Our Blog Has A New Home!! (-:


Hello Friends,

After years and years of our friends and customers asking us about it, we have finally taken the plunge and opened an online shop!  We are, of course, still doing our thing in our two brick and mortar shops (Workshop Boutique & Flock Boutique, both right here in Ottawa), but now we have added a shiny and new shopify store for all of our lovely and loyal customers who have moved away and still want to get their hands on our handmade goodies. (-;

Follow the following links for guaranteed fun!

Our new online shop / Our new blog

Workshop on Facebook / Flock on Facebook

And, obviously, we would love to see you face to face in store. Come and play dress up with us! (-;


The Ladies of Workshop & Flock



Wanted: High School Co-Op Student!

Do you know a high school student in grade 11 or 12 who is energetic, responsible & crafty?

If so, send them our way! (-:

We are looking for an outgoing and responsible high school co-op student for the Fall term who is willing to try to new things and embark on an adventure with us!

The placement could be at Workshop or at Flock (or both!) and involves fun things like making creative window displays, dressing mannequins, opening stock boxes, button-making, fabric cutting, screen printing.  It also includes less-than-fun things like tidying, organizing supplies, cutting down cardboard boxes and steaming clothes.  Punctuality is important. A positive attitude is essential.

Know someone who would be a good fit?  Have them email us at info@workshopboutique.ca.


The Ladies of Workshop & Flock

June 28 . Silkscreening Demo. High Noon.

Since we renovated in February and opened our brand fancy studio, many of you have been asking us to do demos!

Because we are (obviously) completely obsessed with crafting in almost any form, we get very excited at the idea that our studio shop could become somewhere that Ottawa’s crafty community might come to exchange ideas and to get inspired!

Join us for our first free demo:

Silkscreening 101: Madeleine will be showing off the basics of silkscreening and answering questions from noon – 1pm on Saturday, June 28th at Workshop (242 1/2 Dalhousie St).  You can also check out the goodies we have been making over the last few months!

No need to sign up. Just grab a coffee and join us!  (-:


The Ladies of Workshop Boutique

P.S. We hope to do crafty demos on a regular basis, so stay tuned!

Spring Trunk Sale! March 20-24th. Get Ready.

We know how much you love it, so we’re doing it again!

Workshop’s always fun and crazy SPRING TRUNK SALE will be happening March 20-24th this year!

The big opening party will be on Thursday March 20th at 6pm where there is sure to be the best of deals, some fun goodies for munchin’, and me at the change rooms acting as the evening drill sergeant…I know you ladies love it! (-;

The fun doesn’t end there though, because we’ve decided to officially hold the sale over for the whole weekend – this is for those of you who give us those sad puppy dog faces when you can’t make it the night of the event. But don’t forget that after Sunday at 5pm, everything magically turns in to a pumpkin (goes back to the designers), so don’t miss it!

For those of you who are new to the cult of the trunk sale, here are the basics: once in the Spring and once in the Fall Workshop invites a few of their favourite designers to participate in our trunk sale: they ship us tons and tons of great clothes, accessories and jewelry which are from past seasons collections, slightly damaged items, weird sizes (the xs people clean up at this event!), samples, etc! Our designers get to clean out their studio spaces and our customers get to pad their closets!  the deals are great – up to 70% off!

More details and sneak peeks can be found on our facebook page!

Put it in your calendar and don’t forget to join us – especially if you haven’t yet been down to check out our newly renovated space (yellow)!


The ladies of Workshop

175 Teacups + Vintage Furniture = Love.

Just when we thought it couldn’t get better, our fab Tea Cup Sale has partnered with Malenka Originals to bring you lovely repurposed furniture with a vintagy vibe!  Now we’re talking… (-:

The date has also been set: July 7th-15th in the gallery space at Flock Boutique!

More pics will be coming soon but in the meantime, mark the date on your calendar and make sure to pop by early to get first pick…we’ll see you there! (-:

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2 Weeks left in our End-of-Season SALE!

for some reason, yesterday was super funny and busy day at both shops!  it was very unexpected because as all you o-towners know, it was a crazy weather day, full of freezing rain and requiring super careful footsteps (an elderly lady i walked by on the way home told me to be more careful when i wiped out at her feet), hmmm…

anyway, the ladies who were in the shops yesterday – no surprise – scored some amazing deals (like the red dress above, it’s gone!) since it’s officially the very end of the season and our sale is at its peak!  this is what prompted me to write a little log post: it’s my sticky note to each of you: you have a couple of weeks left to score end of season, made in canada goodies on sale!  hope to see you there…tread slowly!  (-:


Our Night Owl is Famous!

You may have seen our night owl before…you know: walking the red carpet, noshing on sushi at Nobu, hanging with pals Brad and Angelina…yes, our night owl is famous! (the one in the middle, the other two are his very cute hangers-on)

Thanks Ottawa Citizen, for including our night owl in your Marketplace: Cocooning from The Cold article last week!



The Season of Markdowns

Keli has put her great collection 50% off!

Since winter has come so late this year, January may actually be the perfect time to shop for the season! I mean seriously – I’ve only just begun to wear my sweaters and sweater dresses, winter tunics and leggings…and now almost everything is on sale!

Pop by Workshop and Flock for the largest end of season sale we have ever had…most of our designers have marked down their collections and some of them have been really serious about it! The time to spend those gift certificates and all of that good christmas money is now…see you in the shop soon! (-;

Here are a few sneak peeks…follow us on facebook for more!

I'm obsessed with this skirt! Was $258, now $155, Christina bought it today!

We all love Mandy's collection and now it's on sale! Was $148, now $118...there are only a few left, so come in and take a look!

Tonight ~ Wellington West Shop Hop!

Tonight is going to be a seriously big, fun night on Wellington West! 28 businesses (that’s huge!) are participating in this year’s shop hop, so you’ll need to block off a couple of hours to do your holiday shopping right!

Join us for an evening of anti-mall, anti-big box!

Grab a couple of friends and wander down the street tasting samples from local restos, having goodies at others and, of course, popping by Flock to get something lovely and handmade for everyone on your list! Doesn’t that sounds like something that would even put the grinch in the holiday spirit?

At Flock, we love a great party, so tonight we will have goodies and raffles and best of all, 10% off everything in the shop!

As you may already know, our designers have been working hard to fill our shop with tons and tons of great gifts to put under your tree, so it’s easier that ever to buy local and buy handmade this holiday season!

Hope to see you there!


The Ladies of Flock