We gave three friends $30 each and this one rule: their holiday shopping has to happen at local, independent stores.
Moving from Centretown to Little Italy was a tough decision for the duo, but one step inside the new store and you’ll feel the true experience they had been aiming for.
Among community-oriented initiatives, BBBC offers free children’s books with an aim of fostering reading from an early age. They’ll be starting an Indigenous reading group open to everyone. Students get a 30% discount for every $10 they spend, and non-students receive a 20% discount.
Blind date with a book: An independent Ottawa bookstore is thriving on the sale of novels wrapped in brown paper
The small storefront faces the Centretown United Church and sits next to Wilf & Ada’s Diner, where its wall-to-wall niche collection of books, records and memorabilia has been attracting customers since 2013.
The currency is accepted at Flock Boutique, Plant and Curio, Pressed, Venus Envy and Workshop Boutique.
The name SAABOON means soap in many languages. SAABOON’s products are 100% natural, 100% vegan, and 100% handmade, and after four years of selling soaps online and at various retail locations throughout the city, you can now visit SAABOON at 595 Gladstone Street.
With spring just around the corner, new shops, stores and specialized services are sprouting all along Wellington West in Hintonburg, and pleasing residents with new opportunities to rediscover this vibrant and unique neighbourhood. At first glance walking by Fabrications, an established fabric boutique and sewing studio located at 1018 Wellington West, it may not be […]
We chat with Magpie’s co-owner, Martin Wright, whose business has thrived on being everything the national and international chains aren’t.
Maker House Co., a must for those shopping for unique locally made goods, celebrated their first year in business. In true entrepreneurial fashion, the retail business “celebrated” by revamping the store and using their holiday to build new shelves to hold even more Ottawa-crafted goods. Gareth Davies, the company’s founder, came to Ottawa via his […]
A new kitchenware and gourmet food store officially opened its doors last week – just in time for peak Christmas shopping season!
“My vision is that tea can open doors and become a medium for social change,” says Kevin Smiley, founder of SuraiTea.
Stomping Ground is a new men’s boutique in the Glebe that focuses on timeless, well-made pieces.
The bright and bold purple sign above the entrance reads: “YOU NEED SOAP. P.U.”, with the initials P.U. standing for the store’s name, Purple Urchin (of course).
Despite many reports of their impending demise, vinyl records, and the record stores who love them, remain more relevant than ever. Listening to music on vinyl may just be one of those things that are timeless.
Have you ever been on the 95 bus and looked around only to realize that three other people were wearing the exact same coat as you? It may be time to turn to vintage and consignment stores to find some one of a kind treasures that won’t break the bank.