What: Quebec city-based Simons broke into the Metro Vancouver area in 2015, and quickly became a staple department store. Located in Park Royal, Simons has a wide selection of (less practical, but stylish) trench coats and (more practical, but still pretty stylish) raincoats. It’s worth the trip over the Lions Gate Bridge.
What: Known for their outwear, Bench doesn’t supply your basic Gore-Tex jacket. The styles are practical, comfortable, and stylish all at once. Of course, some styles are more stylish or practical than others, but the company strikes a nice balance overall.
What: While Lord’s is largely known for their shoes, they also carry an extensive range of clothes, including raincoats. The brand they sell is called Blæst, and they offer a range of gorgeous, fun colours that will brighten up your mood on even the most grey Vancouver days. Plus with sealed seams and hoods, you’ll stay dry.
What: Sold in Holt Renfrew, Trout Rainwear is the ultimate answer to staying dry while looking stylish. With beautiful colours, cuts, and styles, these are the raincoats Jackie Onassis would have worn. Of course, being that stylish comes with a price tag, in this case – they range from $535 to $730.
Where: Holt Renfrew – 737 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
What: This chain of clothing stores is a go-to for millennial hipsters all over the city, and it’s easy to see why: easy styles for even easier prices. Most of their raincoats range in the $100-$200 area and there are multiple styles to choose from.
What: Nordstrom has quickly become a staple among Vancouverites who love to look chic, and it’s obvious why. With brands from Canada Goose and The North Face to Michael Kors and Calvin Klein, their selection of rain gear has never looked so good.
What: Perhaps the most Vancouver brand you could possibly wear, Arc’Teryx is constructed with durability and longevity in mind. The ultimate outerwear brand, this is for all you seriously outdoorsy people out there.