what surprised me about halifax this trip was actually the shopping. i’ve found myself drawn to local boutiques over larger chains and i didn’t think halifax had anything like we had in phoenix but i was very, very wrong. if you have been to Halifax chances are you have heard of jennifer’s which is the most touristy local shop in all of province. although nothing is wrong with this, here are a few more places to add to your shopping list when you visit.
1. The Black Market
the black market has been a must visit location for me since i can remember becoming aware that shopping was a thing (it’s funny because we could never remember where it was, but if you need a point, it’s basically on pizza corner and if you ask anyone in halifax they’ll probably know where that is). it is filled with all kinds imported goods that range from clothing to home decor but my favorite thing to buy from here is jewelry. they have an amazing selection of silver rings. i already wear two of their rings every single day and i bought a new daily wearer while i was there this trip!
2. Vintage Shops on Queens Street
this pick is a little more broad but stay with me. at the intersection of spring garden and queens street is a beautiful street of colored buildings that are the home of some really cool vintage shops and have a lot to choose from! you could easily spend in afternoon looking through these shops.
3. Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
this is the place that i bought the most stuff this trip! I would say that made in the maritimes is a more “hip” version of jennifer’s and from what I’ve heard there is more than one location. the particular one we visited was at the hydrostone which turned out to be a cool location i didn’t know about! i bought a few candles and soap for my friends at work and they were a big hit! the fresh flowers candle is for sure on my birthday list.
4. Earth Goddess
this is another shop we stumbled across while at the hydrostone. it is right next to a waffle shop (yup, a waffle shop!) and across the street from made in the maritimes. the women in the shop was super nice and conversational and everything in the shop was BEAUTIFUL! although not everything was made in halifax i am pretty sure everything is made in canada. i bought this adorable card wallet for another friend at work and it says “take more detours” which just fit her perfectly!
5. Lost and Found Vintage
i didn’t take any pictures outside or inside this shop but i bought this print that i am OBSESSED with. i literally have shown this to everyone because i think it just explains me like too perfectly. good humor and start and finish with coffee. so i’m adding this super cute shop in there! go go go! lost and found
do you have any secret cool shops in your city??