Amherst has dozens of independent boutiques, services, and restaurants, as well as several national chain stores. Download a printable shopping guide here.
Plan a day trip to Amherst, where independent boutiques and restaurants offer a charming "down home" feel. Find funky footwear and fashions at The Copper Tree Boutique, and exclusive fashions and accessory brands at 30 Church Women's Clothing and Mansour's Menswear, a fixture of Amherst for more than 90 years!
You'll want to leave lots of time to check out Dayle's Grand Market, an old department store that still has creaky floors and tin ceilings, where retailers like Electric Kitty Clothing and Maritime Mosaic have set up shop. Follow the Dayle's Grand Market Facebook page to find out about events and live music.
Uptown on Albion Street South, Amherst Centre Mall hosts the Amherst Artisan Gallery, Charm Diamonds, Coles, Mark's, Eclipse, Northern Reflections, and Giant Tiger.
Amherst Town Square is home to Jay Set women's clothing, Hart, ShurGain Needs n Feeds, and Candy Craze, where you can find all sorts of imported, retro, and hard-to-find candy.
National retailers in Amherst include Home Hardware, Walmart, Dollarama, Kent, Lawtons, and Canadian Tire.
Amherst Artisan Gallery
Amherst Centre Mall - 142 South Albion St., 902.664.2787
Original local art including photographs, pottery, paintings, carvings, metal art, rugs, jewelry, fabric works, stained glass and folk art.
Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio
33 Church St., 902.660.3220 www.hookingrugs.com
Rug hooking studio, gallery, yarn and wool shop, workshops, rug hooking kits.
Focal Point Photography & Framing
93 Victoria St., 902.667.3686
Fine art by local artists, prints, frames, custom framing.
Dayle’s Grand Market - 129 East Victoria St. 902.661.2137
More than 100 local artisans, including jewellery, books, wood carvings, baskets, birdhouses, metalwork, seaglass, rug hooking, candles.
Mrs. Pugsley’s Emporium
50 East Victoria St., 902.661.4260
Stock up on quilting fabrics by Moda, Kaufman, Kona solids, Timeless Treasures, Hoffman, Wonderfil threads, DMC floss, patterns by Sew Karen-ly Created.
Shari Mallinson Gallery
127 Victoria St. E., 902.660-3332
Fun and friendly gallery with art works by contemporary Canadian artists including Amherst’s own Shari Mallinson.
30 Church Women's Clothing
30 Church St., 902.667.8028
Clothing, footwear, and accessories by Joseph Ribkoff, Yoga Jeans, Blundstone, Papillion, Reiker, Clarks, Ann-Marie Chagnon.
Amherst Centre Mall - 142 South Albion St., 902.661.1589
Trendy styles and basics for women.
Electric Kitty Clothing
Dayle’s Grand Market - 129 East Victoria St., 902.694.2511
Unique, hand chosen figure flattering women's clothing. Vintage and music inspired.
The Copper Tree Boutique
Dayle’s Grand Market - 129 East Victoria St., 902.694.2511
Ladies fashions, footwear, accessories, and purses. Funky jewellery and home décor.
27 Church St., 902.667.8577
Top brands of quality clothing, footwear, outerwear, underwear.
Mark's Work Wearhouse
Amherst Centre Mall - 142 South Albion St., 902.667.4559
Casual clothing, underwear and footwear for men and women.
Amherst Centre Mall - 142 South Albion St., 902.667.8609
Casual clothing and accessories for women.
147 South Albion St., 902.661.0084
Nygård, Alia, and TanJay fashions and accessories for women.
Bordertown Flowers & Frills
60 South Albion St., 902.667.3811
Floral designs, gift baskets, giftware. 20+ local artisans.
Buds to Blossoms
115 East Victoria St., 902.660.7836
Flowers, gifts, Fusion paint, original watercolour paintings.
Amherst Centre Mall - 142 South Albion St., 902.667.1400
Jewellery, watches, collectibles, Swarovski, Royal Doulton.
Damaris Spa & Wellness Centre
16 Church St., 902.660.3030Handbags, pottery, greeting cards, jewellery, Aveda products.
HD Coins & Collectibles
Dayle’s Grand Market - 129 East Victoria St. 506.850.9548
Vintage Canadian and international coins, paper money, collectibles, and antiques.
2 Lawrence St., 902.667.8631
Accessories, baby and wedding gifts, candles, collectibles, home accents, inspirational gifts.
The Bicycle Specialist
198 Church St., 902.660.3393
Bicycles, cycling gear, snowshoes, fishing gear, apparel, skate sharpening, and running gear.
Bliss Crystals & Mystical Gifts
Dayle’s Grand Market - 129 East Victoria St.
Crystals, stones, smudging, incense, pendulums, everything mystical and magical.
Blue Lotus Gaming
50 Church St., 902-660-3366
Magic: the Gathering cards and accessories, video games, consoles and accessories, board games and collectibles.
147 South Albion St., 902.661.1751
Fresh popcorn, ice cream, cotton candy, saltwater taffy, bulk gummies, chocolate, gourmet jelly beans, retro and international candy.
Amherst Centre Mall - 142 South Albion St., 902.667.5122
Bestselling books, toys, home décor, gifts and stationery.
Maltby Once Again Sports
133 South Albion St., 902.667.3496
Devinci bicycles, skate sharpening, fly and tackle shop, sports jerseys, hockey gear.
4 Robert Angus Dr., 902.667.1666
Pet toys, collars, beds, accessories, pet foods and treats.
Simply for Life Natural Market
85 Victoria St., 902.660.8446
Local and organic food, specialty oils and vinegars, giftware, essential oils.
Amherst Country Store Co-op
17 Lawrence St., 902.667.1278
Garden décor, bird feeders, hanging baskets, seasonal décor.
Amherst Home Hardware
2 Spring St., 902.667.3682
Garden décor, bird feeders, home décor, seasonal decorations.
3 Clinton St., 902.397.3999
New home furniture and fixtures, used office furniture.
21 Albion St., 902.667.4735
Best-selling furniture and appliance store for 30 years.
Clarence Farm Services
7 Industrial Dr., 902.667.8955
Garden décor, birdfeeders, toys from Schliech and Breyer.
147 South Albion St., 902-906-0552
Home décor, fashions, toys, bedding, housewares, furniture.
2 Chandler Rd., 902.661.1261
Liquidation of furniture, home décor, candles, jewelry, giftware.
Shur-gain Feeds’n Needs
147 South Albion St., 902.661.0717
Woodstock wind chimes, garden décor, birdfeeders, pet toys.
Top Line Rentals
15 Albion St, 902.667-9850
Tools, fasteners, and innovative products.
Nib’s Used Furniture & Appliances
2 Pleasant St. E., 902.661.4478
Quality used furniture, appliances, and parts.
Amy's Used Books
51 South Albion St., 902.667.7927
Every book lover’s treasure trove, with 400,000 books in all genres, including out-of-print favourites for your collections.
Bargains at the Bridge
16 Station St., 902.667.8433
Quality used clothing, footwear, household items, books, games, and sporting equipment.
300 LaPlanche St., 902.667.5556
A treasure hunt of clothing, formal wear, books and household goods, with items distributed every hour on the hour.
66 Victoria St. E., 902.667.5882
Used clothing and household goods.
16 Church St., 902.667.4588
Quality used and new clothing from newborn to plus sizes, formalwear, casual wear, maternity, and footwear.
86A Church St., 902.664.1226
New & used furniture, antiques & collectables. Brand new mattresses always in stock.
152 South Abion St., 902.667.7218
147 South Albion St., 902.667.6052
142 South Albion St., 902.667.7116
130 South Albion St., 902.661.7100
46 Robert Angus Dr., 902.661.3476