For your holiday shopping, we wanted to introduce you to various local shops with an authentic selection of warm clothes to bundle up for the winter season. They all have online shops and curbside pickup options to shop safely from the comfort of your own home.
Here is our selection:
Anne Mulaire is a Winnipeg brand for women, whose creations incorporate ethics, natural fabrics, history and eco-friendly. Designer Anne is of Franco Métis origin and her identity is reflected in her clothes.
Our Recommendation: Leggings with unique patterns and unique masks which part of the proceeds go towards community organizations.
How to Buy: On the Anne Mulaire website. Canada-wide delivery available. Pick-up is possible Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the store located at 412 Mulvey Avenue in Winnipeg by calling in advance.
Behind Etchiboy, we find Miguel Vielfaure and a Quechua tribe from the Cusco region in Peru. This South American population is linked to Indigenous and Métis populations in Manitoba through the manufacturing of quality textiles.
Our Recommendation: The sash, so you will be ready for the next edition of the Festival du Voyageur. The slippers, too, with their sheep and alpaca fur will keep your feet warm.
How to Buy: On the Etchiboy online store. Delivery anywhere in Canada is available.
HéHo! You don’t have to wait until February to bring a piece of Festival home, check out the Festival du Voyageur boutique. A whole range of Festival-coloured products await you, from souvenirs to kitchenware, musical instruments, and clothing.
Our Recommendation: Socks with messages, whether it’s joie de vivre, caribou or a simple HéHo! seem to represent the Festival spirit.
How to Buy: Online on the FDV Boutique website.
Nestled in the oldest building in Winnipeg in the Saint-Boniface Museum, the Belle Boutique Blanche is worth a visit. You will find works by local artisans, Indigenous art and jewelry, French-Canadian and Métis items, and classic children’s toys.
Our Recommendation: The Manitoba 150 jerseys that commemorate our province’s birthday in 2020 are flattering and stylish. Another must-have is the Voyageur toque available in four colours in alpaca wool.
How to Buy: Online on the Belle Boutique Blanche website, gift cards are also available. Items will be available for pickup at the boutique on Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.
Beadwork is a very important part of Indigenous and Métis culture. Melanie Gamache started using beads in 2015 and her Borealis Beading business grew along with her appetite to share Métis culture and history.
Our Recommendation: Christmas stockings are the perfect addition to your Christmas decoration.
How to Buy: Melanie is present at various Christmas markets across the province (Richer in early December and Kelwood in mid-December) and her artwork is also available in the Borealis Beading online store.
Buying second hand is cool. It’s good for the planet, it’s good for the wallet and it’s good to be original because you don’t risk running into someone wearing the same outfit as you! It’s for all these reasons that Natasha Rey decided to open Nuage Vintage in 2019. She offers unique pieces, all vintage.
Our Recommendation: Since it’s winter, I would definitely set my sights on a coat or a long skirt. The page on each garment includes its origin as well as the precise measurements necessary for a smooth purchase process!
How to Buy: Online on the Nuage Vintage website. Delivery is free in Winnipeg and costs $14 for the rest of Manitoba.
If environmental protection is important to you, SOL Designs is for you. All products are vegan and made in accordance with ecological and social standards from recycled products!
Our Recommendation: The bags! Made from vinyl, wood, bamboo or even a tire, they really stand out from your typical handbags.
How to Buy: Online at the SOL Designs store. Delivery is free. You can also meet the designer at the St. Norbert’s Farmers Market.