Several new stores have opened just in time for the holidays, and there are plenty of local markets to shop for gifts at too. Here’s what you need to know about the latest shopping and lifestyle openings, news and sales in Calgary.
Until recently, there weren’t many places in Inglewood where you could shop for vintage apparel. That’s changed now with the recent opening of Antiquaire, a new two-floor boutique located in the space that used to house Eye on Design. Along with vintage apparel and accessories for men and women, the store has more than 300 vintage wedding dresses. The store’s large selection of apparel is generally from anywhere between the 1900s to the 1980s.
1219A 9 Ave. S.E., 587-955-9020, antiquaireboutique.com
photograph by Aldona Barutowicz (Aldona B Creative)
Up your style game with a new accessory from Beyond Scarf. Originally an online-only company, Beyond Scarf opened its first storefront on 17 Avenue S.W. (beside the Shoppers Drug Mart) on November 17. Filled with luxury silk scarves and men’s pocket squares and bow ties, any of the store’s colourful pieces would make the perfect finishing touch for your next stylish outfit. The accessories also have a bit of international flair — the range of brands that Beyond Scarf carries includes Pig, Chicken & Cow from London, Helen Ruth from Scotland, Astrid Sarkissian from Paris and Carson & Co from South Carolina.
#110, 815 17 Ave. S.W., beyondscarf.ca
Calgary Cycle, the city’s oldest bike shop, recently moved its original store into a new location along Bow Trail S.W. in the Westgate neighbourhood. At 11,000-square-feet, it’s more than five times the size of the previous location. The new store carries an impressive selection of bikes that includes mountain, road, e-bikes, city bikes, hybrid and children’s bikes, as well as bike apparel, accessories and gear. There’s also a service shop, a public cafe called The Hub and a community fitness space where both Calgary Cycle and local trainers/coaches can hold classes. Calgary Cycle also has three other locations in the city.
4623 Bow Tr. S.W., 403-277-3430, calgarycycle.com
In a very timely move, luxury winter clothing company Canada Goose has opened in CF Chinook Centre just in time for the start of winter. This is the only Canada Goose store in western Canada, and the only other location in the country is in Toronto. The new Calgary store’s sleek design is complemented by Canadian artwork and photography, including soapstone carvings by Aboriginal visual artist Jason Carter and photography from Canadian photographers Jason van Bruggen and Kitra Cahana. Guests can shop the Canadian company’s signature parkas inside, as well as jackets, knitwear, accessories and more.
CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., 587-355-8058, canadagoose.com
If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, don’t worry — Market Collective is here for you. The local artisan market returns for three weekends in December as part of its holiday MC Cheer series. This year, the markets will take place from December 1 to 3, 8 to 10 and 15 to 17 at the Inglewood Warehouse. In addition to featuring the work of local artisans, there will be live music, food trucks and interactive features at the markets. Shop concrete home decor from Concrete Cat, wood and resin earrings from Prismatic Wood, wooden puzzles by StumpCraft and more.
Inglewood Warehouse, 1390 17 Ave. S.E., marketcollective.ca
Pick up some stylish holiday gifts (or just something for yourself) at Poppy Barley’s nine-day Calgary pop-up this month. Held at The Loft by Amanda Hamilton from December 1 to 9, the pop-up shop will have the Edmonton footwear company’s 2017 winter and holiday collections. Think gorgeous leather flats, shoes and boots, purses, makeup bags and more. For more information about the pop-up, visit poppybarley.com.
The Loft by Amanda Hamilton, 405 11 Ave. S.E., poppybarley.com