Ottawa has some amazing boutiques that I think everyone should know about. Not only is it great to support local stores, but these shops have a great selection of clothing (often from Canadian designers!) and unique gift ideas for the whole family. I live in Westboro and am blessed to be surrounded by some great stores, but I also venture out to the ByWard market and Hintonburg to visit my favourite places. Here are some gift ideas and great finds from some of these spots!
*All these stores have amazing online shops, so not to worry if you live outside Ottawa!
1. Victoire Boutique
246 Dalhousie Street & 1282 B Wellington Street West
Ottawa is blessed with two Victoire locations, both with an amazing selection of unique jewelry ( I wear my arrow necklace almost every day) and probably the biggest selection of clothing from Canadian designers in the city, which I think is absolutely amazing. I also think this colour-blocked skipping rope would make a great gift for kids, and it’s well priced at $18!
45 William Street
I am obsessed with this store. I love their selection of jewelry and accessories, their two floors of great clothes at reasonable prices and the quirky items like these Beyonce nail decals!
3. Wolf & Zed
519 Sussex Drive
The sister store to the well-loved Schad Boutique, Wolf & Zed carries the most beautifully curated selection of footwear in Ottawa. I spotted these glam shoes on a lovely girl last week at a party and was not surprised at all when she told me she got them at Wolf & Zed. They are now under my tree waiting to be unwrapped on Christmas morning!
I also have my eyes on these elegant black pumps, maybe I’ll have to treat myself on Boxing Day 🙂
4. Road Trip Clothing
24-B York Street
Tucked away in a little alley on the market, I always stop at this store when I’m looking for an outfit for a night out or a special event. I have my eye on this beautiful emerald green lace dress, and I think the man in my life will be getting this gorgeous colour-blocked sweater for Christmas. They also carry a large selection of socks for Hunter Boots ($50) which makes a great gift for the lucky owner of these boots.
Happy Local Shopping!