The Best Independent Fashion Boutiques in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sweet Pea
Sweet Pea | © Courtesy of Sweet Pea Boutique

Aside from trying out new restaurants, checking out new stores is one of the best parts of travel. Kick off your shopping spree with our guide to Halifax’s top independent fashion boutiques.

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Sweet Pea Boutique

The go-to spot for the city’s young and stylin’ crowd, Sweet Pea has been outfitting its customers in chic dresses and rompers for the last 10 years. Owner Johanna Galipeau stocks a select number of each item, so you know you’ll walk out of the store rocking an (almost) one-of-a-kind piece.

Hugo Boss

You’ll find high-end brands like Armani, Hugo Boss, and Canali at this luxury men’s store in downtown Halifax. Opened 20 years ago by former Montreal Canadiens player, Dugger McNeil, a visit to Duggers isn’t just a shopping trip – it’s an experience.

Biscuit General Store

Another hotspot for stylish locals, Biscuit General Store offers hip clothing for men and women with brands including Free People and Canadian designers like Eve Gravel and Allison Wonderland. You’ll also find shoes, accessories, gifts, and cards, which a strong emphasis on local products.

Wildflower Clothing Inc.

Opened in 2000, Wildflower is a popular downtown boutique, stocking contemporary women’s fashion. Come in for fresh, unique pieces.


RCHMND looks like it was lifted straight out of SOHO. The sleek, minimalist store stocks name brands like Acne Studios, ALYX, and Adidas.

Foreign Affair

This upscale spot has been a regular fixture since 1973, providing women of all ages with high-end, quality pieces. Carrying brands including Rebecca Minkoff, DVF, and 7 For All Mankind, Foreign Affair brings the latest fashions to Halifax. Take advantage of their on-site seamstress to get your new pieces tailored perfectly to you.

Sattva Boutique

A store for the stylish and socially conscious, all of Sattva’s products are chosen with the following commitments in mind: ethically made, eco-conscious, locally sourced, and socially aware. Visit for unique, high-quality pieces including clothing, shoes, accessories, and body products.

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