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Ideas for Mom!

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Mother’s Day is Sunday May 11th, and if we’re lucky it will coincide with the blooming of the cherry blossoms in High park!!  Keep your eye on the progress of the buds here.

We’ve got lots of great ideas for Mom in the shop!

photo 1(8)Roisin hand makes these beautiful infinity scarves from linen and Japanese cotton. They’re hand printed and dyed and come in three different patterns.

photo 4(2)We have Toronto artist Julie Moon in the shop! Her ceramic blossom and poppy studs are a lovely accessory for Mom. Brooches and necklaces from Julie Moon are in the shop too!

bubblebathBubble Baths from Soap & Paper Factory are a great way to remind Mom to take some time for herself.

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We have a new linen line in  the shop, Nell & Mary from Portland, Oregon. Beautiful napkin sets and tea towels are a beautiful gift to spruce up any home.

rare hoopsWe’re now carrying Rare Specimen’s hoop raw stone earrings! Lots of different stones in the shop, available in small or large (pictured).

photo 2(8)What better place to store her new gem stone earrings than on these dreamy new ceramic plates from Imm Living.

J&MWe’ve got so many beautiful handmade bags in the shop, like this one! Handmade in Hamilton our Jack & Marjorie bags have been replenished.  Waxed canvas and recycled leathers, these bags are handcrafted to last! Mom deserves to be spoiled.

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Krystal Speck dropped off a few boxes of her gorgeous mugs, bowls, tumblers and bud vases.  These ceramics are truly a special gift.

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mothersday2Lots of great cards to choose from in the shop too!

Hope to see you soon!

xo

Clark & James Launch Party!

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We’re so excited to be hosting Dot & Lil’s Toronto launch party for their new men’s line Clark & James Grooming Co.  Inspired by two gentlemen of old Hollywood, Clark Gable and James Stewart, the line will feature vintage style soaps on cotton ropes, shaving items and travel items.

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Hope to see you there!

Summoning Spring!

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I think I can speak for everyone when I say enough with this winter already! We’ve really been hit hard this year and I am so grateful to everyone that has come into the shop during snow storms, frigid temperatures and too many blah grey days to count. Hopefully we can be a bit of a cozy haven for you!

Our Spring windows went up this week (sorry about the delay) and we’ve been opening up lots of new shipments so we’re feeling re-inspired! Here’s a peek at what’s new in the shop!

springsprung1Heyday Design from Vancouver, BC makes these wonderful porcelain geometric studs with a pop of lustre. Lots of different shapes and sizes available in Black and in White.

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Spring/Summer Noujica  is in the shop with two new bag styles! On the left is the Mini Bendable bag and on the right is the Natural Leather Bag. Both come with an adjustable strap and the option to be worn at its smallest or rolled up a little larger. Great colours and prints this season!

springsprung12New additions to the Sasha Eillenna Jewelery line this season! Beautiful bronze medallions and our ring sizes have all been replenished! Handmade in BC.

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Field Trip is always introducing new prints to their Iphone 4 & 5 cases. There are about 10 new styles in the shop for both Iphone sizes!

springsprung7Shannon Gerard is a local artist that crochets these wonderful Plants You Can’t Kill! Now that’s my kind of plant. The perfect little housewarming gift.

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Falconwright clutches are here! They introduced a new 4×6 size and so many amazing new prints! Handmade in Toronto, ON

springsprung8Dot & Lil is an all natural bath and body line from Montreal, Quebec. We’re happy to have her bath salts and milks, perfume oils, shea butters and lip butters in the shop!

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Spring Erin Templeton is here and we are coveting this adorable new Straight and Narrow bag.  It’s got two large compartments for cash and a smaller one for cards, keeping everything in perfect working order. The shoe lace strap allows the opportunity to go hands free. Also available in Black.

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Keephouse Studio is a new Canadian home wares line in the shop! Her screen printed coaster sets and tea towels are all handmade in Halifax, NS.

springsprung13Emily Taylor is a local illustrator who just dropped off a small selection of prints last week including this archival 8×10 print “Wallflower”.

 

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Our Spring scarves from Dear Pony in Nelson, BC flew out before we could post them, but we are waiting on our second shipment! Gorgeous prints on nice lightweight Spring fabrics.

springsprung18We’ve brought in a new Mom and Baby line! Matter Company is an all natural Toronto based company that makes wonderful products for Mom’s to Be and their little ones. The Belly Jelly and Nappy Rash diaper ointment are a popular choice!

sarah burwash Sending out park sitting, bike riding, barbequing vibes with this card illustrated by Halifax artist Sarah Burwash!!

Here’s a peek at our Spring Windows!

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See you soon!

xo

two large compartments for cash and a smaller one for cards, keeping everything in perfect working order. the (optional) shoe lace strap allows the opportunity to go hands free – See more at: http://www.erintempleton.com/collections/ss2014-all/products/straight-and-narrow#sthash.XbGnAk4o.dpuf
two large compartments for cash and a smaller one for cards, keeping everything in perfect working order. the (optional) shoe lace strap allows the opportunity to go hands free – See more at: http://www.erintempleton.com/collections/ss2014-all/products/straight-and-narrow#sthash.XbGnAk4o.dpuf

 

Valentine’s Day is coming!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We’ve got some fun ideas in the shop to spoil your lover/bestie/self with.

FOR HER

karayooNew jewellery line in the shop just in time for Valentine’s day! Kara Yoo is from Vancouver, BC and makes beautiful affordable stacking rings in sterling silver and gold. We’ve got both hexagons and a simple round shape.

falconwrightFalconwright clutches are a beautiful, handmade accessory she’ll love! A perfect clutch or a pouch to toss in her bag full of all the important things us ladies lug around.

laromaticaFor a more subtle, natural girl. She’ll love these perfumes from L’aromatica. Kulfi is perfectly sweet without being overwhelming. Natural ingredients and handcrafted in California.

fieldguidedTote bags from Fieldguided are coveted by all the ladies. Designed and printed in Toronto!

jasminevJasmine Virani in Ottawa, ON handcrafts her jewelery out of bronze. Gorgeous statement pieces!

glgfeatherWall charms from Great Lakes Goods are an adorable way to show your adoration! Hand painted in Brooklyn, NY.

fox studsTell her she’s foxy with a pair of studs from Mimi and Marge.

photo 1(7)Measuring spoons, spice spoons and a tea infuser from Beehive Kitchen are all handcrafted in the US with lead free pewter.

FOR HIM

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Pommes Frites is our newest candle line in the shop! Loads of feminine and masculine scents to choose from. Teakwood and Tobacco has been a favourite so far! Soy based, hand poured in California.

fluffyteeT-shirts from Fluffyco are favourites with the lads! This fox print is their newest!

photo(26)New all natural handcrafted soaps from Old Kinderhook Co. in Vancouver are the perfect shaving soap!

wildmanAll natural facial care products from Wild Man n Oregon are a favourite! beard and moustache oils, creams and washes as well as after shave and body wash.

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This log print from Sarah Burwash in Halifax is the perfect decor for any outdoors man!

may24thWatches from May 24th are a fun accessory. Lots of colourful or more neutral patterns to choose from.

photo 3(4)Greg Voisin’s mus are the perfect size for your morning cup of coffee (or tea).

We’ve got so many wonderful, cards in the shop too!

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Card above from Hartland Brooklyn

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Card on left from Emily McDowell and on the right Mr. Boddingtons Studio

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Laura Berger!!

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Our Valentine’s windows are up! Kalpna Patel did the amazing pinata hearts and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out!

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Boxing Week Sale!

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Thank you so much for supporting Scout during the holiday season! It was a busy one and we’re happy to have a couple days of rest. We will be back at it though Friday December 27th for our boxing week sale! Come by and have a look at some of the select items that only go on sale once a year!

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Beautiful handmade Falconwright pouches are on sale this week only!

20% Off

rifleRifle Paper Co. cases for Iphone 4, 5 and galaxy are now on sale!! We still have an amazing selection.

15% Off

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Julie Sinden hats & Scarves, Westlake Design headbands, Cokluch mittens & Dear Pony Cowls are all

25% Off!

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Hobo wallets only go on sale once a year!!!

15% Off

boxday3We only have two bags left from Noujica, this back pack and a bendable bag in the same pattern. These beauties are

25% Off

t&bThief & Bandit pillow covers are a super soft jersey fabric screen printed and made in Halifax. The perfect accent to any home.

30% Off

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All 2014 agendas and calendars are on sale!

30% Off

tokyobayWe’ve still got a few men’s and women’s Tokyo bay watches left!

20% Off

voluspagojiAll of our Voluspa candles are on sale!!!

20% Off

 

imm earsAnimal ear frames from Imm Living are on sale!

20% Off

Montreal jewellery Equis Accessories

20% Off

etAnother highly coveted designer, Erin Templeton, whose bags only go on sale during Boxing Week!

25% Off

sswMini walnut and maple cutting boards from Swaine Street Woodworking

20% Off

HDGBeautiful handmade wood jewellery from Henderson Dry Goods is on sale!!!

20% Off

hdgornmanetsAll of our holiday ornaments are

50% OFF!!

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50% Off!

It’s a great time to stock up for next year, or even better, grab last minute gifts for the friends and family you have yet to see over the holidays! Our sale ends Friday January 3rd!!!

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snowshoesTHANK YOU AGAIN for supporting Scout this holiday season! We’re so grateful to have such wonderful loyal customers. All the best to everyone in 2014!

 

Gifts for her

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I’ll admit, our store makes it pretty easy to find something for the ladies. Here are some of our favourites!

falconwrightFalconwright leather pouches and clutches are handmade and printed in Toronto! A beautiful accessory.

photo 2(6)Krystal Speck just dropped off an order of beautiful mugs with matching bowls. Ceramics handmade in Toronto. It’s so nice to have a special cup to drink out of every morning.

palmistryThe Palmistry boyfriend tee from Fluffyco  is one of our newest additions for the ladies. Loose fit, cotton and made in San Francisco.

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This necklace is hand crafted from oxidized silver plated chain and 3D black glass triangles. – See more at: http://www.fredrickprince.com/collections/necklaces/products/masonic-triangle#sthash.lgjZSx7g.dpuf

This necklace is hand crafted from oxidized silver plated chain and 3D black triangles. Nickel and lead free 18″-20″ made in Toronto from Fredrick Prince.

Arrow braceletSterling silver arrow bracelet from Vancouver’s Mimi and Marge would make any lady happy.

leah duncan scarfLeah Duncan’s silk chiffon scarf is 100% silk. 36″x36″ handmade in Brooklyn, NY.

xmas3The ceramic Jackalope jewellery holder from Imm Living is adorable/hilarious and kind of perfect.

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We have a beautiful selection of 2014 calendars in the shop! On the left is the Secret Garden from Rifle Paper Co. and on the right is Rocket Ink’s Gem + Mineral.

laromaticaWe’ve had L’aromatica oil perfumes in the shop since the Fall and everyone has been falling in love with her natural, botanical scents. We’ve got some new scents in the shop just in time for Christmas! Handmade in San Francisco.

photo(25)Beautiful handcrafted leather wallets from Montreal’s Cokluch are available in two styles & three different colours. Super well made and durable.

byobNo girls’ purse collection is complete without an Erin Templeton in there! We’ve got lots of great styles & colours of this Vancouver designers amazing, made for life, purses in the shop!

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Our Sarah Burwash prints collection has been  replenished. I love them all. This one of the seamstress is a favourite. Made in Halifax, NS.

And SO MANY beautiful hand crafted ornaments. Pictured above are “adorn” wooden balls and “ding” bells both hand painted from Brooklyn’s The Great Lakes Goods.

hammerpressOf course, we pride ourselves on our beautiful, unique cards. Lots of great ones for the holidays still in the shop, like this one from Hammerpress.

See you soon

xo

This necklace is hand crafted from oxidized silver plated chain and 3D black glass triangles. – See more at: http://www.fredrickprince.com/collections/necklaces/products/masonic-triangle#sthash.lgjZSx7g.dpuf

Gifts for him

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We’ve got lots of great ideas for the hard to shop for gentlemen in your life!

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Izola has the modern man figured out. This season they came out with some fantastic new items, the pocket knife and the brass plated comb.  Combs available in “fine & dandy” and “not a hair out of place” and packaged with a lovely carrying vase. Pocket knives available in “accuracy is everything”, “all for one and one for all” and “be brave and true.” Excellent stocking stuffers!

photo(16)The Wild man line has flown out of here! We’ve restocked but not sure how much longer these will last.  For the bearded fellas, conditoning oils, creams, after shave and even a manly bath salt. Handmade in Oregon.

moonphasesWe’ve got lots of great styles of tee’s from Fluffyco! The phases of the moon is our current fave!

ssw boardMaple cutting board with hand-drawn anchor design made from fsc-certified maple ($40) or walnut ($45). They are suitably durable for daily use, and provide an exceptionally pleasant work surface to protect choice knife blades.  Also available with arrows or antlers. 12.5″x7″

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Noujica hats and neck warmers are made in Montreal. Hat available with a removable pom pom. Also available in black!

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We’ve also got a slew of Identity Apparel scarves back in! New fabrics with geese or antler screen print.

stone&clothWe just got in our Fall Stone + Cloth backpacks. The Benson is a rucksack for daily commutes or weekend adventures. Made from heavy cotton canvas, featuring antique brass hardware and a padded laptop sleeve. Made in USA. Your purchase helps provide scholarships for students in need. Carry an Education™ Specs: 18.5″ x 12″ x 4.5″ / 16L

Available in Pine, light grey, navy blue and nautical stripe.

ipad sleeveAlso available from Stone + Cloth, padded Ipad and Ipad mini sleeves available in striped, grey & cranberry.

salvage cufflinksAnchor cuff links from Salvage Jewelery Co. are made from recycled aluminum.

imm sea creaturesNew sea creature stacking mugs available in Narwhal, Octopus & Whale are a fun addition to anyone’s home, or cottage.

fieldnotesbeerField Notes has a limited edition “Drink Local” set of notebooks. Perfect for the beer loving, writer/artist.

beary merryAnd of course, lots of amazing cards. This Beary Merry card is from Egg Press.

Check out our extended hours!

Hope to see you soon!

Gifts for everyone on your list!

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It’s officially December, which means it’s time to get into holiday gear! We’ve been seriously loading up the shop with as many adorable, handmade, unique things as we possibly could. We’re pretty excited with our selection this year, feeling a little more prepared as we go into our third holiday season on Roncesvalles.  There’s something for everyone on your list!

photo 2(3)We’re so happy to be stocking CBC toiletry bags! I’ve been told it’s a limited run so I’m not sure we’ll be getting any more in once this batch has sold.

photo 1(3)Watches from  Toronto based company May 28th are unisex, fun and only $40! We’ve got lots of styles to choose from.

photo 4(1)Xenia Taler’s latest collection of geometric trivets make such a lovely gift. Handmade in Toronto, these beauties have been flying out of here since their write up in House & Home magazine.

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New tea towels, napkins and pouches from Hamilton’s Bespoke Uprising are lovely as always.

photo 3(3)Gifts for the tiny ones! Handmade leather and dyed canvas booties from Vancouvers Rocks & Roots apparel are available in 3-6 and 6-12 month.

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The amazing new Tote Packs from Stone + Cloth have arrived! This bag has handles to use as a tote bag as well as straps to throw it on your back. Genius! Available in striped, cranberry and light grey. Every purchases from Stone + Cloth provides a child with an education. Handmade in California.

photo 2(5)Cathy Terepocki bowls, mugs and tumblers are the perfect drinking/eating vessel. Handmade in BC, lots of different styles to choose from,

wolf circus sharkNew additions to Wolf Circus just in time for the holidays! Crystal bullet necklaces and these wicked shark tooth necklaces, to name a few. Handmade in Vancouver, BC.

photo 5(1)Beridan Naturals is a wonderful apothecary line we just brought into the shop. Handmade in small batches in Maryland there’s nothing artificial about these. Bath salts, soaks, oils and facial masks; any of which would make a lovely gift.

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Rifle Paper Co. lovers, I know you’ve been patiently waiting for these! So happy to say the recipe tins have finally made it into the shop! Complete with a stack of recipe cards and organizers these arrived just in the nick of time for the holidays.

photo 2(4)Smells Like Canada is based right out of Parkdale! We’ve got 3 of our personal favourite scented soy candles in the shop, Toronto Smoke, Cabane A Sucre and Saskatoon Wheat!

We’ve also got SO MANY AMAZING CARDS!!! Seriously, I’m pretty excited about the selection this year :)

favorite thingsMy Favourite Things card by Small Adventure available in boxes of 8 or in singles.

xmascardCard by The Social Type. Available boxed or in singles.

hartlandcactusChristmas cactus card sold in singles by Hartland Brooklyn.

reg assemblyRegional Assembly of Text cards available in boxes of 10.

mrboddlabelsPlus lots of adorable labels, gift tags and of course gift wrap to make your presents extra pretty.

We’ll be extending our holiday hours starting the second week of December. Will post those hours shortly, keep an eye out!

See you soon,

XO

 

October Arrivals

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October has come and gone and I’ve been too busy to update my blog, so here is one super amazing blog post explosion of all the awesome-ness that arrived last month!

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I’ve brought in some women’s tees this time around from FluffyCo in San Francisco! Both prints are also available on canvas bags. New accessories as well including leather card holders!

photo 5Westlake Designs toques and head bands are fully stocked up in the shop! A few new styles and colours to choose from this season. Handmade in Toronto!

oct3Fall Imm Living is here! These adorable little ring holders come in a choice of 4 different woodland animals. New stacking mugs and other wonderful and quirky home wares are in the shop too!

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oct9New Canadian Jewellery line Sasha Eillenna is in the shop! Handmade in Whistler, BC we have an awesome collection of her bronze bracelets, rings and necklaces.

photo 1(1)Hand knit booties from Un Petit Mouton in Montreal, QC are available in 3-6 and 6-12 months and are oh so adorable!

photo 4Violet & Lark is a small batch company based out of Brooklyn, NY. Her soy candles burn for 5o hours and are available in a lovely selection of scents. Bath salts are handmade and bottled in a recycled glass apothecary jar topped with a cork stopper. Epsom Salt, also known as, magnesium sulfate is known for its exceptional purity and therapeutic value. It is perfect for soothing sore muscles, relaxing soaks, and calming foot baths. We are currently the only Toronto retailer of Violet & Lark!

oct5New bags from Isak & Inger are here. The designer has actually collaborated with the designer of Augustine Leather Goods and they’re now working under the name eleven thirty shop. Check out their shop that just opened on College Street!

photo 3(2)Another new to Toronto line is L’aromatica from San Francisco, CA. We’ve been searching for a wonderful natural handcrafted perfume for the shop and we’ve finally found it! L‘aromatica offers fragrances for men and women made in small batches using exquisite botanical ingredients.  They do not use fragrance oils, fillers, preservatives or phthalates or test any of their products on animals.

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New Leah Duncan tea towels and pillow covers are here. As usual her prints are wonderful to look at and make a lovely addition to any home. Handmade in Brooklyn, NY.

oct4Jack & Marjorie is a company based out of Hamilton, ON. I was bugging Meghan, the designer, far before my store ever existed and was super excited when I got the email saying she was ready to take on another shop. I must admit, most of her line has flown out of here already but I’ve still got a couple of goodies, like this guy made from waxed cotton canvas. Lots of pockets inside, an adjustable strap and lined with a hemp/canvas. These bags are super well made. We’ll be getting more in later this season!

photo 3Wild Rose herbs based out of Grants Pass, Oregon makes wonderful all natural, vegan products for everyone! Her Wild Man line is full of wonderful beard oils, creams, body washes and more.

She also makes lovely bath soaks and salts perfect for anyone! We’re so happy to be the first Toronto retailer to have brought her line in! We’re sure you’ll be happy too.

oct11Last but most definitely not least. I am excited to have the beautiful work of Sarah Burwash in the shop, an illustrator from Halifax, NS. I often find myself just staring into her prints and postcards. Truly lovely and a welcome addition to the shop.

We’ll be getting our Christmas goodies out on the floor in the next coming week, so stay tuned for all that is holiday!

xo

More September Arrivals!

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It’s the first day of October but I haven’t had a chance to post the rest of the lovely new September store additions! Here’s what’s new in the shop!

sept2New ceramics from Toronto artist Lana Filippone of Whimworks are in the shop! Her handmade ceramic mugs with dogs and cats are made using vintage decals and hand painted gold details.

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Noujica outerwear is handmade in Montreal using bamboo and cotton making it all super soft. We’ve got neck warmers and hats for women, men and kids!

 

sept11Fall Falconwright is here! Leather clutches, pouches and coin purses screen printed and made in Toronto!

sept10New hankies from RCBoisjoli are handmade and printed in Toronto! Ferns, anchors and horses.
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New Canadian line Wolf Circus from Vancouver, BC is our newest jewellery addition to the shop!

Jewellery for the beautiful, brainy, badass, and bold.

sept9Handmade ceramics from Elizabeth Benotti in Brooklyn, NY are stunning. She works with slipcasting, handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques.  Her functional wares are also sculptural pieces meant to become heirloom objects that tell a story.

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Cokluch outwear is back! Handmade leather hats and mittens are all lined with fleece and created using bits of recycled leather. Made in Montreal.

photo(6)New mugs, tumblers and bowls from Krystal Speck are here! That bowl is one of my favourite pieces I’ve seen from her. LOVE!

Scout is elated to be celebrating its second birthday!!

I hope you can join us Thursday October 10th from 6pm-9pm for a 20% Off storewide discount plus treats and drinks while you browse.

Just our way of saying

thank you