Where You Should Shop In The Okanagan This Fall | Fall Fashion 2022

As the leaves start to turn and fall from the trees, it can only mean one thing: autumn is officially here, and so is Fall Fashion! For those of you who are looking to take advantage of the changing season, we've put together a list of where you should shop in the Okanagan this fall. Wanting to support a local business in Kelowna, Vernon, Lake Country, or Penticton? We've got you covered! So read on and get ready to enjoy everything that autumn has to offer.

Fall Fashion 2022 in the Okanagan

elizabeth o. vintage

Based in: Penticton or Online

"This shop is for the girl that tries to pet every dog she sees. For the girl that thinks she's not a cool girl, but totally is.  For the girl that likes to mix high & low and new & old into her #ootd.  For the girl that sips tea and scrolls through Pinterest on a Sunday morning. For the girl that imagines grand stories for her most cherished treasures.  This shop is for you.”

elizabeth o. vintage is a unique retail experience, offering a mix of new, vintage, and upcycled items in a carefully curated collection. The store was founded by Holly Oster, who has been passionate about fashion and design for her entire life. Visitors to elizabeth o. vintage can expect to find beautiful and one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as new and gently used items in various styles. In addition to clothing, the store also offers accessories, home goods, and lifestyle items – all hand-selected by Holly herself. Whether you're looking for a special gift or something to spruce up your own wardrobe, elizabeth o. vintage will have an item that will live another life with you.


Sass Boutique

Based in: Summerland & Online

Sass Boutique in Penticton is a trendy haven for fashion-savvy women who appreciate high-end style. The store offers an impressive selection of clothing, accessories and jewellery from two boutiques in the Okanagan Valley, as well as a range of products that can be shipped anywhere in Canada. In addition to their brick-and-mortar store, Sass Boutique also has Sass Studio – the home of beautiful handmade work by artists Joan Skeet and Susan Lopatecki. Whether you're looking for the perfect outfit for a special occasion or simply want to treat yourself to some new pieces, Sass Boutique is sure to have something that catches your eye. So next time you're in Penticton, be sure to swing by and check out what this chic boutique has to offer!


Cruzwear Unlimited 

Based in: Kelowna & Online

Cruzwear Unlimited has been a beloved swimwear retailer in Kelowna, BC, for 40 years at its Bernard location. Recently, Sheri - the daughter of the original owner - has taken over the business and moved it to a new location on Ellis Street. Fans of Cruzwear can expect the same great selection of swimwear for every "body" type, as well as popular beach-inspired and surfer brands such as Azura, La Blanca, and Sea Folly. Thanks to Sheri's trend-savvy eye, Cruzwear remains the go-to destination for fashionable beach-goers in Kelowna. So whether you're looking for the perfect swimsuit to show off your curves or simply need a new beach cover-up, be sure to swing by Cruzwear Unlimited.


Grey Hearts Denim

Based in: Kelowna, BC & Online

As one of the newest fashion destinations in Downtown Kelowna, Grey Hearts Denim is quickly becoming a go-to spot for stylish men. Co-founders Sean Whyte and Paul Reyes have leveraged their fashion industry background to create an innovative and cool shopping experience. Carrying new, vintage, lightly worn, and reworked denimwear, streetwear, and sneakers, Grey Hearts has filled a major gap in men’s fashionwear in Kelowna. 

Many of their items are created in collaboration with other local businesses in the Okanagan or sourced from BC brands, staying true to their values of sustainability and being socially conscious. In addition to offering a great selection of clothing, Grey Hearts also provides expert styling advice and an unbeatable customer experience – ensuring that anyone who steps into the store leaves looking their best. For those who are looking for something truly unique, Grey Hearts also offers alterations and repairs, allowing customers to get their perfect pair of jeans. Whether you’re a fashion insider or just getting started on your style journey, Grey Hearts Denim is worth checking out.


Man + Woman Home

Based in: Kelowna, BC & Online

Man + Woman Home is a Kelowna staple that has been bringing stylish brands to the Okanagan for many years. They started small, but their commitment to quality service and fashionable clothing options made them a hit with Kelowna residents. They have grown so much that they now operate out of 4 locations in Kelowna, Vernon, and Salmon Arm. Man + Woman is more than just a retailer- they are a trendsetter in the Okanagan fashion scene. 

Each item from Man + Woman is carefully curated with quality goods from the best local and boutique brands. If you are looking for the latest and greatest in fashion, Man + Woman is the place to go. From clothes to accessories, they have everything you need to look your best. 



Based in: Okanagan & Online

Resfeber is a Swedish term for “the restless race of a traveller's heart before the journey begins; when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together.” 

With a Scandinavian heritage and a passion for travel, owner Ian Grim decided this would be the perfect name for a clothing brand that embodies travel, comfort and the environment. The brand is committed to providing comfortable, and quality pieces that are not only stylish but are also made with sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics so you can feel good throughout your life’s adventures - no matter where they take you!


SIMS Jewelry Co. 

Based in: Okanagan Markets & Online

Sarah, the owner of  SIMS Jewelry Co., believes that jewelry should be more than just a pretty accessory. It should be versatile, stylish, and easy to adjust to your needs. That's why every piece in their collection is handcrafted from Stainless Steel and Sterling Silver. The pieces can be worn as necklaces of varying lengths, pendants, zipper pulls, purse charms, keychains, or even as wine charms or decor. No matter how your needs change throughout the day, SIMS will always be there to help you channel your unique style. 


Wattle & Sage

Based in: Okanagan & Online

Wattle & Sage is an online women’s clothing boutique that focuses on carrying dresses and skirts. The company was founded with the mission of empowering women to feel beautiful, comfortable, and confident. Wattle & Sage offers a wide range of styles to suit every taste, from cute fall dresses to casual everyday looks.

“We want to bring beauty and comfort into women’s lives. We were tired of ordering dresses online for them to arrive and be poor quality, see-through, unflattering, NOT acceptable….And we realised we were not alone. Women want to feel beautiful and comfortable every day and this is our goal. We only sell what we love and what we want to wear. Whether its working in the office, chasing the kids, running errands or on a date with our favourite people, our collection will get you through the day… and night.”


Valley Lifestyle

Based in: Lake Country & Online

Valley Lifestyle is a new retail experience in the North Okanagan (and beyond!), that will have you feeling like summer never ended. They carry surf-inspired items to keep the beach vibes all year long and offer fresh and trendy men’s and women’s athletic and lifestyle apparel that will keep you looking good, comfortable, and adventure-ready.  With exceptional customer service and an extensive selection of products, you surely won’t want to miss out on Valley Lifestyle. 

Big Sun

Based in: Vernon & Online

When it comes to finding the perfect bikini for a day at Kal Lake in Vernon, Big Sun is always the first place that comes to mind. This family-owned and operated business has been a staple in the community for over 27 summers, and they have built a reputation for being the go-to source for all things sun-related. In addition to their great selection of stylish swimwear, they also offer a wide range of beach-inspired clothing, accessories, and home goods. Not to mention their luxury sheets, which are perfect for lounging around in after a long day in the sun. No matter what you're looking for, Big Sun is sure to have everything you need to enjoy a perfect day by the lake.


Birchhill Studio

Based in: Vernon & Online

Sierra Harris envisioned opening a small boutique that would only sell Canadian-made or designed products. That dream became true when Birch Hill Studio opened its door in 2015 in downtown Vernon. The store is all about being Canadian. It boasts locally designed or produced clothing, jewelry, skincare and décor, and bigger Canadian brands. Being able to support other businesses and entrepreneurs across the country is something Sierra is extremely passionate about. And, it's not just about the products they sell. If you're looking for unique, Canadian-made products, Birch Hill Studio should be your go-to spot.


Polished Mercantile

Based in: Vernon & Online

The Polished Mercantile is not just a retail store but a place to make connections between people, unique skills, and quality products. Lacey-Jayne O’Neill, owner of Polish Mercantile in Vernon, is an artist herself. She recognized the need for artists to be able to sell their work and create, and her new retail store opened in Fall 2021, was the answer to that problem. 

A culmination of everything Lacey-Jane loves to do, the Polished Mercantile features quality works and goods from individuals, small businesses, and larger companies near and far. The items available in the store have been carefully selected and include leatherwork, hand-blown glass works, art, clothing, housewares, and gifts. Her passion for artists and craftsmanship has led to the stores shelves being adorned with handmade shoes, designer yoga wear, and quality women’s workwear. “I strive to become a bit of a hub - for something different, and something good!  It has been so exciting to find and support local artists, and explore creative ways to achieve the impossible!


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