There’s a little shop in downtown Cambridge, Ontario called WIGG (Women’s International Gift Gallery) at 55 Dickson Street that is worth the drive to Cambridge. Affiliated with the YWCA, all proceeds from the shop are directed to providing sustainable programs that serve women and their families in the Cambridge community, and cultivate a society where women are respected, valued and are equal.
Celebrity decorator and stylist Lynn Spence, who owns a home in Cambridge threw her support behind the shop this past Saturday by working in the store to help customers select and try on artsy clothes and jewelry from the selection sourced from around the world. Lynn presented a fashion show on CITY TV’s CityLine on Friday, August 15th to help showcase the event.
On a previous trip to the shop I purchased a beautiful silver meditation ring and I have rarely seen bracelets, earrings and necklaces as beautiful and affordable as what WIGG carries. Each piece is unique and the ladies who work in the store are happy to share the story about the provenance of each item they sell.
Downtown Cambridge is well worth allotting a whole day to browse the lovely shops. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch at the Cambridge Mill Restaurant overlooking The Grand River that runs through the middle of the old town of Galt, about forty minutes west of Toronto. And if you go on a Saturday, the amazing farmers’ market is smack-dab across the road from the WIGG shop so you can load up on fresh Ontario fruit and veggies, cheeses, jams, honey and other local offerings. Shop on, girlfriend and support other women.