Designer men’s and ladies’ wear. One-of-a-kind artwork depicting iconic Regina landmarks. Designer beauty products. Old school vinyl records for even the most hard to please music buff. Home furnishings to last a lifetime. Shop downtown and shop local this Christmas to find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Why not take a minute to discover more about some of our downtown entrepreneurs? Visit the Business Spotlights below to learn more about the local businesses that make up our downtown community. Make sure to check back regularly to find out about exciting sales and promotions for Christmas and Boxing Day! Holiday hours listed for each business are in addition to or expansion of regular hours.
COLIN O’BRIAN MAN’S SHOPPE|CORNWALL OPTICAL|DEAN RENWICK DESIGN STUDIO|DOTS|FACTORY OPTICAL|
MADAME YES|MORTISE & TENON|NORWOOD|NWL CONTEMPORARY DRESSES|OLIVER’S MEN’S WEAR|
QUEEN V FASHION HOUSE|SARA LINDSAY-THE MAKEUP STORE|SMITH & BEST: THE MALE ROOM
|SWANK SHOE LOUNGE|TIKI ROOM|TWO FIFTY TWO BOUTIQUE|VINTAGE VINYL|ZOE SHOES & OBJECTS
your style • your price
Dots is a family owned business that originated in Edmonton, Alberta in 1986. Several years later it expanded to eight locations across Western Canada. The Downtown Regina location opened in 1998 on 12th and Hamilton Street and later relocated to its present location on 1822 Scarth Street.
Customers can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, knowledgeable and professional sales staff and low prices. They offer designer clothing and accessories at 60-80% off manufacturers’ suggested retail prices for ladies men, infants and kids! On top of these amazing deals, they also offer weekly sales and promotional discounts to customers who register with their internal email program.
Meet Brenda! Brenda Kress-Poncsak has been part of the Dots family, working as Store Manager, for the past 16 years. “We strive to bring our customers top of the line fashions and accessories from designer brands at an affordable price! Customers find their shopping experience with us very therapeutic.”
When looking for your one stop shop for quality designer brands at discounted prices, fit for the entire family, shop Dots this holiday season!
Since 1981, Ron Dorey and his team have been dedicated to providing the highest level of optical excellence, and follow ethical and behavioural standards prescribed by the Saskatchewan College of Opticians.
“At Cornwall Optical we believe in supplying the finest quality craftsmanship in leading edge optical frame and sunglasses styles. Only refined and proven single vision and progressive lens technology is utilized. We shop the world for the ultimate in comfort, quality, fashion and excellence!” ~ Ron
As you walk through the doors of Cornwall Optical, located on 1841 Scarth Street you immediately feel welcomed by the homegrown, Saskatchewan team. The knowledge and genuine presence from both Ron, and his colleague Sheena Richardson, both Licensed Opticians, is second to none! Sheena has worked alongside Ron, for the past 21 years.
“We pride ourselves in offering exclusivity from brands like Serengeti, Porsche, Gucci, L.A.M.B, LA MATTA and Sillouette.” ~ Sheena
When looking for the best service, vision and comfort, shop Cornwall Optical this holiday season!
“I bought my first pair of glasses from Ron, 25 years ago!” Elaine (Regina resident, client)
“Shopping event on Thursday Dec 13. We will be selling vintage fur coats and hats assorted styles and fur. As well as an extra 10% off our sale racks.”
DEAN RENWICK DESIGN STUDIO
HOLIDAY HOURS: Thursday the 6th,13th and 20th from 1030am – 9pm
Retail, custom design, alternations and makeovers, Canadian Designer Dean Renwick and his team do it all!
For the past 16 years, Dean has owned and operated his own design studio in the Queen City, Regina Saskatchewan. Ever since he was a young boy, Dean had a passion for the fashion industry. At a young age Dean learnt how to use a Singer sewing machine, from the guidance of his grandmother. By high school, he was designing his friends grad dresses.
Matthew Donnelly first apprenticed with Dean Renwick while in high school (2003). After graduation he moved to Toronto, ON and attended The School of Design, at Ryerson University. Mathew moved back home to Regina in 2016 to join the Team at Dean Renwick Design Studio as Production Manager / Independent Designer.
Quality of work, a good fit and a trusted friendly local experience greets you as you walk through the doors, located on the corner of 12th and Rose Street.
This holiday season shop quality, a good fit and local #yqr!
QUEEN V FASHION HOUSE
Queen V Fashion House originated in 2012, and has been owned and operated by Tamra Uhersky for the past 2 years. Tamra’s love for fashion and diversity within a retail space was her drive to purchase the business. Since 2012, the business has evolved from the original design, including: location, brands/ style, sizing and interior aesthetic.
The space was designed to be inviting, with a bright and clean aesthetic and a one-to-one shopping experience.
“I enjoy fashion and giving women a good experience. We help them feel relaxed, comfortable and confident,” said Tamra.
Tamra and her team strive to appeal to a large variety of women, with styles for a basic everyday casual look (i.e. jeans/ leggings, t-shirt/ blouse/ sweater), professional business attire, to an evening out on the town, as well as a large assortment of accessories to style/ create your own unique look.
Located on 1800 block Hamilton Street, Queen V is your go-to fashion house this holiday season!
VINTAGE VINYL & HEMP EMPORIUM
HOLIDAY HOURS: from Dec. 10-23. Mon- FrI: 9 am – 9 pm, Sat: 10-6, Sun: 12-5
Established in 1991 by Pat Baumet, Vintage Vinyl has been in business for 27 years. What started as a single small location, from his love for music, Pat’s vision has expanded into two locations, one in Downtown Regina and the second in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
After Pat Baumet passed from a long and courageous battle with cancer in 2014; his passion for music and the business continues to grow by the hands of his two children, Dylan and Janelle. By offering a full range of products including music, clothing and smoking accessories Vintage Vinyl truly appeals to all ages.
Whether you’re a long time collector searching for that hard to find gem or just starting to get into vinyl records, their bins are stocked for you! They are extremely particular with the quality of products and individually clean, inspect and grade each item to ensure you’re getting a quality product! They also offer a large selection of used CDs and cassette tapes.
“If we wouldn’t play it at home, it won’t be going out into yours!”
Find the latest merchandise from both popular artists and harder to find bands using their t-shirt and clothing guide. Or add a burst of colour to your wardrobe with tie dye clothing for the entire family! Vintage Vinyl carries one of the largest selections of glass and smoking accessories and are always available to guide you through your purchase to make sure you get what’s right for you!
“We provide the highest quality of products, the best selection and the best prices!”
This holiday season make sure to stop in and visit one of Saskatchewan’s front runners in the industry of hemp products and smoking accessories!!!
ZÖE SHOES + OBJECTS
ZÖE Downtown has been owned and operated by Lynn Armstrong for the past 3 years. Lynn’s passion for well made designer shoes, clothing and jewelry drives her business as she continues to grow and expand her designer selection and collections from around the world.
ZÖE – meaning life; is a true representation of the collections and style of the unisex, boutique style experience. The service level and store layout is designed to be both unique and inviting, as you flow through the array of designer shoes, clothing and jewelry. “We designed the space to not only showcase the beauty of each piece, but also the art that went into creating it!”
Fluevog from Vancouver, exclusively in Regina.
Anita Sikma, from Regina originally, exclusively for ZÖE from Vancouver.
Intentionally Blank from California, only at ZÖE in Regina.
Rachel Swing Coat from So Martha So Mary, made in Vancouver.
BanoeeMee from Toronto.
Sara Armstrong from Regina, living, designing and producing in Vancouver.
When looking for a boutique style experience that offers unique and exclusive designer collections from around the world – shop ZÖE this holiday season!
MORTISE & TENON
What originally began as a showcase for their own handmade products and woodwork, has grown into the perfect platform to showcase other local artisans and small business owners from around the world. This January, the Mortise & Tenon family will celebrate their 3rd anniversary!
As you walk through the doors you will find yourself in the middle of a “modern-day general store” filled with “a little bit of everything!” From custom woodworking, unique and handmade giftware, clothing, to sustainable and eco-friendly products; a sure way to check off your ‘nice list’ this holiday season!
Local artisans include our their own line of apothecary and beard products, Art by Dana featuring her Around Regina Series, Dillon Fluter bow ties, Chad Letain photography, locally designed and handmade clothing from CUB and quirky cross stitch from various local artists in Regina to name a few!
“We aim to have something for everyone! And if we don’t, our customers tell us, and we will bring it in!”
When looking for a store filled with “a little bit of everything!” shop at Mortise & Tenon this holiday season!
NWL CONTEMPORARY DRESSES
HOLIDAY HOURS: Open until 8pm on Thursdays.
Nadia Williamson, owner and creator of NWL began her career in fashion working in the costume department of the film industry, where she had the opportunity to travel across Saskatchewan. Over the years her passions evolved and her journey began within the bridal industry. Established in December 2005, NWL has been fitting graduates, brides, bridesmaids, and Mother-of-the-Brides for almost 13 years! Nadia recently opened a second location in the United States, located in Los Angeles, California called NWLA.
At NWL, Management and staff are both dedicated to creating a welcoming, intimate and knowledgeable shopping experience. “We want every person who walks through our door to feel special and beautiful. We offer a wide selection of gowns for special occasions, including graduation, and bridal.” The store is open Sunday through Saturday and offers both walk-ins and/or appointments.
Canadian designers include: Mikaella • Paloma Blanca
Exclusive to Regina: Pronovias
If you’re ready to “say YES to the dress”, shop NWL Contemporary Dresses this holiday season!
OLIVER’S MENS WEAR
Since 1989, brothers Farzad & Behzad Jahanpour have always strived to bring both quality and fashion to Regina residents and visitors, at an affordable price.
What began as one location, six years ago, expanded downtown. “Our travelling clients always make a point to stop by and visit. They love the downtown store because of location and convenience for shopping between business meetings!”
Wayne Barber has worked alongside the Jahanpour brothers for the past 10 years. Prior to working at Oliver’s, Wayne owed his own menswear store and brings an additional wealth of experience and knowledge from within the industry, to the Oliver’s family!
When you walk through the doors you can feel the ‘family-like’ welcoming energy. “We treat everyone how we would like to be treated, like family, like we’ve known each other forever!”
Oliver’s offers a variety of conservative menswear fashions, with a European flare. From leisure, holiday, business, graduation and weddings – they carry it all! “We continue to grow and stay innovative within the industry, and we love to provide seasonal collections for men of all ages!”
Proudly known as Regina’s oldest privately owned menswear store, offering both quality and fashion at an affordable price! shop Oliver’s menswear this holiday season!
TWO FIFTY TWO BOUTIQUE
Two Fifty Two Boutique, named in honour of owner, Mackenzie Firby’s mother who passed away in 2012; first opened in Saskatoon, four years ago (2014) and last year expanded to Regina.
Mackenzie’s love for all things fashion is the drive behind everything Two Fifty Two Boutique. Mackenzie travels to New York and Los Angeles to source many of the items found in her stores, as well as featuring local and Canadian Designers. “Every item in our store is handpicked. We offer brand name, designer clothing and accessories. And support the theory that educating our customer on fashion, trends and designers will enhance their shopping experience!”
Alongside Mackenzie, her Fashion Director Brooklyn and team of Stylists are passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing superior customer service. “My favourite aspect of my job would be the personal relationships we have made with our clients. These relationships have gone far beyond providing a product and service, we’ve formed friendships.”
Designer Brands include:
Kate Spade • DVF • Iro • Vince
Canadian Designers include:
Smythe • Soy Harvest
Local Designers include:
Emma and April • Elizabeth Lyn • Ruby Radish
Two Fifty Two Boutique recognizes that each customer is unique with individual needs. “Our love for fashion and quality service ensures we take care to meet each of our customers fashion goals, and assist them in reaching their highest fashion potential!”
Reach your highest fashion potential, shop Two Fifty Two Boutique this holiday season!
SMITH & BEST–THE MALE ROOM
An eclectic mix of non-traditional items sourced from around the world. Smith & Best–The Male Room offers a unique assortment of high quality “swell stuff for gents!”
The original Smith & Best opened in 2013 at Owner, Dr. Brad McNaughton’s chiropractic clinic. Last year, Brad expanded and created Smith & Best – The Male Room, located inside the beautiful Sara Lindsay – The Makeup Store. A perfect addition to the space, “curated from a male perspective, welcome to everyone!”
Brad’s love for European culture is the passion behind the business. You’ll find a full line of traditional shaving supplies, luxury soap, toothpaste, liquor infused toothpicks and maple syrup, a mix of cocktail bitters and garnish, pressurized growlers and more!
This year, treat someone to a swell gift, shop Smith & Best – The Male Room this holiday season!
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