August 25 2020 – Kate Abram
Now that we’ve regained some normalcy in what’s open throughout the province of B.C., we’d like to point out that local businesses need your support! While ordering a t-shirt off Amazon might be a habit nowadays, we’re challenging you to make an event out of buying from your neighbourhood artisans and boutique shops during COVID-19! We’re promising on both the quality of their pieces and the chic-unique items they offer that you’ll want to buy from them again. Below is a list of our favourite indie stores for your home, wardrobe and life in general - make sure you stop in on your next local shopping tour!
Located on Union Street in Vancouver, Charlie and Lee is the sweetest home and clothing shop, focusing on providing B.C. with a premium selection of ethically-made, locally-sourced goods. With everything from a gorgeous selection of casual yet elevated work pieces (perfect for those zoom meetings or out and about around the office) to collections of wooden cooking spoons and soft, scented candles, this indie boutique carries all of the ingredients for dreaminess. No time to browse in-store? Shop online, too!
(Top - Charlie and Lee)
(Throw blanket - Charlie and Lee)
A beautiful Victoria-based shopping attraction, Migration Boutique carries over 65 local and direct artisans, supporting West-Coast talent by providing British Columbians with access to the most gorgeous made-in-Canada jewelry, accessories, clothing and housewarming gifts. As B.C.’s largest online artisan market, you can also support local if you aren’t on the island! Browse their selection of exclusively West-Coast goods here.
(Top - Migration Boutique)
(Circle bar necklace - Migration Boutique)
The Coal Miner’s Daughter shop, with 4 brick-and-mortar locations across Toronto, believes in local love, made well. Carrying everything from stunning prints for the home, to the sweetest mugs to unique ceramic necklaces and clothing, CMD has it all! If you’re not located in Toronto, you can also shop online and browse their list of designers to complete your dream pinterest board - seriously, their stuff is that good!
(Dress - Coal Miner's Daughter)
(Ceramic Necklace - Coal Miner's Daughter)
Looking to shop international clothing brands while supporting local? Look no further than Finders Keep Hers boutique located in Comox, B.C.! Carrying well-known labels like For Love & Lemons, Good American, GRLFRND and Free People, Finders Keep Hers offers that familiar sparkle of femininity in breezy linens, soft florals and staple denim pieces! Shop their retail location or their online store for the cutest pieces!
(Top - Finders Keep Hers and Free People)
(Blouse - Finders Keep Hers)
Hosting a lovely selection of independent designers in their Montreal-based store, Evelyne Boutique is a charming intersection of quality, durability, design, ethical and local fabrication in fashion and beyond. The owner, Evelyne, hand-selects everything from lovely bar and cocktail pieces to condiments and seasoning for the kitchen on display along with her gorgeous choices of chic accessories and clothing. Peruse the shop’s unique pickings of mostly Canadian-made goods online!
(Top - Evelyne Boutique)
(Reusable bag - Evelyne Boutique)
Have any suggestions for locally-made pieces? Shoot us an email or DM on Instagram @daubanddesign and we’ll check them out for a feature!