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There’s a particular spirit to the way things are done in the Exchange District.

Shop owners like to share in their wins, lift each other up – and combine forces to build up the overall neighbourhood experience. Over the next few months, we’ll be featuring seven great Exchange District businesses and giving you a glimpse into the way things are done here.

Featured Businesses

generation green

acorn cafe

Show your Winnipeg pride by gifting one of Fresh Emblem’s Peg-centric designs from Generation Green which can double as ornaments or aromatherapy/air fresheners with a dab of essential oils.

433 Main St., Unit 100


luggage · business cases · handbags

The best-selling product to grace U.N. Luggage is their Secrid wallet, made in Holland. Everyone should have a quality, leather wallet, and this slim design includes the patented Cardprotector, which safeguards your cards from firing unwanted wireless signals.

Sutton Smithworks

Fine & Custom Jewelry Since 1993

A one-stop jewellery shop, the Sutton Smithworks showroom has everything from silver jewellery to engagement rings and wedding bands for the special someone in your life. They do custom jewellery, jewellery repairs, and even appraisals on your prized heirlooms using state-of-the-art equipment.

Pink Moon Handmade Boutique

featuring Little Tree Hugger Soap

Pink Moon Handmade Boutique features treasures of all kinds thanks to its collection of artisans–including Little Tree Hugger Soap’s line of handmade, cruelty-free body and hair care products. Give the gift of guilt-free pampering with these adorable, doughnut-shaped bath bombs.

296 McDermot Ave.

Lennard Taylor

Design Studio

Help me, Rhonda! This cotton twill layering vest from Lennard Taylor pairs well with an everyday look of a blouse and leggings. Gift a lady this amazing throw-over that gives any outfit the punch you need to pop into a store in loungewear, or turn heads in the boardroom.

246 McDermot Ave.

Tiny Feast

Modern goods for the workspace and home.

Don’t leave the Exchange District without getting ready to write out all your holiday wishes. Tiny Feast has a carefully curated selection of letterpress and specialty greeting cards to impress the aesthetically-driven people on your list.

Rubia Darya

Traditional Rugs & Textile Art

These handwoven storage bags at Rubia Daria were made by the women of nomadic tribes. Sling them over the shoulders of a modern woman who’d love to wear a one-of-a-kind work of art (and treasure of days gone by).

132 James Ave., Unit 102