About Northern Birch Boutique
Hello there, I’m Leslie Newhall the owner of Northern Birch Boutique.
We pack a lot of fun and great products in our little shop. Over the past three years, we have seen our product selection expand greatly and we are proud to offer you a wide variety of quality clothing, self-care products, jewelry, gifts, and home decor. We have some great brand names such as Smash & Tess, Chinese Laundry shoes, Pura Vida, Brumate, Two Sisters Naturals, Venti6 just to name a few.
We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, laid-back vibe in the store where you can browse at your own pace. We are here to help you but won’t ever ‘sell’ you anything -we give honest feedback, make suggestions if you would like, and can even gift wrap for you.
A few things to note about our shop
We are open May through Christmas and we close about a week after (to allow you to use your gift cards and deal with any exchanges if needed)
We don’t buy huge quantities of items - we want you to have unique items so we tend to buy 6-8 in each piece - we might buy multiple colours but we don’t buy in bulk. We try to get shipments planned out weekly or every two weeks - this keeps things fresh and interesting. We have a mix of locally made, Canadian made and imported pieces where we can we always try to choose as local as we can
We love what we do - we like to have a welcoming stress free environment and we are flexible to serve you in the best way to suit you - just let us know what you need so we can accommodate your needs
After spending 20+ years leading the corporate HR function in several major national organizations, I’m having the most fun in this “second career”. I have surrounded myself with the best little team who I appreciate so much and who help us deliver the best customer experience we can!
Emily stays behind the scenes running our socials but sometimes you can find her behind the counter helping us with operations. A graduate of Lakehead Orillia and a small business owner herself, Emily enjoys working at NBB and bringing her creative input to our brand.
Cassie - a Momma who loves all things creative and crafty. Through her studies of Merchandising at Fanshawe in London, and through various retail experience, she has discovered many tips & tricks of the trade (merchandising and display). Cassie loves spending every moment she can find designing and creating for her jewelry business Rambling Rose Co. and merchandising at NBB.
Laura is our store operations expert and keeps us ultra-organized. We don't know what we would do without her. Plus she puts store fixtures together like a boss!
Erin - our part-time model - gorgeous inside and out she helps showcase our products so you can see how to style and mix and match. She’s also a great sounding board for all our new product lines