Fashion in Victoria
The heart of the city is bursting with trendy little shops that showcase the exceptional work and quality of local designers. Lower Johnson Street (LoJo as locals call it) is a great place to hunt for everything from the latest yoga wear to designer bags and a stunning choice of Vans and Chuck Taylors.
Handcrafted fashions from the Cowichan Valley's First Nations can be found in many retailers around the city, ranging from world-famous sweaters to intricate knits. Cuff socks, flap hats, mittens, scarfs and toques are affordable choices. You can also take some West Coast Aboriginal culture home with you. Sweaters come in vest, poncho, hoodie, butterfly and traditional styles, just to name a few.
Independently owned and family-operated, W & J Wilson is located at 1221 Government Street in downtown Victoria, as well as in Oak Bay and Sidney. They take pride in bringing a variety of European clothing you won't find in many other stores. They feature well known names such as St. James, Gerry Weber, Marc Cain and Eileen Fisher for women and Coppley, Biella, Viyella and Tommy Bahama for men. Of special interest is their iconic men's and women's collections of waxed jackets, quilted jackets and accessories by Barbour, which caters to every outdoor pursuit and season. Barbour epitomizes Wilson's dedication to providing their customers with beautiful, practical and stylish clothing and accessories.
Auréa Fashion Boutique & Jewellery Clothing, accessories, local jewellery, gemstones and findings. Endless possibilities from funky to contemporary. We specialize in Sympli (made in Canada), linen and many other Canadian designers. Let us style your wardrobe!
Located at the Tea Lobby of the Empress Hotel, Designer's International will treat you to a world of luxury. They feature high-quality Canadian and Italian fur and leather jackets, designer accessories, Italian handbags, scarves and cashmere.
iT'S ONLY NATURAL i.O.N on Government Street carrying over 50 different brands of organic and eco friendly clothing, body care and accessories lines, approximately 60% Canadian made. Hemp and Company Originals are designed and manufactured entirely in Canada!
Tilley Endurables, on Yates Street, is known for the high-quality travel apparel, designed and engineered for its purpose. Our brand is not only iconic through quality assurance, but we are also proud to say everything with our name on it is made in Canada (except our socks!)
Visiting Oak Bay Avenue, brings you to Maresa Boutique where you can express your own unique style with contemporary fashions in natural fibres. Choose from North American and International designers such as the funky elegance of Animale and Bryn Walker; the casual tailoring of Eric Alexandre or Renuar, or the West Coast vibe of Cut Loose and CMC.
Also on Oak Bay Avenue, Taylor Lynn Petites bring you Petite fashions that fit. See for yourself just how nice it is to find something that feels, fits and looks the way you always wanted it to.
A very interesting selection of stores await you at Mattick's Farm at 5325 Cordova Bay Road. They certainly do have a farm nearby and are next door to Cordova Bay Golf Course, but two fashionable stores are located here.
Sunday's Snowflakes prides itself in giving the best in "retail therapy" with their commitment to the latest fashions, which would make your selection easy. Choose from designer Kokomarina or other elegant lines, such as Sandwich, Blaest and Simon Chang. Here you will always find the best Victoria has to offer backed up with attentive service.