Like the Seasons, We're Changing
After 26 years, of offering Thunder Bay shoppers amazing in-store shopping experiences, we're excited to be changing our business model to better serve today's customer.
On June 11, 2022, we closed our McKellar Street storefront and are now transitioning into becoming a digitally driven company focused on virtual livestream shopping shows and pop-up events.
Our successful, pandemic-inspired, SHOP WITH DIANE show continues to delight shoppers and fans Thursdays at 7:00 pm ET on our Facebook page and the SHOP WITH DIANE YouTube channel. Recordings of these LIVE events are also accessible to you 24-7 on these platforms.
Our next POP-IN & SHOP event happens at Intercity Shopping Centre, in a 1,100 square foot storefront next to the Body Shop. We'll be open between February 9 to March 18 and SAVE 40% on all of our women's casual and outerwear. (Note: Our McKellar Street store will be closed during this period.)
For inquiries or orders, please call or text me anytime at (807)-628-4334. And please don't forget to sign-up for our store newsletter. You can find the sign-up form on the bottom right corner of our Home page. Thank you, be kind and be well.
Diane Petryna, Passionate Retailer & Pivoteur
Join our LIVE Weekly Shopping Show
Join Diane Thursdays at 7:00 pm EST for the fun and entertaining SHOP WITH DIANE show. Each week, Diane answers customers' questions, shows off the newest gifts and accessories, and takes online orders.
You can catch these LIVE broadcasts comfortably from home on the Take A Hike + Take 2 Boutique Facebook page or on the new Shop with Diane You Tube channel.
You can also watch and shop past shows, on Facebook, You Tube and/or our web page. A link to the most recent show is below.
FUN FACTS: The SHOP WITH DIANE show received the 2021 RBC Innovative Project of the Year Award last October and, on May 12, 2022, Diane completed her 100th show.
Your online shows are a true delight. It is up close and personal as you enter my living room weekly. You are a ray of sunshine. Your positive energy boosts anyone's spirits. A thorough description is given on each product. You know you are purchasing quality! I have been able to purchase Christmas gifts, special friends gifts as well as a little something for myself which is so nice during these hard times. Shopping local is so very important for our community to survive this severe economic hit. You promoted other local business with their products in a combined gift package. That truly is commendable. The curbside pickup is amazing as you great us with a big smile and a warm hello. Personalized customer service, it takes the cake!! Thank you Diane.
You are an expert in your field! You have so much knowledge about every product you sell. You tell us how everything fits and how it feels. You brighten up every Thursday and give us something to look forward to. You engage people. That’s what we were missing. The one on one. You have done an exceptional thing during the pandemic. Thank you.
Your show is up close and personal, very genuine. You have mastered a virtual shopping channel that had required an enormous amount of time and effort on your part in which I and many others appreciate and look forward to viewing weekly. With me living in the District of Thunder Bay I can see what products you have in store. I am still not a big online shopper. I like to see and hear more about what I am looking to buy. And that's where you come in. You know your products, something I very much appreciate. It creates a sense of confidence on my part. Also, your store carries many items you can't find anywhere else. I have gifted many of your products to friends and family. Thank you Diane.
You'll LOVE the Brands We Carry
You're going to love coming in-store to shop our beautiful collection of women's casual wear and accessories from top quality brands such as: Habitat, Pretty Woman, Indygena, Lisette, Fig, Lole, Kuhl, Charlie B, Royal Robbins, Cut Loose, Neon Buddha and Merrell. Our sizes range from XS to 3X.
We also carry Brighton and Alex & Ani jewelry.
For men, we stock a variety of Kuhl pants in inseam lengths of 30", 32" and 34", as well as socks, hats and other accessories.
COME WORK WITH US - We're Hiring
At Take A Hike + Take 2 Boutique, we have big hearts and big ideas. Not only are we committed to improving how retail works, we're also committed to building a fun team of positive, energic, solution-oriented people, who consistently bring the best of themselves to work each day.
We have an IMMEDIATE OPENING for a part-time Administrative Assistant with basic bookkeeping and computer skills. Our successful hire will receive training on how to use our in-house Point of Sale accounting package. Our accountant will prepare year end tax filings.
If you're interested in learning more or would like to apply, please call Diane at (807) 628-4334.
We LOVE CURBSIDE pick-ups and visits. Please call Diane at (807) 628-4334 to confirm your order, method of payment and pick-up time.
OUT OF TOWN ORDERS can be shipped to you via Canada Post. Please call us to discuss.
Take A Hike + Take 2 Boutique
210 N. McKellar Street
(next to the Fort William Gardens)
Thunder Bay, Canada P7C 3Z2
MORE "POP-IN & SHOP" EVENTS COMING SOON
The SHOP WITH DIANE show is streamed LIVE on Facebook and YouTube Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 pm EST