In need of some retail therapy?

Now more than ever it is important to support local in all aspects, whether through exploring our neighbourhoods and visiting boutique shops and restaurants, purchasing from our big box retailers, or buying from local artisans and makers, Windsor Essex needs the support of its residents at this challenging time.

#ShopYQG is designed to get you back into the stores safely, or to order from local artisans online and keep the dollars you are spending in Windsor Essex – whether it’s through our malls, big box retailers, or exploring the boutique shops in our districts.

Instead of heading online to do your shopping, check out our retail areas dotting the region. From up-scale shopping centres filled with the latest trends and much loved brands, to supporting our big box and retail areas, there are plenty of great places to find every day essentials, furniture, appliances and more. All while supporting the local economy.

Home to unique neighbourhood districts, quaint Main Streets lined with shops and one-of-a-kind stores across our YQG communities, you are sure to find everything you are looking for! Discover distinctive historic shopping areas, and meander through small town cores to find stylish clothing boutiques, gift shops filled with stunning home décor and foodie delights, or antique & vintage finds there is certainly a little something that will delight everyone.

Proudly supporting our local artisans, you will find eclectic boutique collectives toting the wares of the talented makers in our community.  From jewelry, handmade chocolates, skin care and soaps, reclaimed wood furniture and stunning pieces of art, we are fortunate to be able to showcase our many WE Made It artisans and makers. Shop in store – or shop online to keep your dollars local.


Explore all the shopping options in our region. Click on any of the areas on the map below to learn more about their shopping options available.

Pelee Island

If shopping for one-of-a-kind finds is your thing, you can find island apparel and unique island gifts at one of the island’s boutiques or at the Pelee Art Works arts and crafts center, where you are sure to find that special piece you have been searching for.

Discover Pelee Island


From eclectic antique shops like Dusty Loft Antiques and Collectibles and stylish clothing boutiques, to the weekly The Amherstburg Farmers Market where you’ll find local produce each Saturday. There may not be a shopping mall here but you will certainly find something for everyone.

Discover Amherstburg


Essex is home to two distinct urban areas with many friendly faces to greet you. Vibrant downtown cores in Essex and Harrow Centre offer a world of opportunity for shoppers. Meander along County Road 50 and discover everything from Serenity Lavender Farm to unique artisan shops.

Discover Essex


Main Street Kingsville serves up exactly what you picture a small-town shopping experience to be. Boutique shops line the streets and offer an assortment of unique clothing, Dutch Boys hand-crafted chocolates, gifts, home decor and gardening essentials, and so much more. Pop into one of the three craft breweries, bakeries or produce markets and get a taste of local.

Discover Kingsville


Shop handcrafted items, vintage clothing and antiques along Leamington’s newly reinvented Mill Street. If you have a taste for the authentic ensure to stop in to one of the area’s diverse cultural markets, bakeries or local butcher shops like Bradt’s Butcher Block and Lakeside Bakery & Deli.

Discover Leamington


From outlet shopping at Windsor Crossing Premium Outlets with an amazing selection of retail stores to smaller, locally owned and operated retail stores in Malden Centre and along Front Road. Stop in to one of LaSalle’s lavish boutiques, decor or gift shops and be greeted by a friendly face.

Discover LaSalle


There are many ways to shop across the city of Windsor. From up-scale shopping centres filled with much loved brands to unique neighbourhood districts such as Walkerville District, Old Riverside and Pillette Village where each offers stylish boutiques, gift shops, antique & vintage finds alongside handmade decor, and local goods. Filled with foodie delights, a day in our neighbourhoods can fill your stomachs and your shopping bag.

Discover Windsor


Tecumseh is home to a large selection of small town boutiques which cater to everything from home decor to cycling needs, spa treatments, organic skin care, shoes, clothing and more. You will find it all in this picturesque and welcoming town.

Discover Tecumseh


Be sure to check out the many unique shops in all of Lakeshore’s communities. Between catch-all boutiques and local markets and foodie favourites like The Cheese Bar, you are sure to find all things gift-worth such as homemade jewellery, clothing, artisan cheeses and the freshest local produce.

Discover Lakeshore


Local Business Application

If you’re a local retail partner and you want to be featured in this program apply today – inclusion in the program is free. Just click here and submit your details today. Supported by both Tourism Windsor Essex and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, the #ShopYQG program will be featured in multiple marketing campaigns. You can also join in the conversation on social media by using #ShopYQG in your social media posts.

If you’re a business already featured on our website but need to update your information you can submit updated details for your listing here – or email [email protected].

We encourage you to contact retail partners prior to visiting them.


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