• Reviews

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    This store is like no other in Ottawa. It has sexy lingerie and an entire Diva section with great varieties devoted to plus sized Goddesses. They sell sex toys and offer knowledgeable recommendations. You feel comfortable asking any questions in a welcoming boutique atmosphere, that includes a gorgeous lounge space. There are rockabilly, gothic, zombie, and vintage style clothing, lingerie, and accessories. Exclusive designer bras, as well! Last, but certainly not least is the incredible chamber of kinky items and clothing boasting high quality products and furniture, some exclusive. The owner even develops custom item requests based on what is needed or perhaps lacking in the market! The customer service is very personal and makes you feel at home. Which is great when you want to spend a few hours shopping and trying things on. The cherry on top is that this is also a consignment shop. Every week there are new items , and you can bring in your gently used items! Very happy to have this unique business here in Ottawa, with very affordable prices!!!

    -Jennifer Stannard

    I found this store through social media and lived elsewhere in Canada. Though I loved its wide and specialized stock of amazing items, I didn't think I would be able to shop there during the pandemic. On a whim, I contacted Sinthia, the owner, and they gave me INCREDIBLE customer service while helping me find a way to ship my purchases from Ottawa to my door in the most timely and cost effective manner possible. I am BEYOND pleased with the customer service I received from The Alternative and so happy that I was able to buy some of their wares from afar, during a pandemic! It was quick and easy and I'm so happy I went with The Alternative. There are many interesting adult stores where I live, but I bought things at The Alternative that I haven't been able to find anywhere else, even when searching internationally!

    -Anony Miss

    This store has the best selection and the best prices around! People come from all over to enjoy the selection of adult toys and adult products. The owner knows her stuff and will be the best source of knowledge you will ever find.

    If she doesn’t have it, she will find it! If she can’t find it, it doesn’t exist!! If it doesn’t exist, invent it and she will sell it for you!!

    -Watcher Whips

    The store is tidy, the owner is such a kind soul, I always walk out of there with more than I had planned. The product selections are vast and high quality, and the prices are lower than any other store of this kind in Ottawa.

    -Ay Bee

    Such an amazing experience in this store! Much classier than other stores and so much more comfortable. A fantastic selection of toys, clothing, accessories, lingerie, shoes and more! Great diva section for those of us on the voluptuous side, and anything you can possibly dream up is either available in store, or to order. Staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Really typing out a description doesn't do it justice, you need to see it for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

    -Sabrina Lesniowski

    Out of every adult store this is the best one in Ottawa hands down! From customer service to prices, inventory! I would recommend everyone looking to spice their sex life of buy personal or couple toys to come by here! Will definetly be mine and the girlfriends go to as of now on.

    -Jesse Grenier

    By far the best store in town for anything you might need, owner is very knowledgeable, prices cannot be beat and there is some serious gear in there, either made locally or sourced from the best manufacturers for each item type. Highly recommend!!

    -Anna Poly

    (Translated by Google) This shop is EXCEPTIONAL! For spice or for the curious and especially the enthusiasts. MAGNIFICENT store decor. IMPECCABLE customer service the woman takes care of the customers. Best store I'm addicted! There is so much "stock" that you have to take your time like in a museum. Really the best shop! Thank you !!!

    Cette boutique est EXCEPTIONNELLE ! Pour du piquant ou pour les curieux et surtout les passionnés. Décor de la boutique MAGNIFIQUE. Service à la clientèle IMPECCABLE la femme prend soin des clients . Meilleur boutique je suis accro ! Il y a tellement de "stock" qu'il faut prendre son temps comme dans un musée. Vraiment la meilleure boutique ! Merci !!!

    -Julie Doyon

    A hidden gem, boasting a wide variety of merchandise, some not found anywhere else in the city. Prices seem especially reasonable and the service is professional but approachable. Something for everyone here.

    -Bill Murray

    One of the best stores I’ve ever been in with a great and helpful owner that puts your worries at ease. She makes you feel welcome.

    -Greyanna Stargazer

    Definitely the best place to go in Ottawa. The owner knows her customers and has the best selection for the price. I moved out of Ottawa and shopping here is definitely one of the things I miss the most

    -Michelle Adams-Francis

    Amazing place with an amazing owner! I've often come to the store with tall request with short deadlines and the owner has always been very accommodating of me, was always very helpful even outside the scope of practice of a normal retail establishment, and best of all, completely free of judgment. I can't recommend this place enough, thank you!


    I've went a couple times before but a year ago I went for shopping on my own and the owner is just so nice. I felt accepted and I could browse as much I needed, asking questions, she had a great humor, the items are made with good quality, especially those made out of leathers. The best of all you can find pretty much anything that you desire.

    I highly recommend everyone to go there and see for yourself it was so worth it!

    -Luc Larabie