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I have been to Ethel's twice in the last month, since I discovered their
wonderful selection of scarves. I was looking for pashminas (found several - extremely reasonable) and discovered beautiful kitted cardigans as well. Love the quality and feel sure that they will be distinctive items, not commonly found. This is a unique small store with an individual touch which makes it special - it will be a definite destination when I come into town from the valley.
I'm surprised I haven't written a review before for Ethel's. This little neighbourhood store is my go-to shop for two things: hosiery and pashminas. She carries an excellent selection of Italian stockings. I've had a pair of black lacy ones in a scalloped design for five winters now and they cost me $20. For the same price you can also get a pashmina in just about any colour. There are some choice leggings and socks as well. She does have some cute hats though that have been catching my eye lately. I often forget that she has lingerie and accessories too. Ethel is a very cool woman who will help you if you need it and will leave you alone otherwise. Go here for something a little out of the ordinary.
Great for hosiery. They have all sorts of leggings and stocking, socks, etc.
They also have a great selection of shawls and a pretty decent selection of clothing.
In any case, the lady that owns the store is really nice.
I think what I like about this story is that the owner doesn't get on your case when u go in and she just lets you do your thing and doesn't pressure you at all.
What first caught my eye at Ethel's was the fabulous selection of hard-to-find,
ultra-luxe European hosiery. I have yet to find
another store that carries such finery
in leg wear and since Ethel's has been in business since 1971, they clearly have
a leg up on the competition... okay, that was only slightly cheesy but at least
I'm acknowledging it! Really though,
if you're looking for some seriously sexy,
high quality hosiery this is the place to get it and Ethel herself will do her
best to help you find what you are looking for.
I got so caught up with
sexy stockings, I nearly forgot to mention that there are clothes here too!
Ethel's stocks the latest styles of tops, skirts, trousers and gorgeous dresses
for women of all ages plus hats and even some great shoes!
If you want boutique style on a budget, this shop won't disappoint. With each item, you will find only a few well selected pieces per size. Especially nice when you appreciate something more unique and less cookie cutter. I have pieces bought years ago and they still look timeless and fabulous. A few are so stunning they're like textile art or something from
one of Zonda Nellis' Collections.
I always get compliments on the pieces
I've bought there. The selection is fresh and diverse so it has something for most women. Warm and friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, never pressured. You can take your time and never feel rushed. New arrivals make their appearance with frequency too. Most who've lived in Kits know about this great little shop. If you're in KIts or on 4th it's a must visit. As mentioned, their hosiery is very pretty. This is one of the original goodies of 4th Ave.
Ethel's :: 2346 West 4th Avenue :: Vancouver, BC :: Canada
In the heart of Kitsilano
In the heart of Kitsilano