Our Story...

Sweet Pea was established in 2007 in the heart of Downtown Halifax by Johanna Galipeau at the tender age of 19 years! 

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.”...“It’s not just jeans shopping. 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 adding new styles throughout the week! We offer styles that can be worn to graduations, weddings, bridal showers, work, Christmas 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!

We carry a wide variety of brands and one brand in particular we are very proud to carry is the "Sweet Pea Collection", created and chosen by local designer Katrina Tuttle.


Since opening the doors in 2007, we have been fortunate enough to be recognized with many awards, such as many "Best of Halifax" awards from The Coast (Bronze: 2011, Silver: 2012, 2013, 2014, Gold: 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017). The owner Johanna has also received the "Progress Club's Woman of Excellence" award, Faces Magazine's and The Coast "Salesperson of the Year".

We have more recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary and want to thank the support of the community, visitors,  friends and family who make our jobs so fun everyday!