9 favorites where to shop in the Eastern Townships
For decorating, clothes, personal care … you can find almost everything you need right here, in Brome Missisquoi! Whether you wish to pamper yourself or to bring back a lovely souvenir for your mother-in-law, here are some of my very unique and authentic boutique shopping suggestions during your stay in the Eastern Townships.
Creator Sophie Marino has turned her passion for knitting into a trade. In her Dunham workshop/boutique, she creates products for all occasions with alpaca wool.
Luce Gonthier shares the boutique space with La Fibre et moi. She creates leather and suede handbags, wallets and pouches. Each model is produced in limited quantities. My timing was perfect, I was just shopping for a new purse!
Photo: Luce Gonthier
Founded in 2015 by creator Maude Rondeau, this Cowansville enterprise produces handmade Scandinavian-inspired lamps. Visit the workshop to design the lamp of your dreams. She recently moved her business, along with four other entrepreneurs, to the old Loblaws grocery store. LA-telier is a unique, one of a kind, collaborative space, dedicated to design creations.
Inspired by the Maritimes, ceramists Marie-Joelle Turgeon and Jordan Lentik create dishware and timeless decorative objects in their Bedford workshop. I absolutely adore their ceramic jugs for maple syrup offered in about twenty different models.
Photo: Atelier Trema
Photo : urbaine des Champs
You can dress the entire family with eco-friendly clothes, all made in Quebec, at this pretty Sutton boutique. Here, the owner, Anne Lord, makes you feel right at home, even if it’s your first visit. She’s always happy to help you find THE piece that will fit you perfectly.
A great plan: Urbaine des champs has opened a thrift apparel shop inside Le Relais de la Diligence building, in Duhnam. Like in Sutton, the boutique shares its space with the Boutique Escapade, a shoe and boot shop.
This Bromont boutique is full of surprises and good spirit! Plus, you’ll find 100% Quebec made fashion and decor creations here.
Established in the Town of Brome Lake, Caroline Couture recycles glass bottles, transforming them into her lamp creations and other decor objects with the help of her glassblowing techniques. These unique pieces are a must, especially if you adhere to a circular economy.
Here, we primarily find artisanal, handmade soaps and body care products. It’s also the ideal place for discovering original Quebec-made gifts such as jewels bijoux or handwoven cloths, right in the heart of Bromont.
Photo: Artisans of Bedford lofts
It will really be worth your while, when you visit one of the many artisans who have elected to establish their workshops in Bedford, inside this old knitting-machine needle factory. Simply put, we love them all! For decorating, you must visit Christian Roy, Cat Designer Verrier, and Le Point visible. As for body care, I recommend organic based products by Les Pétards or Balka. And the list just keeps on expanding every month!
A BONUS: LE SILLON
The Manager of the Palace de Granby, Stéphane Burelle, and his partner, Cowansville librarian Valérie de Gagné, have just launched their vinyl record boutique and a social consciousness bookstore in Dunham’s old Maple syrup museum. The boutique is well worth the detour as you’re heading out to the brewery or to La Rumeur Affamée’s fine food store.