Located in the Byward Market neighborhood, Vertigo Records is a record store with a variety of more than 15,000 LP's, as well as a selection of a little more than 7000 CD's and DVD's available. If you think that this store is of no use to you as you do not own a turn table, do not worry as you can buy one here as well! Not only do they sell records but they also purchase from from patrons as well. If you are looking for a particular record, feel free to ask them for it, as they will be happy to custom order it for you. Drop in and pick up your favorite LP to listen to it in the original unspoiled sound quality.
Situated near Lansdowne Park, Ottawa Farmers' Market is a popular spot among locals and tourists alike. If you want a glimpse of local culture, this is the place to come to. The market is not only a place for farmers to sell their grain and fresh produce but also the place where handicrafts items, baked goods, preserves and jams and other locally crafted items can be found. Food stalls offering local street food can also be found here. A stroll though this market not only promises to be rewarding for a cook looking for the freshest vegetables and fruits but also for a tourist looking for souvenirs.
Located in Centretown Ottawa, the Book Bazaar is a secondhand bookstore that every ardent reader absolutely must head to. Offering an exhaustive range of used books, many of which are no longer in print and are extremely rare, this shop is a paradise for bookworms. No matter what the subject is, be it agriculture, Canadian literature, medicine, law, history, food, mathematics, aviation, Aboriginal people, economics, mythology, politics, religion, travel, science or even women's studies, there are books on it available at the Book Bazaar! Besides books, there is also a large section of sheet music to be found here.
Located in downtown Ottawa, the Sparks Street is a pedestrian lane which runs from Elgin Street to Bronson Avenue. This street is home to the Sparks Street Mall which has a number of outdoor eateries and artwork. Apart from this, the street also houses some of the most important structures of this city. National War Memorial, National Arts Centre, Ottawa Post Office and 'Joy' copper sculpture are all a part of this lively stretch. The vibrancy of Spark Street comes from its annual festivals and events. These events, historic structures and shops attract both locals and and equal number of tourists. Shopping at Sparks Street is a wonderful experience as well. There are a number of leading fashion outlets along the street that make it a shopping hub too!
Located in the Byward Market, Milk Shop is an absolute must visit for all those who wish to make a statement and have a love for unique and unconventional things. Offering a wide variety of accessories which includes coin purses with cat faces in different expressions, knitted socks in Aztec prints, monogrammed key chains, handmade notebooks, headphone organizers, bookmarks, jewelry, pennants and funny gifting cards, this store is one you will not want to miss out on. Stop by to pick up something fun and one-of-a-kind, that will make you the envy of every eye.
This center is quite popular with cinema-goers and shoppers alike. As well as unique specialty shops, the mall boasts popular chain stores like Toys 'R Us, Club Monaco, The Gap, Athlete's World and Sport Chek. Sears and The Bay are the two main department stores. Located off the Queensway at St Laurent Boulevard, the shopping center is only a few minutes' drive from downtown Ottawa.
If you are looking for unique styles then Twiss & Weber is the place to be. From woolens, jackets, skirts to dresses, tops and more, Twiss & Weber is where you can put an entire look together without burning your wallet. The store prides itself on the quality of their raw materials which give patrons, long-lasting clothing. Customized orders are accepted at Twiss & Weber and they also offer private shopping services. If you wish to revamp your entire wardrobe then Twiss & Weber is here to help.
Green Tree Eco Fashion is a store that every eco-friendly woman will absolutely adore. Located in Westboro, this independent designer store offers a clothing line that has bold and chic. Clothes here are made completely with materials that are eco-friendly and sourced using sustainable methods. If you are looking to make a statement that says you can care for the environment and at the same time look absolutely fabulous, this is the store for you. From casual every day wear to classy evening attire and dresses, Green Tree has everything. There are even a number of vegan products made by local designers available here. Drop in to check out their colorful funky jewelry that is fairly traded and made from recycled paper.
The shoes at Glebe Trotters appeal to people that put a lot of miles on their feet. You'll find all the brands that specialize in comfort, like Simple, Timberland and Clarks, all of which have rugged styles and practical designs. It is a great place to buy winter boots that actually keep you warm and dry, or sandals that deliver comfort on those long days of wandering. The shop is small but it provides a decent selection and helpful service.
For more than three decades, this little shop at the Byward Market has been a go-to for those in the know for a wide variety of Asian goods. Fairway Trading Co. counts among the oldest purveyors of Asian goods in the city, offering everything from spices and ethnic food products to exotic glassware and much more. Of note is their fine collection of Asian teas, crockery as well as crafts. It is also one of the few shops in the city offering Bonsai plants.
Adorit is a boutique that lives up to its name by offering products and service that patrons absolutely adore. This store sells an extensive variety of clothes, accessories and other products that are all handmade locally and are fairly traded. Located in the Byward Market area, this is one truly local store that you cannot miss out on as you will not find it anywhere else! Drop in to buy something unique and stylish that will make you the envy of every eye. With service that is friendly, fun and dedicated to helping, Adorit is a shopping experience that you will not forget.