Johnny Ruth

independent boutique

183 Water Street, St. John's, NL

Johnny Ruth is an independent boutique specializing in Canadian fashions, clothing, and unique design-oriented gifts. the retail shop at 181 Water Street in St. John’s, a hop, skip and a jump from the waterfront, was one of the first fashion centers in the revitalization of downtown.

the quirky shop is known for love of local. partnering with local artists and downtown community is very important to JR&LP. “we love to support community groups and organizational events through sponsorships and collecting donations - for example, we gift wrap at no charge when our clients donate to Marguerite’s Place – we also promote our community partners and events on social media as well as in our monthly newsletter and in-store showcases” says owner Kim Winsor.

JR carries fashions for both men and women. the boutique specializes in Canadian designers such as: St. John’s: Charlottestreet; Montreal: Anne-Marie Chagnon, Melow, Cokluch, Matt & Nat, Melissa Nepton, Papillion Blanc, Jennifer Glasgow; Toronto: Comrags; Vancouver: Three Stones, Orb.  JR offers online shopping.

as a slow fashion business, JR is very conscious about sustainability practices. "wherever we can, we employ local and eco-friendly businesses such as the Living Planet Print Studio which produces all our hand-silkscreened t-shirts and Ecowise makes all of our pillowcases and tea towels”.

check out our Facebook Live at Johnny Ruth.

shelves with t-shirts, mugs, and cactuses
Kim Winsor, store owner, in front of a black staircase in the store
Johnny Ruth is a bright, busy store with many customers
smiling Johnny Ruth customer admiring a dress
dark haired woman at Johnny Ruth wearing a black dress
Johnny Ruth storefront signage
shelves with t-shirts, mugs, and cactuses
Kim Winsor, store owner, in front of a black staircase in the store
Johnny Ruth is a bright, busy store with many customers
smiling Johnny Ruth customer admiring a dress
dark haired woman at Johnny Ruth wearing a black dress
Johnny Ruth storefront signage