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!
Gabrielle, Assistant Manager @ Guelph
Gabrielle is our Assistant Manager in Guelph. She is a nail artist with a flair for fashion and all things beauty. Her creative touch transforms nails into stunning works of art, and when she's not perfecting manicures, she's indulging in her love for film and pop culture! She has a keen sense of style, and loves to connect with our guests and help them find the perfect outfits!
Chetali, Store Manager @ Ossington
Hailing from India, she's here to make her mark with her fashion mantra of keeping it simple yet classy. When styling her outfits, she thinks about quality over quantity, and I goes for elevated basics to complete her capsule wardrobe!
Priyanka, Assistant Manager @ Ossington
Proudly originating from India, Priyanka's fashion journey is a quest for grace and simplicity. Her heart is forever entwined in the world of fashion, but she also has a fondness for numbers. Coffee is her faithful companion throughout the day. She infuses joy and positivity into everything she does.
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.
Charley, Assistant Manager @ Sauble
Charley is a native of Grey Bruce. You'll often find this beach-loving cutie soaking up the sun at Sauble beach. Fun fact: Charley used to be a ballerina and dreams of living in Brazil someday. She has a passion for fashion but is a self professed science geek. Charley is an always-smiling soul, and is bound to brighten your day!
Thanks for stopping by. Come visit us in-store soon! :)