Shopping Best Lists

Winnipeg Shops We Don’t Want You to Miss

Off the beaten path of popular shopping hubs or hidden from view, these stores are worth a little hunt.

290 McDermot Ave, 4th Floor Shops

Brave the tiny elevator or hike up the stairs to the 4th floor of this historic Exchange District building and be rewarded with an abundance of local design companies in a sunny studio space. Find button-up shirts from Commonwealth and other artisans.

Location: 290 McDermot, 4th floor

La Parfumerie

Venture to the whimsical house turned fragrance boutique, La Parfumerie, located on a nondescript residential street. This colourful hideaway specializes in “nothing perfume” with customized scents made with quality essential oils, and without alcohol or animal products. Among a wide selection of beautifully handcrafted perfume necklaces, whirling dervish pendants are the perfect refillable vessel.

Location: 145 Evanson St, 204-475-4895

So Over It

Look for the A-frame sign out front leading to a door easily mistaken for an office entrance. Follow the stairs up to So Over It, Little Italy’s answer to luxury goods. The consignment boutique receives daily pre-loved items and vintage classics from popular designer brands like YSL, Marni and Fendi. Coveted vintage Chanel and Hermes bags frequently make an appearance here, but be quick because they get snapped up fast!

Location: 782 Corydon Ave, 204-306-7722

Wilderness Supply

Head to the industrial West End neighbourhood to check out Wilderness Supply‘s impressive selection of outdoor gear and clothing for prairie adventurers. Shop brands like Patagonia, The North Face and a huge selection of Smart Wool socks for all seasons. Friendly and knowledgable staff ensure everyone gets what they came for, making it worth the roundabout route.

Location: 50 Isabel St, 204-783-9555


Tucked away on Lilac Street, just off of the bustling Corydon Avenue, mystery lovers can shop new, collectible and used crime fiction books at this specialty book store filled with shelves stacked high with tomes. At Whodunit?, books for all ages and reading levels are available as well as specials orders. UK and Canadian authors are prominently featured.

Location: 163 Lilac St, 204-284-9100