Welcome to Grit & Grace
We believe your most admirable character traits are the stories of grit and grace that brought you to where you are today. Our style is simple, but each piece has a hidden complexity that can only be revealed through you - the unique and amazing woman wearing it.
Our mission is to empower women to embrace their individuality and find their confidence and to live a life of big adventures and courageous choices.
We value curiosity, travel and connection, and are always seeking to expand our view of the world.
Meet our team
Penny Light, Founder
Penny lived in Costa Rica for 6 years, where she founded a transformative adventure travel company - Live Life Light Adventures. When she returned to Canada for a visit, the world shut down, the travel industry came to a screeching halt, and she was forced to pivot hard.
It was while shopping for a new Canadian weather appropriate wardrobe (all she owned were bathing suits & flip flops) she became disappointed in the Canadian retail landscape for women.
So out of frustration, and in the middle of a global pandemic, Penny launched Grit & Grace. She wanted to curate unique, high quality clothing for women just like her. And to create a space where they'd feel welcome and confident in their own skin. She wants Grit & Grace to feel less like a store and more like the home of a great friend. It's why our stores have a cozy, living-room style seating area - so we can all gather, connect & lift each other up. And sometimes even sip rose!
Allison, Store Manager @ Guelph
Allison is our store manager at Grit & Grace Guelph. Find her drinking a cup of coffee at any time of the day. She's a self-taught sewer, amateur roller-skater, and part-time sunset chaser.
She's inspired by clothing, textiles, colours, and the unique stylish people who come into Grit & Grace everyday. She's always ready to help you find THE outfit that helps you feel like your best self!
Meghan, Store Manager @ Sauble
Meghan is our store manager in Sauble Beach. When she's not in the store, you'll find her with a paint brush in hand, painting the walls of the Grit and Grace store! Her murals are ah-mazing!
Meghan's passions are dancing, traveling, and all things creative.
Lauren, Assistant Manager & Creative Director @ Guelph
Lauren moved to Guelph four years ago, and instantly feel in love with the downtown atmosphere and hidden gems to explore. She loves learning the history of the town, and enjoys connecting with people.
Lauren describes her style as "whatever catches my eye!" She doesn't dress according to "rules" and is always finding new ways to wear her old favourites. She loves neutrals and earth tones but will find any excuse to put on a dress - especially one with pockets!
Her life's philosophy: "When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars." - Oscar Wilde
Natalie, Assistant Manager @ Sauble
Natalie Brick works at both Grit and Grace in Sauble Beach and Guelph. She loves working at Grit and Grace because she gets to help people embrace their personality through finding clothes they love.
One fun fact about Nat is that she wants to study abroad in Scotland next year to become a kindergarten teacher.
If you don’t see Nic indulging in some good food, you’ll most likely find her shopping, biking, organizing a junk drawer, or attempting to master a British accent. She says she's "a grandma at heart". Cardigans, teapots, and all things antiques make her heart happy.
One day, she'd relish the opportunity to run her own clothing boutique, filled with all the treasures she finds on her world travels.
Thanks for stopping by. Come visit us in-store soon! :)