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Gastown named 4th most stylish neighbourhood in the world

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Oct 09, 2012 4:28 pm

Locals already know that Gastown is by far and away the hippest neighbourhood in the city. It’s full of great bars, shops, boutiques and is a constant hive of creativity. According to Complex, it’s been named the 4th most stylish neighbourhood in the world. 

From Complex Magazine:

Notable BusinessesHavenInventoryMeat & BreadLivestockAcme CafeNeighbourRoden GrayStussy

Gastown has become a menswear hotbed as of late, with well-regarded shops like HavenInventory, and Roden Gray holding down the scene. Established the same year Canada became a nation, Gaston is the oldest neighborhood in Vancouver. There’s been a different vibe here, dating all the way back to the Gastown Riots of 1971 where police battled with hippies who had organized a smoke-in inside of the neighborhood. Gastown’s blocks are full of gorgeous Victorian buildings that provide unique scenery for what’s currently an emerging neighborhood. It also offers a mix of cool boutique fashion shops, interior design stores, restaurants, nightclubs, and real estate. Naturally, creative types are drawn to the neighborhood, but it’s also become a prime location for law firms and new media. The neighborhood hosts the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix. All in all, Gastown is home to numerous well-dressed people whose grassroots style reflects the community.


Top Ten Stylish Neighbourhoods in the world:

1. 1st Arrondissement, Paris

2. Harajuku, Tokyo

3. SoHo, New York

4. Gastown, Vancouver

5. Kreuzber-Friedrichshain, Berlin

6. Wynwood, Miami

7. Sodermalm, Sweden

8. Ladbrooke Grove, London

9. Central Districk, Hong Kong

10. Brera, Italy

Image by neilpriv


DH Vancouver Staff
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