This summer marked the arrival of Calgary’s first Bikini Village location. Now open at CF Chinook Centre, the Canadian company carries swimwear for men and women from brands like Billabong, O’Neill, Azura, Rip Curl, Boto, Tropik, Arrow & Eve, Echo Design and more. There’s also a selection of coverups, hats, bags and flip flops to help you prepare for your whole beach or swimming experience. Keep an eye out for additional Bikini Village locations that are set to open soon at CrossIron Mills and CF Market Mall.
CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-398-6490, bikinivillage.com
Gardenia Flower Boutique is a beautiful new addition to the Marda Loop area, and not just because of the lovely flowers it sells inside. Before the shop opened, the site was home to a 108-year-old bungalow. The shop owners renovated the building, turning it into a multi-level home with a front porch that features the flower shop on the main level. Inside the shop, guests can pick up hand-tied bouquets, fresh-cut flowers and floral arrangements, as well as home decor like candles and vases. Say hi to the shop dog, a goldendoodle named Frankie, while you’re there.
1930 34 Ave. S.W., 403-475-7658, gardeniaflowerboutique.com
Shopping local at the mall just got a little easier. MarketSpot YYC recently opened a pop-up shop that will call The Core Shopping Centre home for just over four months in total. Head to the mall’s second floor to shop for products from more than 30 local makers and companies including Stevie + Bean Paperie, Innomineral Cosmetics, Jools and Joplin, Take it ‘N’ Leave it, Teresa Wyss Pottery and more. The shop will be open until December 31, so be sure to check it out while doing your holiday shopping later this year.
The Core Shopping Centre, 324 8 Ave. S.W., marketspotyyc.com
You may have noticed a few changes to an Inglewood staple recently. After eight years in business, furniture store Mid-Century Dweller got a new owner earlier this summer. It’s now known as Murphy’s Mid-Century and the shop still carries furniture and home decor pieces in mid-century and Scandinavian styles (particularly from the 1950s and ’60s). Shoppers will find a great selection of tables, chairs, lamps, clocks, cabinets and more. Murphy’s also buys furniture and home decor, so reach out to them if you have a mid-century or Scandinavian piece you’re hoping to part with.
1221B 9 Ave. S.E., 587-436-6330, murphysmidcentury.com
Specializing in antique furniture and architectural salvage from China, Wu & McHugh opened its warehouse in the Haysboro neighbourhood in 2016. But until the end of November, you can shop its selection of rustic benches, cabinets, home accessories and more at its new pop-up shop in the Devenish Building on 17 Avenue S.W. The warehouse location is by appointment only during the pop-up, which will run until the end of November.
Devenish Building, 908 17 Ave. S.W., wuandmchugh.com