One of the best ways to celebrate International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8) is to honour women’s achievements and support female makers and entrepreneurs. At Square One, it’s easy to make your hard-earned dollars count by shopping at Canadian companies or purchasing products created by courageous and inspiring women. Whether you’re searching for swimwear or your next novel, here are six ways to show support and satisfy your retail therapy needs.

Nicole Keen

Nicole Keen is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto. Formerly the fashion market editor at Glow Magazine, her work has also been published in Fashion Magazine, Weddingbells, Where Toronto and the Toronto Star. When she's not shopping for work, she's shopping for pleasure-and she loves a good bargain.