If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love anything local and the One Of A Kind Show is basically heaven for me. It’s basically a show that brings together hundreds of local vendors; as fun as it is, it can also be overwhelming for people who haven’t been to the show before. That’s why I thought I would make a list of my go-to vendors at the show happening from March 29th to April 2nd.
I’ve been going for at least two years and for this show, and the show actually reached out to me this year to work together, which is super exciting for me! First, I will be dressing a mannequin with some local vendor’s clothes, then I will be judging a vendor competition, and finally, I will be doing a giveaway for 5 pairs of tickets to show (make sure to follow me on Instagram so you don’t miss it!)
My Vendor Picks
Depending on day that you choose to go, the aisles might be a little busy, so I always like to plan in advance! I usually end up going through every aisle, but have a list of vendors that I have to go see. I went through all of the website categories and picked my favourite vendors in each one!
Artifact Skin Co – Booth L29
I love Artifact’s branding and the whole idea behind their products is to create small batch, quality products. They have a ton of amazing-looking masks and konjac sponges.
Urban Minerals – Booth O23
As a green beauty lover, I was super excited to see their product and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. These mineral foundations blend seamlessly into the skin and have amazing ingredients to soothe any irritations. Another amazing thing about them is that they carry over 30 shades, so you should be able to find a colour match very easily!
Coal and Canary – Booth J48
If you’re looking for luxury candles that smell great and crackle, these are for you! Their have pretty original scents, so I would make sure to stop by and smell them
Murphy & Jo Candle Co. – Booth Q46A
These ladies have one of the prettiest booths at the show this year and their candles smell amazing! Also, if you’re a dog lover, you’ll be super happy to hear that part of the proceeds that they make goes back to Save Our Scruff
Eikcam Ceramics – Booth F41
I’ve actually never seen any of their work in person, but after checking out their Instagram, I’m super excited to see them at the show! We all know that I love plants, so I instantly fell in love with this mug
Hinkleville – Booth O19
Every time I spot some of Hinkleville’s creations at a stockist, I smile. Janet makes the cutest little planters and ceramics!
Diana Coatsworth Design – Booth O46
Diana made the cutest lace top and I’m obsessed with it! Makes me super excited for Spring
Eve Gravel – Booth O34
Eve Gravel’s new collection is gorgeous and full of great pieces with geometric prints
Odeyalo – Booth C04C
If you’re looking for modern and extremely comfortable clothing, Odeyalo is the perfect match for you! Their products are made in Montreal and the owners are super nice; definitely go by their booth and touch their clothes (not in a creepy way – they’re just so comfy!!)
Skinny Sweats – Booth Q29
I’ve loved Skinny Sweats since I first found them at OOAK a year ago. Definitely make sure to get to their booth early because I have a feeling that they’re going to sell out of their rose patch pieces quickly!
Visual Mood – Booth P27
As if I wasn’t missing Summer enough… Visual Mood makes the most beautiful swimsuits and they’re all printed by hand. They have a couple different styles and patterns, and the best part is that there’s some removable boob padding so you could also wear the swimsuit as a top!
Bookhou – Booth J07
Every time that I’m on Dundas West, I look through Bookhou’s store window in admiration. They sell bags, prints, and textiles that are beautiful and timeless
Hoi Bo – Booth H04
If you’ve been to the Distillery District, you’ve probably seen the Hoi Bo store and studio. They make amazing bags and timeless + modern clothing
Fitzy – Booth F11
Fitzy is one of my go-to booths at the show because all of her bags are gorgeous! It’s pretty hard for me to resist buying a new one at every single show…
GuyGuyGuy – Booth P48M
I’m a sucker for simple, clever prints, and GuyGuyGuy has some great prints, bags, and tees. This snob tee is a must for me
Bello Pop – Booth P44F
If anyone is on the hunt for cute party favours, look no further! Bello Pop has cute printed match boxes, wine tags, note carts, hair ties, and wall prints
Double L Decor – Booth H10
I love my succulents and Double L Decor makes planters in cool geometric shapes and patterns. I have their marble and black striped planter and my lil guy is growing!
East Van Light – Booth P44M
Fun fact: I’m a sucker for string lights. I stumbled upon East Van Light on the OOAK site and fell in love with their products
Pepper B Designs – Booth G09
If you’re looking for pillows, Pepper B Designs currently has some super cute prints and pop pom pillows! They also sell printed fabric and accessories to match
Your Pal, Al – Booth G21
Aly is one of my fave people; she always makes me laugh when we have a conversation. Make sure to stop by her booth to pick up some cute planters and have a great conversation!
BIKO – Booth P26
I stopped by BIKO’s studio a month ago and picked up some pieces, which I have been wearing non-stop! They have great statement pieces and some more casual ones, depending on your preference
Abeego Designs – Booth M39
I’ve been wanting to reduce the amount of plastic that I’m throwing out and Abeego has changed my life. Instead of using plastic wrap, I have a couple Abeego beeswax wraps that I use to keep my food fresh (it actually works better than plastic wrap!!)
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Light & Paper – Booth G19
I am fascinated by Ali’s delicate paper pieces and wood decor. Can we just appreciate this paper uterus!!
Stephanie Cheng – Booth I47
Stephanie’s prints are seriously gorgeous; they’re simple but bold. She also sells pins and it makes me want to cover my new jean jacket in millions of them
The Neighbourhood Unit – Booth Q46B
If you’re looking for non-tacky map art, this is the vendor to visit! I love how simple and modern the prints are
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Blisscraft and Brazen – Booth G29
If you’re looking for modern wood pieces for your home, Blisscraft and Brazen have got you covered. They have wooden arm rests, salad servers, and other accessories like ceramic hanging planters that look great with any interior decor.