About Us

Shop Concept

Vancouver Special is a retail store offering a carefully edited and hand picked selection of contemporary furniture, sofas, design objects, household accessories, and art and architecture books. Our aim is to promote the idea that good design can be accessible, affordable, of high quality and bring pleasure to daily life.

We opened in April 2008 on Main Street in the heart of Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

Vancouver Special is a local, independent family business. It is owner-operated by recovered-architect and design advocate Anne Pearson. She is constantly researching and traveling in order to provide a fresh, constantly evolving product mix.


Covid-19 Policy

A special message to our customers, friends, and design community:

At Vancouver Special, our highest priority is the health and safety of our staff and customers.  As we monitor the constantly evolving Covid-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to temporarily close the Main street store to walk-in customers until further notice.  We are practicing social distancing, disinfecting the store many times per day, and taking payments over the phone or by tap. No cash please!

Staff will be in store during regular hours to facilitate online orders, curbside pick ups, and deliveries. We are very much open for business in these areas.

For now, please support us by shopping online, calling us at 604-568-3673, or emailing us your orders and questions. Local and international delivery is still available. If you prefer to shop via FaceTime, please call us to arrange an appointment. 

As the situation changes, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Thank you for supporting us and other local small businesses!

Anne + the Vancouver Special team


3612 Main Street
Vancouver BC, Canada
V5V 3N5
+1 (604) 568 3673

Special Hours until March 31st:

 Monday - Friday 11 - 6  pm

Saturdays + Sundays  12 - 5 pm