Victoria Shopping

Shopping in Victoria, BC

Chinatown

Fisgard Street between Store Street and Government Streets
Store Street between Pandora and Herald Street
Herald Street between Store Street and Government Streets

Victoria’s Chinatown is small, but the oldest in Canada. Once home to opium dens and gambling halls, Chinatown now mixes contemporary stores and live-work condos with traditional Asian markets and diners. Many of Victoria’s contemporary home decor and furnishings stores are found in this neighbourhood. Visitors can stroll historic Fan Tan Alley – the narrowest street in Canada – or the newly developed Dragon Alley.

Don’t miss:

INSIDEOUT Home & Garden
1627 Store Street
Phone: 250-388-0661
www.insideoutvictoria.com
Since 1994, owners and sisters, Sue Toby and Maria Henson have carefully created a home shopping experience like no other. Insideout Home & Garden features the finest home furnishings on Vancouver Island.

Chintz & Company
1720 Store Street
Phone: 250-381-2404
www.chintz.com
Shop for textiles, furniture, tabletop, furnishings, floral, home accessories, interior decorating services, custom workroom. An emporium of imported textiles, furniture, delightful dishes, exotic mulberry paper flowers, garden stationery, books and home accessories. A treasure from every continent.

Silk Road Aromatherapy & Tea Company
1624 Government Street
Phone:250-382-0006
www.silkroadtea.com
Silk Road was created by two women who were taught the Chinese tea tradition and blending techniques by Chinese Tea Masters and Herbalists. In addition to tea, Silk Road features an in-house spa and manufactures 100% natural body care products.

Fan Tan Gallery
541 Fisgard Street
Phone: 250-382-4424
Baskets, carpets, lamps, furniture, linens, bath products, art and curios.

Olde Town

Lower Johnson Street, between Wharf Street and Douglas Streets

Colourful heritage buildings are the mark of this Victoria neighbourhood, but colourful characters and shopping experiences also abound. Again, the new mixes with the old as alternative clothing stores line this two-block area of lower Johnson Street. Market Square anchors Olde Town with over 40 stores and restaurants to choose from.

Don’t miss:

Market Square
569 Johnson Street
www.marketsquare.ca
Browse through local boutiques in a heritage brick-and-beam building that surrounds an open air courtyard.

Smoking Lily
569 Johnson Street
Phone: 250-382-5459
www.smokinglily.com
Smoking Lily deems itself as the “smallest store in the world.” About the size of a closet, if that, Smoking Lily takes advantage of its vertical space to display its merchandise that ranges from T-shirts to bags to silk scarves. Screen printed by hand, these items bare motifs that range from bugs, to Japanese cherry blossoms, to handguns.

Suasion
552 Johnson Street
Phone: 250-995-0133

www.shopsuasion.com
As in “persuasion.” Hip clothing for women and men. Shoes, jewelry, belts, purses.

Yates Street

Don’t miss:

Philip Nyren Menswear & Womenswear
960 Yates Street
Phone: 250-386-1496

www.philipnyren.com

Philip Nyren Menswear & Womenswear is Vancouver Island’s premier retail clothing and accessories store for men and women. Great clothing and over 90 years of history in Victoria.  Great Website!

Bernstein & Gold
608 Yates Street
Phone: (250) 384-7899

www.bernsteinandgold.com
A beautiful boutique, filled with beautiful things! A selection of exclusive designers, jewelry, footwear and a variety of exclusive skin-care brands, which are featured in the B&G spa room.

Hughes
564 Yates Street
Phone: 250-381-4405
www.hughesclothing.com
Women’s and Men’s clothing. Once known as the “Majestic Theatre” at the turn of the century, this lovely two story building now showcases clothing and accessories from such designers as Lida Baday of Toronto, Tombolini from Italy, Ron et Normond of Vancouver, Gerard Dapel from France, Matinique for men as well as Ike & Dean and much more. Cole Haan shoes for men and women are also featured. Each season brings new collections.

Trounce Alley

Between Government and Broad Streets. Four blocks along Government Street, turn right into Trounce Alley, one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets. European fashions and gift shops await.

Don’t miss:

She She Bags & She She Shoes
616 View Street
Phone: (250) 388-0613
A must see selection of stylish purses and shoes!

Haute Cuisine Cookware
1210 Broad Street
Phone: 250-388-9906
Everything for the kitchen and then some.

The Tuscan Kitchen
653 View Street
Phone: 250-386-8191
www.thetuscankitchen.com
The Tuscan Kitchen carries an extensive collection of Majolica, as well as elegant everyday tableware, culinary tools, linens gourmet foods from around the Mediterranean.

Government Street

Government Street is the perfect place to find a gift or souvenir, sample handmade chocolates or the perfect cup of tea or coffee. Stroll the bustling street, and stop to admire the native art and jewellery.

Don’t miss:

Rogers’ Chocolates
 913 Government Street
Phone: 250-881-8771
www.rogerschocolates.com
Handmade chocolates – try the Victoria Cream!

Murchie’s Tea
1002 Government Street
Phone: 250-383-3112
www.murchies.com
A selection of coffees and teas – try a tea latte!

Artina Jewellery
1110 Government Street
Phone: 250-386-7000
www.artinas-jewellery.com
A selection of hand crafted Native and contemporary Canadian jewellery.

 

Fort Street

Between Government and Douglas Street. Following Fort Street out of downtown Victoria will lead visitors to “Antique Row” – traditionally known for the antique and collectible stores lining several blocks of Fort Street. The word “antique” is deceiving however as visitors will now find a number of contemporary stores and buildings mixed in with the Tudor-style architecture.

On lower Fort Street don’t miss:

Footloose Fine Footwear
637 Fort Street
Phone: 250-383-4040
A selection of unique, mostly European shoes. Some of the funkiest shoes in town.

Gloss Beauty Bar
1002 Broad Street
Phone: 250-418-1002
www.glossbeautybar.com
Here at Gloss Beauty Bar you will find the hippest, hottest and most happening beauty products from around the world! Have you seen something to die for in Flare, InStyle, or Seventeen? Chances are we did too and are working hard to bring it to you! Come and see us, check back often, and join our mailing list to be the first to know about new product arrivals!