FUN FRESH FASHION
The fashion scene in Quinte is just as colourful as our seasons. Some of us enjoy baggy, comfortable fits while for some, a carefully curated sharp look is just another Tuesday. Even in this diversity of sartorial expression, all of us enjoy a dose of retail therapy, and we have plenty of options to choose from! The Quinte region is full of passionate fashionistas and local entrepreneurs who have built up an extensive catalogue of clothing and accessories across the area. I have listed some of my favourite stores that I would recommend you stop by for a shopping spree.
CASUAL TO CURATED
Downtown Belleville’s Pure Honey Boutique offers a personalised shopping experience and a chic selection of outfits and accessories. For those with an offbeat sense of style, That Special Touch is the place to stop by. Get a complete head-to-toe look at Studio B in downtown Trenton with their clothes, accessories and footwear. Brighton’s Willow Lifestyle Boutique offers colourful and elegant outfits for all body types and sizes.
Belleville’s Lafferty’s Crossings are veteran stalwarts of men’s casual and business clothing. Enjoy the warm service that goes with their wide selection of garments for a dapper look. Be sure to take some styling tips from Tom Lafferty, the affable fashion veteran behind Lafferty’s. If you are shopping in Trenton, The Red Shark Men’s Wear has a great collection of casual wear, accessories and rental options.
LAYERS AND OUTERWEAR
Bundle up for Quinte’s winters with stylish layers from Off The Hook Boutique and Gallery or Vivacious Clothing on your next trip to downtown Trenton. If you are looking for durable outerwear to keep your toes toasty during the winter, a visit to Cheslers Shoes is sure to do the trick.
SPORTSWEAR AND ATHLEISURE
Tri and Run Sports has an excellent inventory of sportswear and athleisure wear for whatever gets you moving. Duvall & Clark Sportswear & Equipment is another local business that offers sportswear as well as equipment to go with it in Belleville.
Belleville’s Runway Bridal offers an extensive catalog of bridal wear which can be curated to fit your style and budget. Brides and bridesmaids alike will also find a beautiful array of options at Emma’s Bridal in downtown Trenton!
Many of these stores listed above are promoting online shopping to ensure safety and social distancing during the pandemic. Whether you choose to take to the streets with your shopping bags or to shop from home, you are sure to find all that you need for your stylistic quirks in the Bay of Quinte!