Our Story

Our Mission at Sweet Pea is to bring happiness to all our clients who walk through our doors or shop online with us. We want them to leave with a smile, warm heart and a cute dress!

Sweet Pea was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Halifax by Johanna Galipeau at the tender age of 19. 

We pride ourselves on having unique dresses, reasonable prices and a pleasant shopping experience.

“I just always really wanted affordable clothes but offered in a high end, boutique feeling... the prices are great but I want people to feel like they’re in a boutique in New York; high end, with great service... we pride ourselves at making everyone feel special.”

What makes us stand out is that we only carry a small quantity of each style so everybody is uniquely outfitted. We are constantly adding new styles weekly. We offer styles that can be worn to graduations, weddings, bridal showers, work, holiday parties, and more! Every time you visit Sweet Pea you will usually be greeted by the owner herself, Johanna, or her adorable volunteer mom, Jan. Since opening the doors in 2007, we have been fortunate enough to be recognized with awards, such as many “Best of Halifax” awards from The Coast (Gold: 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, Silver: 2012, 2013, 2014, Bronze: 2011). The owner, Johanna has also received the “Progress Club's Woman of Excellence” award and The Coast “Salesperson of the Year”.

We are coming up on our 12 year anniversary and want to thank the support of the community, visitors, friends and family, who make our jobs so fun everyday!