Spot Picks For Retro Clicks

Sharing the joy of your vintage-inspired outfit is just as much fun as putting it together. And choosing a special location to snap your share is just another way to extend the fun, right? For inspiration, here's our insider's list of photo shoot locations and favourite spots in and around Vancouver. 

Stanley Park Rose Garden

610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver

Doris dress in Black and Red polka dot on Kristen

Established in 1920, this is a perfect place for some true vintage romance, which makes it a popular photoshoot location. Visit between June and August to catch the beautiful floral displays, and get your picture among the blossoms or under the vintage gazebos.

Burnaby Art Gallery

6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

Shimona in Doris dress at the Burnaby Art Gallery

Burnaby's art museum is located at the historic Fairacres Mansion, a 1910 Edwardian style building. Outside are beautiful staircases and grounds surrounded by a pictureque garden as well as the lake nearby. This whole location has many photo-worthy spots!

Sophie's Cosmic Cafe

2095 West 4th Ave, Vancouver

Sophies Cosmic Cafe Vancouver

This diner was opened in the '80s, and its style is pure retro glory. The kitschy artwork, eclectic decor, bright red barstools and pink booths will have you snapping pictures the whole time! 

Gastown's Hotel Europe

43 Powell St, Vancouver, BC

Leah in Marlene dress Written In The Stars at Hotel Europa Gastown

Incredibly picturesque, this six-story heritage building from 1909 resembles a tiny version of a "flat iron" building. Stand on Gastown's cobblestone streets and have your picture taken with Hotel Europe in the background for a super vintage look!

Lucy's Eastside Diner

2708 Main St, Vancouver

Lucy Diner In Vancouver

This spot opened in 2010, and it's been an absolute gem ever since. It's open 24-hours (omg right?), and the decor is perfect inside and outside. The turquoise on the wall is one of our favourite colours, and the orange countertops have retro boomerang patterns!

Locomotive 374 at Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Ruby Roxx in Elly dress at the Roundhouse Locomotive

This antique engine was retired in 1945 after many decades of transporting passengers, and has since been renovated and placed on permanent display at the Roundhouse Community Centre. It is open to the public, and you can even climb on it for some beautiful vintage shots!

Paramount Theater

652 Columbia St, New Westminster

Marie dress in "Spot On" by Cherry Velvet at Paramount Theatre

This historical location was first opened as the Edison Vaudeville Theatre in 1910, and was later renamed. Currently it offers adult entertainment, but you might recognize it from the movie Twilight or shows like Sabrina. The beauty of this location is the gorgeous neon sign outside, fun to pose with. 

Hopefully we've inspired you to take some photos of your own. Make sure to wear your favourite Cherry Velvet dress and share your photos with us!

And if you're not from Vancouver, we would love to know - what retro spots should we make sure to visit in your city?

Stay safe & get clicking!


XOX Cherry Velvet

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