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.
INSIDEOUT Home & Garden
1627 Store Street
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
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
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
Baskets, carpets, lamps, furniture, linens, bath products, art and curios.
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.
569 Johnson Street
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.
Philip Nyren Menswear & Womenswear
960 Yates Street
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!
634a Yates Street
As in “persuasion.” Hip clothing for women and men. Shoes, jewelry, belts, purses.
Bernstein & Gold
608 Yates Street
Phone: (250) 384-7899
This store is truly decadent with high-end bedding, bath and home luxuries. A small spa in the back was added this past July.
616 Yates Street
Phone: (250) 383-3569
Move over IKEA, the furniture in this store is an example of true design and craftsmanship.
564 Yates Street
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.
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.
She She Bags
616 View Street
Phone: (250) 388-0613
Purses of every size, shape and style.
All in Bloom
616 Trounce Alley
This bright space beckons with kitschy gift ideas and home luxuries.
Haute Cuisine Cookware
1210 Broad Street
Everything for the kitchen and then some.
The Tuscan Kitchen
653 View Street
The Tuscan Kitchen carries an extensive collection of Majolica, as well as elegant everyday tableware, culinary tools, linens gourmet foods from around the Mediterranean.
1150 Government Street (at Bastion Square)
Women’s clothing, shoes and jewelry.
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
A selection of unique, mostly European shoes. Some of the funkiest shoes in town.
1006 Broad Street (around the corner from Footloose)
Nagy-Art is the creation of Victoria based designers David and Karen Nagy. Introduced in 1996, this unique line of colourful and whimsical home accents and gifts consisting of such products as picture frames, mirrors, tables and purses has flourished into a successful international business. Nagy-Art products are sold to the funkiest people in major cities around the world.
Gloss Beauty Bar
1002 Broad Street
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!