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Shopping in Nelson and Kaslo: The “Shop Local” Experience
Nelson and Kaslo enjoy revitalized main streets with locally owned shops, many selling locally made items. Heritage buildings and careful restorations help maintain the local, historical feel, and are a destination in themselves.
Regular summer markets also run in Kaslo, Nelson and Meadow Creek, such as Nelson's Cottonwood Market every Saturday at Cottonwood Falls Park. The fall is the time for getting great deals on summer and winter apparel and gear. Nelson's Customer Appreciation Day is the last weekend in November, with an emphasis on the Saturday. Plan to come for and stay, it's a girls dream weekend - food, wine, galleries, cultural events, coffee and sweets, and shopping!
Along the highway in Balfour (half an hour from Nelson and Kaslo), a community of artisans live and work, with further renowned artisans over the Balfour ferry in Crawford Bay.
And if you do need the covenience of a mall or a larger store such as Walmart, the Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson will meet all those needs—home of perhaps the only waterfront Walmart in the world.
Ainsworth Swimwear and Gift Boutique
Baker Street Menswear
Located in the heart of Nelson's vibrant downtown shopping and entertainment district, we carry men's clothing and accessories from the basics to formals.
- 250-352-7743 | 571 Baker St
Specializing in local and coastal-grown fresh-cut flowers, unusual plants, local artwork, and one of a kind gifts.
- 250-352-5592 | www.bellaflorastudio.com
- 621 B Herridge Lane (Across the lane from All Seasons Cafe)
Cotton Creek Clothing
Women's Natural Fiber and Blended Fiber Clothing for the Kootenay Region and the World Beyond.
- 488 Baker St, Nelson
There are so many unique creations made by the hands of Kootenay artists. Our staff will help you find the perfect present for the people on your list.
- 250-352-3006 | 378 Baker St, Nelson
There are thousands of inspirational, unique and beautiful items available; from self-help books, to guided meditations on CD, to sacred altar, to yoga paraphernalia and smudging materials.
- 250-354 4471 | 356 Baker St, Nelson
Gerick Cycle and Ski
If there is one thing that defines us, it is our valuable bike and ski proudcts and commitment to excellent customer service!
- 250-354-4622 | 702 Baker Street, Nelson
Gill and Gift
Gill and Gift is Kootenay Lake's tackle and bait shop. They also carry souvenirs, toys, fireworks, and much more!
- 250-229-2113 | Balfour Ferry Landing
Housewares, hand and power tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint and painting supplies, sporting goods, plus automotive and farm supplies. Pretty much everything you need.
- 250-352-5517 | 395 Baker St, Nelson
Isis Essentials are purveyors of internationally sourced organic and wild crafted genuine and authentic essentials oils and hydrosols from select producers and distillers. We also offer a complete line of luxury adult erotics.
- 250-352 0666
- 582 Ward St, Nelson
Kootenai Moon Furniture & Home Decor
We are a local, dynamic, consumer-owned cooperative offering a wide variety of tasty, healthy foods, high-quality wellness products and truly friendly service.
- 250-354-4077 | 295 Baker St, Nelson
Kootenay Currency Exchange
Foreign Currency Exchange, Gold & Silver Bullion.
- 715 Vernon St, Nelson
Kutenai Clothing Company
We are a direct merchant of clothing for men, women and kids. Our products are made from natural fabrics like Cashmere, Merino wool, Silk, and Linen; and they are made to our very own high standards.
- 327 Baker St, Nelson
Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre
Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre is much more than a consumptive retail venture to put food on the table (although important too!). We want to help connect, share, recognize and establish the music culture/folklore of the Kootenays.
- 312 - 4 Street, Kaslo BC
At Otter Books, we are committed to carrying local, Canadian, current, and quality books, journals, cards, and more!
- 250-352-3434 | 398 Baker St, Nelson
Sanderella's Boutique & Starbird Teahouse
Save on Foods
Large grocery store. Open everyday 8:00am-10:00pm.
- 250-352-7617 | 1200 Lakeside Dr, Nelson
- Save on Foods Nelson Store
Scout Clothing & Accessories
Shoes for the Soul
Shoe La La
Shoe La La is a beautiful boutique shoe store nestled in downtown Nelson, BC. They offer an exquisite collection of leather footwear and handbags from around the world.
- 866-352-6754 | 456 Ward St, Nelson
Snowpack Outdoor Experiences
Snowpack caters to people who are looking for the best gear to use on any of their outdoor pursuits. We also offer Canada’s Only Patagonia Clothing and Outlet.
- 250-352-6411 | 333 Baker St, Nelson
Streetclothes Named Desire
We carry all the best names in fashion, including Joseph Ribkoff, Bianca Nygaard, MEXX, Guess, Sandwich, Second Yoga Jeans, Dex, PJ Salvage, Mavi Jeans, and so much more!
- 250 352-2272 | 498 Baker St, Nelson
Ted Allen's Jewellery
Valhalla Pure, Nelson