Pod: a home for seeds, seeds represent ideas. Plant a seed and watch your future unfold, embrace the change, follow your dreams......

Welcome to Pod! We first opened our shop in the charming village of Elora in 2002. Ten years later, we moved to the vibrant, artistic community of Guelph, just 20 minutes south. We love downtown Guelph, especially Market Square with it's specialty boutiques and fine dining. We love our space! Beautiful high tin ceiling, creaky wood floors and exposed stone walls - all a perfect backdrop for our carefully curated collections of ever-evolving contemporary, well-designed and thoughtful fashion, jewelry, footwear and accessories.

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NEW & LOVABLE

8velvetheadband

On my recent trip to Amsterdam, I discovered these cute handmade velvet headbands. We love how versatile they are, wear them so many different ways, even belted around your waist... lots of fall colours to choose from!

8stockings

Also discovered on this trip to Amsterdam - Swedish Stockings, our new fashion heroine!! This is the only sustainable hosiery brand worldwide. Using only natural or recycled materials with zero-waste and renewable energy. Best of all, the quality & feel is outstanding!!

8polish

Back in stock with many new, smart colours is our favourite Nail Polish collection by Odeme. This is a 'five-free' brand of polish which means it is made without potentially harmful chemicals. For Monday, we choose this navy blue. For Tuesday?

            ABOUT THE SHOP

Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. - Coco Chanel

At Pod, our emphasis is to introduce customers to the benefits of organic fashion choices which are both ethically produced and sustainable. We are always thrilled to support artisans who are creating something useful and beautiful from up-cycled materials. We believe, as consumers, we have the power to support change through the products we buy, the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and the independent, small businesses we support. Ask our knowledgeable staff about the benefits of organic cotton, bamboo, Modal, Lycocell, Tencel, hemp and recycled poly.

There is comfort in finding brands of clothing that have been tried and tested.  With so many choices out there, it can be a challenge.  Many of our brands have been with us season after season because we are so impressed with their quality, new and exciting designs and comfort.  Here is a partial list of the brands we support: LOLE, Fig, White Stuff, Nice Things, Toad, Mansted, Uchuu, Erdaine... plus every season we introduce new and upcoming Canadian designers.

            ABOUT THE TEAM

Lynn is the owner of Pod, a career she cherishes as the best job ever! Way back, she had a real job working in the steel industry and making jewelry on the side. Then a move to Vancouver where a small piece of jewelry turned into a clever little night light and Pod was born! For the next 10 years, Lynn's lighting designs were featured in many magazines and sold throughout North America. Next chapter, she moved back to Ontario and opened Pod in Elora where the shop quickly blossomed into the pretty little fashion and gift boutique. Life is sweet!

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Lynn Whaley Owner

Allison is our Pod shop manager and the welcoming personality our customers see when they visit. Not only does she do an amazing job managing the day to day responsibilities, she is also a vital part of the buying team which is a great opportunity for this Guelphite to see the world. And to sample beer - yes Allison is quite the craft beer connoisseur - ask her about her favourite sours. In her spare time, Allison is working toward developing her own brand of clothing and perhaps having a shop of her own someday, fingers crossed!

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Allison Knowles Shop Manager

Anita is our fitness guru at Pod! She is attempting to whip us into shape with her fitness and healthy eating advice. And we are really hoping she will be successful! You too can benefit from Anita's experience. She offers private training sessions on her days off. That's when she's not relaxing at home with her dog Rubi or experimenting with her other passion, photography.

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Anita Stojsic Sales Consultant

Kate is the newest member of our Pod team. Kate grew up in Bayfield ON, living above her mother's retail shop. We like to think she had a toy in one hand and a steamer in the other, helping out at the shop from a young age! Kate has travelled extensively and studied photography and art abroad. Her latest passion is weaving and she was the lucky recipient of a donated, heritage wooden loom. We look forward to seeing what Kate creates!!

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Kate Bullen Sales Assistant

Pumpkin is our shop greeter, a job he takes very seriously. And he would be in the shop more often except he now has a younger brother at home, and you know, he has to teach Stu everything!! Aside from these responsibilities, Pumpkin also loves to go sailing in Bayfield, bike rides to the flea market, and chasing sticks at the beach. It's a dog's world after all!

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Pumpkin Shop Greeter
      SOCIAL      

Allison is the talented creator of our beautiful daily Instagram and Facebook posts. Stay connected by following Pod on social media and always know what's new and exciting in our special place. Email, phone or message us if you see anything you must have!

FASHION

At Pod, you will discover a carefully selected collection of stylish, eco-friendly, comfortable clothing from Canadian and international designers suitable for your busy lifestyle. Fill your wardrobe with clothing that makes you feel and look amazing!

JEWELRY

Our exclusive, handcrafted jewelry is beautiful to behold and adorn. Choose a special meaningful piece that will be treasured for years to come. In keeping with our commitment to a healthier environment, many of our jewelers use only reclaimed metal - sterling silver and bronze.

GIFT

We love gift-giving (and gift receiving!) which is why we fill our shelves with creative, beautiful and unique accessories. A few samples - naturally scented candles, lovely artisan knitwear, exquisite and timeless jewelry, handcrafted leather goods and so much more.

TESTIMONIALS

I always feel so inspired and happy after I’ve left the company of these special young women at Pod.  Service is exceptional, warm and welcoming, always helpful and knowledgeable about all their beautiful products.  Although the compliments I have received about my Pod pieces ‘vintage and new’ are wonderful, I realized years ago that it’s the actual visits with Lynn, her dedicated lovelies and of course the handsome little “Pumpkin”… that are just fun and refreshing, an absolute joy!  Thanks for being so passionate about what you do and most especially dedicated to all who walk through your shop door. 

 

Shari, Elora
People constantly ask me where I find my clothes. I respond…Montreal and Guelph. There is always a look of surprise. Guelph…really? Absolutely! And one of my favourite places to shop for unique pieces is POD.
The collection is wonderfully curated and the quality is fantastic. Make the trip…it’s well worth it.

 

Renann, Guelph
Walking through the doors of Pod always feels exciting - so many new textures and colours - I love the designers they carry. Everything I have bought at Pod is really good quality and has that kind of classic feel - you just know you'll wear it lots and love it lots. ​

 

Sheila, Elora
OUR ADDRESS

50 Carden Street
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 3A2

T: (519) 265-3001
E: pod@poddesign.ca

HOURS

Mon, Tues, Wed: 11 – 5:00
Thursday + Friday: 11 – 6:00
Saturday: 10 – 6:00
Sunday: 11 – 4:00

Closed for most statutory holidays.

Closed on Monday during January & February.

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