Established in 2011 by Dini Lamers, Dini & Co. is a destination store for both locals and visitors in the heart of historic Georgetown, Ontario.
With a reputation for having a personalized touch and stocking original products, the shop carries a variety of unique home décor items, fashion accessories and giftware, and has also recently expanded to sell fresh flowers and event accessories.
From visual merchandising and product selection to the music played in the store, the atmosphere at Dini & Co. is a welcoming and enjoyable experience for patrons. With large picture windows on the façade, passersby are invited to shop the ever-changing displays.
Many of the displays use salvaged wood furnishings from the old menswear shop that used to occupy the space. To give the store an added sense of charm, a local violinist plays in the store front on weekends and a student designs and creates her sandwich board advertising placed on the exterior sidewalk.
As a complement to her retail operation, Dini also provides design services for customers from small private events to weddings and theatre productions. She is an associate editor for the Health, Home & Family Magazine, has her own line of custom items for gifts and home, and is a member of the Georgetown BIA and the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce.
“I am truly excited about winning this prestigious award,” says Dini. “It has given me the inspiration and excitement that I felt when I first opened.”