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4 stars 33 reviews

Army & Navy Department Store Ltd

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W Cordova W
Vancouver, BC  V6B 1C9

(604) 683-5985

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4 star rating
May 07, 2015

We stopped by to check out fishing gear and I was totally awestruck!

I knew this place was big, but I had absolutely no idea just how big. We took some time to hunt down the fishing gear, as Boyfriend had heard they had a great selection - and they did! There's a giant section of the bottom floor dedicated to fishing and camping. We wandered the tents for a while (so cool), checked out a... more

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4 star rating
January 23, 2015

Before I learned that you can buy cheap stuff in the states I used to come here. Great deals on clothes, some in style just second run or out of fashion. Lately it has been hit and or miss but I do come out with a treasure or two. I have been here a few times in the past few months getting cheap disposable clothes for Coachella. To be honest I am here mostly for the great deals on the home... more

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4 star rating
December 06, 2014

This store is a classic. It's been here forever and a day. It's kind of difficult to review because the merchandise changes out pretty often, but the main discounts day in and day out are clothes, shoes and sports gear. It's a good place to wander through and seek out deals and treasures.
It is in gas town and sometimes a little dicey, so be aware of parking issues, lock your car, be safe if... more

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4 star rating
September 23, 2014

For those of you who remember I went down to the old Army & Navy on East Hastings in search of their old fashion chocolate malt. Maybe I'm dating myself but I'm sure there are people out there who know what I'm talking about.

Turns out that they haven't made malts there for a long long time! The lady working there gave me a funny look when I asked her for a chocolate malt and she said after... more

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4 star rating
August 04, 2014

I love army and navy and go there quite often for shopping but unfortunately yesterday had such a bad experience while dealing with one of their customer service staff called "Jocelyn". She was talking to me in a really bad and demeaning voice tune and finally I had to talk to her manager. Surprisingly while talking to her supervisor she wasn't listening at all to my complaint and instead was... more

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4 star rating
August 04, 2014

Confession; most of my shoes come from Army and Navy.
This is a weird store. Designer pumps 100 yards away from crab traps.

It can be fun poking around in this store. I've had tremendous luck with shoes (year round, not just at the shoe sale) and also kids clothes and grocery items.

You have to keep an eye on prices though, because not everything is cheap in here,
some things are more... more

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4 star rating
June 24, 2014

This store is always for the most part very clean and very organized considering the location of the store. The staff members are amazing and work very hard to maintain their level of customer service and their efforts to keep their store in high standings for its guests. Gin, who works in the show department is absolutely amazing! I had an endless experience trying on shoes that I could not... more

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4 star rating
June 22, 2014

Cheap discounted items, long hall mazes and plenty of name brand steel toe shoes for the hubs. I stocked up on plain t shirts, snacks and canned goods, candy and flip flops. I'm ready for summer!

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4 star rating
May 21, 2014

Cheap place to get anything really. Came here for school supplies and although there was limited stock I still found what I needed, best of all it was much cheaper then the bigger chain stores.

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4 star rating
May 03, 2014

Closest thing to Superstore in terms of buying junk food cheap: chips, chocolate bars, candy.

as well as household items like soap, detergent.

Did come here to buy steel-toe boots for ball hockey, was impressed by selection.

It's actually a bit more done-up than the area suggests.

too bad they don't sell their famous malts back in the day.

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4 star rating
January 27, 2014

just b/c they likely are the last place ever to still exist after the great fire; oh yeah and the period furniture/ luggage etc.
Is this a store or museum?
people watching- marvel at the shoplifters working within view of the 'security guards'... more

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4 star rating
December 01, 2013

Army and Navy. I have been going there since about age 13 or so.
Even 10 years ago, they would get lots of things from other companies that were going out of business, or that wanted to bring in new stock of great stuff so they were forced to get rid of stuff and would sell it to Army & Navy at a discount who would then pass the savings onto the customer!
That's how it worked.
you would see... more

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4 star rating
November 07, 2013

this place and all the ppl in it (shoppers, workers) are stuck in time and takes me back to the woolworth or kmart of the 80's where I used to go shopping with my grandparents. the presentation and some of the wares is straight throwback. some good quality stuff tho...especially for men

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4 star rating
April 14, 2013

The A & N Boutique is stuffed full of bright, colourful, wonderful summer stuff! Just days before the giant shoe sale, I checked out pre-sale stock. Some very nice DKNY, Born, Tahari, BenSimon sneakers, lots of colourful flip-flops.

This is the place to stock up on picnic napkins, plastic serving ware, and very stylin' duvet covers. Plus the faux raw silk drapery panels were cheap and trendy.... more

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4 star rating
February 08, 2013

Holt's it's not...but then again it's not meant to be. It's important to review the pricing here as many times it is more then the standard stores. The food selection is very good and excellent when they put items on sale. Their childrens wear and kitchen items are excellent in both quality and pricing. No this is not the fanciest of places but most definetly allows your dollar to be streached... more

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4 star rating
January 07, 2013

is this for real?! this place blows my mind with its prices all the time. like it gets me everyyyyy time.

my (mini-apartment-sized) christmas tree + decorations + christmas mugs + snacks = $15.

a bumper for my iphone = $3.

nice bags for gifts that would be anywhere from $5 - $10 at any other store = $1.

cake mix = 75 cents.

leather boots = $40.

the list goes on. my mind is blown every... more

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4 star rating
September 25, 2012

While the area is not the best (not that bad, only a few homeless people), and the store's details/decoration is very minimalist. This place is cheap and I mean CHEAP!

Being from Seattle, everything in Vancouver seems double the price. However, Army & Navy is balls cheap! BALLS CHEAP!

$4 Flannels, come on! We went to a so called "thrift store" across the street and they were selling... more

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4 star rating
April 22, 2012

If you live in Vancouver you cant help but shop at Army & Navy.Never know what you will find there. Great value for your money and of course it is Canadian owned.

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4 star rating
November 05, 2011

We were in town for the weekend and we just needed a few odds and ends (soap for one...see my review of City Centre Hotel), so we hopped over to this store and were pleasantly surprised. They seem to have been established specifically for me or people like me. Food, sundries, cheap clothing, camping equipment...what else do you need?

The checkout lines were long but the prices and selection... more

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4 star rating
November 02, 2011

Pretty pretty pretty good.

Needed a few cheap pieces and although the hoodies weren't as inexpensive as i would have thought (or numerous or in my size) i did find a basic toque for $1!! That got me pretty excited. That and the wine gums...

Definitely worth a look if you are looking for cheap goods that don't have to be of great quality.

Best part though was how everyone opens the door for... more

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4 star rating
October 08, 2011

Ill never get over it, they have everything!! Not exactly the nicest clothing or best groceries but everything else you could possibly need. the entire basement is a department store with fishing,camping and household things, the upstairs is housewares, kitchen/bathroom/bedroom kinda things. stuff you randomly need and dont know where to find. Super useful if you live in gastown because there... more

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4 star rating
September 26, 2011

I really like A and N for lots of reasons.
You can find 100% wool rugs, porcelain dishes and other good quality items. The prices are usually realistic - they reflect the liquidation-type nature of the merchandise.
I bought $3 propane cans where they were $6 elsewhere, I got 3 pairs of rubber boots that actually fit my feet, on sale for about $20 each, lots of cute and practical kitchen and... more

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4 star rating
September 23, 2011

This place has a little of everything and most of it at a low price point. We wandered in here because it looked interesting and thought there might be something we couldn't live without.

They did have soap here (read hotel review) so we picked some of that up. A lot of pharmacy fare as well as low priced dvds, clothing, camping gear and inexpensive snack food and drink.

We picked a few other... more

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4 star rating
September 23, 2011

Excursions to Army & Navy never fail to be enjoyable.

Pros include the fact that everything is pretty cheap, and A&N literally has almost everything. From fishing gear to food to shoes to toiletries to clothes. And what girl doesn't love A&N's shoe sale?

The area can be sketchy, but one can suck it up for the joys of cheap shopping.

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4 star rating
February 06, 2011

As previous reviews have mentioned, this place has it all. Navigation of the store is pretty easy & there's plenty of staff on hand to help you out.

As far as the selection of clothing for men goes, there's a wide variety of items to suit all manner of tastes from mma style graphics shirts, Levis jeans, to very affordable, practical workwear/safety toe footwear. However the corner that had... more

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4 star rating
December 21, 2010

This place has you covered from A to Z. I can't even remember why we walked in here but I left feeling more complete than when I entered.

The store carries just about everything you need, similar to Wal-Mart but with more dedicated departments. The camping department for instance could really outfit you for a decent trip whereas Wal-Mart can only really set you up to go car camping.

As it was... more

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4 star rating
December 20, 2010

Headed over the A & N Boutique to pick up some outdoor extension cords for my new LED Xmas lights. Keep forgetting that they have one of the best hardware and camping gear selections in Vancouver. Went to London Drugs first and they had nothing.

A & N did not disappoint. Don't go there for decor (unless you are into grunge). It is in dire need for a bit of a makeover but for hardware goods and... more

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4 star rating
October 02, 2010

Shoe heaven!

Forget the big shoe sale (it's insane) the shoes here are great all year round. I've been shocked looking up the retail value of my gorgeous heels after I bought them here... and they're always a killer deal. I bought a pair of Elie Tahari heels that are sold only at Saks 5th Avenue... for $400 bones!!!

Worth a check out. And if nothing strikes your fancy, then try, try again!

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4 star rating
July 12, 2010

This large department store is good for surprisingly few of its departments, notably grocery sales and cheap clothes.

The "in season" clothes recall a lot of the poorly tailored, awkwardly patterned selections from Wal-Mart, with similar prices on all selections. Be warned, the knock off converse shoes here lasted my girlfriend and I approximately three weeks. In all fairness, as both bus... more

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4 star rating
May 03, 2010

Every time I drop in here for the annual shoe sale I tell myself I need to come back more often, but somehow never manage to make the trip. I guess it's just far enough out of my radar when downtown that I forget about it. Poor ol' Army & Navy. I vow not to forget you again.

I showed extreme restraint during the shoe sale and whittled my pile from about 6 pairs down to 3, then down to 2, then... more

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4 star rating
December 27, 2009

I agree the location and inside clientele is a bit scary but where else can you get a Vancouver themed Stagg shaped themometer, fringed striped scarf and black opaque tights for under 18 CAD??
In the USA, we'd hit Big Lots; in Canada they have Army & Navy!!!

There are a lot of c@!p items but if you are willing to take the time to dig - you can find some treasures!! I found a great cowl-style... more

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4 star rating
January 12, 2009

Barganistas, Fashionistas and Shopper Warning: This place is addictive. It dubs itself as Canada's original discount store, and it is. But the cool thing is, it's actually cool stuff that they sell, as in "I would wear it cool." Their shoe sale is the most coveted event of the year and it happens soon sometime in the Spring. From brand name jeans to shoes, luggage, bathing suits, accessories... more

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4 star rating
October 19, 2008

Kinda scary inside, but they had cheap winter-wear and I desperately needed a scarf and gloves. They have everything though - from clothing to food and more. Just kinda gave me the creeps though.

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June 29, 2013

Army & Navy Department Store Ltd offers these services: fishing & hunting, shop, department store.

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June 25, 2013

Army & Navy Department Store Ltd offers these services: department store, shop.

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May 24, 2013

Army & Navy is Canada's original discount department store. Shop for discount clothing for men, women & children as well as a full range of fishing, outdoor & camping gear

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February 27, 2013

If you really want to witness one of the cheapest departmental stores in Downtown Vancouver, you should be at the Army & Navy Department Store. The store offers everything from men, women, and children's clothing, to outdoor, camping equipments, sports items and lots more. Also look out for the small knick knacks and collectibles. For unrealistic prices, this store is a definite must-visit! For... more

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June 23, 2012

Army & Navy has been Canada's Original Discount Store for over 90 years. We offer a huge selection of name brand women's, men's, and kids clothing at unbeatable prices and our legendary shoe sale draws thousands of customers year after year. Army & Navy is the outfitter of choice for the outdoor enthusiast looking for low-priced, name brand camping equipment. Our fishing department carries a... more

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