Retail Therapy: Reid’s
Ever find yourself racking your brain on where to get that perfect greeting card, that stand out gift, the best party favors, a killer day timer, or a high-end writing instrument? Reid’s, a 17th Ave gem is the go-to spot when you are looking for something truly unique. Established in 1984, this family owned and operated stationery store has evolved into so much more and has become a shopping destination on the Ave. We were thrilled to explore all that Reid’s has to offer, especially with Halloween right around the corner.
Owner, Maureen Bilton, attributes Reid’s success not only to their central location along the vibrant 17th Ave shopping district, but also to their “loyal and fantastic regulars”. She believes it is this strong customer base that has kept Reid’s around for over 30 years.
With their ever-changing window display enticing you to visit, it is hard not to regularly pop in to see what’s in season. Within their 6,000 sq feet, Reid’s offers such a variety of items that it is likely you’ll leave with a few extra things you didn’t intend to buy.
If you can’t find it at Reid’s, you can’t find it anywhere.
Offering over 5,000 titles in greeting cards makes this one of Reid’s most sought after products. Choose from their unique supply and have fun while doing it!
If you’re looking to host the perfect party, they’ve got you covered. Carrying everything from tablewares, seasonal décor to party favours, they’re you’re one-stop-shop on the Ave for all your entertaining needs.
An offering perhaps not well known about is their balloon bouquets. Celebrate any occasion in this unique and unexpected way. Can’t find exactly what you are looking for? They will do special orders on just about anything from every department. Reid’s also offers corporate orders on their specialty writing instruments and pens.
Speaking of specialty pens, Reid’s is one of the few retailers in the city with a vast and exclusive offering. Reid’s carries limited edition pieces made in North America that garner the attention of a collector fanbase all its own.
Specialty writing instruments are not only incomparable in their writing quality and feel in your hand, but have specialty nibs made from rhodium to gold. Art-like in nature, these collector items have a unique and lasting quality and are treated as family heirlooms to be passed down for generations to come. If you are looking to learn more about high-end writing instruments, ask any of the 3 professionals at Reid’s that have been in the business for over 20 years.
Reid’s is undoubtedly a must-see on the Ave. People have said over the years is that “if you can’t find it at Reid’s, you can’t find it anywhere”. Grab a coffee and budget some time when you go, with so much to look at, and their ever-changing stock you may never see the same thing twice! While you’re there, be sure to check out their Halloween costumes and save 50% until October 31st.
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