I had so much FUN discovering the NEW Park Royal last week that I HAD to share EVERYTHING with you!! I completely forgot how close it is to downtown….literally JUST over the bridge!!! I could rant on for days…it may even be my new favourite mall!!
If you haven’t visited Park Royal recently, YOU MUST, there have been so many changes!!! There is a new – super chic- outdoor shopping area with a ton of new stores including: Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Anthropologie, J. Crew, LOFT, Aritzia, Sephora, Browns, Town Shoes, Zara and Urban Outfitters (they just opened last Friday!) This is the perfect mix of all my favourites…like it was curated just for me!!!
First of all, I’ve always loved the fact that Park Royal is not your typical shopping mall. You have the choice of being indoors or outdoors….you can actually get fresh air while you’re shopping up a storm!!! The Village at Park Royal is so quaint with it’s amazing Christmas lights and stores…it really makes you feel at home!!! On top of it all they just finished expanding the exterior of Park Royal South and it is over the moon beautiful…jaw dropping beautiful.
LASTLY…Park Royal is also different because there are so many places to eat – it isn’t ALL about shopping!!! Gentlemen, this is where you can hang out while you wait for us!!! Whether it’s a coffee at Artigiano’s or Faubourg or a meal at Cactus Club, Milestones, or the Village Tap House…all are great options. I grabbed a bite at the newly opened Trattoria. I ended up having the BEST MEAL I’ve had in a while….anywhere with amazing spaghetti bolognese always has a place in my heart.
Had so much fun shopping at the Aritzia Flagship store…it is HUGE and SOOOO gorgeous…always a must stop!!!
Loved everything about the Free People store….the first one in BC YAHOO!!!!! AND so many cute lingerie pieces!
When I was there some of the girls educated me on the fact that Park Royal is the second largest shopping centre in BC!!! That’s amazing! AND one of the HUGE deal makers for me…the fact that it’s FREE PARKING…that’s right I said free parking. If you’re from Vancouver or any big city for that matter…you know how expensive parking is…the same as a new sweater!!!
HUGE thanks to my shopping partner in crime and photographer Karolina Turek!
I hope you have the chance to enjoy Park Royal as much as I did!!!