Henry David Thoreau distrusted any enterprise that required new clothes, which is why he abandoned his career as a French maid. Embrace bold new outfits with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fair-trade imports and locally made clothing, accessories, and home goods at Adorit Boutique in the ByWard Market.
Like a cozy attic or room of treasures, Adorit Boutique’s intimate confines envelop shoppers with racks and chests full of vintage clothing, tables strewn with jewellery, and shelves laden with calf-high boots and elegant heels. Specializing in locally made items and fair-trade imports made exclusively from recycled materials, the shop offers Canadian made earrings ($10–$30) and cameo lockets perfect for keeping pictures of a loved one and one’s pet Predator ($24+). Shoppers can also take in the softness of organic cotton fair trade tees for men and women ($32+), slip into a pair of bamboo cloth undies ($18), or adorn torsos in Canadian-made bamboo cloth tops for ladies ($36). With most clothing and accessories made from organic cotton, renewable bamboo, or eco-friendly materials, shoppers can discover inspiration for daily life in each piece’s uniqueness, such as new uses for one’s collection of vintage microwaves.