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You can try searching for things like:

  • Neighbourhoods (Parkdale, The Danforth)
  • Categories (gifts, florists, vintage)
  • Street names (Yonge, Dupont, King)
  • Combinations (masks in Little Portugal)
For now, broader search terms like “electronics” work better than more specific ones like “laptops”.


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Frequently asked questions

What is nishe?

nishe is a way to find independent local shops in your city. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll help you find your "nishe".

What stores will I find on nishe?

We feature all independently owned and operated retail stores, with up to five physical locations.

How can I find stores in the beta version of nishe?

Today we offer filtering by neighbourhood, or by category.

Can I find my favourite neighbourhood store?

Our goal is to include all your favourite stores, and help you discover new favourites! If we’re missing a store you would like to see, let them know about nishe, or send us their information in our feedback form.

I’m looking for a particular product. Can I search by product name?

The beta version only allows for filtering by neighbourhood, or by browsing stores listed by product category. We are working to integrate product tags, so that product search will be available in the near future.

What does the verified badge for a retailer mean?

The badge indicates that the retailer has contacted nishe and has verified their store information.

How does nishe handle purchases online and in store?

Right now all purchases are handled by individual stores, either in person or on their website.

For businesses

nishe is a small business that supports small business. We only list independent retail stores.

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