A new season or a new year is a great time for a wardrobe revamp! Luckily for us here in the Thompson Okanagan, there are plenty of amazing local Kamloops stores where you’re sure to find the perfect pieces for your new favourite outfit. Whether your style is trendy and modern or simple and classic, there are options. And we’ll list a few of them here for you!
Of course, you don’t want to replace your entire wardrobe every year. That said, adding a few well-made articles of clothing and beautiful accessories to your collection can make such a big difference! Even one or two staple pieces can escalate an old favourite from your closet!
Especially if you don’t shop for yourself often, a little retail therapy can be viewed as a simple act of self-love and a great confidence booster. We should all indulge every once in a while in this form of self-care. And, if you shop mindfully, you can support local Kamloops businesses while you’re at it!
Some things to keep in mind when shopping mindfully:
- Before purchasing new items, take a look at your current wardrobe. What’s missing? Do you have space for new items? If you have items you don’t wear anymore, consider donating them somewhere locally.
- Shop local when you can! This way, you’re giving back to your local economy and supporting someone’s dream.
- When possible, look for high-quality items that will last (bonus points if they’re ethically sourced/made).
- Before making a purchase, ask yourself: Is this really something I want/need? How often will I use or wear it? How long will it last?
When you shop mindfully, you’re likely to choose items that you’ll love for a long time and feel great about your purchase! Because let’s be honest, nobody likes that icky buyer’s remorse feeling that we’ve all experienced.
While you’re at it, check out these tips for adding more mindfulness to your life on a daily basis!
Alright, now let’s dive into some of the best local Kamloops stores to visit if you’re ready for a fresh look!
Favourite Local Kamloops Stores for Clothing, Jewelry, and Accessories
It’s clear that these stores in Kamloops curate their items with intention and care. From shoes and clothing to accessories and more, you’re sure to find something you love at these trendy local spots!
Jardines Domain in downtown Kamloops is a “fashion-forward boutique” that offers trendy clothing and accessories for both women and men.
This popular Kamloops store can be described as trendy yet classic, with plenty of beautiful, high-quality items just waiting to find a home in your closet. With everything from wool hats and stylish shackets, to band tees, handbags, and shoes—you’ll be hard-pressed to leave without wanting to take a few things home with you!
The store owner, Anthony, has worked hard to create such a wonderfully curated space. He’s well-loved in the Kamloops community and is also an advocate and fundraiser for cancer care. As a business, Jardines Domaine proudly contributes to more than 20 local charities each year.
Mainstreet Clothing Co.
Mainstreet Clothing Co. is another trendy Kamloops store you need to check out! This local, family-owned shop has been a staple in downtown Kamloops for over 20 years and has a great selection of fashionable streetwear for women and men.
For comfortable must-haves, statement pieces, and everything in between—Mainstreet’s young and innovative selections are sure to leave you feeling inspired! And while you’re there, why not grab some fun accessories for you and your home?
The Modern Family Boutique
The Modern Family Boutique sells more than just adorable clothes for children and babies! They also have plenty of stylish options for mom (or whoever!).
It’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for maternity clothing in Kamloops, or nursing clothing and accessories. The Modern Family Boutique also carries clothing and accessories that are perfect for anyone looking for something comfortable yet still cute!
Scrunchies, jewelry, bralettes, dresses, hats, jumpers, sweaters...this little Kamloops store might just surprise you with your next favourite purchase! Plus, they support a family with Mamas to Mamas every month (and you can choose to round up the total of your purchase as a donation!).
Castles and Cottages
If you haven’t visited Castles and Cottages yet, you’re in for a real treat! This downtown Kamloops shop is so fun to look around in and has something for everyone.
Castles and Cottages is mainly a home goods store, but the Ciao Bella side of the shop stocks some seriously amazing clothes and accessories. From shoes and hats to trendy loungewear and other cute clothes, we dare you to try to leave without something you absolutely love!
And, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect, unique gift for someone you know, look no further. You’ll definitely find it here!
If you’re gift-shopping, don’t forget to check these out:
Crooked Crown is another local Kamloops favourite!
It’s a boutique gift store in downtown Kamloops that has a little bit of everything. On top of their eclectic collection of gifts, treats, and home goods, Crooked Crown sells a selection of name-brand clothing and fun accessories like sunglasses, hats, jewelry, bags, and scrunchies.
It won’t take you long to find something you love, but we bet you’ll end up losing track of time as you browse all the cool stuff this Kamloops store has to offer!
Kennell’s Shoes Ltd.
If you’re looking for some new kicks, check out Kennel’s Shoes!
Something really amazing about this local Kamloops business is that it opened in 1948. 🤯 This store has been around the block, and their shoes will help take you around the block in comfort and style (see what we did there?).
With an original location in Kelowna, ONE Boardshop opened a new location right here in Kamloops. It’s the go-to spot for skater fashion and quality skate, snowsport, and water sport brands.
If you’re looking for a sweet new pair of Vans or Pit Vipers, ONE Boardshop is the place to go! They carry tons of well-known brands including The North Face, Burton, 686, Oakley, Smith, Nike, and more.
The Ruby Room
If thrifting is your game, add The Ruby Room to your list! This Kamloops shop offers a great selection of new and used fashion and it’s a great, budget-friendly place to go if you’re interested in finding some unique items.
You’re likely to find some near-new, fancy brand names amongst the racks and shelves! And you can even consign your own unworn clothes and accessories for cash or credit.
Enter one of the newest additions to the Kamloops fashion scene: Boho Calico!
This local Kamloops store is all about unique and edgy pieces inspired by vintage fashion. If you want to make a statement, you should definitely check it out!
Full of hand-picked clothing brands and accessories, and with new styles brought in monthly, Boho Calico will help make sure you’re staying on-trend!
Plus, they fundraise for local charities such as the Kamloops SPCA. That is something we can always get on board with!
Seed + Bloom Designs
Of course, if you’re looking for great jewelry in Kamloops, don’t forget to check out the beautiful handmade jewelry here at Seed + Bloom Designs!
From intentionally crafted malas (made with ethically sourced mala beads) to stunning crystal jewelry and other accessories, each piece is handmade with love and care right here in Kamloops. Seed + Bloom has been making quality jewelry for years and we have something for every budget and style!
Whether you need something eye-catching to compliment your date-night outfit, or something more simple to spruce up your everyday look, you’ll find it on our online shop. Add some serious sparkle with our Swarovski Crystal line, or choose a piece of gemstone jewelry to help you connect with a healing intention. There is a piece for you and everyone else in your life, too!
Shop Your Heart Out!
We’re lucky to have so many fabulous shopping options right in our city. And with so many of them in our downtown core, you can window shop for hours while sipping a warm drink (and a delicious baked good) from a local coffee shop! The number of amazing local businesses in Kamloops continues to grow year after year, and we can’t wait to see what comes next!
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else, we know whatever you find at one of these amazing local Kamloops shops will be a great addition to any wardrobe or home! And of course we’d love to see the looks you create with your new buys (even if they’re for someone else). Follow us on Instagram and send us or tag us in your photos so we can give you a big 😍!