Scene in the City – Long before Sephora there was Shifeon

SHIFEON is one of Vancouver’s best independent beauty retailers and for those not familiar with them,  one of Vancouver’s Best Kept Secrets.  I’ve been visiting Shifeon for years…way before Sephora set foot in this city.  Since day one, they’ve been providing customers with some of the biggest and best selections in town.  Some products are exclusive to them.

Fiona (left) and Shirley to her right.
Fiona (left) and Shirley to her right in their new location.

Anna Sui, Burberry, “butter” London, Clarins, Dolce & Gabbana, Eminence, Escada, Gatineau, Gucci, Sothys, Thalgo……..+ tons more under one roof holding the most beautiful chandelier.

I love that it’s a family run business where they seem to care about the customer and are friendly and professional.   They’ve owned it since 1995 and the name Shifeon is taken from the combo of Shirley and her daughter Fiona.

With Shirley’s three decades of industry experience, and her relentless drive to provide only the best to her customers, Shifeon simply has some of the best selections of cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance products in town.  I was able to find OPI “The Man with the Golden Gun” 18K gold top coat there. They have a lot of “Hello Kitty” products too –  not only for kiddies.  They offer additional services such as boutique facial and spa.


They’ve just moved a few blocks from their original location on Robson Street.                  You can now find them at 1291 Robson Street (corner of Jervis) and luckily for me right across the street from where two good friends live.

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