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Acquisti Life

As soon as you walk through the door of this urban, hip boutique, you are sure to be enticed into a world of “Ooh, I love, I want, I need…”

Everything from the high ceilings and a rustic, exposed brick wall to the creatively displayed fab merchandise…it all feels welcoming and beautiful.

Owner Deborah Nicholson has lived in the Carleton Place area for over 30 years. A self-admitted shopaholic, she always knew she wanted to open her own retail store. Since the time she was a teenager, she always had a love and a special connection to the downtown core and didn’t want to travel into the city to get her shopping fix. Her vision was to open a shop that would offer affordable trendy pieces, and a fun, inviting shopping experience to the community.

And that she has done!

Although originally, Deborah was leaning toward home decor, she saw a void in the market for her unique vision of a women’s boutique with a men’s section.

This mom of two teenagers, juggles working as a paramedic, while running the shop. Everything in the store has unfolded under her vision. Her passion is to create an unforgettable experience for her shoppers.

I want people to walk in and say, ‘Love it!’

After all, Deborah has always loved the experience of the browse…the feel and vibe of the store, trying on the items, interacting with the staff, and just having fun shopping. Don’t we all? Her desire is to spread that love to the downtown core.

“I am here because I love it, I want my friends to love it, I want the community to love it!”

Come fall in love with Canadian brands like FIG, Message Factory and UNGALI. The brand choices speak about her own passion for sustainable textiles by recycling items like water bottles and turning them into great fashion pieces! Find stylish, comfortable footwear by Kamik, REEF and Roxy.

There’s other great international contemporary finds of dresses, denim, shorts, jackets, accessories and the very popular recycled canvas bags, by Mona B…and don’t forget the great men’s section!

Deborah Nicholson

19 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V2