Eastern Ontario's premier running, walking, and multisport boutique, locally owned and operated since 1985. ProCare-certified fit specialists on staff. Performance footwear, technical apparel, and essential gear for runners, walkers, and athletes at every level.
Fitting women in flattering French-style unmentionables, Coquetta furnishes buyers with Canadian and international lingerie brands. The shop carries an array of high-end lines, such as Hanky Panky, Christine Vancouver, Spanx, and PrimaDonna. Gals can receive custom fittings to ensure healthy comfort and compatible star signs. Come-hithers are complemented by pieces such as a lacy Chantelle bra ($105+) or seamless Passionata undergarments ($54+). Coquetta belongs to the House Of Angelis boutique triumvirate that furnishes fashionistas and stylish scarecrows with designer lingerie, apparel, and footwear.
Dwell Boutique's team of design gurus, led by interior designer Jen Storey, pack their showroom with a plethora of home-decor items from brands such as Gus Modern, G.Romano, and 18Karat. Find a home for colourful blossoms inside chic vases ($10–$78), or cushion living-room motorcycle jumps with piles of stylish pillows ($26–$124). Table linens ($5–$20) provide elegant drapery for dining-room surfaces, and artful wall decals ($50) can instantly make over drab living rooms, bedrooms, or walk-in freezers. While perusing these wares, customers can chat with or stare blankly at the store's helpful and friendly interior-design specialists.
Willow Soul ravishes body and home with a collection of clothing, accessories, housewares, and art fashioned mostly from Canadian materials or by local artisans. Canadian-crafted Rocky Mountain beauty products season skin with bath salts ($5) or luxurious body butter ($15), and Love+Toast hand lotions teach fingers the ancient art of black-belt softness ($11+). Necks flex fashion muscles under Frug necklaces ($26+) or airy summer scarves that protect against bumblebee-filled breezes ($19), and Hue jeggings eschew traditional denim conventions ($38+). In addition to house highlighters such as quilts, art napkins, and throw pillows, Willow Soul beckons bottoms to grow attached to furniture, such as reclaimed-wood benches made by Kingston artists.
Patrons enter Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery to discover the handmade work of more than 30 North American artists, including unique glass creations that focus on various styles, shapes and colours. Adorn freshly cut evergreens in a candy-cane design that reflects twinkling lights across its crimson hues, or place a bucket beneath a green-glass icicle in case it melts back into sand. An on-site studio beckons visitors over for daily demonstrations, in which local artisans use pipes to transform glowing glass into semi-transparent vases or summon flames by loudly gossiping about dragons in order to render glass beads. After selecting their five ornaments, customers can peruse the other artwork that occasionally sprouts from the store's exposed stone wall, including paintings, sculptures, and vases.