10 Kingston Shops with Great Finds

By Rebecca Jansen

Backpacks, stationery, and binders, oh my! Back-to-school time has become its own shopping season. With lots to think about as fall approaches, we’re here to bring you some local shops that have some great finds for you and the family! Whether you or the kids are heading back to school, you need some new supplies for the office, or you want to treat yourself, these local shops are sure to have something special.


Happy Thoughts

95 Clarence St, Kingston, ON K7L 1X2

From bullet journals to board games, this downtown shop has it all! Looking to spice up your home office? Happy Thoughts offers a variety of desk organization, trinkets, and other fun stationery and writing accessories! Stop by in-store or order online today to grab your fall essentials.


Hip Kids

233 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B3

Looking for some back-to-school essentials for the little ones? Look no further than Hip Kids! Hip Kids offers a variety of lunch bags, kid-friendly containers and water bottles, backpacks, and more! Additionally, they have just released a line of kids’ personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes kids’ face masks and face shields. Shop in-store or online today!


Midori Gifts

244 Princess St Kingston, ON K7L 1B2

Midori Gifts prides itself on being the cutest store in town! Here, you will find Kawaii-lifestyle products including face masks, stationery, books, crafts, and games. If you’re looking for a unique find, stop by to Midori Gifts today to shop in-store or online.


Novel Idea

156 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B1

Think Novel Idea only sells books? Think again! Novel Idea has a vast selection of books, stationery, agendas and planners, greeting cards, journals, and magazines. They are also always willing to place special orders for customers. Wondering if Novel Idea has a book you are interested in? Check online before you head down to their store. Check out this local business to learn more about what they offer and to pick-up your fall essentials in-store today.


The Nooks

208 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B2

Home and living, health and beauty, clothing, jewelry, stationery, and more can be found at The Nooks. The Nooks’ items are all curated and crafted within Canada. You can even search by the province the items are made in on their site! Choose from zero-waste utensil sets, compostable and recyclable paper options, and more. Discover this loved Canadian retailer and shop local by visiting in-store or online today.


Verde Alternatives

123 Princess St Kingston, ON K7L 1A8

Verde is an environmental general store that aims to provide environmentally responsible choices that are easy to use and affordable. This business is built on economic, environmental, and social responsibility; consumers can be assured that their products have met the highest standards. Verde offers “litterless” lunch supplies, bags and totes, health and wellness supplies, and clothing. Treat yourself while caring for the environment!


UNDR For Men

68 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1A5

UNDR is a local boutique committed to providing quality and Canadian-made products at affordable prices. Here, locals can find clothing, sleepwear, outerwear, and more. Looking for some self-care products? UNDR has got you covered with luxurious products. Stop by today in-store or online to shop your fall look.



77 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1A6

Want to add some bling to your fall look? Sterling has a beautiful selection of fine silver jewellery that is fashionable and affordable. Choose pieces from their selection of rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more! Stop by in-store to check out their must-have pieces for fall. Insider tip: follow their Instagram page to see sneak peeks of what they have in stock!



68 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L 1R9

Looking to relieve some stress before fall? Cher-Mère is offering at-home spa boxes for you to indulge in some well-deserved self-care! Whether you’re looking for scrubs, a pedicure, face masks, or products for your hair – these boxes have it all! View their selection of do-it-yourself boxes online today.



262 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B5 

As a locally owned and operated shop, Trailhead has been outfitting people for their outdoor adventures for over twentyfive years. At Trailhead, you can find adult and children’s activewear and footwear, jackets, camping gear, and any pretty much any other equipment you may need for your next outdoor adventure. Stop by today to purchase your fall athleisure in-store or online  

More to Explore

Did we miss a favourite shop? Check out the Love Kingston business directory website for more great finds.