Leone and L2 are two boutiques situated inside the historic Sinclair Centre building, at 757 West Hastings Street. Founded in 1987 by Maria and Alberto Leone, the store is a popular stop for visiting celebrities. In 1996 Leone expanded into the lower level of the Sinclair Centre with "L2" which was designed to appeal to younger shoppers. Leone and L2 have been staples in the Vancouver fashion scene and Leone has maintained exclusivity in Vancouver as the only licensed carrier of Roberto Cavalli and Versace. Leone is a tourist favourite and local favourite alike.
The interior corridor of Leone was used in a scene of the film Battle in Seattle starring Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron. On the Wall of Celebrities there are images of such celebrities with the owners as Pierce Brosnan, Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson who were there shooting Bird on a Wire, Uma Thurman and more.
757 West Hastings Street
All images used with permission from Downtown Vancouver BIA