Top 10 Must Visit Shops in Victoria
Top Ten Must Visit Local Shops in Victoria!
Being a small business in Victoria, BC connects you to local creatives, entrepreneurs, and collectives. We’ve been able to build great relationships with other sustainable, and locally inspired brick and mortar shops around downtown Victoria and we’re eager to share a list of our favourite recommendations.
If you’re looking to take home a special something for yourself or a charming gift for another, try exploring this list of must-visit local shops in Vic. These brands support everything we love about shopping locally as well as sustainably and we know you will fall in love with them too.
Listed in alphabetical order:
Best For | Vegan-friendly snacks!
Ethics | 99.9% Vegan, handmade, sustainably packaged, local or Canadian products with the occasional product from small makers in the US or Europe.
Location | 846 Fort St, Victoria, BC
Meet Victoria’s punny and unique “bougie 7-Eleven”! This snackery sparks childlike-candy-store delight in adults with its eccentric treats and one-off products. But this shop doesn’t stop at satisfying only your grumbling tummy. Belle General also carries an assortment of goodies including (but not limited to) apparel, tea, accessories, ceramics, bath and body products, stationery, and a charming pet section. This is Luna’s Owner’s personal favourite go to spot for gifts!
Brica Brac Salvage
Best For | Second-hand collectables, vintage & more!
Ethics | Sustainability, landfill diversion, reusable goods, supporting the community.
Location | 574 Yates St, Victoria BC
Creative geniuses Brica Brac Salvage know how to honour long-lost treasures. Their store is filled with charming, reclaimed items from furniture and kitchenware to ceramics and décor. Promoting a circular economy in Victoria Brica Brac has great prices and fantastic style. In-store, you will also find these local artisans: Rise Consignment (affordable consignment), De Travail (handmade ceramics), and Ro Farmer Studio (illustrations and murals). This shop has something for folks of all ages + genders!
Cheers Vintage Collective
Best For | Curated Vintage pieces from intimates to band tees to cowboy boots
Ethics | Individuality, diversity, sustainability.
Location | 770 Yates St, Victoria, BC
Come back and forth through time and choose which personality best fits your OOTD. Cheers Vintage Collective is owned by a collection of daring entrepreneurial women including Highway Kind Vintage, Csinos Vintage, Star Vintage, Frank Me Down and That Girls Rack. Before opening Cheers, they supported one another’s online businesses through reposting, sharing, and commenting on each other’s social media pages. You can feel the care and advocacy they share with one another when you come into the store and witness the unique brands alongside one another as if neighbours in the most united cul-de-sac.
Best For | Boho aesthetic vintage, oracle decks, elixirs, tools for ritual, creative workshops
Ethics | Locally made, mindful items, supporting local artisans.
Location | 2000 Fernwood Rd, Victoria BC
Zipping over to the charming and artistically, quaint neighbourhood of Fernwood and we’ll find Cream – Life and Style. Filled with bohemian charm, ‘sprinkled with happy dust and eclectic vibes’ owner Stacey Nowak and team fill the shop with vintage, handmade, and mindful goods. Don’t miss out on their workshops and craft nights --- we’ve heard whispers of cocktails and tea service at these events. Fun fact: Cream is located in the space where Luna first operated from 2017-2021! This corner shop has a special place in our hearts.
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Ethics | Local + independent made goods, Size inclusive, Sustainably focused.
Location | 1048 Fort St, Victoria, BC
Of course we had to include ourselves in this list! We’re honoured to be known as one of Victoria’s favourite shops, and we think you’ll agree. We stock over 150 small brands making wellmade and intentional items and our curated second hand section holds an ever rotating supply of the perfect thrift and vintage finds. We’re all about objects worth keeping, and each of the products in our store comes with a story you can take home with it. We’re also proud to carry size inclusive clothing brands, so you can shop sizes XS-4X with us. Find our store on Upper Fort, which has become the perfect shopping destination for sustainable fashion and gifts!
Best For | Sustainable minimalism, ethical fashion, home, and apothecary.
Ethics | Supporting independent, sustainably made brands and designers.
Location | 561 Johnson St Suite 106, Victoria, BC
Modern and minimal, Open House invites serenity and spaciousness with its mindfully curated shelves. Nestled within the heart of Downtown Victoria's historic Lower Johnson St, Paperbox Arcade building you can find Open House down the hall and to the left. Let the textures of objects within connect you closer to your sustainable and minimal self.
Intamo Pleasure Boutique
Best For | Inclusivity, sex toys & pleasurables
Ethics | Allyship, advocacy, ingredient transparency, environmental, consent, boundaries, and inclusive sex education.
Location | 2004 Fernwood Rd, Victoria, BC
Looping back over to our lovely Fernwood Square and you’ll find Intamo, a pot of sex-positive gold at the end of the rainbow. Intamo’s brick-and-mortar store proudly sells ethically sourced sex toys, vibrators, masturbators, plant-based lubes + oils, and kink made primarily by women, queer, and POC-owned businesses. Discover their plant-based lubricants and oils as well as their nourishing and yummy blog posts empowering your relationship with sex. Finally a sex shop that you actually want to go to.
Best For | Curated goods with nervous system support for home and body.
Ethics | Holistic living, harmony with your environment, family.
Location | 1034 Fort St, Victoria, BC
Inspired by her son, Jennifer founded Sensori House with 20 years of combined experience in interior design and knowledge gained through close work with her son and sensory/ somatic therapists. Explore a more holistic way of home design that is compassionate with our sensory needs. Jennifer’s shelves are filled with homewares, weighted pilos, and apothecary essentials for restorative ritual.
The Vend Collective
Best For | Consignment brand name clothing and accessories, local artisan products
Ethics | Prioritising locally made, Canadian, and sustainable goods.
Location | 1032 Fort St, Victoria, BC
Connect with the circular economy of fashion in Victoria. Vend collective is a cosy, cute shop with clothing and accessories for femme/androgynous fashion. On the racks you’ll find circular clothing in exceptional condition from brands like Wilfred, Oak and Fort, Kotn, and local linen designers.
Vintage After Death
Best For | Vintage clothing and accessories from the twentieth century.
Ethics | Sustainable vintage, recycling, landfill diversion.
Location | 523 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC
Located in the historic, Market Square Vintage After Death allows for ‘radical self-expression through style at no sacrifice to our most precious mother earth’. Inside you’ll find bolo ties, mid-century blouses, suede tassels, leather chaps and other twentieth-century gems. Don’t forget to look at the housewares and décor amongst the shelves.
Upcycle Clothing Collective
Best For | Brand name clothing and accessories on consignment, local artisan products
Ethics | Slow fashion production, accessibility, individualism, sustainability, and community.
Location | 517 Fort St #100, Victoria, BC
Upcycle is a celebration of people coming together to actively play a part in a more sustainable future. As a collective space owners Mackenzie and Ira feature used clothing, artists and quality goods that are all working towards social or environmental sustainability. While you’re browsing their racks, be sure to keep an eye out for tags over 30 days old. All of these items are 50% off!