Robson Street is the main downtown shopping street, especially for tourists. You will find all the major chains like Zara, Roots, Banana Republic, J Crew, Lululemon and Club Monaco here along with many shops selling souvenirs and gifts. Around Granville Street you will find the Pacific Centre mall.
As well as shops there are a great many restaurants on Robson Street, especially in the central area. For this reason the street is still bustling with people in the evening and at night, and many of the shops stay open late.
Towards the Denman Street end the tourist shops thin out a bit and on Denman your find almost end-to-end restaurants (mostly "affordable") all the way from West Georgia to English Bay's Sunset Beach.