Kristine Irving, Owner, Founder, The Urban RackAbout Us


Founder and owner, Kristine Irving, opened the Ladner store in 1998 to fill the growing need for a cool place to shop locally without having to brave the tunnel. 2001 added another exciting dimension to The Urban Rack story when she took over an existing 18 year business on 4th Avenue in Kitsilano. For 13 years The Urban Rack enjoyed serving both Ladner and Vancouver communities but then decided to simplify operations and focus solely on the Ladner store, closing Kits doors at the end of 2013.


Kristine truly connects with her customer. She wants to feel beautiful, cool, sexy, and comfortable. Dedicated to finding quality lines that fit real women, Kristine focuses her attention on buying and relies on her amazing staff to run the store.


The Urban Rack is passionate about tapping into their customers’ unique style and personality. They take the time to listen and learn so the customer leaves feeling beautiful. In an industry that often focuses on an unrealistic image of what beauty is, Kristine’s hope is that The Urban Rack will continue to live its Purpose...Inspiring women to discover and embrace their Unique Beauty.
The Urban Rack Shopping Bag

Cause We Care

About the environment:

In an effort to encourage our customers to re-use their shopping bags we provide a stylish alternative at no extra charge. The models on the bag truly represent who our customers are...REAL, POWERFUL, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN.

To learn more about the women on the bag and why we chose them, click here.

The Urban Rack fighting against cancer

About people:


Over the years The Urban Rack has helped to raise over $70,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation through participation in The Weekend to End Breast Cancer, The Underwear Affair, and in store events. It is our commitment to continue to fight alongside the brave survivors to find a cure.


In addition to raising money for Cancer research The Urban Rack also supports many other local charities and groups through donations of time, money, and gifts.

These are a few of our favourite organizations that would love and appreciate your support!

Delta Hospice Society Pleasant comforting surroundings.
Support for individuals, families and friends.
Care emphasizing comfort, compassion and support.
Counsellors and trained volunteers available to help.
A Care Team always there.

These are the commitments that the Delta Hospice Society makes to people and their families experiencing the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, end-of-life and to those who are bereaved. The journey may be difficult but you do not need to travel it alone.

The Delta Hospice Society began an $8.5 million capital campaign in the fall of 2007 and by the fall of 2009 had raised 90 per cent of the funds needed for the Irene Thomas Hospice and Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care. The society is busy trying to raise the remaining funding.

NightShift Street Ministries

Sisters Thrift Boutique
NightShift Street Ministries [ ] serve the poor and homeless people in Surrey, BC, 365 days a year with warm meals, clean clothes and the offer of friendship and support. In a combined space at 10635 King George Boulevard, NightShift coordinates the nightly outreach program, offers day-time counselling through The Care Centre and operates a Thrift Boutique through Sisters.

Donations of clothing are managed through Sisters, where volunteers sort suitable items for giving out to street friends, for resale through the store and online
[ ] and for sending on to other worthy causes locally and abroad. All net proceeds support the operations of NightShift Street Ministries.

Toys For Tots And Ten For You!

Toys For Tots And Ten For You!


Each year we collect new, unwrapped toys for children and donate to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. In exchange for your gift we give you a $10 coupon to use at The Urban Rack in our Ladner or Kitsilano store.

Mental Health!

Mental Health for All


As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

Mental Health!

Christmas Pyjama Drive


The awesome brainchild of 9 year old South Surrey student, Reese Shelly, The Christmas Pyjama Drive has collected over 4000 pairs of pj's for deserving children since its inception 4 years ago.  The Urban Rack has been a proud partner and will continue to be a convenient place for you to drop off your donation during the holiday season.