6 Stampede-themed Items Curated by Paul Hardy for CS Mercantile

Paul Hardy expertly selected items for the pop-up shops at his atelier and in the grandstand at the Calgary Stampede


Calgary Stampede’s new CS Mercantile is the brainchild of Calgary's own fashion designer and creative powerhouse, Paul Hardy. His new take on an old-school mercantile is filled with fun and fashion-forward items, housewares, toys, and must-have keepsakes from the Stampede. 

Don't miss your chance to shop the CS Mercantile Concept Store open at Paul Hardy’s Design Studio (Bay 5, 2501 Alyth Rd. S.E., 403-242-4794, paulhardydesign.com) until June 28th. If you miss this opportunity to pre-shop the goods, you will have to wait until the Calgary Stampede opens its doors. Hardy has designed a new store located in the Grandstand building as well as a tented store on the grounds to house the over 1,000 pieces of hand-selected merchandise.

Here are six items to check out at the pop-up store or on the grounds:

Bang Bang Kid

Bang Bang Kid resin statues ($350) look like toys, but, standing at 40-centimetres high, they make a great Stampede decor statement. Young Seven Up and Chief Red Cloud figures come in several fun colours, including fuchsia and yellow, and are exclusive to CS Mercantile in Canada.

Virgin Saints and Angels Buckles

This Virgin Saints and Angels buckle ($395, black or brown belt included) has triple San Benito medallions adorned with black Swarovski crystals and are handmade in Mexico.

Beaded Bandana by Roarke NYC

Nothing ups your western game like a beaded bandana ($425). These beauties are by Roarke and are designed in New York by a former buyer from Bergdorf Goodman.

Horse Necklace by Nach

This horse figure necklace by Nach ($295), exclusive to CS Mercantile in Canada, made with hand-painted porcelain from France, so you will want to be careful when you are whipping its chain-mail hair back and forth. It comes in black and brown, and is also available as a ring.

Boot Rugs

If your cowboy boots have seen better days you might want to try a pair of Boot Rugs ($150 for pair shown above). These handwoven boot covers are the perfect fix and also come in a variety of materials like cowhide and Tibetan lamb.

Noble Handcrafted Maple Syrup

Noble Handcrafted is just that: small-batch maple syrups with ingredients like bourbon, vanilla bean and Egyptian chamomile. This stuff will really take your pancakes to the next level. Full sizes are $37, and sample sizes are $6.

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