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5 Must-visit Boutiques in Windsor-Essex

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When it comes to shopping, I like to consider myself an expert. When it comes to finding the best local shops, I’d say I’m a pro. In every corner of our region, there’s a space to get lost in when shopping for yourself or someone you love. There’s something so exciting about finding a unique piece in a local shop; one, because you know your finds will be truly authentic, and two, because you know you’re supporting a local small business where every dollar spent helps fuel the creativity and drive that helps our local entrepreneurial ecosystem thrive. The following are my picks for the top 5 must-visit boutiques in YQG. 

1. November’s Eve 
Visit them @ 100 Lesperance Rd Unit 2, Tecumseh, Ontario 

Step into the world of November’s Eve, where European-inspired elegance meets trendy affordability. Founded by Amanda Russo-Korta, November’s Eve Jewelry began as a polymer clay jewelry business before evolving into a brick-and-mortar boutique in Tecumseh. November’s Eve jewelry features a carefully curated selection of high-quality pieces using various metals and mediums. Find custom hair accessories, makeup, and jewelry sourced from Canadian and woman-owned small businesses. Looking for a unique party idea? Sign up for one of their charm parties, where guests can create jewelry under expert guidance. 

Pro tip: Have a Swiftie in your life? NEJ has the cutest Taylor Swift-inspired merch!  

2. Bunch
Visit them @ 1018 Drouillard Rd, Windsor, ON 

For those seeking comfort, excitement, and a touch of nostalgia, Bunch is the ultimate destination. Located in the heart of Ford City, this boutique offers a curated collection of goods for the home and body, with a cozy retro vibe.

Founder Lauren’s passion for design and vintage finds shines through in Bunch’s eclectic mix of products, which range from home decor to small-scale clothing designers’ creations. “From the moment someone walks into Bunch, I want them to feel like they have just stepped back in time (or into their grandparent’s basement). Filling every nook and cranny with vintage decor and furniture was in the works since the very beginning of Bunch in 2021. I want people to not only shop but come and hang out, read a book, and enjoy the space!” says Lauren Potvin, owner of Bunch. “Curating items from all over North America, I want to highlight the makers, artists, and small businesses that hand make and design their own products. I look for items that have the aesthetic that fit in the store, are high quality and also aren’t mass-produced. The end result is this space that, in the simplest way to put it, is a bunch of stuff- and also a bunch of my favourite stuff! Fun apparel, unique home decor, and retro and vintage goods that could work pretty much anywhere.” With a focus on sustainability, Bunch supports independent designers and artisans while minimizing its environmental impact, making it a conscious shopper’s paradise. 

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3. Jones & Co
Visit them @ 1755 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON 

Situated in historic Walkerville, Jones & Co. exudes happiness with its thoughtfully curated selection of gifts and accessories. From greeting cards to custom fashions, this boutique has something for everyone. I like to call this shop my best-kept secret since I do a majority of my gift shopping there. “[Jones & Co.] is a place where everyone feels welcome and can enjoy a relaxing peruse,” says Louise Jones. “I love going to unique shops and have since I was little. Jones & Co. feels to me like my favourite part of all those shops rolled into one.”  

Whether you’re searching for unique home decor or the perfect gift for the person who has everything, check out Jones & Co.’s eclectic storefront. 

Pro Tip: Have a little one that likes to play dress up? Shop their kid’s section in the back for the sweetest costumes that will liven up any tea party! 
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4. Whiskeyjack Boutique
Visit them @ 68 University Ave W, Windsor, ON 

Celebrate all things Canadian at Whiskeyjack Boutique, a downtown Windsor gem dedicated to showcasing locally-made products from coast to coast. From quirky candles to artisanal jewelry, this gift and souvenir shop offers a diverse range of Canadian-made goods, including locally roasted coffee and maple syrup. “Whiskeyjack Boutique is a woman-owned shop in downtown Windsor that sells Canadian-made gifts and souvenirs. We’re very passionate about supporting Canadian artists, makers and authors, so we’ve dedicated our space to showcasing all the incredible talent right in our own backyard. With a great selection of books, candles, jewelry, pantry items, stationery and more, you can wrap up the perfect gift for any occasion. Visit us in-person or shop online with free local delivery for orders $50+ in Windsor, LaSalle and Tecumseh, as well as free Canadian-wide shipping for any orders $50+.” -Katie Stokes (Co-owner) 

Pro Tip: Are you a book lover looking for a book club to join? Check out the WJB book club for literary discussions and exclusive discounts on selected titles!  
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5. Eh Plus Vintage
Visit them @ 469 Pelissier St, Windsor, ON 

Experience the thrill of thrifting at Eh Plus Vintage, where owner Rachael curates a collection of trendy, sustainable fashion finds. Since opening in October 2022, Eh Plus Vintage has become a beloved destination for vintage enthusiasts. Rachael’s dedication to finding secondhand pieces from various sources ensures that each item is unique and of the highest quality. “I’ve always loved thrifting and treasure hunting for unique items and pieces,” says Rachael. “I’d often leave behind something really cool because it didn’t fit me or I didn’t need it, and I couldn’t handle the thought that someone may not get it and it could end up in a landfill – so, that’s where it all began!” With an active social media presence and a loyal community of customers, Eh Plus Vintage exemplifies the shift towards sustainable fashion and conscious consumerism.  
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Windsor-Essex’s local boutiques offer more than just products—they provide a glimpse into the region’s culture, creativity, and community spirit. Whether you’re searching for the perfect piece of jewelry, a cozy home decor item, or a sustainable fashion find, these boutiques have something special for everyone.

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