By Ken Hirter

With Spring comes change and a new look to our gardens and streets. It can also mean a ‘new look’ for ourselves.

I stopped in at Bichette  (was La Bichette) on James Street North and spoke to Lauren, the owner.   La Bichette was established here in Hamilton in 2013 at 257 James Street North, then moving to 161 James Street North. Unfortunately, due to a devastating fire in April 2020 they were closed temporarily. They will celebrate their 10th anniversary this June.

They re-opened in August 2021 at a new, beautiful location – 154 James Street North on the corner of Cannon and James Street North. At that time, they also changed their name to Bichette. (The word ‘bichette’ means a doe or a term of endearment for a woman or young girl.) The new location has large windows to show off their wears and invite you in.

Their website includes this statement of their philosophy

 We are a thoughtfully curated lifestyle boutique that carries clothing and accessories, bath and beauty products, home and gift items and lots of pretty things in between. We carry a selection of both local and international brands and our assortment is ever-changing.

​If you agree with any of the following thoughts, you just might love shopping with us:​

We believe in rose-colored glasses and presents for no reason.

We enjoy the finer things (they’re called “the finer things” for a reason you know)

We choose to be intentional in both the big and the little things.

We believe that we (and those we love) are always a worthwhile investment.

We think “treat yourself” is a legitimate way of life.

We believe in turning routines into rituals.

And that when all else fails, just rub a little glitter in it.

Check out Bichette today, get out and stretch those legs and walkabout the blocks. Continue to support the small businesses in your neighborhood.

BICHETTE, 154 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario.

(905) 572-7783


Lauren, would like to thank everyone, customers, family, friends and her amazing staff.

Until next months walkabout , cheers.