Retail

Shop local! From furniture and home décor to clothing and books, there’s a place for just about everything you need in the city.

ARTS

Bell Arte Camera
Local camera shop with an in-house printing studio. Awesome customer service

Curry’s
Fine art supplies on Main St W & Dundurn

Dr Disc
Hamilton institution for all things vinyl and music

DVSA Annual Auction
Each spring the Dundas Valley School of Art hosts an annual auction, with over 1500 pieces of local art. 

Hamilton Potters Guild Sales
Held in the spring and fall, this is a great place to pick up some local craftwork and Christmas gifts. 

Mixed Media
Art supplies, paper goods, gifts – there’s a little bit of everything here. Located in Westdale Village (same owners as King West books)

Needlework
Amazing little fabric shop on James N – sells modern patterns and offers creative workspaces

Ottawa St Textile District  
Sewers should head to the historic Ottawa St textile district to find fabric for their next project

Sealed Art
High-quality custom framing for your artwork and prints.

STORE
A James St N shop that features pottery, artwork and jewellery of local artists and craftspeople.

Square Foot Show

Annual art sale created by local artist Julia Veenstra. Buy affordable 12×12 original pieces from artists across North America. 

West Hamilton Artists Tour
Annual Mother’s Day weekend art tour. Pick up original art and craftwork from some talented local artists and makers.

BOOKS

Epic Books
Two locations – one on Locke Street and the second (“The Sequel”) in the Playhouse Theatre on Sherman Ave. Make sure to check out their events calendar for readings and conversations with authors

JH Gordon Books
International Village seller with a mix of new and used titles. They also carry a lot of local books by Hamilton authors

King West Books
Westdale Village book store by the owners of Mixed Media which is right next door

River Trading Company
Friendly little used book shop on Barton St. Bring your read books here for store credit. 

The City & The City Books
New and used books at a cute little shop on Ottawa St N

 

Clothing & Accessories

Blackbird Studios
Longtime Hamilton-based label with retro-inspired silhouettes in custom screen printed fabrics

Charles & Hunt
Menswear retailer located in the Lister Block on James N. Offer styling and personal shopping experiences. 

Girl on the Wing
Clothing, shoes and accessories in the International Village. Check them out for clothing in unique prints from independent designers.

La Bichette
James North boutique offering trendy women’s apparel and accessories

MettaMade
Made in Hamilton clothing by a mother daughter team. There is a great message of sustainability and size inclusivity behind the label

vintagesoulgeek
Incredibly curated collection of vintage clothing and accessories. They have also supplied wardrobe for many of the productions filmed in the city.

Floral & garden

Gather

Colourful James N florist specializing in celebrations and events.

Floral & Brick

Sustainable florist using only locally grown flowers.

Harper’s Garden Centre
Over 70 years in operation, this place has everything for your outdoor garden and indoor jungle.

i fiori
Florist on James N with a beautiful selection of arrangements, houseplants and pots.

Satellite Garden Centre
Big garden and landscape centre on Rymal Road with a huge selection of plants and flowers.

Sticks and Stones
Fair trade and full service florist located in the East End. 

Tropical Expressions 
Exotic houseplants and bonsai trees just off Concession St on the mountain

Wears Flowers & Garden Centre
Florist, garden centre and petting zoo(!) on King St E. Located in the former, historic home of the Gage family.  

Westdale Florist
Flower shop in Westdale village since 1946!

HOME FURNISHINGS & DECOR

Antique Avenue
Don’t walk by this massive basement shop on Ottawa St. Amazing antique furniture, a massive record collection, home decor, kitsch and just about anything else you can think of

Bephi Home
Online seller of vintage furniture and housewares

Birdy’s Bygones
Cute selection of 60s and 70s vintage.

Chaises Musicales
James North furniture store specializing in mid century style furniture, but you’ll also find decor, turntables, and books

Fat Dachshund Vintage
Instagram and Etsy shop with vintage home decor. If you love whimsical objects, you’ll love this seller.

Filter
Highly curated collection of mostly mid-century furniture and decor, including a lot of collector’s items. 

Free Love Girl Finds
Instagram seller of boho furniture and all things rattan

Hoot Furnishings
Collection of eclectic vintage pieces – there is a little bit of everything here!

Locke St Antiques
For those who love traditional style, here is a great collection of Victorian and early 20th century furniture and housewares

Lofty Ambitions
Large selection of modern, Canadian-made furniture

Lulu & Lavigne
Home décor and gifts, with a full section of Hamilton themed products

Mid 20th Lounge
Mid-century furniture and home décor from this IG seller.

Pale Blue Dot

Ethically made, low waste products and alternatives to plastic and
single-use items. Located on James N.

Pretty Grit
Design-focused boutique with something for everyone. Come for a gift for a friend, leave with some cute new throw pillows for you.

Royal Flush

Cool selection of vintage home décor (and clothing) on Barton St.

Shabby Tabby Vintage
Etsy shop with vintage housewares, glassware and seasonal décor. 

Spare Change Furnishings
Online seller of retro home furnishings and decor – super affordable!

The Casual Gourmet
Selection of kitchenware and specialty foods in the Village of Westdale. Great place to get gifts for the food lover in your life.

Vintage Charm
Home décor and refinished furniture on Locke St