The next time you’re in Winnipeg, check out Sew Dandee, a treasure trove of unique gifts and apparel, most of it handmade by owner Andee Penner and other artists and crafters from across Canada and the US.
This unassuming little shop on Osborne Street has been wowing customers for over six years and it gets better every time I stop in.
I think it’s fantastic that shoppers want unique and often upcycled items and that local and regional artists are stepping up to meet that demand.
All this creativity — both online on websites like etsy.com and at locally owned brick and mortar stores like Sew Dandee — make shopping a lot of fun.
Sew Dandee is a great source for clever and unusual items.
Penner herself is responsible for most of the silk screened work in the shop, which includes napkins, towels, bags and both cute and adorably sarcastic baby onsies.
The shop’s regional pride often shines through in the product offerings, which means tourists like me finally have some options for truly cool souvenirs.
Penner also creates a line of smart and occasionally snarky greeting cards that she sells in her Etsy Shop and in the store.
I particularly recommend her naughty Valentine’s Day cards and her funny pregnancy and new baby cards. And I love that she offers wedding cards for heterosexual as well as same sex couples.
Sew Dandee also stocks a well-edited selection of men’s and women’s consignment clothing, reworked jewelry and accessories.
Custom sewing, custom silk screen orders and an alterations service are available as well.
And make sure to stop by the shop the next time you’re north of the border.
105 Osborne Street
Bus: Routes 16, 18, 39, 58, 60 and 8404 will all take you to River and Osborne to maximize your shopping experience
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.