There’s a telltale nip in the air that can only mean one thing, it’s time to shop for fall clothes. Luckily, Calgary has a bounty of local boutiques stacked with unique finds, which means you’ll avoid the akwardness of bumping into someone wearing an indenticle sweater set. These local shops all have excellent customer services and most have styling services and events that make building out your wardrobe a little more fun.
Whether you’re going back to school, back to work or simply in need of a perfect fall coat our list of some of Calgary’s best local boutiques will have you fabulously frocked.
Since opening in the Sunalta area in 2012, 27 Boutique has become one of the best places to go for great fashion in Calgary. The store carries apparel, shoes and accessories ranging from casual to dressy. Some of the most popular brands include Gentlefawn, Noisy May, Only and Vero Moda. You can also book an after-hours private shopping party for you and your friends here, which comes complete with wine and snacks.
1510 17 Ave. S.W., 587-353-1127, 27boutique.com
This small boutique in Inglewood, owned by style blogger Kari Owen, specializes in everything pretty. The store carries women’s clothing and accessories from brands like For Love & Lemons, Free People, Keepsake and InWear. You can also peruse jewellery lines from Laurie Fleming Jewellery, Tori & Taz and So Pretty. Shopping here is a chance to brighten up your wardrobe and find unique statement pieces like tulle skirts. Adorn also offers personal shopping appointment
1216A 9 Ave. S.E., 403-261-9919, adornboutique.ca
With its sparkly purple floor, chandelier and contemporary design, Coco + Violet is a must-stop destination when shopping in Mission. The boutique features high-end women’s designer clothing and accessories from brands like Smythe, IRO, Mason by Michelle Mason, A.L.C and Rebecca Taylor. The store gets new stock on a monthly basis and offers personal styling services, private shopping events, shopping nights and gift shopping services.
17, 2500 4 St. S.W., 403-244-6234, cocoandviolet.com
When fashion experts with amazing contacts in the clothing industry open a boutique, the results are big savings and incredible style. Espy experience lives up to its name by offering high-end service and a staff made up of professional fashion stylists. Featuring clothing and accessories for men and women, espy carries brands like Fidelity Jeans, Paige, Desigual, BB Dakota, Ted Baker and Matinique. Ask about getting a denim fitting done or a custom suit made through the S. Cohen house in Montreal. And if fashion is a bit of mystery to you, consider taking advantage of the many services the store offers, which include closet interventions, wardrobe makeovers, personal shopping and VIP shopping parties. Make sure to say hi to Bruno, the store’s basset hound, before you leave.
1009 9th Ave. S.E., 403-457-3779, espyexperience.com
Step into this trendy boutique to find stylish women’s clothing, accessories and footwear. There’s a casual elegance to the items you’ll find here, which come from brands like A.S. 98, Piero Guidi NYC, Current/Elliot, Joie and Odd Molly. Ask about Ginger Laurier’s private shopping nights for a fun night out with some friends.
812 49 Ave. S.W., 403-474-6141 and 52 McRae St. Okotoks,403-938-6146, gingerlaurier.com
This locally owned and operated women’s clothing store in Kensington offers funky and original pieces suitable for work, casual wear and more formal events. At Kismet, you can peruse clothing lines from Ted Baker and Bano eeMee, or jewellery from Karen Tlio and Mimi & Marge. If you feel like shopping with some friends, consider booking a private shopping night.
118, 10 St. N.W., 403-283-1141