owner-operated shops & Made-in-Gore Bay clothing: 

  • Woods' Brother's Clothing: Gore Bay's own one-of-a-kind family clothing and shoe store since 1890 – the same year Gore Bay became a town. Owned by Jim Woods and staffed with people who really know their stuff, this business is one of those old-time clothing stores you don't see in larger places. Clothing of all kinds, including formal wear and a dry cleaning service. Footwear, fabrics, sewing supplies and a great selection of Crocs, Skechers, Point Zero, Australian Outback Collection, Jana and Krickets. Call Jim Woods at 705-282-2561.
  •  Island Promotional Products: Sportswear, printed t-shirts, custom printing and gifts mean this store is definitely worth visiting. Owners Dan and Lyn Osborne offer a large selection of all things Manitoulin and Gore Bay, including custom-branded sweats that you won't find anywhere else. You can also find jackets and warm clothing if cool weather catches you by surprise. Lots of boaters come in and have their boat names put on t-shirts, caps and clothing, as well. Island Promotional also offers a terrific decal and lettering service. Dan made all the logos on the boats at Canadian Yacht Charters down and the marina, and he can design and produce any kind of adhesive boat name, numbers, logos or lettering you want. Contact Dan and Lyn online or call 705-282-2629. 
  • Former Flame Consignment & Boutique: This place has to be seen to be believed. Owner Kristy Niemi does a tremendous job making her collection of pre-loved clothing and shoes look almost new. Even city people who are used to fancy clothing experiences are amazed at what Kristy does. Always fresh, stock is rotated and renewed frequently. You can see Former Flame online at or call at 705-282-2727
  •  The Hummingbird: Just like it's seasonal flying namesake, The Hummingbird is Gore Bay's summertime source of exotic clothing, crafts and art. Owned by Gore Bay's own Stephen Pogue and filled with terrific products he imports himself from far flung lands where he spends his winters. Ask about the local honey Stephen sells, too. It never lasts long, but boy, does it taste good. Unpasturized, made by Manitoulin bees, with an exceptional flavour. Really. It's quite different than regular honey.
  • My Ol' Blues: This is one of the favourite stops for boaters visiting Gore Bay. It's also one of the few places in Canada where clothing is made entirely from scratch. That's one reason to stop in and visit My Ol' Blues. Another reason is the terrific clothing you'll find there. Owner Kathy Antonio is one of the most creative and energetic business people you'll find in town or anywhere else for that matter. Kathy and her team make a huge range of colourful, fun and exceptional clothing right in the shop on Phipps Street. Even the crew of the Bluenose II has worn clothing from My Ol' Blues! It's Gore Bay's own designer label. Kathy also runs an entrepreneurial clothing design program for kids. It's called The Tweeny Project and it gives young people ages 9 -14 a chance to be fashion designers and sell clothing through their own registered brand, "2 Blue Girlz". Kathy sells right from her shop or online. Give her a call at 705-282-1101. 

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