Published On: April 22, 2022 | By |

Reducing waste is a major consideration when building a sustainable life. It’s so tempting to chuck our broken or torn items and buy new things, but the earth (and our wallets) would appreciate it if instead we chose to repair what we already have. Downtown Victoria has great options if you need your favourite item of clothing, shoes, or gadget repaired. So, before replacing, consider repairing!


Bought an item secondhand you adore, but just doesn’t fit right? Got a hole in your favourite shirt? Downtown Victoria has lots of tailors who can help!

The Russian Tailor Inc. – 1312 Douglas Street

Vlad’s Tailoring – 733 Johnson Street, Unit 118

Luv 2 Sew – 644 Yates Street

Altered Image – Located at the Bay in the Bay Centre (1150 Douglas Street)

A&B Tailor Shop – Located on the fourth floor of The Bay Centre (1150 Douglas Street)

Tetyana V. Tailoring Salon – #14-655 Fort Street


When we are on our feet all day, our shoes sure get worn! Take your shoes to Stevenson’s Shoe Repair on Fort Street and they will have them looking almost brand new.


These days, electronics are typically built with planned obsolescence – they are not made to withstand the test of time.  That doesn’t mean you can’t get your phones and computers fixed, though! Head to one of the businesses below if you need to fix your favourite device, instead of immediately replacing it.

uBreakiFix – 1008 Douglas Street

Blackapple Cellular Victoria – #100 – 703 Broughton Street

Tesseract 2.0 – 1001 Douglas St Unit G11

Outdoor Gear

Two downtown outdoor gear shops offer in-house repairs. For both Patagonia and Fjällräven, sustainability is central in their business model. Offering free repairs on their products demonstrates their commitment to lasting wear.


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