|Store Type |||Accessories, Fashion, Jewelry, Women's Clothing|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Transit: #5|
|Cross Street |||Bidwell St.|
|Mon—Sat 11:00AM—6:00PM Sun 12:00AM—5:00PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 19, 2009
Three Graces sells elegant, ethically produced clothing from around the world featuring rich colours and natural fabrics. The store has made its market women with “life experience”. The jeans, pants, shirts, sweaters, skirts and dresses here are designed for women in their late thirties, forties, fifties on up, but who are young at heart. Three Graces’ customers want to look beautiful but have a hard time finding outfits in mainstream stores, which tend to cater to a younger clientele. For example, one of the denim labels is a company called Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. Sizes and cuts recognize that a woman’s body changes over time. The clothing at Three Graces is comfortable as well as attractive.
Made by artisans
Most of the items sold at Three Graces are created by women, and most of the apparel and accessory companies represented are owned and operated by women. The sumptuous, fair trade cotton knits from Pure & Co. are handmade by women who live in villages in northern Thailand. The company deals with them directly, and the villagers enjoy economic and other benefits from this partnership. The clothing is impeccably constructed, featuring meticulous details and buttons and adornments made of whimsical materials such as seashells, coconut shells, ceramics and polished tin. Another brand, Neon Buddha, has a sustainably produced line of fitness clothing, yoga wear and casual apparel is designed for woman who maintain active lifestyles.
Nothing at Three Graces is mass-produced. The hats are made by one of Canada’s last hand-milliners. Sensual silk and cashmere scarves from Asia come in an array of colours and patterns, and the handcrafted necklaces and other jewelry are one-of-a-kind.