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OEV Holiday Season shopping for... the Fashion Forward

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

As December draws near, more and more people are getting into holiday shopping early this year. As always, it can be a bit stressful to find the perfect gift for the many personalities on your shopping list. But luckily, we’re here to help! We’ve already discussed the many options for those Gastro Aficionados and Culture Cultivators in your life so this week, let’s turn to exploring what those Fashion Forward folks need this season.

From comfy, cozy, or super chic clothing, to spruced up looks and self-care, read on and see how you can snag the perfect gift and support local this holiday season!

High time for new threads...

There’s no shortage of fantastic space in OEV that put fashion first for every style. Head down Dundas to check out the best in thrift stores - check out our previous article featuring each! - or if the new and shiny suits your needs, stop by Freeborn + Co. (accepts Construction Dollars) for the finest in modern fashion and home decor.

Looking for some rustic elegance that screams London, Ontario? Look no further than the apparel, outerwear, and accessories at Illbury & Goose, of course.

All things handmade? No problem, one of OEV’s newest businesses, Rakhee Chopra Designs (accepts Construction Dollars) has you covered with women’s clothing, jewelry, and fashion masks galore!

Everything you need at London Skateboard Co-Op!

If it’s new kicks on your list however, yep, you know you can find it all in OEV. Visit Aster Shoes (accepts Construction Dollars) for fashionable and functional footwear for the whole family. Or cross the street and check out the London Skateboard Co-Op for all your favourite brands like New Balance, Vans, and much more in the form of apparel, skateboard decks and accessories.

Spruce things up...

It’s no secret, it’s been a rough year. So why not round things off with the gift of mop maintenance or a little TLC? If this is the perfect thing for that special someone in your life, once again, OEV is the place to be.

Take a peek at the many services offered at Whistling Dick’s Barber Shop (accepts Construction Dollars). With their traditionally indulgent approach to hair and skin care, a gift card to Whistling Dick’s will make a dandy out of any fella on your list.

Looking for even more options for the holistic-loving giftee? Check out Love Alchemy’s (accepts Construction Dollars) hair and skin care services and lifestyle boutique, there’s simply no better place!

All things beauty at Love Alchemy!

If an upscale salon with a laid back atmosphere fits your bill, then be sure to peruse all that Elle Reve Salon (accepts Construction Dollars) has to offer. With everything you need in hair care and products, a trip to Elle Reve may well win the holiday season.

For the fashion forward with unequivocal individuality, ED Hair & Tattoo (accepts Construction Dollars) is the next stop on your list. For the person looking for a new do plus tattoos, or simply one or the other, ED has you covered! And speaking of tattoos...

The gift of ink…

If there’s someone on your list that has a penchant for accessories of the ink variety, there are ample options in OEV to get that job done!

Soul One Tattoo (accepts Construction Dollars) brings with it an array of seasoned artists that, despite being in a new space and under a new name, have been working in OEV for quite some time. Check them out right here for booking information and give the gift of ink this holiday season!

The beautiful space at Soul One Tattoo.

Holy Ghost started operating this past summer in OEV. Offering both tattoo and barbering services, everything that comes out of this location is just as beautiful as the space they’re in!

The Village Tattoo Company could be just what you’re looking for this season. Although also new to OEV, these folks have been turning out beautiful pieces for a long while and contribute to the quality tattoo options present in OEV.

Say it with jewelry...

Did you know you can get handcrafted, high-quality. custom jewelry made right here in Old East Village? It's true! Check out Totally Unique Custom Design on Saturday December 5 for a sale and Construction Dollar giveaway at Wisdom Cafe and at the 100 Kellogg Merry Market on December 10-13 and 17-20! See this link for updates, services, pieces, and design requests. Storefront opening soon!

Do it all at The Market WFD...

Let's not forget that you can do your holiday shopping, from top to bottom at the Market! With clothing and jewelry vendors, plenty of handmade goods, vintage stores, home decor shops, and oh SO MUCH more, if there's something you need, you can find it at the Market! Check out their website for a full list of vendors, right here.

Once more, we’ve covered a lot of ground and have hopefully provided you with plenty of options to revamp the wardrobe or spruce up the do for those fashionistas (or fashionistos) in your life. Be sure to check out all the great shops and restaurants in OEV this season and stay tuned for more perfect gifts for that special (and specific!) someone this holiday.

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