6 New Stores That Have Recently Opened in Calgary

Shop for colourful socks, leather purses, books, shampoo bars and more at these new stores around the city.

Canary opens in Kensington


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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 you do just that. 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



MarketSpot opens a pop-up in CF Chinook Centre


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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 Noise & Feathers knot pillows, Heartprint Thread blankets, paper products from The Paper Lover Co., painted signs by Rural Creative, Canadian teas from Sarjesa, Oak + Tonic skincare products and more.



Matt & Nat opens at CF Chinook Centre


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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.



The Next Page opens in Inglewood


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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. There’s also a small selection of cards and local art for sale on the walls.

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.



Peacock Boutique opens in Inglewood


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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.



Plainsbreaker opens in The Core Shopping Centre


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

Where is it: The Core Shopping Centre, 324 8 Ave. S.W.

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 socks from MNS and Good Luck Sock, paper products from Greta Jane Paper Co, Bro Brick Soaps and apparel from brands like Local Laundry and Ole Originals.

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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