Fall in Love with Local Fashion

Sometimes, shopping for clothes is an impulsive decision. You see a celebrity rocking a cute sweater and you immediately head for Google trying to find the (more affordable) match. Or, you scroll through Pinterest looking for the perfect fall boots, and the next thing you know, you’ve added six outfits to your cart.

But it has to be said it is even more fun to make an impulsive purchase while browsing in a local clothing store. Sure, it’s easy to flip through an inbox full of promo codes just like everyone else. But when all is said and done, you’ll be walking around dressed like…everyone else.

There’s something very “Hallmark movie” about shopping at a local boutique. The friendly, personal interaction with staff, beautifully decorated window displays, and one-of-a-kind pieces hand-selected by the store owner…… it’s more personable, memorable, and it’s a hands-on experience. Keyword: experience.

Oakville and Burlington are home to many long-loved and newly opened shops and boutiques. Each one is different from the next. When you buy from a local shop, you’re buying from a neighbour – someone with a strong desire for fashion. And judging by their creations and selections, it shows.

In some shops, like Joseph Tassoni in Burlington, you’ll find clothing made by a local designer with locally sourced materials. While in other shops like Joelle’s in Burlington and Zahara’s Boutique in Oakville, you’ll find an edited selection of fashion-forward shoes, accessories, and clothing handpicked by owners Joelle or Tracey. Looking for something cozy? Check out C’est Naturel Boutique in Burlington; owner Bemi has a wonderful selection of elegant clothing that’s warm and comfortable.

Shopping local is knowing that you’ll find brands you love in shops you won’t find anywhere else. Boa Boutique in Oakville gets new merchandise every week – mostly one of each size, which allows for shoppers to get more exclusivity. Bocana in Burlington is your go-to boutique for a safe and private appointment with bra-fitting specialists. And there are so many more.

We’ve pulled together some of our favourite local fall fashion finds. Shop in-store for that Hallmark experience, or, if you really do like to *add to cart*, you can shop many of them online, too.

Lana’s Boutique | Oakville

Toques galore! These stylish toques will jeep you warm and cozy through the Fall and Winter months – available in a variety of colours and designs.


Jus B’ Gauze | Burlington

Sweater weather is officially here! Upgrade your wardrobe with all of this season’s essentials, including gorgeous knits in classic neutral hues – like this one from Jus B’ Gauze. Cozy, trendy and with a flattering asymmetrical cut.


Rustic Daisy’s | Waterdown

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… slipper season! These leather slippers will keep your feet warm and toasty as the temperature begins to dip. Available in a variety of sizes an colours for both men and women.


Bella & Coop | Waterdown

This Caden Jacket is giving us all the Fall vibes! You’ll love the soft luxurious fabric and the relaxed silhouette will give you that effortlessly chique look. Available in three gorgeous neutral hues – Olive, Mink, and Camel – it will soon become your go-to jacket of the season. Style it with your favourite scarf and you’re ready to go!


Joseph Tassoni | Burlington

Buttery-soft and luxurious, Joseph Tassoni Silk Knit Bamboo Loungewear is the perfect gift to wrap your loved ones in. Proudly Made in Canada and available in sizes for both men and women!


Leguano – The Barefoot Store | Oakville

Meet the Husky – the Fall/Winter boot you never knew you needed! The extremely flexible and non-slip sole will give you a natural “barefoot” feeling, while the inner lining provides superior comfort and warmth.


Joelle’s | Burlington

As we prepare for our Canadian winter, scarves are an essential accessory to keep us warm (and looking stylish!). Bundle up with this cozy Alpaca wool scarf, with a colour scheme that goes with just about any Fall or Winter coat!


Bos & Co Footwear Store | Burlington

Living in Canada, we need to have the right footwear for the changing seasons. These waterproof leather Bos & Co boots will keep your feet warm, dry and happy no matter the weather! In a gorgeous sangria hue, the Ingle features an ultra-soft micro fiber lining, and moisture-wicking technology.


ChangeHouse Store – Burlington

Layer on warmth with this stylish open-front vest from ChangeHouse Store! Dress it up or dress it down, it’s an easy-going style perfect for work or the weekend!


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