Go shopping, just skip the showroom
Like so many others, the new, uncomfortable normal has us wiling away the days at home, and frankly, a little bit bored. But if you’re a shop owner who depends on making converts out of window shoppers, the new normal may pose an existential problem. So if you’re in the former camp, consider some retail therapy: picking up home accessories is a quick way to alleviate isolation ennui and can help out the local design community. Below, we’ve rounded up five shops offering free shipping and sales on decor and accessories to get you started.
Maybe it’s just us, but self-care indulgences, like the herringbone wool blankets, scented roller and honey tobacco candle from Cambie’s collaboration with Picot Collective, feel more like essentials right now, especially when Cambie is offering free shipping on orders of over $70. Check out the rest of Cambie’s de-stressing design here.
John and Juli Baker’s Junction outpost for top-end Scandinavian and Japanese design is offering free shipping on accessory orders of over $350. If social isolation has your mind drifting toward material-driven minimalism by the likes of Thom Fougere, Luca Nichetto and Studioilse, now’s the time to treat yourself. Check out Mjölk’s online shop here.
Saudade, Little Portugal’s apropos design shop, features hygge-inducing wool blankets, handmade terracotta dinnerware and other home accessories designed and made in – where else? – Portugal. And right now, delivery across Toronto is free. Check everything out here.
Elegant, functional home accessories, like the re-dyed Second Life rug collection, feature alongside the purely irreverent, like this provocative nameplate. And with 20 per cent off everything in stock, it makes for both painless and versatile retail therapy. See what’s in store here.
East Pavilion’s varied, well-curated collection of designed-in-China housewares and accessories, including tea sets, cutlery and servingware, are available online with free shipping on orders of over $250. See how you can upgrade your stuck-at-home dining game here.