Shop Wh!nk

With four weeks left to shop, Destination St. John’s is here again to help you shop local for everyone on your Christmas list! Last week we warmed your belly with local spirits from the Newfoundland & Labrador Liquor Corporation – this week we visited Wh!nk - a fabulous boutique in the heart of downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. All of Wh!nk’s products are handmade from across Canada, as well as a few select lines from around the world. Owner Kim Sparkes is a bundle of energy who lives up to her surname in spades! This young entrepreneur is leaving her mark on one of the oldest streets in North America. We caught up with Kim to find out what shopping local means to her.

What would you say is the most unique product you offer?

We are known for our unique jewelry. From designers across Canada and a few from the United States. They are all hand made, each jewelry line has a story to tell.


What has been the most popular product for 2013?

Hard to say! Our most popular product would be our Duckstreet Cream & Sugar Set!



Which product would be “your pick” for Christmas shoppers looking to buy local?

This Christmas we are all about supporting local, our pick is anything done by Naeve Jewelry, created by local designer Anna Tobin. It is the must have this holiday season.



What are some of the most desired products for tourists and visitors?

Anything Row House Themed! *All glassware is hand painted in house at Wh!nk!





Do you offer shipping?

We do! *Contact Kim at to order your favourite piece today!

What does buy local mean to you?

Buying local gives us such a fuzzy feeling inside, its just so wonderful to see people in our community supporting one another. Buying local means supporting local!


We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Get down to Wh!nk for something truly unique for that special someone and stay tuned for a delectable post next week featuring The Newfoundland Chocolate Company!

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