We proudly carry products from over seventy Canadian designers, with over seventy percent also produced in Canada.
Shopgirls’ owner, Michelle Germain’s passion for supporting locally designed and produced goods started when she realized a common problem that Canadian brands faced. They all had beautiful wares, but nowhere to showcase them. She first kicked off pop up markets for them to sell at and warm fuzzies about helping out local designers that we’re as passionate as she was ensued. Their continued success prompted us to create a home for these brands year round and, so, Shopgirls was born. And then something magical happened; by supporting local designers, they in turn supported local manufacturers, couriers, seamstresses, you name it.
The ripples made by carrying Canadian goods spread out for an undeniably positive impact on the community. Literally undeniable, as for every $100 spent at local, small businesses, $45 is recirculated into the community, compared to the $14 for every $100 recirculated by larger, international chains.
While initially only carrying items designed and produced entirely Canadian, we have expanded to include some of our favourite international produced brands to offer more price points and showcase the pretties we just couldn’t resist.
By buying Canadian, you’ll not only look great, but feel great about your choice to support our economy and designers that wouldn’t be able to exist otherwise.