Pod: a home for seeds, seeds represent ideas, plant an idea and feed your soul, 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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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.

            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

Yvonne, a longtime shopper at Pod, is the perfect addition to our team. She already had the best work outfits and knows our brands of clothing well. This fashionista grew up in the country, tending goats and chickens. Her passion is the art of Bharatanatyam dance which she practices daily and hopes to be able to pass onto others. Yvonne is a talented illustrator, she loves to garden and read but what really defines her - the earrings!!

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Yvonne Weiss Sales Consultant

Amy moved to Guelph in 2016 and is in her second year at the University of Guelph studying international business. She enjoys reading, traveling, music and drinking too much coffee at the local cafes. She is passionate about the environment and in her quest to conserve, she practices a zero waste lifestyle. She would love to own an animal sanctuary some day in a dreamy, warm climate.

Amy Green Sales Assistant

Hannah grew up in Peterborough, ON. This smart cookie graduated from the university of Guelph with a major in psychology and a minor in family and child studies. She is currently working toward her diploma in occupational therapy/physio therapy. In her spare time, Hannah loves to be outside, hiking and canoeing.  Next time you are in the shop, ask Hannah about our Pyrrha jewelry collection, she is our expert!

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Pumpkin is our shop greeter, a job he takes very seriously. Everyone needs a good sniff and, if you're lucky, a little snuggle. Pumpkin is the perfect shop dog and you can often see him lounging in the sunny windows or curled in his cozy bed. In his spare time, Pumpkin enjoys running on the beach in Bayfield, swimming and sailing!

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!

NEW & LOVABLE

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ohhlala.......artisan knit cowl scarves and fingerless wrist and arm warmers in the softest & loveliest wool. Thinking of the perfect gift? Yes please!

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More beauties are on the floor! Don't miss out on these Yak wool pull-overs, lots of styles & colours. Gotta love this olive, our fav......

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more handcrafted felted wool beauties by Julie Sinden have arrived including her amazing slippers for those lazy netflix weekends you're dreaming of

            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 - Wed: 11AM – 5PM
Thurs & Fri: 11AM – 6PM
Sat: 10AM – 6PM
Sun: 11AM – 4PM

Closed for most statutory holidays.

Closed on Monday during January & February.

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