Like the Seasons, We're Changing
After 27 years, offering Thunder Bay shoppers amazing in-store shopping experiences, we're excited to be changing our business model to better serve today's customers.
On June 11, 2022, we closed our McKellar Street storefront and since then have been 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 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 2024 POP-UP schedule includes the VENDORFEST MARKET on Sunday, March 17th at the DaVinci Centre from 10am to 3pm, and the EASTER MARKET on Saturday, March 23rd from 9am to 2pm in the Heritage Building at the CLE. Please be sure to check back for more dates, times and locations.
In the meantime, please call or text me anytime at (807) 628-4334 with your orders or inquiries. And 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 most 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 September 28, 2023, Diane completed her 160th 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.
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