Hempware: The Hemp Store!
Hempware is no doubt one of Newfoundland and Labrador's more unique stores and if you are into hemp products there is a wide variety of products.
Hempware's focus is on environmentally friendly hemp products, ranging from paper and soap to jeans and dresses.
The owner of the store become somewhat famous at one point as the local authorities where concerned that some products could be used for facilitating drug use! It was hilarious, I wonder what they would do over in Amsterdam!!!
The Downhomer: The Downhomer
The Downhomer is a famous publications that markets itself to expatriat Newfoundlanders and Labradorians but is has now branched off into selling local folklore.
They have a store downtown on Water Street and you can also buy stuff online.
I would recommend buying something that was made locally, you can get products made in China anyday!!!!!
Stavanger Drive is a growing section of St. John's because of all the huge box stores. These are mega department stores with a wide range of things but it has become one of the main areas to shop in St. John's.
There are many many more but these will give you an idea! Some others are Winners, Zellars, Costco and Dominion.
O'Briens Music Shop: Traditional Music
O'Briens Music Shop has probably the best selection of Newfoundland and Labrador and Irish music.
They have the best selection of local traditional music and if you are trying to immerse yourself in the culture you should buy a CD here.
What to buy: A CD from either "The Flummies", "Harry Martin", "Great Big Sea", "The Fables", or many many more that are great too.
What to pay: $20 CDN
Auntie Crae's: Auntie Crae's
Auntie Crae's is a great place to get traditional foods from Newfoundland and Labrador. There are a lot of specialty productions in this shop.
What to buy: I personally love the bakeapple products there.
The queen of Newfoundland and Labrador berries, the bakeapple has an acquired taste that we like to think is addictive. The fruit ripen in early August and can be found on the same boggy barren lands that produce our carnivorous provincial flower, the pitcher plant. In Northern Europe, they make a delicious liqueur out of what they call the "cloudberry", but here we serve it as jam, or as a compote with sugar and cream.
Woof Design: Woof Design
Established in 1977, Woof Design is a Newfoundland based cottage industry producing mohair, angora, and wool sweaters and accessories. Our mohair and wool are imported from the United Kingdom and our angora from France.
Woof Design employs 30 home based knitters in the province.
What to buy: A nice sweater.
The Avalon Mall: The Avalon Mall
The Avalon Mall is one of two main shopping malls in St. John's along with the Village Mall.
There are hundreds of stores to choose from depending on what you need!
The Village Shopping Centre: The Village Shopping Centre
There are two main malls in St. John's the Village and the Avalon Mall. There are common north american malls where you will find a variety in the hundreds of stores.
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