Downtown Oakville has many fabulous clothing boutiques, but one of my favourites is Vocado. Not only do they have a great selection of clothing, accessories and footwear, as well as the hottest denim selection in town, but it’s the kind of place where the staff immediately make you feel comfortable, and as co-owner Emily says “it’s a warm, friendly environment and we’re proud of it, and customers become our friends and we love that.”
The co-owners of Vocado are long time friends, and met years ago when they both worked at a children’s toy and book store on Lakeshore Road as teenagers. Emily Dobbie and Kolleen Hanna both grew up in Oakville, and they dreamt that one day they would open a fabulous boutique filled with all of their favourite fashions. Now, they actually have two fabulous boutiques, one in Liberty Village in Toronto, and their hometown location in Oakville, just down the street from where they met.