Quaintrelle - A woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life's pleasures.

La Quaintrelle is an independent boutique and emporium with a focus on goods that are Canadian, hand, and thoughtfully made.  We carry the works of more than 200 North American makers and brands. We pride ourselves on having a little something for everyone, curating collections that we stand behind and that we feel will help you live a life of passion expressed through your own personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and life’s little pleasures.

La Quaintrelle opened its doors in 2011 on the second floor of the historic Archibald Place in downtown North Sydney. In 2021, we moved just down the street to our very own storefront in the beautiful Whitman’s Building, where we remain today. We’re proud to be a part of our small seaport town’s vibrant heart of shops and restaurants.

We're passionate about sustainability, encouraging young entrepreneurship and personal expression through craft, and investing in our community and its people. In 2019, we established the La Quaintrelle Women in Business Scholarship at Memorial High School. Every June, a portion of our holiday sales are awarded to a female high school student pursuing post-secondary studies in business.



La Quaintrelle is owned by Meghan Finney. In 2018, she was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce and has over 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship in various fields. She puts careful thought and care into each item she brings into the shop, and loves adding new and unique offerings for you.

Meghan lives in Sydney Mines with her husband Mike, daughters Eva and Audrey, two cats, and LQ’s beloved shop dog, George.