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Concept stores have cropped up in most major cities over the past decade, an amalgam of fashion, beauty and grooming products, décor items and other objets that speak to those in search of a well-curated life

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Much of the success of these boutiques depends on the considered eye of its owner; Neighbour, which first opened its doors in Vancouver’s Gastown area in 2011, is helmed by Saager Dilawri and his wife, Karyna Schultz, who have cemented their distinction as Canadian retail visionaries thanks to Neighbour’s covetable selection of wares. When Dilawri graduated from Parsons School of Design, he wasn’t sure if he wanted to “get into the fashion design aspect” of the industry. “But I had a good vision of what I’d want a multi-brand shop to be,” he notes. And this has certainly proved to...

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