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Now Open: EPH Apparel

Courtesy of EPH Apparel

Photo by Simeon Rusnak. Courtesy EPH Apparel

Popular purveyor of menswear EPH Apparel has moved their flagship store into a stunning new downtown location. The brand, which launched an online-only operation in 2010, has made a mission of proving customized, made-to-order suits are attainable for any budget. Face to face consultation at the new shop offer gents the opportunity to create their own bespoke suit, from cuff to lapel, in person. Drop by the sleek space or call ahead to book a consultation. Mon-Sat 10 am-7 pm. 190 Smith St, 1‑888‑343‑6117, ephapparel.com

Hot Shopping: Locally Inspired & Custom Halifax Creations

Henhouse at The Hydrostone

Henhouse offers creations of all shapes and sizes.

For those wanting to add some local inspiration to their home style, visit Henhouse for handcrafted furniture pieces and more. Located at The Hydrostone, the store has been around since 2001. Whether you’re going the rustic route or aiming for a modern mix, you can choose from the South Shore Collection and Oxford Collection. Already have an idea in mind? Bring a sample picture and they’ll get the job done. The store also offers a wide range of candles, crafts and, yes, even sock monkeys.

Craving a piece of the East Coast? Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia is all about creations made and inspired in Atlantic Canada. Located on Spring Garden Road, it’s a popular go-to spot for tourists and locals alike. The store showcases the work of more than 200 artists in the region. Check out the unique pottery pieces and colourful glass décor, or head over to the section of books by local authors, traditional crafts and handmade jewellery.

Drop by the Bogside Gallery at The Hydrostone for a dose of local talent. Whether you’re in the market for handmade scarves, stylish slippers, unique dishes, Maritime inspired decorations or neat gift ideas, there’s something for everyone.

Care for a bubble bath? Check out Seafoam Lavender Farm Ltd. year-round at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market for an assortment of homemade lavender creations. Based in Seafoam, N.S., this company has everything from aromatherapy, shampoos and lotions to culinary treats and household cleaning products.

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Make your kitchen style stand out with Swaine Street Woodworking. With the workshop located in Halifax’s west end, products are available at several spots around town. Specializing in handcrafted cutting and charcuterie boards, butcher blocks, rosemary lemon cutting board oil and Nova Scotia beeswax polish. Turning everyday kitchen tools into stylish pieces, each one is practical.