Need kitchen and houseware knick knacks or woven baskets and are cheap like me? Cathay's got you covered.
Being the tag-a-long of many furniture/houseware trips, I actually enjoyed looking around in this store. Plus they let me bring my dog inside!
I've pretty sure this company supplies a ton of gift stores across Canada. As an 'outlet', prices are super low and quality is pretty good.
Don't bother going to IKEA, Home Sense, not even Winners! Find the woven basket here.
Cathay Importers in my mind is a typical example of hidden gem in Vancouver Chinatown. It looks a bit messy and crammed. Things on display may have a natural protective layer (of dust) but hey, just remove the cover and you got real bargain!
Like the other reviews mentioned, there're lots and lots of woven... more
Do you like baskets? Do you like wicker? Then you will love Cathay Importers!
The Cathay store in Chinatown is a labyrinth of wicker baskets in every size and shape imaginable. Just when you think no one could carry this many baskets in one shop, you turn the corner and find a massive back room with, you guessed it, more wicker baskets! Amongst the wicker you will find various home and garden... more