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Sustainable Shops in Halifax

Shopping and traveling consciously is becoming a more mainstream way to experience a new destination, and we are here for it. These are just a few of many local shops that prioritize eco-friendly practices, ethical production standards, timeless design, and high-quality essentials that never go out of style. From clothing to home decor and so much more, find the perfect piece for yourself or someone else at one of these incredible boutiques.

Argyle Fine Art

1559 Barrington St, Halifax

Store type: Art gallery featuring local art

One of Halifax’s top commercial art galleries, Argyle Fine Art has been a favourite shopping destination for over 20 years. This gallery is committed to showcasing Atlantic Canadian art, representing emerging to established artists from Halifax and beyond. With a strong emphasis on supporting the local community, this gallery regularly facilitates workshops and hosts engaging events, fundraisers, public art installations, and more to shine a spotlight on the talented individuals that shape the city’s eclectic art scene. Browse through two floors of incredible art of all kinds, from awe-inspiring paintings to quirky ceramics, and everything between. Argyle Fine Art strives to reuse packing materials whenever possible with a goal to reduce waste at any given opportunity. With so many incredible initiatives at the forefront of this gallery, it’s never felt so good to shop local.

Slowly Slowly

5685 Cunard St, Halifax

Store type: Sustainably sourced clothing and home goods shop

This whimsical boutique offers one-of-a-kind clothing, home, and apothecary goods and strives to solely carry brands and designers who make a positive impact on their communities, the environment, and the individuals that bring their designs to life. Here is where you’ll find fun, colourful pieces that will never go out of style.

Sattva Boutique

2453 Agricola St, Halifax

Store type: Women’s sustainable clothing boutique

Founded on conscious consumerism, this North End boutique offers a selection of stylish, modern, high quality and socially aware products, from clothing to apothecary goods, and more. This shop is home to Sattva by Sarah, an in-house line of quality, versatile clothing designed and crafted with sustainable practices.

MEYVN Sustainable Apparel

2240 Gottingen St, Halifax

Store type: Unisex secondhand clothing shop

A Yiddish translation meaning “one who understands”, MEYVN aims to provide a local, sustainable alternative to fast fashion, and a curated alternative to big-thrift. Founded on the belief that clothes are a tool for personal expression rather than gender confinement, this carefully-curated secondhand boutique offers clothing for all shapes and sizes. MEYVN prioritizes high-quality, sustainably sourced materials to ensure longevity and comfort with each wear. From casual loungewear to formal fits, find the perfect pre-loved piece at an approachable price at this North End nook.

The Loot Vintage

1711 Barrington St, Halifax

Store type: Vintage and thrift clothing boutique

This lively little shop offers a curated selection of secondhand clothing, footwear, and accessories for all crowds. The Loot strives to engage with the local community, inviting people to sell their clothing to the shop on select days. Browse through two floors filled with quirky, stylish pieces, perfect for adding some extra colour to your closet.

Another Shop Boutique

1715 Lower Water St, Halifax

Store type: Women’s sustainable clothing boutique

This sweet seaside boutique offers timeless, modern clothing, jewelry, apothecary goods, and more. Another Shop is the sister store of Sattva Boutique, and follows the same four sourcing pillars: eco, ethical, local and social. Shop here for high-end, long-lasting pieces, wearable for every season and occasion.

Shotgun Vintage

5194 Blowers St 3rd floor, Halifax

Store type: Vintage and upcycled clothing store

If you’re on the hunt for one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories, you’ll find it all at Shotgun Vintage. This vibrant little boutique specializes in reworked clothing with materials sourced from secondhand pieces. From jackets to corsets and more, shop through a selection of quality, quirky pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll also find a selection of curated vintage clothing and jewelry here, making for the perfect statement pieces to add to your wardrobe.

Thief&Bandit

1673 Barrington St 2nd Floor

Store type: Inclusive, hand-printed clothing boutique

Dress yourself in art when you shop from Thief&Bandit, a local brand and boutique known for eye-catching patterns and quality designs. Step inside the boutique to browse through bright and colourful clothing and accessories, and get a look into the process, as the space is also home to the brand’s production studio. Thief&Bandit is founded on core sustainability values; all fabric is printed by hand, and garments are sewn in house and made to order with each piece crafted onsite. This brand is also committed to exclusively using organic textiles, such as jerseys, cottons, raw silks, georgette, and French terry. The water-based acrylic inks they print with are non-toxic, making them safe for waterways and our oceans. Every piece is made to order with inclusive sizing with the intent to empower the wearer.

reiyee clothing

5765 May St, Halifax

Store type: Unisex clothing and vintage furniture

Nestled in Halifax’s North End, this boutique offers a curated selection of vintage clothing, accessories, and home goods. Browse through rare clothing and designer pieces at approachable prices, mid-century modern furniture, and other vintage curiosities at this little light and airy shop.

Lost & Found

2383 Agricola St, Halifax

Store type: Unisex vintage clothing and home goods boutique

This curated vintage store offers a selection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories for every occasion. This shop is also home to The Bounty, featuring a curated collection of vintage and modern pre-loved plus size clothing. You’ll also find some incredible art created by talented locals, retro posters, eclectic homeware and gifts, and more.