Vancouver’s South Granville district just received a new “remedy” for retail therapy with the opening of lifestyle boutique WANT Apothecary last Thursday evening. After much success in Montreal and Toronto, twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart and co-founders Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber opened their first retail store on the West Coast. Located among the stylish boutiques and art galleries that epitomize the area, this modern-day apothecary is right at home.

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10559665_1478630985712435_6333758760426431436_nYZaJl_QYObvrR5gJeUpf3zoXSSpveL5RI95wlhRsKgI,Ka2aRPsS0aHYg_I_EaYJbt4k74hgeWQvJpPdYECuWYs,BRjuQRSNkZ7flRcukclnMMB6jfA1IiXDzrNAEgSejJIj3wh0rboJpbad9N5aiqycgO138NDNtHzbWYJaSgZyp8,0a-aZxkKCGKDFRkkx4iTzIa5xabMXO8thySUNbMlDw8The back of the boutique is where the apothecary motif is most evident. The shelves showcase coveted grooming products by Aesop, Byredo Parfums, Susan Kaufmann and Stop The Water.

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For more information on WANT Apothecary visit wantapothecary.com

Words by Nikki Dindo
Photos by Natasha Novakovic

 




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