Calgary Shopping News: New Store Openings, Events and Sales
Velour Clothing Exchange opens on 17 Ave. S.W., a modern lifestyle store called Fieldstudy opens in Mission and a pop-up art gallery sets up shop in Inglewood.
Photograph by Alana Willerton
A slew of new stores have opened just in time for your holiday shopping, and they're all well worth a visit. Here's what you need to know about the latest shopping and lifestyle openings, events and sales
The owner of local yarn store STASH Lounge has opened a cozy new shop, 28 Blankets, in Inglewood. Taking over the space formerly occupied by Blooms on 9th (which has moved to a new location within the neighbourhood), 28 Blankets is largely filled with finished fibre goods that you can wear or decorate your home with. Look for plaid blankets from The Tartan Blanket Co. in Scotland, alpaca mittens, woven rugs, handwoven baskets and more.
1317 9 Ave. S.E., 403-263-8088, 28blankets.com
Getting to CrossIron Mills to do your holiday shopping has never been easier thanks to the mall's recently launched Holiday Shopping Shuttle service. Shuttle service will run at select times until December 26. It costs $10 for a round trip. You can board the shuttle at the Red Arrow downtown depot, the YYC Calgary International Airport and at the Northwest Brentwood LRT station. Visit crossironmills.com for more information.
If you were planning to do some holiday shopping at stores along 4th Street S.W. this month, December 1st and 8th are the days to do it. On those days, if you spend more than $100 (at least one retail purchase required) between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., you can bring your receipts to Wurst to get a free Christmas Tree. Participating businesses include Shelf Life Books, Krickets, Neal's Yard Remedies, Feisty Consignment, Babor Beauty Spa, Shokunin and more. There are only enough trees for 40 people though, so shop smart! Visit 4streetcalgary.com for more information.
Love seeing all these beautiful goods out of their boxes. Open this Saturday 11-7, just in time for #smallbusinesssaturday - excited to be a part of the #4thstreet community and a part of the community of local and independently owned #yyc shops - @plantshopyyc being one of them, can never have too many plants 🌱🌵
This new modern general store in Mission opened its doors at the end of November. The approximately 1,000-square-foot shop is a bright, well-lit space thanks to its large front windows, neutral colour palette and plywood furniture. Fieldstudy is full of ethically sourced and handcrafted lifestyle goods from across North America. Shop for ceramics, jewellery, candles, vintage items, wall hangings and women’s clothing from Montreal’s Ursa Minor, Vancouver’s Nicole Bridger, San Francisco’s First Rite and more.
102 - 1812 4 St. S.W., fieldstudyshop.com
Previously an online-only shop, local luxury consignment company The Upside announced earlier this month that it will now be opening its warehouse to shoppers on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The warehouse is located at 3615 Manchester Rd. S.E. If you've ever wanted to own apparel or accessories by big name brands like Gucci, Burberry, Manolo Blahnik or Alexander Wang, this is the place to get them for a fraction of the original price.
As of December 2nd, this triathlon store will be calling a new building home. Tri It Multisport is moving from its former location in Parkdale to a new space at 1703 10 Ave. S.W. in Sunalta. The store carries gear and apparel relating to swimming, biking and running.
Take your wardrobe to the next level at Velour Clothing Exchange (formerly known as The Front Porch). The new 1,150-square-foot store, located above Tubby Dog, buys, sells and trades pre-owned apparel and accessories for men and women. Velour is the first store in the city to use this model. Focusing on vintage (from 1960s to the '90s) and modern styles, you can find everything from brand name boots to vintage denim jackets at affordable prices here.
200-1022 17 Ave. S.W., 403-991-8577, velourclothingexchange.com
On November 3rd, a pop-up art gallery opened its doors in Inglewood in the space formerly occupied by Tiffany's Thredz Boutique. Venture Art Gallery features the works of six local sculptors and artists including Christine Wignall, Virgini Senden and Lorraine Whellams. The temporary pop-up will only remain open until December 28th, so stop by this month before it's too late.
1213 9 Ave. S.E., 403-630-0679, @venturegallery
Village Closet holds a pop-up shopping event in Inglewood
Discover your next wardrobe staple at Village Closet's first pop-up event on December 4th from noon to 5 p.m. Featuring stylish apparel, the free event is set to take place at new shop Outside the Shape in Inglewood. The store will have its own products available at the event as well. Visit the event page for more information.
Local wine and spirits store Vine Arts celebrated the grand opening of its second location on November 26th. The approximately 2,500-square-foot store was designed by Sarah Ward Interiors, and features exposed brick walls, re-finished hardwood floors and artwork by artist Lee Nielsen. Filled with wine, craft beer and spirits for all tastes, the new store also has a growler bar and ingredients and accessories for cocktails like bitters, glasses, muddlers and more.