The Found and The Freed was started as a popup shop by Ainsley McIntyre and Lindsay Burke in 2010. They found a more permanent location in 2013 within the historic Scott's Market at Victoria Drive and East Hastings Street. Ainsley and Lindsay travel across BC and the USA to find the store's unique items. A curated collection of antiques and artifacts, this store sells everything from candles and honey to maps and old books (including a copy of the City of Vancouver By-laws from 1944 - now a permanent fixture in our collection), to vintage stools and drawers.

The store's pièces de resistances are the transit scrolls salvaged from Vancouver's busses. The roles have been cut to manageable (and displayable) sizes, with seven or eight stops per piece. In an age where everything is going digital, it's nice to have a piece of Vancouver's history (especially if you can remember the bus drivers rolling the scrolls as they came to the end of the line).

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If you've ever wanted to walk into a Kinfolk spread, look no further.

Old Faithful stocks its shelves with supplies that are tried, tested and true. Calling itself "Your Modern Day General Store", it provides Vancouverites with an array of quality, vintage-inspired homewares for everyday living. From denim aprons to marble cheeseboards, these items are designed to last. Co-owners Walter Manning and Savannah Olsen were inspired by Manning's grandparents' shops in Newfoundland, which acted not only as a general store, but also as a gathering place - a one-stop shop for all the community's needs.

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Lifetime Collective launched in 2002 from a basement, largely as a graphic t-shirt production for the skate and snow community. What began as a collaboration between friends has become a lifestyle collection in a bricks and mortar establishment on Main Street. Not only has its location improved, but Lifetime has also expanded to include something for everyone (probably even your grandmother).  

The founders, Reid Stewart and Trevor Fleming, continue to design their collections. Stewart designs the Uniform Standard collection, designed for quality and value. Fleming designs the main collection, which focuses on quality fabrics and finishing for the boutique customer. 

Lifetime describes itself as, "A collection of wearable artwork and identity". Their designs focus on the creative community, working with artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, skateboarders and snowboarders to influence the brand, creating "wearable art". Their products are made in China, Argentina, Canada and the United States, and are sold throughout the world (and on their website). 

As if the clothing design and production weren't enough, Lifetime also produces Free Thinkers, a biannual zine that features artists and collaboration pieces, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. 

In addition to clothing and the zine, Lifestyle carries a range of accessories from ties and hats to cologne, ceramics and soap (the kind you could sniff all day). We are willing to bet that you can't walk out of this store without wanting to buy at least one thing.

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