Ottawa Local Shopping, Outside of Downtown

Buying local is better for our local economy, the environment and your experience! Listed are some awesome places in Ottawa to find small, independent shops and local Canadian-made products. Shopping at any of these Ottawa based stores means quality in both the items and your service!

For those who do not live or work downtown, it may seem like a hassle to venture into the crowds to browse some shops. Never fear - Ottawa is overflowing with great spots to shop independent and locally from East to West. Explore some new neighbourhoods and find that perfect gift for someone you love orrr yourself. 




Maker House Company

Location: 987 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

Local handmade furniture, housewares and gifts, fostering a network of local makers. They label their products with who makes it and/or what city it’s from. Plus, the quality is unbeatable. A portion of the sale supports local non-profit organizations.


Flock Boutique

Location: 1275 Wellington Street West

The sister location of Workshop boutique and the larger location of the two. They have a bit more in stock, including the ‘gift room’ in the back. The founders are independent designers in Ottawa who believe in sustainable fashion, ethical production and all things local. 


Malenka Originals

Location: 1098 B Somerset Street West

Quirky, modern transformations to outdated furniture. Both a workshop and a store, Malenka are passionate about creating beautiful, unique pieces and also teaching others to do the same. They stalk Annie Sloan chalk paint and are now taking a small number of custom pieces.


Marie Antoinette & Co

Location: 1096 Somerset Street West

Vintage inspired products for your home. All quality and elegant pieces, make sure you give yourself time to browse the store. It’s bursting with timeless home goods and great gift ideas!


Tinseltown Christmas Emporium

Location: 1096 Somerset Street West

Top to bottom Christmas décor, all year long. Connected to Marie Antoinette and Co. As a lover of the holidays, this is basically heaven. It even smells like Christmas! You’ll discover old fashioned styled ornaments organized by colour, taking up entire walls of the shop. Get lost in the holiday nostalgia.

JV Studios

Location: 1282A Wellington Street West

Proud to showcase the importance of shopping local, with quality goods that are Canadian made by independent designers. Timeless pieces of jewellery and clothing, home accents, wellness items, and greeting cards all perfectly picked.

Victoire is also an independent boutique right next door!


Kindred Shop and Studio

Location: 1243 Wellington Street West

Tonight is their holiday open – from 6-9pm 20% off! The owners and design partners sell their own items as well as an eclectic selection of jewellery, gifts, clothing, and apothecary. They carry many classic yet playful pieces; you’ll definitely find something fun!


Terra 20

Locations: 1130 Wellington Street West / 2685 Iris Street

Ottawa based store bringing eco-friendly, healthy products to you and your home. Safe refillable cleaning products, organic cosmetics, reusable containers and much more to be found. Check out their eco-bar, Canada’s largest refill station.  

You can bring your empty deodorant containers here to be properly recycled!


The Village Quire

Location: 312 Richmond Road

Greeting card and gift store. They have cards for any occasion, even non-occasions. Funny, clever and Canadian-made! The owner Molly is helpful and sweet, there to assist with all your party supply or gift needs.


 Centretown/The Glebe


Stomping Ground

Location: 728 Bank Street, Ottawa

Somewhere to find a gift for that special man in your life! They have men’s wear, men’s bath and body, and accessories. 


Top of the World

Location: 581 Bank Street

Ottawa’s original (and still independent) skateboard and snowboard shop. Do you remember their black and white TOTW stickers? Original style, as well as some traditional brands. Boards, skate and snow, and accessories.


Purple Urchin

Location: 755 Bank Street

They embrace environmentally conscious, natural, local products. Effective, quality bath and body products made right here in Ottawa! From soaps & scrubs for you and your pet, to natural deodorants and candles... They’ve been eco-friendly since before it was cool.


All Eco

Location: 857b Bank Street

New, independently owned local store in Ottawa, and it’s all eco-friendly! It just opened October 2019. The aim is to provide organic, Canadian-made products for beauty, hydration, cleaning, style and more.


Venus Envy Ottawa & Online

Location: 226 Bank Street, Ottawa

‘The friendliest sex shop and bookstore’. Body Safe products, sex education and workshops. Their knowledgeable staff will answer any of your questions while they offer a safe, judgement-free environment. They also work with health care professionals, offering products to help work through sexual challenges.  


 Other Ottawa Areas


The Loot Bag Lady

Location: 94 Cameron Ave

Fun, creative loot bags for all ages, genders and occasions! An Ottawa business, with quality favours. Search by category online or in store, or request something personal.


Mint & Honey Gifts

Location: 150 Katimavik Road, Unit 120

Tea and gift emporium; in Kanata! Independent shop of loose leaf teas and preserves from small-scale producers. The products are sustainable, fair trade and hand-picked. Custom orders are welcome.



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Did Someone Say Markets?!

Freewheeling Craft's virtual International Women's Day Market is live from March 8 - 4, 2021. Join them from March 25 - April 5 for their Foodie Market! They will also be hosting a Mother's Day Market in May. 




To discover local shops in downtown Ottawa CLICK HERE. Be sure to check out 10 Elements to Add Hygge to Your Ottawa Home; full of local makers and shops! As well the Stocking Stuffer Ottawa Gift Guide. 


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