|Store Type |||Gifts, Antiques, Home Furnishings & Accessories, Art|
|Payment |||Interac, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Cross Street |||Richards Street and West Hastings Street|
|Monday-Saturday 10AM-5:30PM, Closed Sundays, Additional hours near Christmas|
Profile Last Updated: January 06, 2009
John David Lawrence, DoDa’s proprietor, was a musician who dealt in antiques on the side. He bought and sold items at shows. His friends in the business encouraged him to purchase a space in Vancouver’s Antiques Mall and after some prodding, he did. The shop was successful and needed to expand. In 2005 DoDa moved to its current location on Richards Street.
DoDa carries a variety of antique objects that are accessories for your home, or for yourself. Their collection is predominantly mid-twentieth century. And lots of items are British Columbia originals. Costume and estate jewelry, such as beautiful broaches, rings and necklaces add to any outfit. There’s plenty of ceramics and pottery to choose from. Plus there’s glass art from Italy, Scandinavia, England, as well as from North America. DoDa also has a fine collection of First Nations’ art.
A Dash Of Contemporary
In addition to their antiques’ collection, DoDa features a sampling of contemporary art pieces. These are from artists John David Lawrence calls “outsiders” or from those who focus of folk art. Take the work of Randy Pandora for example. Pandora has lived on the streets as a “binner,” going through other people’s trash. This is where he gathers the material for his art. And you can find it at DoDa.
Public Transit: : #5, #6, #8, #20 on Richards