We love people who love Winnipeg. We love it even more when those people create innovative, creative and unique-to-us businesses. CURRENT is about celebrating everything that's best in our city, so here are some of our favourite local wares and shops:
g is for glasses
The ladies at g is for glasses bring in some of the most beautiful and unique glasses from around the world to be featured in their shop on Taylor Avenue. Every pair is a statement, and you're guaranteed to see some shapes and colours you never imaged in a set of spectacles. As an added bonus, their staff are enthusiastic, passionate about glasses and a blast to shop with. Even during Covid-times, the shopping experience is somehow even better - let them curate a selection to flatter your face and elevate your style.
Shop Take Care
Come experience a fresh new take on consignment shopping at Shop Take Care. With locations in Osborne Village and the Exchange District, you'll find a bit of everything you love, presented in a whole new way. Their consignment collection is arranged by colour, their in-house brand House Ghost Collection is gender-neutral, plus they've got accessories, stationary, home-goods and all the little touches that make perfect gifts for you or your loved ones.
Destiny Seymour is a proud Anishinaabe with a Masters in Interior Design. Her heritage and her passion for design combined to create Indigo Arrows, a line of home decor items including pillows, linens, furniture pieces, and quilts. She wants to bring Indigenous art into everyday use, harkening back to a time when her ancestors adorned their tools with beadwork and design. Her goal of a contemporary expression of Indigenous design hits the mark: her beautiful and earthy designs are the right fit for any room, and invite discussion and reflection.
One thing we've learned is that it's always the right time for a pastry. Oh Doughnuts has you covered whether you're looking for a fun dessert or office snacks that are sure to please. Located in a cozy shop on Broadway, you'll always find something to tempt you on their ever-rotating menu. Get adventurous with bacon-topped doughnuts or play it safe with a classic chocolate dip. You can't go wrong. And you should probably buy one more for later, just in case.
Coal & Canary
Fresh off a feature on the Wix.com website for experiencing phenomenal online growth, these candlemakers' flagship store is located in the heart of the city at The Forks. Whether you're relaxing in a bubble bath, journaling out your days' thoughts or sitting down to supper with someone special, everything is better with Coal & Canary candles. They last forever, they're locally-made and with names like "Pink Lips & Limo Trips" and "Top Knot & Tequila Shots," it's easy to find the perfect scent for any mood. Find them on Instagram or shop online.