|Store Type |||Hobbies, Jewelry, Art, Books|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Transit: #9, #99 to Fairview|
|Cross Street |||Hemlock Street|
|Mon – Fri: 9AM - 8PM; Sat: 9:30AM - 6PM; Sun: 10AM - 6PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 27, 2009
Since its inception in 1908, DeSerres has carried a wide variety of artistic products and has also gone through a number of name changes, but it's always been a family-run affair. Locations can be found across the country, and Vancouverites may recognize DeSerres by its former name, Loomis Art Store. But new name or not, this arts, crafts, DIY and jewelry supply store offers more products and ideas than you'll know what to do with. The clean, clutter-free layout and careful organization of the Broadway location provides some method to your creative madness, and the crafty staff is always full of helpful hints and answers to your queries.
Calling all artists
DeSerres attracts artists of all ages, skill levels, interests and budgets. Here you can find how-to books for creating crafts, jewelry-making supplies including plastic, glass and wooden beads, all your scrapbooking essentials, artist's paint and brushes, canvases, and even office supplies. Do-it-yourself types are in their glory at DeSerres, where they can find specialty tools, mosaic kits and ready-to-paint ornaments, to name a few. Young artists can hone those active imaginations with activity kits, kid-friendly crafting supplies, window paints, soap- and candle-making kits and more.
Not just an art shop
Downstairs of the Broadway DeSerres is a picture framing shop, where you can bring in a cherished poster or your own work of art to be framed up and looking professional. DeSerres also offers school and business accounts so that you never run out of the creative essentials.
Locations: Vancouver (Main Street) 604 681.7351, Vancouver (Broadway) 604 733.1331
Parking: Metered street parking
Good to know: Not all locations carry the same products; be sure to call ahead if you're looking for something specific