Canada's 150th birthday party is just around the corner and you've got nothing to wear! Well, look no further Ottawa, Wellington West has just what the doctor ordered - spectacular Canadian fashion and accessories on sale June 24th! It's Buy Canadian Weekend and it's coming up soon!
Wellington West is the place to be with a ton of great sales coming up on Saturday, June 24th. But also be sure to check out Craftfest at Albert Island where many of your local faves will be displaying their wares all weekend long. Then on Sunday June 25th it's city wide Buy Canadian Day with great deals to be had all over town, but the best ones are right here in Wellington West!
Wellington West is home to the city's best & biggest selection of Canadian made clothing, accessories and homewares. In honour of this weekend, the boutiques of Wellington West will be featuring makers in their windows work, work, working away and practicing their craft.
Viens Avec Moi (1338 Wellington St. West #100): Krista Norris is an Ottawa-based accessory designer of contemporary scarves. Working with factories in Toronto to keep her line Made in Canada, she prides herself on designing authentic, classic, and Canadian pieces to sell internationally. Come meet the designer and watch her in action as we host a special and unique Norris pop up shop.
*Krista Norris scarves, pictured above, will be available at Viens Avec Moi.
Muriel Dombret (1258 Wellington St. West): Muriel Dombret [Clothes] has been creating timeless minimalistic designs for the modern woman for the past 25 years. The line consists of a classics collection and ever changing seasonal collectins. Superior fabrics ensure style and durability. the entire Muriel Dombret collection is made in-house and can be personalized to your needs.
Kindred (1243 Wellington St. West): Meet Nathan Dubo - designer, metalsmith and Kindred Shop & Studio co-owner. He will be creating a metal wall art installation and wall hangings for sale. Visit us at 1243 Wellington St. West for Kindred's in-house jewellery lines Früg, Rüsse, Tamar Steinborn Jewellery, Früg Alkemie candles and our new housewares creations.
JV Studios and Boutique (1282A Wellington St. West): Meet local maker Fran Miles of Open Fire Jewellery at JV Studios. See her work, and view her expanded collection. Open Fire combines raw, polished and faceted gemstones with clean, minimalists design. Each piece is one of a kind and made using .925 Sterling Silver & 14k Goldfill.
* Open Fire Jewellery, pictured above, will be available at JV Studios.
Twiss & Weber (1282-C Wellington St. West): Owners Twiss and Weber will be demonstrating the complex yet simple way they modify their fabrics, making your piece and style one of a kind and made in Ottawa. Should you miss the event - come in and see our ready to wear - or have an item customized to your size.
Flock (1275 Wellington St. West): While we're mostly known in the 'hood for our hand silk-screened tees featuring all kinds of great Canadian images (moose, maple syrup and our newest release: bees!) we also make other crafty things in our studio! Most afternoons we can be found singing along to tunes while carving clay into studs, playing with glitter or cutting fabric. Join us on Saturday, June 24th at Flock for a crafty demo!
Victoire (1282-B Wellington St. West): Enter the world of Noemiah, multi-disciplinary maker from Montreal. Whether it's jewelry, clothing, illustration, leather work or pottery, it's always distinctly Noemiah.
* Noemiah accessories, pictured above, will be available at Victoire.
Also, on Sunday, June 25th there are ever more special deals in store for you. Save the HST at 30 Ottawa stores when you Buy Canadian. Participating BIAs include: Bank St., Chinatown, The Glebe, Little Italy, Spark St., Quatier Vanier, Downtown Rideau, Byward Market, and Westboro. Check out the interactive map here: www.BUYCANADIANDAY.ca
Wear your Canadian pride on your sleeve! Hope to see you on Wellington West this weekend!