cSpace Launches a New Market, Nordstrom Rack Opens and There's a Mother's Day Pop-Up This Weekend
All this and more in our round-up of Calgary store openings, shopping news and style events.
Nordstrom Rack is now open in Deerfoot Meadows.
Photograph by Phil Crozier
In the last few months, Calgary's fashion scene has seen several big-name retailers set up shop, while market season is in full swing now. Here's what you need to know about the latest shopping and lifestyle openings, news and sales in Calgary.
On June 2, cSpace is launching its new outdoor Farmers & Makers Market just in time for the summer market season. As the name suggests, the market will feature a mixture of food products and handmade crafts by local artisans. Expect to find fresh produce, baked goods, desserts, coffee, fresh flowers, body products and more. Those feeling hungry can visit one of the on-site food trucks, then settle in to listen to live music while they eat. There will also be special programming for children. The market will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the cSpace King Edward grounds.
cSpace King Edward, 1721 29 Ave. S.W., farmersmakersmarket.ca
Whether you're looking to re-design your home or simply pick up a new piece of furniture or two, you may want to visit Ethan Allen's new design centre. Located in Deerfoot Meadows, the newly re-located store spans 8,000-square feet and has in-house designers to help you choose the right pieces for your space.
400, 33 Heritage Meadows Way S.E., 403-258-2346, ethanallen.com
Every year, John Fluevog Shoes celebrates the birthday of its founder by holding International Fluevog Day on May 15. Swing by Calgary's location on Stephen Avenue that day to get 15 percent off regular priced shoes and enjoy treats and entertainment.
207 8 Ave. S.W., 403-265-1970, fluevog.com
Still need to do some Mother's Day shopping? MarketSpot has you covered with its Mother's Day pop-up market at Southcentre Mall from May 10 to 13. There will be 60 vendors in attendance, which means you can shop for paper products from Impaper, candles from Matchstick Wax Co., socks from Friday Sock Co. and more.
Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., southcentremall.com
Melrose & Co. celebrated its grand opening in CrossIron Mills on March 15. The stylish womenswear store carries notable brands such as Gentle Fawn, BB Dakota, Dex Clothing and more. You'll find everything you need to create your next outfit here, from dresses and leather jackets to accessories like sunglasses and bags.
CrossIron Mills, 261055 Crossiron Blvd., facebook.com
photograph by phil crozier
Everyone loves getting high quality, brand-name fashions for a great price, so it's no surprise that Calgarians are flocking to the newly opened Nordstrom Rack. This is only the second Nordstrom Rack location in Canada and the first in Alberta. The American retailer carries many of the brands you would find at Nordstrom, but at extremely discounted prices — we’re talking as much as 70 percent off the regular prices. Shoppers will find brands like Ted Baker, Levi's and Theory here. In addition to apparel, shoes and accessories for men, women and children, Nordstrom Rack has a home section for those looking to spice up their decor.
Read More: Inside Calgary's First Nordstrom Rack
1180 33 Heritage Meadows Way S.E., 587-291-2000, nordstromrack.com
photograph by alana willerton
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of Calgary's most anticipated retail arrivals this year, opened in CF Chinook Centre this past February. This was the first Western Canada location for the New York City-based company, and it certainly impressed. Spread out across around 115,000-square-feet and two floors, Saks Calgary offers luxury men's and women's apparel, accessories, shoes, jewellery, cosmetics and more. There are plenty of cool perks and services for shoppers too, including three styling suites, a spa treatment room, in-house alteration services and more. If you work up an appetite while shopping at Saks, don't worry — its in-store Italian restaurant Buffo is set to open on May 15.
Read more: Inside Calgary's Saks Fifth Avenue
CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-440-2100, saksfifthavenue.com