haven is menswear retailer with stores accross canada that one of the most relevant collections nationwide. after almost five years of operating out of a modest space it has recently relocated its store in vancouver to lofty new premises in the gastown area. the new store occupies a 2,500 sq.ft. [232 sqm.] space on the ground floor of a historic building. the interior design is clean and simple, featuring expansive timber flooring, matching modular displays of steel and wood, and suspended black steel clothing racks placed against a backdrop of bare bricks. while the sales counter and office area is situated at one end of the store, the other is occupied by fitting rooms. both sections are incorporated in a floor-to-ceiling timber surfaces that balance out the design. oversized mirrors add a dramatic visual touch to the retail space. the haven store now boasts ample room where to present its well-edited offerings by some of the planet's leading brands, including soph., stone island, comme des garçons, head porter and visvim. location: 52 east cordova street [gastown].