This week I decided to leave the malls behind and check out some of the shops that downtown Nanaimo has to offer! Downtown Nanaimo, and its many subsections, has a staggering amount of shops to pick through, so I decided to focus on what Commercial Street has to offer!
Commercial Street has everything from cooking wear and other home items at Flying Fish to ladies fashion at Quintessentials.
If you are interested in updating your style I suggest taking the day and hitting up a few places! For the latest fashions you’ll want to check out Catwalk Fashions, Lucid or Quintessentials. Within one of these shops you will be able to find that funky dress, summery maxi skirt, or new kicks you’ve been looking for! If you’re into consignment shops, that don’t have your grandma’s wardrobe in them, check out Funk Your Fashion!
After going to Om Town yoga every day you may be in need for some new yoga pants, Lotuswear has you covered with their Canadian made yoga wear, to help you get your Zen on!
After a long day of shopping I always like to go to one of the coffee shops right at my fingertips! Depending on your mood you’ve got plenty of choices; Mon Petit Choux is a quaint little café that will transport you over to France for a short time. If you are feeling like being extra healthy after your day check out Powerhouse Foods! Powerhouse offers an entire menu of gluten free and vegan items (that are yummy too!) Try their Raspberry Cheesecake; Good Lord it is good! If an ordinary cup of coffee in a relaxing environment is more your style head to Serious Coffee or Perkins Coffee House!
These are just a few of the many great shopping spots on Commercial Street. Let us know where you like to shop on Commercial Street in the comments below!