness examined ten distinct neighborhoods and found that, whether they dress for fashion or function, Vancouverites are what make Vancouver incredibly chic.