Spring Shop Local

There's never been a better time to shop and support local – and we’re here for it! Winnipeg’s never-ending shopping options include locally made goods in markets, stylish shopping along sunny streets and noteworthy malls made for all.   

Pair your next staycation with a local shopping spree for some much-needed R’n’R – retail and relaxation!

​Local boutiques on the streets

​Local boutiques on the streets

Winnipeg’s top shopping districts are full of well-loved locally owned spots, several of which are run by the same artisanal makers, including many mother-daughter duos, whose works are on display. Check out some of the city’s best shopping spots including The Exchange District, Osborne VillageAcademy Road and Corydon Avenue.  

In The Exchange District you can experience the wonder of Toad Hall Toys, where the shelves are brimming with some of the world’s coolest toys. For boutiques, the area astounds, with spots like Lennard Taylor, Wilder Goodslot.ceramics, Commonwealth Manufacturing and Oldhat – where the items are made from the very person selling them to you. Plus, there’s always fresh finds at spots like Haberdashery Guys & GirlsTara Davis Studio BoutiqueInto the Music and Hilary Druxman Design (to name but a few). Get experimental at Canada’s first-ever open-access perfume lab Denatured, and mix your own custom scents while learning all about perfumery. 

Academy Road is all about fashions with great dresses available at Mad about Style, “Middle Province” reppin’ gear (including everyone’s favourite crewnecks) at North Flag, and chic numbers at Margot+Maude – you’ll go loco for all these local fashion options. Carefully curated Grace & Company has fantastic finds for your home, as does Salt Boutique, while foodies will relish GJ Andrews for its gourmet goods and Cornelia Bean, which has an extensive selection of teas and locally roasted coffee along with an onsite café.   

In Osborne Village, one can’t-miss spot is Small Mercies. It has everything from whimsical dried and fresh-cut flower bouquets, a staggeringly beautiful selection of jewelry, bath and body works, and lovely giftware. Be sure to grab a hot drink from its in-store counter and check out its handsome hidden courtyard. Other notable Osborne shops include Silver Lotus for clothes and more, Rooster Shoes, and Unique Bunny -- a store inspired by Japanese and Korean pop culture that is as kawaii as its name would suggest.

​Meet the Makers

​Meet the Makers

For a host of local stores all located under one roof year-round, head to The Forks. Here, you can find handmade jewelry, housewares and all things accessory from dconstruct, all manner of Manitoba-made (and themed) products from Forks Trading Company, handcrafted candles from celebrated local company Coal and Canary, a great selection of books (including an abundance of local authors) from McNally Robinson, and one-of-a-kind works of ceramic art at the Jordan Van Sewell Gallery. Of particular note is Teekca’s Aboriginal Boutique, where you can purchase moccasins, jewelry, mukluks and art, all of which is made by local Indigenous peoples.

Malls for all

Malls for all

Have your desires for international brands covered too, with two of the largest shopping centres in Central Canada ready to wow you with their wares.   

At CF Polo Park you’ll find Anthropologie, Apple, Aritzia, Club Monaco, Coach, Le Creuset, Lululemon, Roots and so many more, while Outlet Collection Winnipeg (OCW) features nearly 100 fashion brands all under one huge roof, with ample space for ambling about. OCW also has numerous services – including free walkers, wheelchairs and motorized scooters, free WiFi, and family areas – to make your shopping experience that much smoother. 

For a full listing of local Winnipeg shops, head to our Shopping Website.

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