Where is the best shopping in Halifax?

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Trevor J. Adams

The busiest pedestrian street east in eastern Canada, Spring Garden Road is the definitive answer to the question of the best shopping in Halifax. The east end of the street, between the Halifax Public Gardens and Barrington Street, is chockablock with unique shops and boutiques. Anchoring the street is the Mills department store. For decades, it’s been downtown Halifax’s number one shopping destination, offering classic and contemporary fashions for women (with names such as Michael Michael Kors in the mix).
Looking for something special for the folks back home? Just across the road is Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia. The charming little shop is jammed with creations from 143 different Nova Scotian craftspeople — everything from pottery to sweaters to cookies. Delightful finds abound in this neighbourhood: three fine jewellery stores, Canada’s oldest children’s bookstore and even an old-fashioned candy shop (Sweet Jane’s, just around the corner on Doyle Street).

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