Celebrating Canada Day with ‘The Retro Bag Canada’

Happy Canada Day- The Retro Bag Canada

We, at ‘The Retro Bag Canada’ recognize that we reside on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Attawandaron ; the stewards of our land. We come together to celebrate our relationship between one another and the natural gifts of our world.

Canada day is a time to celebrate our heritage, community, and moreover to support those of our diverse and beautiful nation who are looking to its future. 

Happy Canada Day! Whether you spend this long weekend with fireworks, family barbecues, or just watching the big game, it’s a day to come together and celebrate with your community. Canada Day recognizes the unity of this nation of diverse backgrounds and is an opportunity to reflect on our relationships with one another. Today we want to take our celebrations one step further, acknowledging the power that community support has had on small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In the wake of the pandemic, lots of local small businesses took a heavy blow. Many have had to close their doors permanently, while others are struggling to stay afloat. Shopping at Canadian businesses is the best way to directly support your community, to strengthen our economy, and to uplift new voices in these innovating industries. 

One such brand is The Retro Bag Canada – an emerging business in London Ontario that reimagines classic accessories into timeless and stunning new fashions. The Retro Bag was first launched online in 2019 by Adesola Ogunsakin, but when faced with the pandemic not long after, she did not give up on her business; instead, she would remain dedicated to her products and customers.

The Retro Bag Canada- Adesola Ogunsakin

Customers felt drawn to The Retro Bag Canada’s story of resilience and grit. The follow-through attitude and the determination to be successful despite the odds! After completing her Medical Degree, Adesola decided to tap into her entrepreneurial side and venture into the business of bags. While this has been a rewarding journey, it has also come with its fair bit of challenges. 

The Retro Bag Canada- Beaded Bag

As the pandemic came to a close in fall of 2022, The Retro Bag opened its first retail location at Cadillac Fairview (CF) Masonville Place in London, ON. This was a huge milestone for the company, and since then, The Retro Bag has continued to grow and bring more fashionable bags to her customers. All of this could not have been achieved without the love and support of her local community, and from Canadians across the country. 

Adesola Ogunsakin, Photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)

So, join us to celebrate this Canada Day together! You can visit us at Masonville Place Mall in London or visit our website to shop online. This doesn’t just apply to The Retro Bag; we strongly believe that by showing support for local Canadian businesses, we help to build a thriving economy and community.