A message from the owner

As we enter into a time of unprecedented uncertainty, I want to reach out and extend my support to all the brides and grooms at this time who, in preparation for their weddings, are experiencing the added stress of re-imagining their love celebrations, postponing and even cancelling their events.  There is no right way to feel or wrong way to plan at this point.  We do the best with what we are given and we try to show ourselves and others compassion and kindness.  We have the privilege of serving two different clients- shoppers and sellers.  And we know we have an extraordinary obligation to both.  But no one was prepared for this.  No one can be.  And so I ask, in the wake of a temporary closure and in light of laying off all my staff. that you find in in your hearts to be gracious and understanding and empathetic during this time.  I have always fought to keep Pearl & Birch alive.  I have sacrificed and fallen and failed and pulled myself back up more times than I can count.  I will never walk away from you.  So please don't walk away from me.  There are hard decision ahead, ones that will impact everyone involved.  But I am committed to our survival.  And if there is one thing I am at my very core, it is a survivor.  We all have it in us to rise above even the most trying of circumstances and I believe in our humanity and our singular human purpose to find a way to navigate the difficult times ahead. 

Remember to be kind, remember to be brave and remember to seek joy.  We are all in this together.

 

All my love,

A. 

Hello lovely, welcome to my shoppe!

As a lover of all things vintage and upcycled I am here to connect all the pretty things to our shoppers while putting cash in the pockets of our sellers.  Raised in Wolseley and residing in the West End, my love for ethical shopping, sustainable fashion and timeless style has found a home in Old St. Vital.  Welcome to Pearl & Birch.

I'm Amanda, your local resale expert, mama of two, ground up business owner, ethical fashion advocate and proud ambassador of love stories for brides across the prairies.

About

Hello, is it me your looking for?

I am a wedding and formal dress resale expert whose has dedicated her life to saving dresses from cold closets while advocating for more responsible consumption when it comes to our clothes.

 

As a mama of three (two of the human variety and one cuddle-obsessed furball) I am the self-proclaimed queen of the 3 minute shower. I love organizing and systems, as a child my mom's pantry was my favorite chore! When I am not connecting babes through their wardrobes you can find me watching true crime documentaries, thrifting (why buy new, when its always available used!) and trying to keep up with my two little gladiators.

TESTIMONIALS

Amanda is so friendly! Her shop has a relaxed vibe that makes the overwhelming experience of wedding dress shopping fun and exciting! She is knowledgeable and was able to help me find the most perfect dress for my wedding without breaking the bank. I can’t wait to wear my dress this summer and be a pearl and birch bride !!

—  Alicia, Birch Bride