Where to Shop on Hamilton’s James Street North

Check out vintage shops and local boutiques in this shopping district.

White Elephant

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.

Vintage Shops

Hawk & Sparrow

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.

Vintage Charm

Stop by Vintage Charm for shabby chic furniture, plus all the accoutrements necessary for repurposing your own.

Local Boutiques

White Elephant

The focus here is small-batch producers—scan the racks for local fashions, but don’t ignore the cool paper goods.

Mixed Media

The first stop for art-lovers, Mixed Media carries arts and crafts supplies, plus giftware, within its century-old storefront.

The Hamilton Store

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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