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    Dartmouth Crossing: Retail Park in Dartmouth

    by tvor Updated Apr 30, 2014

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    In Dartmouth, off Highway 118, is Dartmouth Crossing, a large retail park. There are still some areas still under construction, but quite a few stores are now open. There is a movie theatre as well and restaurants open nearby. Costco is open and there's a WalMart Superstore, Canadian Tire and Home Depot. Midsize stores include Michael's, Staples, Best Buy, Future Shop. Lots of smaller boutique shops selling clothes and shoes and gift ware.

    The concept is to have several large "big box" stores, some mid-size stores and some nice boutique areas. There's lots of parking and it's not *too* tricky to get in and out of. Metro Transit serves the park with bus number 56 and the 72 which travels from Penhorn Mall terminal, to Mic Mac Mall terminal to Dartmouth Crossing.

    What to buy: Department stores, fashion and lifestyle boutiques, cinema, home improvement, bulk resellers (Costco), hotel space

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    Allie's Boutique: Handbags

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

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    Allie's Boutique sells Jewellery, handbags, Sunglasses, Wallets and Accessories.

    The shop is managed by Allie Fineberg.

    Drop into this cosy shop and find a nice gift of something to please yourself.

    Allie's Boutique - Halifax NS
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    Halifax, Lower & Middle Sackville and more...: Fleamarkets

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 27, 2012

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    On sundays there are several Fleamarkets and/or Farmer's Markets organized in and around Halifax.

    The best one is the Middle Sackville Fleamarket at the parking lot of the Downsville Mall. During the winter this one is indoors at the Atlantic Exhibition Center starting at 8AM.
    2008 Update: They went indoors next to the Dollarama shop.
    2012 Update: They went towards the Highway

    Other regular ones are the Halifax Forum (great old stuff and bake sales). Next to the Forum at the West parking lot is a back building where the market is held.

    In the Dartmouth Pennhorn Mall more dealer's and surplus stuff can be found each sunday. Now that the malls are open on Sunday, this market starts at 6.30PM with a lot a familiar sellers.
    2008 Update: Seems that the Pennhorn Mall market stopped, but there still is a farmer's market more to the outside (watch the for the makeshift signs).
    2012 Update: Found a new one

    BTW There's will be fleamarkets/back truck sales at the Speedway track at the Atlantice Museum of Aviation near the Airport (Highway 102 Exit 6).

    And yes, there are yardsales too.

    What to buy: Junk.

    What to pay: Low prices.

    Fleamarket today! Sackville Fleamarket Indoor fleamrket at the Atlantic Exhibition Center Halifax Forum back lot Speedway back truck sale
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    Jenniver's of Nova Scotia: Local gifts and more

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 22, 2012

    It all started in the 1970's, when Mike and Jennifer Veres, after living in both Western and Central Canada, decided to take a vacation to the East Coast. While traveling around the Jenniver's of Nova Scotia was started in the 1970's by Mike and Jennifer Veres at Peggy's Cove. Both loved the local art so much, they decided to start a shop. Four years after opening their first shop, the Halifax branch was opened.

    The shop sells Nova Scotia high quality local art like:
    -Souvenirs
    -Pottery
    -Glass
    -Pewte-Jewelry
    -Bath & Bod
    -Wood
    -Grohmann

    Business hours:
    Mo-Sa: 9AM - 5:30PM
    Su: 11Am - 5PM

    What to buy: Local art

    What to pay: Reasonable prices

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    Salvation Army Thriftshops: Second Hand at the SA Thriftshops

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 22, 2012

    I never realised that there were Salvation Army Thriftshops in Halifax.

    I visited two of them:
    Strawberry Hill Thrift Store 3667 Strawberry Hill Halifax
    Halifax South Thrift Store 5280 Green Street Halifax, NS B3H 1N7

    Business hours:
    Mo-Sa: 9AM - 6PM
    Su: Closed

    What to buy: Second hand goods

    What to pay: Low prices

    Strawberry Hill Thrift Store - Halifax NS Halifax South Thrift Store  - Halifax NS Snoopy's Christmas album
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    KAYA BOOKS: 2nd Hand books

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 16, 2012

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    Nice little shop in a corner of the Barrington Place Shops. There even is a crate with grammophone records on the floor (forget about that). The books are great; fine quality and the owner is ever helpful. Prices are a litlle bit at the side, but you can negotiate.

    What to buy: I found a book by Sr. Watson Watt (about radar at sea).

    What to pay: CA$30 for a really good book

    Granville, almost there
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    PUT ME ON (former Back Pages books): 2nd hand and vintage

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 13, 2012

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    This small shop used be loaded with books abd was known as the Back Pages book shop.

    In 2012 PUT ME ON, a second hand and vintage shop moved in (from a few houses up).

    So, it's now clothes and more.

    Put Me On - Halifax NS former Back Pages Put Me On - Halifax NS
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    Atlantic Photo Supply: Best Photography shop in town

    by tvor Updated Sep 18, 2012

    NOTE NEW LOCATION - They are just around the corner off Spring Garden Road in the same shopping complex as Pete's Frootique, City Centre Atlantic. Find them from the Birmingham Street entrance.

    Atlantic Photo Supply is the best photo shop in the city. They've been in business since 1942 and stand behind their goods. You can buy new and used equipment, darkroom supplies, photography accessories and get your photos printed from film or digital. They have very knowledgable and helpful staff and will help you find the best fit in a camera for your needs.

    The other very good photography shop is Carsand Mosher. Carsand is in the Bayer's Lake Industrial Park. I'd say they are the second best but still quite good. Both shops have competitive pricing. Henry's is in Dartmouth Crossing and also very good.

    What to buy: Cameras, photo supplies

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    Mills Brothers: Fashionistas

    by tvor Updated Sep 18, 2012

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    An old established family owned department store specializing in Men's and Women's fashions, accessories, cosmetics, perfume and gifts. Mills has now been bought out and upscaled even more with smarter fixtures and a more modern look but it is still locally owned.

    Mills has changed and though the store itself is still there, along the streetfront there are now a few new shops incorporated into the Mills family. There is a LuLu Lemon store, David's Tea and a spa as well as Dugger's Menswear which is now connected.

    What to buy: Top quality merchandise, designer clothing, hosiery, leather goods

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    John Doull Books: Second Hand Books

    by tvor Updated Sep 18, 2012

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    John Doull sells second hand and first edition rare books and has been doing so in metro since 1987. His shop is NOW ON MAIN STREET IN DARTMOUTH. There are stacks of "to be shelved" books and shelves over doorways and up staircases. There is a system but i think only John knows what it is but he does, and all you need to do is ask. The great thing is, you may find what you're looking for, but also you'll find lots you didn't and you probably wont' get out without buying something wonderful.

    What to buy: Second hand books and papers, first edition rare books. Paperbacks and reference books. It's a shop full of discovery.

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    The Book Room: The oldest book store. NOW CLOSED

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Book Room is Canada's oldest trade bookstore, established in 1839. It's located at one of the busiest sections of Barring street.

    There's something for everyone in this store.

    2008 Update: Sadly enough when revisiting Halifax in MAy 2008 I found out that the store just closed a couple of month before.

    The Book Room - Closure notice Halifax: The Book Room. CLOSED
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    The Book Room: Canada's oldest bookstore

    by Jefie Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Established in 1839, The Book Room is the oldest trade bookstore in the country. It is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Halifax, and it offers a great selection of Canadian books, with a special section for regional writers. That's where I picked up my copy of Thomas Chandler Haliburton's "The Clockmaker"!

    What to buy: I think my all-time favorite Halifax novel is Hugh MacLennan's "Barometer Rising", a novel set against the 1917 Halifax explosion. You should pick it up at The Book Room!

    What to pay: Same as other bookstores

    The Book Room in Halifax, NS
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    Britannia Antiques: Antique Furniture

    by tvor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    18th and 19th century antiques from the United Kingdom primarily. Furniture, porcelain in particular. They specialize in furniture and it's all in excellent condition. They have an internet business as well. See web page for details.

    What to buy: Furniture is their specialty. Lovely pieces, in great condition.

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    Farmers' Market: Farmers' Market

    by Cashee Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Farmers' Market (at the Keith's brewery) on Lower Water Street is a great place to buy local crafts. I'm not just talking about homemade magnets... there is a lot of variety of unique things to buy.

    There are over 100 vendors here.

    Saturdays (8am - 1pm) ...so go early and don't miss out!

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    Halifax Folklore Music store: Halifax Folklore

    by tvor Updated Jun 8, 2010

    Excellent small music shop carrying musical instruments. They buy, sell, repair and trade. They give lessons. They specialize in stringed instruments and will pay cash for used in any condition. They really know what they're talking about.

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