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Meet Your Neighbour: VAIYA

VAIYA a beautiful boutique in Collingwood Downtown is a lifestyle brand designed for people on the go.  Their clothing is casual and stylish, featuring breathable, natural fabrics and everything is designed with comfort in mind.

Carolina D’Andrea opening the shop in December of 2019 with a vision of offering comfortable and casual clothing, shoes and accessories that are travel friendly, stylish and fun based on quality basics. “We offer a lot of eco-friendly, ethically sourced organic linen, cotton, bamboo and hemp clothes that are suitable for all ages, sizes and shapes.” says Carolina.  “We also offer an excellent selection of leather footwear in styles that move with you and we try and focus on Canadian brands. We offer a laid back and friendly place to shop.” she adds.

Like many young entrepreneurs, Carolina (call me ‘Lina’) moved to Collingwood for the lifestyle and has been in retail in Collingwood Downtown for over 8 years now.  “Running your own business is not for the faint of heart, but it’s also the best thing I ever did.  You have to be ready to work at it but still make sure you’re having fun at the same time. Having a business right in the heart of downtown Collingwood is great.  It’s so convenient to just pop over to Sol Kitchen or Fig & Feta to grab a yummy, healthy lunch.”

If you’re planning a summer holiday or a road trip, or just need a bit of a wardrobe update check out VAIYA to incorporate some comfortable, stylish travel wear that moves with you.

You can find VAIYA at 21 Hurontario Street in Collingwood Downtown. On-line shopping is available on their website Follow them on facebook at or instagram @vaiya_official

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