If we were to describe a coastal, melting pot of a city with a sprawling fashion scene, most people would assume we were talking about New York City. Well, we would actually be talking about Vancouver. The StyleList staff was eager to learn more about Vancouver's style influence, so we asked our friends over at Assignment Fashion to enlighten us. The editors enlisted accomplished stylist Claudia Da Ponte to give them her top five favorite spots in Vancouver by neighborhood. With the help of fashion photographer Toranj Kayvon, the crew hit the streets and gave us a schooling in Canadian style.

(Added bonus, the editors of Assignment Fashion put together a list of the Canadian designers you should definitely take note of.)

Click through the galleries below to see what the city of Vancouver has to offer: