In the historic Gastown district of Vancouver, BC, exists a special general goods store:_ Old Faithful Shop_. Owned by Savannah Olsen and Walter Manning, who work diligently to uncover beautiful and useful items for everyday use, OFS simultaneously feels novel and historic. They stock simple goods that are well-made, exquisitely designed and, for the most part, hand-crafted. This vast stock includes everything from standard household items such as curtains, glassware and towels, to quirky objects of interest including glass terrariums and mushroom hunting knives. For non-Vancouver residents, the store and its goods are also available online. They believe that “the best products are the ones that age well and stand the test of time—items that will exist long after us”. OFS even hosts farmers markets during the summer season inviting various bakers, farmers, makers to join and maintains an active blog through their site that curates a collection of interesting items, photos and events for the community.
320 W Cordova St., Vancouver (Gastown)