37 New Stores That Opened in Calgary in 2019

There are new stores to shop for wedding dresses, skincare products, books, fabric, pet items and more.

Inside Aesop's new store in CF Chinook Centre. Photograph courtesy of Aesop.

5 Vines

 

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5 Vines’ Beltline store has been around for awhile now, but as of April, shoppers can also visit its new second location in Mahogany’s Westman Village. 5 Vines has a wide selection of wine, craft beer and spirits. Like the Beltline location, this new store also has a growler bar where you can fill up on Canadian beers.

105 Mahogany Centre S.E., 5vines.com

 

Aesop

 

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Alberta’s first Aesop store arrived at CF Chinook Centre in May. The Australian brand is more than 30 years old and is known for its upscale skin, body and hair products. The shop carries hand wash, travel kits, facial cleansers and oils, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, room spray and more. No two Aesop stores look exactly the same, but they all share the same striking, minimalist aesthetic. The Calgary store’s design was inspired by the Lethbridge Viaduct and features green limestone, concrete and brushed steel shelves.

CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S., 403-255-5582, aesop.com

 

Alberta Beer Exchange

 

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At this growler bar in Sunalta, you can buy a stainless-steel growler that’s been pre-filled with Canadian beer, then exchange it for another full growler once you’re done. Current growler offerings include Railyard Brewing’s blackberry sour, High River Brewing Company’s chocolate cherry porter, Whistler Brewing Company’s chestnut ale and more. Once you’ve made your growler selection, be sure to browse the store’s wide selection of beer, wine and spirits available in bottles and cans as well.

130, 1642 10 Ave. S.W., albertabeerexchange.ca

 

Bailey Nelson

 

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Bailey Nelson, an Australian eyewear brand that first launched in 2012, opened its third Calgary location in CF Market Mall in the fall. Not only are all of Bailey Nelson’s frames designed in Sydney, Australia, but they’re made with high quality materials including acetate from Italy and the company’s exclusive five-barrel hinges. You can’t go wrong with the price either, with glasses starting at $145 to $245 depending on the frame material. The Market Mall location, like all Bailey Nelson stores, offers eye exams with its in-store optometrist, which means you can go through your eyewear journey from start to finish in one place. Be sure to check out the large colourful Sasquatch mural by Calgary’s own Slugger Studio while you’re at this new location.

CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W., 403-776-4070, baileynelson.com

 

Bex Vintage + Mr. Mansfield Vintage

 

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Two local vintage purveyors — Bex Vintage and Mr. Mansfield Vintage — have teamed up to open a new store together. The shop is mainly focused around furniture and decor from the 1950s to 1970s, including teak dressers, sofas, chairs, dining tables, lamps and more.

1611 14 St. S.W., bexvintage.ca; instagram.com

 

The Bike Shop

 

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In the market for a new bike? In February, The Bike Shop’s south location found a new home along Macleod Trail and at almost 20,000-square-feet, it’s pretty impressive. The store is well-stocked with different kinds of bikes, cycling accessories and apparel. This location (like other two) also offers bike repairs and tune-ups.

7413 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-253-7717, thebikeshop.com

 

Bon A-Pet-Treat! Pet Store & Bakery

 

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This Calgary pet store and bakery still has its locations in Bowness and the Calgary Farmers’ Market, but now, you can also visit its newest shop in Britannia. Pick up some pet food and treats, pet caves and beds, carriers, pet shampoo and more.

815 49 Ave. S.W., facebook.com

 

Canary

 

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This refillery and zero waste market specializes in sustainable, plastic-free lifestyle products. If you’re trying to lessen your impact on the environment, Canary has tons of products that can help. The store carries items like shampoo and conditioner bars, stainless steel straws, bamboo toothbrushes, beeswax food wrap, safety razors and reusable shopping bags. You can also fill (and refill) containers with liquid shampoo and conditioner, lotion, hairspray, toothpaste and more.

Read more: Inside Canary, the New Refillery and Zero Waste Market in Kensington

1225A Kensington Rd. N.W., canarygoods.ca

 

Casper Sleep Shop

 

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American sleep company Casper makes comfy (and stylish) mattresses and sleep products. The e-commerce company launched in 2014 and began opening its own permanent retail locations in 2018. Now, Calgarians can check out its products in person at CF Chinook Centre, which is home to the fourth Casper store in Canada and first in Alberta. The shop features Casper’s full selection of sleep products, including mattresses, pillows, bedding and sleep accessories like glow lights and nap pillows.

CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-917-1710, casper.com

 

Cloud Nine Pajamas

 

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This locally owned pajama shop chain is run by three sisters and already had four locations to its name in Edmonton and St. Albert before coming to Calgary. The company’s fifth location celebrated its grand opening at CrossIron Mills in June. If you’re looking for colourful, stylish sleep and loungewear, visit Cloud Nine Pajamas. From pajamas and nightgowns to moisture wicking sleepwear and robes, the store carries it all. There are also bath and body products, slippers and more.

CrossIron Mills, 261055 CrossIron Blvd., 587-350-2423, cloudninepajamas.com

 

Doggo

 

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Treat your pup to a new water bowl, toy, bandana or some treats at Doggo, a new dog boutique that opened in Victoria Park in the fall. Doggo is open daily, which is always helpful when you suddenly remember that you’re running low on dog food.

1314 1 St. S.W., facebook.com

 

Doodle Dogs

 

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Doodle Dogs has faithfully served Calgary’s dogs and dog owners since opening in Parkdale in September 2016. Now, you can also visit its new second location in Bridgeland for even more high quality dog products. Dog food, clothing, collars, leashes and toys are just some of the products you’ll find at Doodle Dogs.

841 1 Ave. N.E., doodledogsyyc.com

 

Dream Dog Boutique

 

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Dream Dog Boutique’s store in Crossroads Market now has a sister location. The Beltline store opened over the summer and carries everything you need to keep your pet happy, including collars, dog and cat beds, pet apparel and treats. There are even products for pet owners, including pet themed throw pillows and door mats.

1407 11 St. S.W., 403-383-6996, dreamdogboutique.com

 

Dwell Modern

 

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Edmonton’s Dwell Modern expanded into Calgary this year with a new furniture and lighting showroom in the Beltline. Don’t be surprised if you start imagining your next home makeover the minute you step inside — the contemporary furniture from brands like Ligne Roset and lighting by Lee Broom, Arturo Alvarez, Roll & Hill and more are pretty inspiring.

701 11 Ave. S.W., 403-508-9980, dwellmodern.ca

 

Era Style Loft

 

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This stylish womenswear store already had a location in Saskatoon before opening its second location in Calgary in March. Era Style Loft carries casual and formal apparel from dozens of upscale designers like Joie, Rails, Anime Bing, Rebecca Taylor, Veronica Beard and more. Jewellery, bags, shoes and other accessories round out the selection. Complimentary personal shopping services are available.

917 17 Ave. S.W., 403-452-5095, erastyleloft.com

 

Krickets

 

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Krickets closed its Calgary store in Mission at the end of April, 2018. After a brief stint in Lethbridge, the store has returned to Calgary to reopen in the Marda Loop area. Krickets is one of the best shops to pick up a gift or a fun trinket for yourself. There are sassy coffee mugs, cards, reusable shopping bags, pet accessories, funky socks and more.

3518 Garrison Gate S.W., 403-244-9330, facebook.com

 

The Livery Shop

 

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Earlier this year, The Livery Shop moved out of its home in the red East End Livery barn in Inglewood and into a brand new building right across the street. The new location offers double the amount of retail space as the previous one and has a drastically different vibe with its high ceilings, big windows and locally made benches, jewellery displays and front counter. The majority of the store is filled with products from Camp Brand Goods and CoutuKitsch, though you’ll also find apothecary products, Mat & Nat bags, locally made coffee mugs, Teva footwear and more.

Read more: Inside The Livery Shop’s New Store in Inglewood

1119 10 Ave. S.E., 403-453-7711, theliveryshop.com

 

Lovenote

 

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Formerly known as Truvelle, Lovenote is a Vancouver-based design studio and bridal boutique. The company opened its Calgary location in Inglewood in early 2019. Lovenote carries a mix of its own dress brands — the fitted Laudae line, the a-line Truvelle line, the crepe Aesling line and the size-inclusive Halseene line — and other ones like Karen Willis Holmes and Rembo Styling. Dainty headpieces, earrings, belts, veils and jewellery are also available to complete bridal looks. And if you’re looking for bridesmaid dresses, Vancouver clothing company Park + Fifth has a small shop within Lovenote as well.

Read more: New Bridal Boutique Lovenote Arrives in Inglewood

1317 9 Ave. S.E., 403-475-4177, lovenotebride.com

 

Luna Blue

 

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Locally owned clothing store Luna Blue has had a location in Bankview for several years now. In May, it opened a second location in Inglewood. This clothing store carries stylish apparel from brands like Mink Pink and Papillon, as well as shoes from Vanessa Wu, MJUS, Miz Mooz and Mat & Nat.

1213 9 Ave. S.E., shoplunablue.com

 

MarketSpot

 

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You may have visited one of MarketSpot’s temporary pop-up shops before. It has previously opened in places like Southcentre Mall, The Core Shopping Centre and CrossIron Mills. Now, shoppers can once again peruse local goods at this pop-up shop location, which will run until Spring 2020 in CF Chinook Centre. MarketSpot features products by local makers and artists.

CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr., marketspotyyc.com

 

Master Chocolat Factory and Store

 

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If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to visit chocolatier Bernard Callebaut’s new Master Chocolat factory (which is also his third retail storefront) in Kingsland. Not only can you see into the factory as chocolate is being made, but guests can also shop for locally made treats, participate in chocolate classes and design a chocolate bar topped with dried strawberries, nuts, chili flakes, pretzels and more.

130, 560 69 Ave. S.W., 403-252-5750, masterchocolat.com

 

Matt & Nat

 

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This is the first location in Western Canada for Montreal-based accessories brand Matt & Nat. Matt & Nat’s vegan leather purses, bags, backpacks and wallets (which also have recycled plastic bottle linings) are the store’s main focus. But you’ll also find a small selection of shoes and accessories like sunglasses.

CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr., 403-460-7408, mattandnat.com

 

Meow Charity Thrift Shop

 

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Looking for a way to support the Meow Foundation, a no-kill cat humane society and charity in Calgary? In May, the foundation opened a charity thrift shop that is run by volunteers and puts all proceeds back into the organization. You can bring donations to the shop or stop by to do some shopping. The charity thrift shops accepts a wide range of donations, including small furniture, kitchenware, jewellery, games, art, luggage, small electronics, sports equipment and more. Click here for a full list of items you can donate and the hours for donation drop-off.

110, 336 41 Ave. N.E., 403-735-1015, meowfoundation.com

 

The Next Page

 

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This new independent bookstore opened at the end of March in Hinchcliff & Lee Antiques’ former space in Inglewood. It’s Pages Books on Kensington‘s sister location. The Next Page has a huge selection of new books, including children’s books, young adult novels, poetry, biographies, plays, mysteries and more.

1217A 9 Ave. S.E., 403-452-6550, nextpageyyc.ca

 

Ninth & Brick

 

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Support Calgary makers, artisans and businesses by shopping at Ninth and Brick, which opened in Inglewood this past March. The shop is filled with locally made products from dozens of Calgary businesses, including facial oils from Jennifer Joan Skincare, mountain pillows from Need & Pine, Stevie and Bean cards, glassworks by Glimpse Glass and more.

1312B 9 Ave. S.E., ninthandbrick.com

 

Oak & Tonic

 

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Oak & Tonic opened its first brick and mortar location in Southcentre Mall in May. The store focuses on natural and Canadian beauty, skin and hair products. One of the coolest things about Oak & Tonic is that it only carries Canadian brands. Shoppers will find products from Basd Beauty, Om Organics, Lavami, Etymologie, Kaia Naturals, Voir, Lovefresh and more. Whether you’re looking for soap, deodorant, shampoo, clay masks or eye creams, the knowledgeable staff can walk you through any products you have questions about.

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., oakandtonic.ca

 

Oomomo

 

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This Japanese variety store opened its first Calgary location (and 10th overall Canadian location) in Pacific Place Mall this month. The store carries a little bit of everything at very reasonable prices — look for tons of different Japanese candies and snacks, kitchenware products, stuffed animals, storage organizers, skincare products and more.

Pacific Place Mall, 1075, 999 36 St. N.E., oomomostore.com

 

Outside the Shape

 

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It was sad news when Outside the Shape closed its gallery, store and workshop space in Inglewood earlier this year, but thankfully, it has returned with a new home in Marda Loop. Visit the new location to shop for locally made, Canadian products like shampoo and conditioner bars, Village Craft Co. shelves, jewellery by Âme Collective, Nourish Sweat Soul leggings and more.

2036 34 Ave. S.W., outsidetheshape.com

 

Peacock Boutique

 

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Local consignment store Peacock Boutique already has two locations in the Beltline and Kensington. But now, you can also get a deal on stylish womenswear at its new third location, which celebrated its grand opening on April 4. Peacock Boutique’s selection of women’s fashions, accessories and shoes is constantly changing, and the shop regularly posts about new items they’ve acquired on their Instagram Stories. Hoping to consign some clothes with Peacock Boutique? Here’s what you should know.

1226 9 Ave. S.E., 403-452-5009, peacockboutique.ca

 

Pennies

 

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If you’re a regular at any of Purr‘s three locations, you’ll be happy to hear that the Calgary clothing store has opened an outlet shop inside the Devenish building on 17 Ave. S.W. Pop in to get a great deal on apparel, jewellery, accessories and more.

106, 908 17 Ave. S.W., instagram.com

 

Plainsbreaker

 

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Local sock company Plainsbreaker is behind this menswear store in The Core. The company recently purchased its own Italian sock knitting machines, so it now designs and makes its socks (which come in every colour and pattern you can imagine) right here in Calgary. That makes Plainsbreaker one of the country’s only cotton sock manufacturers.

The Core Shopping Centre, 170, 317 7 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1624, plainsbreaker.com

 

Poor David’s

 

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You don’t have to travel to Cochrane to shop at Poor David’s anymore. The locally owned gift shop recently opened a second location in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood, making it easier to get your hands on the shop’s funny cards, cheeky signs, coffee mugs, chocolate and more.

1319 9 Ave. S.E., poordavidsshop.com

 

Poppy Barley

 

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Poppy Barley, an Edmonton-based luxury footwear and accessories company, opened its first Calgary store in April. Shoppers can buy made-to-order footwear in the store and online, but the new Calgary storefront also carries a selection of its women’s and men’s shoes — including boots, sandals, heels and flats — that you can buy right then. Poppy Barley also makes backpacks, purses, wallets, luggage tags and more.

Read more: Poppy Barley Brings its Luxury Footwear and Accessories to CF Market Mall

CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W., 587-351-7171, poppybarley.com

 

Rick Rack Textiles

 

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Rick Rack Textiles is a new garment-focused sewing shop by the team behind STASH Lounge. It’s located in 28 Blankets’ former space in Inglewood. The shop carries a wide range of fabrics in every print and colour you can imagine, as well as patterns and materials like thimbles and fabric shears. Rick Rack offers many workshops where you can learn how to sew or make specific items. If you don’t have your own sewing machine or simply want to work outside your home, you can also book time at Rick Rack’s studio to do your sewing there. Other services that are offered include scissor sharpening, sewing machine and/or serger tune-ups and pattern printing.

1317 9 Ave. S.E., rickracktextiles.com

 

The Tech Shop

 

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The Tech Shop, which has been around for 40 years, celebrated the grand opening of its new Britannia location in August. Visit the local running store for all your fitness needs, including activewear, running shoes and other fitness gear.

819 49 Ave. S.W., thetechshop.ca

 

Untuckit

 

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Untuckit is known for its men’s shirts that are cut at a shorter length so they can be worn untucked without looking messy or too big. The American company’s first Calgary location is now open in a 1,800-square-foot space in CF Market Mall. Whether you’re looking for something casual or a bit dressier, Untuckit has you covered. The clothing store carries long and short sleeve dress shirts, polo shirts, t-shirts, pants and more.

CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W., untuckit.com

 

Without Co.

 

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More and more shops focused around reducing waste are opening in Calgary. Without Co., a new low waste shop in Mission, is one of the latest. The shop makes it easy to reduce your waste in small yet meaningful ways with the help of shampoo bars, stainless steel straws, reusable lunch containers, bamboo toothbrushes and refillable bulk shampoo, conditioner and soap. Without Co. also hosts workshops and events on topics like intuitive eating and how to make your own body oils and bath salts.

103, 2115 4 St. S.W., withoutco.com

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