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Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate

With the Canadian dollar reaching its all-time low since 2003, converting your shopping cart from USD is getting increasingly painful. So Chatelaine editors went on a mission to find you the best bang for your buck online.
Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate

Where to spend your loonies online

Pehr Designs

Designed in Canada, Pehr Designs sells home accessories in beautiful bold prints and patterns— everything from hatch-patterned throw pillows to sophisticated striped storage bins.

Our pick: Pom pom bin, $44

Shipping: $9.99 to Ontario, $14.99 for the rest of Canada. Free over $100.

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate

EQ3

EQ3 makes most of its modern design pieces in Canada — all of their upholstery pieces are manufactured in Winnipeg. Our pick: Ball pendant light, from $80  Shipping: Cost depends on size of item.

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate
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Golda's Kitchen

You’ll find cookware, bakeware and very cool specialty decorating goods at Golda's Kitchen.

Our pick: Decorative baking cups, from $3/pack.

Shipping: Calculated by weight and address.

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate

South China Seas

You can shop specialty foods by region of the world at South China Seas.

Our pick: Specialty herbs and spices, from $5.

Shipping: Via Canada Post or FedEx, charged at checkout.

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate

Province Apothecary

The name Province Apothecary comes from owner Julie Clark's efforts to source ingredients from every Canadian province — think organic seaweed from Nova Scotia, organic lentil flour from Manitoba and glacial clay from British Columbia.

Our pick: Custom Face Serum, $40. Fill out a questionnaire and Julie’s team will blend a mix of active botanical ingredients just for you in their Toronto apothecary.   Shipping: $7 flat across Canada, free over $75.

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate
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Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh is one of Canada’s top destinations for affordable modern style.

Our pick: Cashmere crewneck sweater, on sale for $49.94.

Shipping: $8 for standard shipping, free over $50.

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate

Aritzia

Aritzia carries everything from classic white tee’s to the season's hottest cropped kick flare jeans.

Our pick: Wilfred Free Neelam coat, on sale for $225.

Shipping: $8 standard shipping, free over $150.

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate

Hudson's Bay Company

The Bay carries pretty much everything a Canadian could ever need.

Our pick: Sperry shearwater boots, on sale for $89.99.

Shipping: $5.95 when you spend under $50, free over $99. 

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate
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Indigo

As Canada’s “cultural department store,” Indigo has more to offer than just books.

Our pick: Wildflower by Drew Barrymore, $25

Shipping: Free shipping over $25, free shipping to any store location.

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate

Amazon

You can find all of the things on Amazon.

Our pick: Ultra Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank, $17. (Bonus: It charges your devices at top speed, and it's lipstick-sized!)

Shipping: Free with Amazon Prime membership, or standard Amazon rates by product type and weight.

Where to shop online to avoid the crazy exchange rate

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