Barefoot Contessa first opened it’s doors on Main St in the Spring of 1999 – selling antiques and lovely handmade items.
Owner and Vancouver Actor, Eva de Viveiros, quickly expanded the offerings with unique dyed slips and pretty floral dresses and skirts, that she would sew herself. As the demand grew, so did the selection, branching into prestige brands with a feminine sensibility. Betsey Johnson, Nougat and Sweet Chemise shared space with 50′s prom dresses and locally sourced and designed lines.
Barefoot Contessa grew to contain all this flirty goodness, so in 2005 came an expansion that saw the shop double in size and become the flagship location we have today.
A second location in 2008 on Commercial Drive and now, a little sister, “Precious & Few” has sprouted on Kingsway. Precious & Few comes full circle with its offerings of vintage collectibles, gifts and housewares.
Barefoot Contessa is known for it’s charming and eclectic style.
From accessories to fragrance, dresses to jewels, stationary to Housewares, there is always something special to discover, love and take home.
We hope you will visit us to see for yourself.