Here’s what you need to know about the latest shopping and lifestyle openings, news and sales in Calgary.
It won’t be hard to spot Calgary’s newest shopping destination — just look for the 12 orange, pink, blue and green shipping containers that make up the new East Village Junction. Located near the National Music Centre, this pop-up retail park will house 12 retail, food and vendors inside of the shipping containers. The vendors include Family Squeezed, Font Boutique, Modern Menswear, Rath Bicycle and more. The retail park will also have a shipping container stage and a few food trucks present. East Village Junction will run from June 1 to October 1. Click here for more information.
Goldgrass Home in Inglewood is moving to a new location, which means shoppers will find great deals there as they prep for the big move. Almost everything in the store is at least 70 percent off, and the discounts will continue to climb. Stop by to get a great deal on everything from candles to linens to wooden baby toys.
Möbius Objects, a local furniture company previously based near Priddis, recently opened its new 7,000-square-foot showroom, design studio and workshop hybrid in Calgary’s Fairview neighbourhood. Stop by to browse the company’s collection of handmade, solid wood tables, benches, chairs and more. Möbius Objects has also been creating custom, contemporary furniture pieces for around six years.
6812 Fairmount Dr. S.E., 403-837-3980, mobiusobjects.com
Teens and young adults can up their fashion game affordably at Plato’s Closet in south Calgary. The more than 4,000-square-foot store carries gently used apparel, accessories and jewellery from brands like Forever 21, American Eagle, Urban Outfitters, Steve Madden and more. Get your hands on a stylish top or pair of shoes for around 50 to 70 per cent less than their original prices. You can also do a closet purge and bring some items in for the store to consider purchasing.
115, 10233 Elbow Dr. S.W., 403-252-5374, platosclosetcalgarysouth.com
The bi-annual Little Modern Market is back for its spring edition on June 10. This time, the market will be held at Rally Pointe and will feature almost 100 local vendors selling art, baby products, tasty treats, home decor, accessories, paper products and much more. Pick up some honey products from Drizzle, a rustic mountain shelf from Needle and Pine or something special for your favourite pooch at Bark. Visit littlemodernmarket.com for more information and a full list of vendors.
The makers of one of Calgary’s most recognizable symbols — the white cowboy hat — have found a new home. In mid-May, local hat company Smithbilt Hats moved its store into the renovated Fletcher Elevator building located just a few steps away from their old space in Inglewood. The new building offers around twice the amount of retail space, which is filled with cowboy hats, millinery and apparel. It also houses Smithbilt’s production facility and a new event space. Click here to read more about Smithbilt’s big move.
101, 1015 11 St. S.E., 403-244-9131, smithbilthats.com
The Shoe Closet, which has had a store in Cochrane for around six years, opened a second location in Inglewood this past April. This is the place to shop if you’re looking for a special and unique pair of shoes that will set your look apart. The majority of the shoes at The Shoe Closet are from stylish European brands such as A.S. 98 and Bueno. While the store is largely filled with shoes, there’s also apparel and accessories from local and international brands such as Naketano, Buttercream Clothing and Lace Brick Design. Take some time to look around and soak up the shop’s cozy vibe and decor, which features upcycled farmhouse door and ladder shelves and shadow boxes made out of old window frames.
1404 9 Ave. S.E., 587-433-7463, facebook.com/theshoeclosetcochrane