The Chic Canuck was founded by Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger, Gracie Carroll, and a team of true Canucks brought together by their love and enthusiasm for Canada and its homegrown talent. Our individual experiences working, living and travelling abroad, brought all of us a new-found patriotism and affection for our country that grew stronger the longer we were away. As Joni Mitchell would say, sometimes "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone". Thankfully, we were able to come back.
The Chic Canuck is a celebration of Canadian business, entrepreneurs, design, travel, and everything in between. Our curated selection is brought to you on a daily basis with tender love and care from our team of tastemakers who stem from working in the fashion and lifestyle industries in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. We want to share some of the best and most exciting brands and businesses to discover from coast-to-coast. Think of us as a trusty guide that you can rely on to tell you about what's really good; whether you're looking for a unique gift for a friend, or a really great place to eat.
In a country as vast as Canada, and one that is filled with so much talent, we are not only fortunate to have choice and power when it comes to our purchasing decisions, but we have the ability to support great Canadian businesses (big and small) every single day.
Did you know that if each of us spent $100 a year more on local businesses instead of chain stores, it would put an extra $3 million a year into our economy? Not only that, but it would also create thousands more jobs every year?
Considering that works out to about $0.27 extra a day, there's proof that shopping locally (and making a difference) is more affordable than you think.
Canada has a lot to be proud of and it's time to show off a little!
Welcome to world of The Chic Canuck; a tastemaker's guide to Canada.