We first discovered White Elephant on an art crawl when the shop was located on the opposite side of the street. In Hollie Pocsai and Jane LaBatte's new location, there is an amazing section in the back filled with vintage gems. And not just any, this is a beautiful, well curated collection of pieces. After a feature in the Hamilton Spectator, people were eager to bring them their "vintage" items from home. But you won't find used chopsticks here (just ask Hollie).
Stacked wooden crates are filled with sundries (yes, we had to look up the definition), and handmade items from independent designers and artisans.
A favourite of customers, these Boh Bon soaps are handcrafted and made from natural ingredients. Our favourite was the Gypsy Spice soap made with shea butter and Moroccan red clay.
Notice the Colonel.
It's so important to complete gifts with personalized touches. White Elephant is the perfect place for thoughtful cards and gorgeous wrapping paper.
Hollie and Jane uncovered this door behind a wall while converting the old 50s diner into their new space. Many of the original finishes remain including the gorgeous wood floors and yellow paneled ceiling. Its these charming details that makes James North really special.
133 James Street North