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Calling All Fashionistas

If you know me you’ll know that I love to shop and I love clothing. I can remember when I was in grade school and once a year my mom would let me take a day off school and we would go clothing shopping together. Growing up I always felt awkward in my own skin but the one thing that made me feel comfortable was clothes. Then in my early 20s I worked at Smart Set and really grew my love for clothing and styling- the 50% discount definitely didn’t hurt either.

I feel like our clothing is a representative of how we are feeling on the inside. It doesn’t matter if you are wearing name brand or high end… as long as you love what you’re wearing and it makes you most comfortable.

Before Covid one of the places I loved to shop, and one of my all time favourite clothing store is Carly Jean Los Angeles (see them on Instagram at @carlyjeanlosangeles), located out of California. However, as Covid took over the world buying anything from the States felt like it took forever to get here and quite frankly our dollar plummeted and it wasn’t worth buying anything from the States when it costs triple what the ticket item states.

This sent me on a hunt.

I wanted to find just as amazing clothing items that were Canadian and I didn’t have to factor in the exchange rate and customs charges.

Below is a compilation of the research I have done… everyone on this list is:

- Canadian

- Boutique styled (generally one location)

- You can buy their clothing online.

I have included boutiques from across Canada because it’s nice to see the variety of clothing and styles and to support our boutiques countrywide (I thank the Lord for online shopping). I also included a list of Canadian made accessories like jewelry, purses and gifts.

The last list is an honorable mention to bigger Canadian brands.

I was really excited to see how much Canada has to offer- let’s get shopping!

I’ve attached their Instagram handles so you can find them online!


Clothing

Ontario

Cork and Coral @corkandcoral Pembroke, ON

Milk @milkshopottawa Ottawa, On

Dash of Fab @adashoffab1 Arnprior, ON and Renfrew, ON

Jade and Laney @jade.laney.boutique Arnprior, ON

Picket Fence @picketfencepembroke Pembroke, ON

Picket Fence @picketfencerenfrew Renfrew, ON

Pink Martini @mypinkmartini Toronto, ON

Lace and Envy @laceandenvy Burlington, ON

The Over Company @theovercompany London, ON

Le Crème @lacremestjacobs St Jacobs, Ontario

Sadi and Sari @sadiandsari London, ON

The Boho Hut @thebohohut Perkensfield, On

Picked by Lu @pickedbylu Toronto, On

Bks Brand Name Clothing @bksbrandname_ Listowel, ON

AshCo Apparel @ashco.xo

The Latest Scoop @thelatestscoop_ Toronto, On and Vancouver, BC

Quebec

Dex Clothing @dexclothing Montreal, QC

Boutique 1861 @boutique1861 Montreal, QC

British Columbia

Gentle Fawn @gentlefawn Vancouver, BC

Uptown Boutique @youruptownboutique Chilliwack, BC

Little Mountain @littlemountainmdv Vancouver, BC

Jackson Rowe @xo_jacksonrowe Vancouver, BC

Blush and Darling @blushanddarling Ladysmith, BC

Smash Tess @smashtess Richmond, BC

Brunette the Label @brunettethelabel Vancouver, BC

Raw Fashion @rawfashions_ Parksville, BC

Finding July @finding _july Vancouver, BC

Oak and Pearl @oakandpearlclothingco Tumbler Ridge, BC

Alberta

Adorn Boutique @adorncalgary Calgary, Alberta

Fringe Clothing Boutique @shopfringe.ca Alberta

Nat & Jack @natandjackclothing Edmonton, Alberta

Splurge & Co @splurgeandco Lethbridge, Alberta

Elles Closet Boutique @ellesclosetboutique Athabasca, Alberta

Blondie Boutique @blondie.boutique Calgary, Alberta

Belle + Bliss, @belleandblissboutique Edmonton, AB

Sweet Jolie Boutique @sweetjolieboutique Edmonton, AB

Saskatchewan

Southern Bliss Boutique @southern.bliss.boutique Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Parker and Poppy @parkerandpoppy Winnipeg, Manitoba

Copper and Sparrow @copperandsparrowboutique Winkler, Manitoba

New Brunswick

Infini Corail @boutiqueinfinecorail Shippegan, New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Sweet Pea Boutique @sweetpeahalifax Halifax, NS

Brilliant Clothing Boutique @brilliant_hfx Halifax, NS

Jewelry, Accessories & Gifts

Mejuri @merjuri Toronto, ON

Femme Faire @femmefaire Hamilton, ON

Pine and Posie @pineandposie Hamilton, On

Pixie Mood @pixiemood Markham, ON

Poppy and Peonies @poppy_peonies Toronto, On

Blume and Pine @blueandpine Windsor, ON

Boogie and Birdie @boogieanbirdie Ottawa, On

Light and Shine @shoplightandshine Brampton, ON

Leah Alexandra Jewelry @leahalexandrajewelry Vancouver, BC

Olive and Piper @oliveandpiper Vancouver, BC

Statement Grey Jewelry @statementgrey Vancouver, BC

Eliasz and Elle Jewelry @eliaszandellejewelry Edmonton, AB

Lovers Tempo @loverstempo Vancouver, BC

Matt and Nat @mattandnat Montreal, QC


Honorable Mentions

Simons @maisonssimons Quebec City, QC

It Cosmetics Canada @itcomesteicsca

Aldo @aldo_shoes Montreal, QC

Call it Spring @callitspring St Laurent, QC

LuluLemon @lululemon Vancouver, BC

Roots @roots Toronto, ON

Chapters/Indigo @indigo Toronto, ON



If you have encountered any great Canadian boutiques add them in to the comments below!


Thanks for spending some time with me this Monday- a little dive into my love of fashion.


Megan




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