Doors Open - Charlie and Lee

Leah and Josh Michnik founded Charlie and Lee while they were living on the beaches of LA thinking about the West Coast of Canada. Everything they carry is handpicked and curated, with a focus on independent, ethically sourced products made in North America. 

Where are you located?

223 Union Street in Chinatown, Vancouver

What are some great brands you carry?

Black Crane, Ilana Kohn, Ace & Jig, Sunja Link, UZI, Ursa Minor, The Stowe.

What’s the best place to grab coffee in your neighbourhood?

Matchstick is just around the corner from the shop, and we love their coffees and baked goods.

What about a drink?

Bao Bei  does some of the best cocktails in Chinatown, I love their margarita. We also have The Union right next door which has really refreshing drinks in jars called bangas, made with various fresh fruits and herbs all mashed together. The Tuck Shoppe is a few doors down from us with a cute patio and an awesome craft beer list. 

What song has been on repeat on the store playlist?

A whole lot of podcasts by Reverberation Radio and Drake to balance it out.

Who is your dream customer?

Someone who has confidence and isn’t afraid to go with what they really love. When a customer is happy, we are very happy too!


DiaryMary Young