Shopping on Salt Spring Island is a traveller’s dream. One of a kind stores line the town streets, filled with items imported from Turkey, India, Thailand and the like. Consignment stores with an abundance of worldly trinkets and beautiful clothing are set amongst cute coffee and artisan shops. You won’t be hard-pressed to find the perfect souvenir from your time on the Island!
Read on for a list of my top picks for shopping on Salt Spring Island
BOCO Bohemian Consigment
As soon as I saw the word bohemian on the Salt Spring Island Map, I knew I needed to find this store. Tucked away off a side street, this vintage shop had a great collection of items, from warm Columbia jackets to cowboy boots. I found a cute vintage dress ($11!!!) and a belt that I can’t wait to wear!
If Salt were located in downtown Vancouver, it would be perfectly placed among the boutiques in Gastown. The store prides itself on locally made, ethical fashion. Their clothes have a minimalistic vibe, and you can tell items are made to last. I bought a charcoal face mask that literally saved my skin from a hormonal apocalypse.
Thrive is another Salt Spring shop that focuses on independent, local, and ethically sourced pieces. I walked in and immediately wished the designer of the store could come redo the decor in my apartment. With modern home goods, cozy sweaters, toques, great men’s wear, and a fantastic line of beauty and skincare, I would highly recommend popping by!
Twang and Pearl
I was so happy to stumble upon this little shop! It is located in a historic home, and is described as a boutique with country hospitality. I had to stop myself from buying everything. You can tell the owners put a lot of time into sourcing items to bring in. Twang and Pearl had great bohemian pillow covers and other home decor knick knacks that could turn your apartment into a pinterest worthy paradise. This is a great place to buy gifts for loved ones!!
Mouat’s is a staple of Salt Spring, opening it’s doors in Ganges Village in 1907! With brands like Hunter, Woolrich, and Scotch & Soda, they have a wide range of clothing that screams Canadiana. They even have Hudson Bay blankets if you don’t believe me 😉
Fever Tree is located tucked in behind Mouat’s Mall, so it can be tricky to find! The store is on the pricier side, but there are some very unique statement pieces to add to your collection. With old school suitcases, Moroccan poufs, eclectic kitchenware, and dainty jewelry, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye.
Mondo Trading Company
As a traveler, I fell head over heels for this shop! It was like stepping on a plane and transporting myself to multiple continents all at once. Thai clothing, Turkish rugs, Indian tapestries. My mom bought me a beautiful throw made out of sari’s to put on the end of our bed. It’s reversible and I am in LOVE.
Salt Spring Wild Cider Company | Salt Spring Island Cheese | Salt Spring Island Winery | Salt Spring Soapworks | Salt Spring Island Ales
Shopping on Salt Spring wouldn’t be complete without doing an artisan tour! The island is all about natural living. While visiting, take advantage of the locally sourced, sustainable (and delicious) offerings the island produces.
Come hungry and thirsty, and make sure to stock up on items to bring home! Buy a few extra if you’re like me and dip into the “gifts” before leaving the island.
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Have you done any shopping on Salt Spring Island? Let me know if I left out any of your favorite stores!