Once upon a time, a couple of sisters had an idea to bring a lifestyle concept store to the Oak Bay Village neighbourhood in their hometown of beautiful Victoria, BC.
In 1994, those sisters, Cyndy Chan and Lisa Chan-Leong made their vision a reality and opened their first store, Nicholas Randall. With the help of their supportive community it has remained as a core business in the shopping district on Oak Bay Avenue since that time.
For many years, Nicholas Randall kept the sisters very busy, until 2001 when they both happened to produce their greatest achievement yet: the births of their daughters, Fionnuala & Isabella.
Eventually, as their daughters grew, and the baby & children's section of Nicholas Randall was outgrowing itself in turn, they decided to create a second store to showcase their wonderful collection of baby and children's wares.
In the Fall of 2005, Finn & Izzy opened its doors.
Fionnuala & Isabella have been the inspiration for the store, not only for its name but for the clothing, shoes, books and other imaginative and fun aspects contained within it. As the girls grow, so does FI, and with the exciting launch of our new website and plans for an online store, the possibilities are endless.
The continued success of our stores is a direct reflection of the foundations that built it: the love of a family-run business and the community that supports it. In turn, we love to support our local community whenever we can. If you would like to request Finn & Izzy's participation in community based donation programs or silent auction events that benefit children's causes, please drop off the request in person to the store. Also, please check out our Give Back to School Project to read about our ongoing support of local schools!