Where to Shop Locally in Downtown Ottawa this Holiday Season
It’s been said before and we’ll say it again – Ottawa is a big city with small town charm. In a small town, you can always find markets and quaint boutiques. Ottawa is no different!
Location: 31 York Street (2ndfloor)
Quality, casual brand of clothing. Everything designed, packaged and made by the founder (an Ottawa boss babe). The store is every woman’s fantasy – pink and perfect. They also have some items for men.
Location: 443A Sussex Drive
Ottawa boutique; the T&W label is designed and produced on site. The boutique carries casual and eclectic pieces in varying colours, keeping some customer favourites stocked and rotating new designs. The ladies are very helpful and easy to chat with!
Location: 483 Sussex Drive
Higher end fashion for the working woman, or dressy nights out. Designed, cut and sewn in Ottawa. Farah does many custom pieces which includes a full consultation, samples and fittings. She uses high quality fabrics and uses the textiles to their fullest, with limited waste.
Location: 242 ½ Dalhousie Street
They love all things cute and Canadian. The shop is full of Canadian clothing, accessories, and handmade goods. The founders are independent designers in Ottawa who believe in sustainable fashion, ethical production and all things local. They even make vintage inspired tees right in store.
Location: 234 Dalhousie Street
Canadian owned boutique that carries both Canadian & European items. They have their own cosmetics line, made in Canada. Find the perfect new shade of lipstick, concealer... even moisturizer and brushes.
Location: 153 York Street
A woman’s fashion boutique focused on Canadian made, sustainable and ethically produced merchandise. Inspired by fair trade products, the clothing and accessories are unique as well as great quality. Keep your eyes peeled for the yellow historical building!
Location: 145 York Street
Luxury Canadian sweatshirts. The owner and designer was previously a dancer, understanding the struggle between being comfortable and looking great. The store is getting rebranded this upcoming February; you will still be able to find them at their current social media handles.
Roadtrip Location: 24B York Street
Trustfund Location: 493 Sussex Drive
Trendy and sizable sister boutiques, which carry similar merchandise. Roadtrip carries men’s items as well and is a larger store. They have additional formal options, but both shops sell jackets, denim and many up to date styles. The buyers travel the word for unique designers and well-known brands.
Location: 18 Clarence Street
Stationary heaven where you can find countless styles of papers, pens, gift wrapping, journals, cards and so on. They have your standard paper needs as well as Ottawa themed and playful products. Fleurissant flower boutique in store, seven days a week. (Exported items)
Location: 256 Elgin Street
Ottawa sisters highlighting Canadian designers and artisans in their boutique. Country vibes and the idea of a life unplugged inspire the decisions for the selection of home goods, accessories, skin care and so forth in the store. Delivery available locally by BIKE, hello zero-emissions. Come in and enjoy that small-town feeling.
Location: 256 Elgin Street
“Trade the boring for bold.” The Gifted Type has great ideas for stationary lovers and beyond. They have imaginative, colourful items that hopefully give you some laughs or at least touch your creative side. Books, accessories, games, stationary… check it out!
Location: 45 William Street - Location Temporarily Closed
New pop up shop for the holiday season at the Rideau Centre (main level)! Independent boutique shop with carefully curated clothes, jewellery, enamel pins and greeting cards. Independent and affordable. You can also shop online.
Location: 244 Elgin Street
The store is completely packed with anything you need for your kitchen! They carry must-have brands as well as many Canadian-made and locally sourced items. Practical as well as fun, this is a must stop if you’re a new home owner, shopping for a shower, or are a lover of food.