Independent retailers often stock those special, one-of-a-kind items that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, when you shop at a locally-owned business, your money stays in the community and supports the home-grown artists and producers who helped make the items you purchased.
To help inspire your holiday shopping this season, we’ve compiled this list of fashion products from some amazing Futurpreneur-supported businesses.
The Tux Pant from (Ag)+(Au) Clothing
This modern take on a classic tux pant is the perfect item to take you from office to evening. Made in Canada from lightweight, super soft, 100% Organic Tencel, these will keep you looking stylish and put together no matter where your day takes you!
Crew Socks from Blue Q from Stitch & Treadle
Something to add a little humor to your workday. Women’s shoe size 5-10. 69% combed cotton; 30% nylon; 1% spandex. Also available in men’s! 1% of sales supports the humanitarian work of Doctors without Borders.
$15.99 – $18.99 CAD
Liberty Print, Skinny tie and Pocket Square from CMP Couture
Handmade in Toronto by designer Christine Peter. A luxurious cotton lawn from Liberty of London creates a beautiful tie and matching pocket square that work together, or perfectly on their own for a more casual look. Get him a tie he’ll actually want to wear this year!
Aurora Series Earrings from hk+np studio inc.
Nothing is more magical than watching the northern lights dance upon the canvas of the night. This phenomena is the sun’s gift to our long winter nights and the inspiration behind the new Aurora Series. Swirls of reflection dancing on twisting forms reminds us of the playful movement of these celestial lights. The creators have taken the magic of these lights and twisted them into these Aurora Series Earrings. These sterling silver (nickel-free) stud earrings have a beautiful geometric form and look great for both casual and formal occasions. The earrings are handcrafted in Japan with the highest quality of materials and with exceptional care. They come in both matte and mirror finishes and measure 18mm in diameter.
$330.00 CAD (free shipping with promo code FREERIDE)
Tote Bag for Rolling Walker from Tonomy Shop
This classic tote bag is a great gift for older loved ones who get around with the help of a rollator. This unique design attaches to the top of the frame close to the handle to keep important belongings within easy reach. Designed and handmade in Canada.
The Travel Set | Leather Camera Bag + Leather Camera Strap from Jolie Laide
The Travel Set was designed with the nomadic photographer in mind, one who plans on traveling light with their camera, yet wants a leather camera strap and a leather camera bag that is versatile, stylish and refined.
The Boatneck Sweatshirt from FRANC
Stay comfy but look elevated. Not your average sweatshirt, it’s elevated in style but holds true on the comfort. This boatneck sweatshirt has shoulder panels to keep it laying nice on your shoulders, is a little higher in the front and scooped low in the back. It’s the perfect length for high-rise bottoms or for a nice layer to wear over dresses. Made ethically in Canada in a super soft bamboo cotton fleece.
Real Rabbit Fur from QueenMarketplace
This women’s three-quarter sleeve length coat is made with real rabbit fur and genuine leather. Currently 40% off, with free worldwide shipping, 45-day money back guarantee and 100% safe payment.
Verona Leather Loafer from Maguire Boutique
From day to play, these comfy loafers made in Italy will carry you through. Montreal based, Maguire creates high-end accessories without the high-end prices, putting design and transparency at the heart of their practices. Available in various colours.
Frames for Spring-Summer 2017 from Lunetterie Générale
Very high-quality glasses designed in Asbestos (Quebec) and made by master craftsmen in Japan. The next collection, to be launched next spring, will include, among others, wood frames made in Canada.
$475.00 – $605.00 CAD
Arrabelle Hooded Poncho from vilainevilain.com
The Arrabelle Hooded Poncho in cashmere has lovely synthetic-leather accents. The poncho, with its pointed hemline, isperfect for cool summer evenings and the first days of fall. A light cover-up that’s the height of fashion. Dare to attract attention!
Hana Bralette from Love & Beyond Lingerie
Hana is spontaneous. It will always bring you unconditional love. The pursuit of your goals begins with this bralette. It will follow you through all your emotions. No one can be indifferent to its delicate simplified back and it will go perfectly with all your tops.
Handbag with interchangeable flaps from Kanevas
The perfect handbag for women who want their bag to match their outfit or for those who often change their mind. All you have to do is change the bag’s flap or strap to get a whole new look.
SARA Backpack from Lambert Design Inc.
The SARA backpack is the perfect bag for women seeking a sophisticated look and total practicality. It has a lined pocket for a tablet or laptop as well as other useful compartments. And delivery is FREE across Quebec!
Noiceure Dress from Vymoo
This minimalist black dress made is from organic cotton and recycled polyester. Made in Quebec.