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Fifty Shades of Grey may be sparking the curious to visit Womyns'Ware on Commercial Drive, but the first thing you'll notice is their products are anything but grey! Design manager, Andrea Dobbs' display fixtures profile an amazing array of colourful, contemporary examples of beautiful products. Products designed to stimulate more than your imagination!

Chatelaine magazine directs its readers to and their Sex Toy Guide in the February 2008 Valentine's issue! "Womyns'Ware, in Vancouver, takes women's health seriously.

"We fit in because people who come to Commercial Drive consider themselves eclectic and cutting-edge," says Ms. Sylvest. "People come to Commercial Drive because it's rejecting the mainstream globalization of marketing. It's one of the few places left in Vancouver where the businesses are small, independent or family owned."

Although the bulk of Vancouver's gay businesses and residents are clustered in the West End, another popular queer part of town is Commercial Drive. Once the home of Vancouver's ethnic Italian community, this area has since become a center for urban hipsters of all sexual orientations, with a particular preponderance of lesbians.