Whether you’re looking for a cute new outfit, a gift for someone special or something fresh to spruce up your home, you’ll be able to find what your heart desires at locally owned stores in our urban city. We’ve taken the work out of finding 18 unique and trendy boutiques located across Prince George so you can focus on how to make a day or a weekend out of shopping!
Drive west for some special finds
Art Knapp Plantland Home & Garden | 4411 Kimball Rd
While Art Knapp is best known as a local greenhouse that sells gorgeous plants and offers great gardening advice, it also offers up a selection of women’s clothing and housing décor that you’ll want to check out the next time you drive west of the city.
Park Avenue Apparel | 126 – 4488 Highway 16 W
If you’re looking for some new clothes to freshen up your wardrobe, stop by Park Avenue Apparel, which is located across the highway from Art Knapp Plantland. This store offers women’s clothing in a variety of styles and sizes along with accessories to match.
Boutiques in the heart of the city
Back Forty Lifestyle Co. | 1255 4th Ave
Back Forty Lifestyle Co. caters to the outdoor lover, offering a variety of screen printed shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts featuring sayings like “Live wildly” coupled with images of trees, mountains, and more. They also carry a selection of goods sourced from local makers, from jewellery to hand tied fishing flies.
Better Home Decoration and Gifts | 670 Victoria St
If you want to find the sweetest succulents in the tiniest pots, head to Better Home Decoration and Gift. If plants aren’t your thing, check out their wide range of gifts, photo frames, and wall decorations.
Dandy Lines | 1275 4th Ave
While downtown, take a stroll down 4th Ave and stop in at Dandy Lines. This beautifully laid out boutique offers a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Step inside to discover a range of household items, jewellery, toys for kids, gorgeous women’s clothing, and bath and beauty products, including some just for men.
Homework Prince George |1233 4th Ave
This store is a dream come true for the shopper who wants to find a little bit of everything in one place. You’ll discover gorgeous clothing, shoes and bags you can’t find at other stores in the city. Homework Prince George also offers a variety of fun and quirky gifts, mugs, jewellery, house décor, and so much more.
Simply Beautiful Jewelry Design & Clothing | 1233 4th Ave
The brightly lit women’s clothing boutique is as welcoming as the staff. Simply Beautiful is guaranteed to impress with its wide range of casual wear, bags, hats and accessories. They also sell a variety of products, including jewellery and scrunchies, crafted by local makers.
The Niche Clothing & Trading Co. | 1388 5th Ave
This eclectic boutique offers bohemian chic items including women’s fashion, jewellery, housewares and gifts. There’s something for you and your home, no matter what your style is! And on top of all this, The Niche offer one-of-a-kind furniture pieces you’ll want to admire or take home.
Van Horlick’s | 1562 8th Ave
If gift-giving is what you have in mind, this is the store for you. Van Horlick’s offers a range of gifts for all occasions and will add personal engravings to them.
Shop for Indigenous art and clothing
Angelique’s Native Arts | 335 Dominion St
This store is a long-standing provider of Indigenous art and clothing in downtown Prince George. Angelique’s Native Arts offers hand-crafted jewellery, carvings, drums, beaded moccasins and pop sockets for your phone, shawls, toques, and so much more, all from Indigenous artists based locally and in other parts of the country.
The Pepper Tree | 770 Brunswick St
At first glance, you might think The Pepper Tree is no more than a hair salon and continue on your way. But step inside and you’ll find a section of the salon has been transformed into a shop that offers gorgeous jewellery, clothing and gifts handcrafted by local and regional First Nations artists. All purchases directly benefit the communities from which they are sourced, making the items both beautiful and socially responsible.
For the environmentally conscious shopper
Earth and Crown Consignment and Sustainable Designs | 1685 3rd Ave
Located above Books and Company, this women’s clothing store offers something a little different than the average boutique. With its focus on vintage, reworked fashion and designs by local artisans, you’re sure to find something sustainably unique at Earth and Crown Consignment.
Homespun Refillery | 421 Dominion St
Homespun Refillery is perfect for the environmentally savvy shopper. They offer a variety of kitchen, bathroom, and personal care products that are safe, sustainably sourced, plastic free and effective. They also offer refill services for a variety of products. Buy a container from the store or bring in your own! You’ll also find scrunchies, macramé, and other products made by local artisans in store.
Hidden gems a little off the beaten path
Country Creations | 3695 Massey Dr
This store is full of gifts and décor with that farmhouse chic feeling. Located in the Nicholson Centre, Country Creations offers gifts for everyone in your life along with plenty of décor for the kitchen and bathroom. You’ll even find a range of items for pets (and their people).
Shhh Gifts | 2348 Westwood Dr
Shhh, don’t tell anyone about this boutique until you snap up the items you have your eye on! Shhh Gifts is a gift and décor store located on the street known locally as Specialty Ave where you’ll be sure to find that item you’ve been looking for and might even score a new outfit.
The Yellow Door Décor | 3660 Opie Cres
If you’re not careful, you might drive by this hidden gem of a store as it’s tucked away in a light industrial area under the Mainline Plumbing sign, so make sure to watch for the yellow door! The Yellow Door Décor offers gorgeous home décor and furnishings, gifts, purses, hats, and sauces, rubs and seasonings for your kitchen and grill.
Drive north to score some sweet finds
Madison Ave Fashions | 2302 Hart Highway
Drive north of the city to the area known as the Hart to discover Madison Ave Fashions. The bright showroom contains a range of trendy casual and career clothing, active wear, accessories and bags for women. You’ll be sure to find that new item you’ve been searching for.
Northern Hart Designs | 3839 Austin Rd W
If you’re looking for a more personalized shopping experience, head to Northern Hart Designs. This store specializes in fabricating one-of-a-kind, personalized artwork created by you! They can engrave glasses or mugs, create signs, carve designs on boxes, and so much more. If you’d rather pick up a pre-made item, they offer plenty of pre-made hand-crafted items in store. You can also grab a coffee from the on-site café to enjoy while browsing.
About the author: Christina was born and raised in Prince George and lived in the Lower Mainland for a couple of years while attending school before returning home to start her career. She worked first as a radio journalist and then a public relations specialist in Prince George for almost a decade before transitioning into her current role of Workforce Development Officer in the Economic Development Division at the City of Prince George. She has a passion for storytelling and for providing support to local businesses to help them grow and thrive. When not working, you can find her outdoors hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding or snowshoeing, getting creative, enjoying local events, shopping at the Farmers’ Market, socializing at local restaurants and breweries, or taking in live music.