Style on point from head to toe.
Celebrate the uniqueness of your community when you shop at any of these amazing local shops! Create a new look or add a new piece to your loved one’s closets without leaving the house. Here’s a list of 43 locally-owned boutiques for the fashion trendsetter in your life.
Put style under the tree this holiday season. Closett Candyy is a personal styling, shopping and consulting service offering everything one would need to reach their style goals, stay organized and feel confident in what they wear. Everyone deserves a wardrobe that fits with their lifestyle and Jesse Whale at Closett Candyy is all about teaching people how to thrive in their own style. Look here for virtual styling and shopping sessions. Pair up the wardrobe services with Closett Candyy fabric sprays that keep your loved ones clothing smelling so fresh & so clean.
XXL Scrunchie Co has the perfect solution for fashion emergencies – giant scrunchies! With a massive selection of beautiful designs, as well as other great products including masks, apparel and stickers made by the owner/artist, you’ll be adding this shop to your list of favourites for all gift-giving occasions.
Having created their brand to fight back against the poor treatment of People Of Colour, Coloured Proudly offers bohemian-inspired apparel at affordable prices. You can be sure to get compliments on any of the great items you buy from this empowering company.
READ ALSO: Support Black-owned businesses in South Eastern Ontario. Blogger, Keep up with Kingston has created a working list of Black-owned businesses, that will continue to grow to include all People of Colour and Indigenous businesses. Take a look at some of the great services and products you can find all around the region and continue to support your community.
While you can still check out this breezy boutique by appointment, you can also sit back and relax and check out Sand n’ Sea’s online! With plenty of great apparel options for both men and women, they also offer a great selection of swimwear.
There is a Celtic touch to all products from Misneach. Each hand-crafted bag is made from 100% wool tartan and tweed imported all the way from Scotland!
This amazing shop is built on the idea of building the confidence of all women. With each piece including an affirmation tag that reminds its new owner how amazing, beautiful, intelligent and worthy of love they are. They have some beautiful choices for all ages, including adorable classic crew tie-dye sweaters for kids.
Keeping in line with the “re-use, re-home, re-cycle” trend that is ever-growing, The Savvy Hunter is a great place to find unique apparel for all the people in your life. Not only will you be giving pieces that won’t be found anywhere else, but you’re also helping the environment by giving these gifts new life.
Versatile and unique, Anatolian Legacy is a family-owned online boutique that brings a little bit of Turkish Culture to Kingston. They offer 100% cotton Turkish towels, peshmonos and peshvests, which are great for cover-ups, bathrobes or simply a comfortable pullover to keep your loved ones warm.
Creating is what owner Emilie is an expert at. She took her love of thrift store shopping and blended that with her talent for sewing to create new pieces out of used. Check out her collection of scrunchies, or customize a a scrunchie with sentimental meaning behind it for the perfect gift.
This proud local business puts family first when it comes to their values. Named after their strong grandmothers, the owners want to help make sure their customers can stay fabulous with their accessories including scrunchies, bows, headbands and plenty more.
With a great selection of organic cotton and Canadian leather purses, satchels and bags, this gift will remind your receiver just how adorably badass they are every time they grab their wallet.
You can never have too many hats! Plus, our heads are so important, they should be protected in the most fashionable way possible. Accessorize your with one of the beautiful handcrafted hats from Motherhat Company. You can choose a custom design, or give someone their own gift card so they can create one for themselves.
Treat your loved ones to something meaningful by purchasing a beautiful piece of jewellery from Wanderbird. You can choose from already made options like the “True Love – Rose Quartz and Howlite Gemstone Healing Mala Bracelet” or customize a bracelet for a truly special gift.
What gift is more sentimental than a beautiful handcrafted ring? Whether you are buying for a special someone, or want to show your parents or friend just how much you care, you can choose from a wide array of stunning rings made from a variety of metals and gems.
If you’re a little bit intimidated by the fashion-savvy friends in your life, impress them with a gift from one of Threaded Fashion’s beautiful collections. Owner Jenna MacLean has been inspired by high fashion and thrift shopping which has allowed her to create an eclectic mix of dresses, shoes, accessories and more.
What is better than an inspirational gift? One that is stamped on a stunning piece of jewellery of course! Owner of Goodwins Greetings, Jill Goodwins is invested in creating one-of-a-kind jewellery with adorable sayings that make the best gifts for the special people in your life.
Support the dreams of a saucy local teenager, Jorja, who is the creator of Saucy Girl Accessories and has started making her beautiful accessories to save up for her future education. Find sweet accessories to make the perfect gift, and share the story of how you are supporting a young entrepreneur in reaching her goals.
Not only does this boutique offer products for a steal, but you can also find gift ideas with the help of their easy-to-use website for any occasion. You can “one stop shop” for dresses, tunics, jeans and plenty of other great fashions for all ages.
You can find maker and artist Taylor’s beautiful earrings at the Kingston Holiday Market, or reach out directly on her Instagram. These are the perfect gifts for the special lady in your life, especially during the holiday seasons.
Give a gift that tells a story with one of the stunning jewellery pieces from Curiosity and Happenstance. They make jewellery that demonstrates love, memory and safekeeping. Their delicate use of precious metals like gold and silver as well as stunning gemstones placed intricately, your gift will be passed down through generations.
While you can usually head down to Front Street in Belleville to enter the lavish Pure Honey Boutique, times have changed this year, so they made sure you can visit their boutique online for your gift grabbing this winter. With a constant influx of new and stylish apparel as well as fabulous accessories including bags and wallets, you’ll have everything crossed off your list within minutes.
Find the perfect product for you or a great guy in your life at this trendy shop. Great products include beard oils, aftershaves, apparel, and accessories including a beard bib!
Whitney handcrafts unique jewellery made from precious metals like sterling silver and gold, and each piece is made so uniquely that you’ll never find two that are alike. Take a look at the great gift options they have under $100 and watch your loved one’s face light up when they see their gift!
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There are endless products to choose starting with holiday gift ideas that ate listed on the first page of their website. Browse through trendy jackets, socks, toques, candles and books and put together a one-of-a-kind gift box for your best pal.
Get a matching outfit with your best friend for the next big occasion and surprise them with a gift from Heather Case. This sustainable business located in Belleville uses every piece of fabric possible to ensure nothing goes to waste. They offer classic and versatile options including everything from dresses to accessories to jackets and coats. Get to shopping!
A good pair of shoes is not easy to find! Find the best shoes to gift your family this year at Becker Shoes, with all their inventory available online, you can buy shoes for any occasion.
It’s a fact of life that we all have to work, and work usually requires us to look professional. Support the professionals in your life by buying them a gift from Chris James. They offer a large array of blazers, pants, tops and accessories for both men and women.
You can always find something to gift at Fancy That & The Roundhouse. Find high-quality fashions for everyone in your family from shoes to rompers to dresses and much more.
Since 1998, Heel Boy has been protecting Kingstonians’ toes with their broad range of footwear. Owner Chloe Raincock was a young Queens graduate when she found the need for a great shoe store right here in her hometown. Since then, Heel Boy has grown into a local staple, so take a peek at their online selection and order some great new boots for your special someone this Christmas.
Known locally for its stunning dresses, Agent 99 goes far and wide to find the most unique and beautiful clothing and accessories. While it’s a staple to downtown Kingston with its cute boutique, it has expanded to provide an online experience to make your next gift the best gift.
Created and ran by an incredible mother-daughter duo, House of Angelis brings the high fashion of London to South Eastern Ontario. Whether you’re looking for a sexy something for your special someone, or to find a beautifully fitted dress to surprise your sweetie, Angelis has an online shop to help you find everything you desire.
Did you know that alpaca wool is softer, lighter and warmer than regular sheep’s wool? Alpaca Tracks Thread Lightly is the perfect name for this adorable shop. Search through pages of great items to find the perfect gift to give this holiday season.
This sweet little shop offers up the perfect gifts for all celebrations. Little Dove creates earrings and watches that bring nostalgia and youth back into your life. Check out owner Sara’s great mix of classy, funny and clever earrings and be sure to have a friend in mine when you click “order”!
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This online boutique has a beautiful collection of effortlessly cool apparel for an affordable price. Find one-of-a-kind pieces like the flower garden kimono, which is hand-stitched and made with beautiful chiffon fabric and a perfect versatile piece that makes for the ideal gift any time of the year.
Meg makes the ‘cutest frikken scrunchies!’ And that is a fact! Having started Fringe in 2019, Meg works alongside her best gal pals to create adorable scrunchies that will have your friends screaming “I want one!” Stock up while you can.
Starlet is one of Napanees most popular boutiques. With a range of pieces including print boxers, Bert and Ernie socks and plenty of stunning jewellery and accessories to choose from, you can get all your shopping done in one place, without even leaving your sofa.
Not only will you be elevating your phone but you will be bringing positive vibes that each agate stones have to offer. Each Rock Your Phone is unique but oh-so-stylish. The perfect mix of funky and elegant holiday gifting for the phone aficionados in your life. You know who they are. Add some shine to their festivities and surprise them with something they’ll be thrilled to receive.
Adorn the beauty in you with modern, minimal and unique jewelry designs by artist Sherry Jeffery.
Shop at this trendy boutique online. There’s a wide range of jewellery, accessories, threads and more! The shop offers delivery and free shipping on orders over $100.
Supporting your community means supporting everyone living in it. Begin Again Group is a social enterprise that teaches skills to new immigrants who have had to pick up their lives and move to Kingston to start a new chapter. Find their unique selection of hand made bags and give a gift that includes a backstory.
Touch of Class offers the best place to get all your apparel shopping done, and is perfect for women of all ages. You can buy a gift for your mom, your sister and your daughter and be trusted that the clothing is high quality and on-trend. While you may not be able to make it into the adorable boutique, you can shop for everything online with their easy-to-use website.
Another great shop just for the ladies, so you know you are going to be spoiling your special girl at the next celebration. April’s Image dedicates its clothing to the modern woman who is hard at work building herself up! Shop for great brands online including Sympli, Tribal and many more.
What makes Emerald Erin’s so unique is that it offers an experience beyond shopping. This holiday season give your lady the most unique gift of all – a project! Erin creates beautiful “sew your own” kits for all styles of bras and swimwear, so you can give a gift that also doubles as a new skill!
Celebrate local communities! These three incredible local farms: Topsy Farms, Mackinninon Brothers, Enright Cattle Co have launched a Campaign to Spotlight Local Businesses and will be using their social media profiles to highlight local shops using #ShopLocalSEO.
Vendors who choose to get involved will not only be provided with space at real-life events, such as the Enright’s and Mackinnons Christmas Holiday Markets but vendors will have their stories shared online – much like what you have read today! Shoppers are encouraged to use the hashtag on social after their latest purchase or to feature some of their favourite locally-owned shops. Any business with a website can be part of this campaign. So get involved and get your business out there! Follow along and use the hashtag #ShopLocalSEO.