Art is the new steel in Hamilton. An influx of artisans has transformed James Street North into an enclave of indie shops, cafés and galleries, turning The Hammer into Brooklyn of the North. Here are six places to check out.
If you’re looking for variety, this shop offers up an eclectic mix of second-hand and new women’s and men’s clothing.
Travel through the decades at Newold’s, where retro wear, including children’s clothing, is in abundance.
Stop by Vintage Charm for shabby chic furniture, plus all the accoutrements necessary for repurposing your own.
The focus here is small-batch producers—scan the racks for local fashions, but don’t ignore the cool paper goods.
The first stop for art-lovers, Mixed Media carries arts and crafts supplies, plus giftware, within its century-old storefront.
For made-in-Hamilton souvenirs head here to find everything from honey to art by local artisans.
Local souvenir: Lavender grown at the edge of the city is transformed into candles, soaps and essential oils by Weir’s Lane Lavender & Apiary, available at The Hamilton Store.
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Where to Go Shopping in Victoria
Whether you're looking for antique treasures, locally made bath and beauty products or unique clothing, Victoria delivers. Shop for retro treasures at Zeitgeist Vintage Store, buy records at The Turntable in Fan Tan Alley and pick up some cool stationary at The Regional Assembly of Text.