Essential Ottawa Magazine Where Ottawa Essentials 2015-2016 - Page 34

This page: The Record Centre Opposite: Wunderkammer READI SET GO Forget something? Even packing pros will be impressed by the variety of unique products on offer at this boutique. Since 2007, Readi Set Go has been making life easier for busy commuters, savvy travellers, and environmentally conscious shoppers. From stylish lunch boxes to children’s backpacks to such travel must-haves as pillows and electronic adapters, this shop is sure to have something that will elevate your next trip. 793 Bank St., 613-695-8688, THE RECORD CENTRE This beautiful, modern space caters to audiophiles, turntable aficionados, and anyone who enjoys listening to music on vinyl. Since its opening in 2014, The Record Centre has gained a solid following for its collection of everything from rock to jazz, classical to country (including new and limited-edition releases), as well as its stock of vintage audio equipment. With finishedplywood walls and trendy lounge chairs, the welcoming space is a popular hangout in the hip Hintonburg neighbourhood, and there is always someone around with an ear to the ground about the local music scene. 1099 Wellington St. W., 613-878-5740, VICTOIRE At once edgy and classic, Victoire sources its products from predominantly Canadian designers. Sassy graphic tees, refined floral dresses, vintage bathing suits, and highwaisted shorts occupy clothing racks, while shelves are stocked with pop culture colouring books, pins, patches, and graphic art. In need of a little TLC? You’re in luck: the store carries Province Apothecary tinctures and serums to keep your pores clear and your face glowing. 209 Dalhousie St., 613-321-1590, and 1282B Wellington St. W., 613-421-0089, VIENS AVEC MOI You’ll feel right at home in this cozy space that was converted from a red brick house in the neighbourhood of Wellington West. Established by Sophie Beaudoin and Renee Morra of Models International Management, VAM caters to fashion-forward men and women. Two rooms on the upper floor are devoted to menswear, men’s grooming products, and kitchen accessories by artisans. Brands include Free People, H by Hudson, and Washboard. 1338 Wellington St. W., 613-769-2832, ZONE This Montreal company was founded in 1980 with a mission to bring practical, but beautiful ,objects to its customers’ homes. As it slowly expanded, Zone also increased its inventory of modern decor, bringing in plush chairs, minimalist tables, industrial lighting, and a plethora of smaller home accent items such as picture frames, and wall decorations. 471 Sussex Dr., 613-562-2755, 34 | E S S E N T I A L O T TAWA 2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 6