23 New Stores That Opened in Calgary This Year (So Far)

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

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

5 Vines

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: 105 Mahogany Centre S.E.

What it sells: 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.

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Aesop

 

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What is it: Alberta’s first Aesop store arrived at CF Chinook Centre in May.

Where is it: CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S., 403-255-5582

What it sells: 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.

The space: 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.

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BEX + Mr. Mansfield Vintage

 

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What is it: Two local vintage purveyors — Bex Vintage and Mr. Mansfield Vintage — have teamed up to open a new store together.

Where is it: 1611 14 St. S.W.

What it sells: The shop is mainly focused around furniture and decor from the 1950s to 1970s, including teak dining tables, chairs, coffee tables, cool table and floor lamps, credenzas, wall art and clocks, knick knacks and more. There are also some vintage apparel and contemporary local art on the floor too.

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Canary

 

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What is it: This refillery and zero waste market specializes in sustainable, plastic-free lifestyle products.

Where is it: 1223 Kensington Rd. N.W., second floor of Blank Page Studio.

What it sells: 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, compostable bandages 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

canarygoods.ca

 

Casper Sleep Shop

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-917-1710

What it sells: The shop features Casper’s full selection of sleep products. Along with Casper’s different types of mattresses, there are pillows, bedding and sleep accessories like glow lights and nap pillows.

What else you should know: After you’ve bought your mattress or sleep product, Casper offers trial periods so you can experience them in your own home. But if you prefer to try them out before buying, you can also book a spot in one of the miniature houses set up inside the store for a nap.

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Cloud Nine Pajamas

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: CrossIron Mills, 261055 CrossIron Blvd., 587-350-2423

What it sells: 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, candles, jewellery and more.

cloudninepajamas.com

 

Doodle Dogs

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: 841 1 Ave. N.E.

What it sells: Dog food, dog beds, collars, leashes and toys are just some of the products you’ll find at Doodle Dogs. Many of the brands are Canadian or Calgary-based, including Coconut Collars, Carnivora pet food, treats from Crumps’ Naturals and more.

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Era Style Loft

 

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What is it: This stylish womenswear store already had a location in Saskatoon before opening its second location in Calgary in March.

Where is it: 917 17 Ave. S.W., 403-452-5095

What it sells: Era Style Loft carries casual and formal apparel from dozens of upscale brands like Joie, Rails, Anime Bing, Rebecca Taylor, Veronica Bears and more. Jewellery, bags, shoes and other accessories round out the selection.

What else you should know: Complimentary personal shopping services are available.

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Krickets

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: 3518 Garrison Gate S.W., 403-244-9330

What it sells: Krickets is one of the best shops to pick up a gift or a fun trinket for yourself. There are sassy coffee mugs, cards, door mats, pet accessories, Mat & Nat bags and more.

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The Livery Shop

 

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What is it: 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 store is owned by the teams behind two local fashion brands, Camp Brand Goods and CoutuKitsch.

Where is it: 1119 10 Ave. S.E.

What it sells:  The majority of the store is filled with products from Camp Brand Goods and CoutuKitsch. Camp Brand Goods offers sweaters, t-shirts, toques, water bottles and other apparel and accessories, while CoutuKitsch offers a modern selection of locally made earrings, necklaces, hair clips and more. You’ll also find apothecary products from Pink House, Teva sandals, Fjallraven backpacks and more.

The space: MoDa is behind the new building’s architectural design, while Salt Design worked on the shop’s interior design. 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.

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

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Lovenote

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: 1317 9 Ave. S.E.

What it sells: 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.

What else you should know: Vancouver clothing company Park + Fifth has a small shop within Lovenote.

Read more: New Bridal Boutique Lovenote Arrives in Inglewood

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Luna Blue

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: 1213 9 Ave. S.E.

What it sells: This clothing store carries stylish apparel from notable brands like Mink Pink, Papillon, Lost in Layers and more. There are also shoes from El Naturalista, MJUS, Miz Mooz and Bueno.

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MarketSpot

 

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What is it: 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 its latest pop-up shop location, which will run until Spring 2020 in CF Chinook Centre.

Where is it: CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr.

What it sells: MarketSpot features products by local makers and artists. Expect Miandu jewellery, Heartprint Threads blankets, perfume from Apt. 6 Skin Co, home decor by Rural Creative and more.

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Matt & Nat

 

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What is it: This is the first location in Western Canada for Montreal-based accessories brand Matt & Nat.

Where is it: CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr., 403-460-7408

What it sells: 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.

mattandnat.com

 

Meow Charity Thrift Shop

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: 110, 336 41 Ave. N.E., 403-735-1015

What it sells: The charity thrift shops accepts a wide range of donations, including collectibles, games, home decor, small appliances, luggage, jewellery, small electronics, sporting goods, small furniture and more. Click here for a full list of items you can donate and the hours for donation drop-off.

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The Next Page

 

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What is it: This new independent bookstore opened at the end of March. It’s Pages Books on Kensington‘s sister location.

Where is it: 1217A 9 Ave. S.E., 403-452-6550

What it sells: The Next Page has a huge selection of new books, including children’s books, young adult novels, poetry, biographies, plays, mysteries and more.

The space: The Next Page is located in Hinchcliff & Lee Antiquities’ former space in Inglewood. The bookstore has tons of character thanks to its creaky floors, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and sliding wooden ladder.

What else you should know: You can order coffee and tea at the shop’s espresso bar.

nextpageyyc.ca

 

Ninth & Brick

 

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What is it: Support Calgary makers, artisans and businesses by shopping at Ninth and Brick, which opened in Inglewood this past March.

Where is it: 1312B 9 Ave. S.E.

What it sells: The shop is filled with locally made products from dozens of Calgary businesses, including leather bags from Her Leather Co., Heartprint Threads blankets, Modern Habitat throw pillows, glass art from Glimpse Glass and more.

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Oak & Tonic

 

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What is it: Previously an online and pop-up shop, 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.

Where is it: Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E.

What it sells: 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.

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Peacock Boutique

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: 1226 9 Ave. S.E., 403-452-5009

What it sells: Consignment stores offer the opportunity to buy high quality, name brand fashions for much less than their original price. 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.

What else you should know: Hoping to consign some clothes with Peacock Boutique? Here’s what you should know.

peacockboutique.ca

 

Plainsbreaker

 

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What is it: Local sock company Plainsbreaker is behind this menswear store in The Core.

Where is it: The Core Shopping Centre, 170, 317 7 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1624

What it sells: Plainsbreaker socks come in every colour and pattern you can imagine, and at a good price too — you can get one pair for $10 or three pairs for $20. The store is also home to local products such as soaps from Bro Brick, apparel from Local Laundry and paper products from Greta Jane Paper Co.

What else you should know: Plainsbreaker’s socks are currently designed in Calgary and made in China. However, the company recently purchased its own Italian sock knitting machines so that it can make the socks here in Calgary. Once the manufacturing facility is operational, Plainsbreaker will be one of the country’s only cotton sock manufacturers.

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Poppy Barley

 

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What is it: Poppy Barley, an Edmonton-based luxury footwear and accessories company, opened its first Calgary store in April.

Where is it: CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W., 587-351-7171

What it sells: 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

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Rick Rack Textiles

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: 1317 9 Ave. S.E.

What it sells: Rick Rack Textiles covers all your sewing needs. The shop carries a wide range of fabrics ranging from jersey to cotton to French terry, and in every pattern and colour you can imagine. There are also patterns and materials like zippers and thread.

What else you should know: 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.

rickracktextiles.com

 

Untuckit

 

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What is it: 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.

Where is it: CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W.

What it sells: 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.

untuckit.com

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