Edmonton High Street shops still open for business

Construction can’t stop these spots – they’re still open for business, despite the work on the 102 Avenue bridge downtown. Unfortunately, some of the other shops in the area have felt the strain that comes with a long past overdue construction project and have either closed or moved. Support these places in High Street to show them you want them to stick around for the long haul.

Red Ribbon Gifts Inc

12505 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

This adorable boutique stocks some of the coolest, most unique items you’ll find in the city. They carry everything from clothing and footwear to greeting cards and candles. You’ll also find a ton of jewellery here, plus books, coasters, stationery and cell phone cases. It’s all high-end stuff, carefully curated and organized, so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the selection – although you will feel a bit sad if/when you can’t buy everything you desire.

Cloud Nine Pajamas (2009) Inc

12511 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

Yes, there are two other locations of this great store (one in St. Albert and another in Windermere) but why not support this spot? They have an amazing selection of sleepwear, including wicking sleepwear (perfect if you get night sweats), onesies, nightshirts, flannel and bamboo pajamas and robes, plus slippers. They also stock items to help you have a better sleep, like luxurious sleep masks and bath and body products

Carbon Environmental Boutique Ltd

12543 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

An eco-friendly haven, Carbon stocks everything you need to live a greener life while staying eco-chic. From natural deodorants and lotions to non-toxic paint and bamboo utensils, they have it all. You’ll also find eco starter kits, water purification kits, bedding, baby items and some foodstuffs, like fair trade coffee, honey and chocolate.

Carol's Quality Sweets

12519 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

A sweets shop of the highest quality, Carol’s offers truffles, chocolates, bulk candy, imported chocolate bars and sodas from other countries, and more. They carry a ridiculous amount of Jelly Belly flavours, plus hard-to-find candies you won’t see elsewhere. It’s a sugar addict’s dream come true and the perfect place to stock up for your own stash or to pick out a gift for someone you’re sweet on.

Paddy's International Cheese Market Ltd

12509 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

Love cheese? Then, you’ll love Paddy’s, obviously. They have a mouth-watering selection of cheese from around the globe, plus gourmet crackers, spreads and meats to go with it on a nice cheese board. If you’re sick of regular cheddar, don’t take a break from cheese; instead, try out new varieties of everyone’s favourite snack. It’s amazing how different cheese from another region can taste compared to what we’re used to – and it’s fun to find new favourites!

Vespucci Consignment

12539 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M4

If you want to clear out some room in your closet and then fill it up again, this high-end consignment store is a good bet. The store is 3,000 square feet, so there’s plenty of deals to be found. They only offer women’s clothing and they only take stuff that’s in great condition, so you’ll be happy with the quality of your purchase.

Prettiest Present Inc

12433 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M2

Seeking a gift, a card and something to wrap it all up in? Look no further than Prettiest Present. This two-level store carries everything you need to be prepared for Christmas, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, graduations and special occasions. They also stock stationery, jewellery, candles and more, so you might even score a gift or two here.

La Favorite Pastry Shop

This popular pastry shop not only creates wedding cakes, but also macarons, tarts, French pastries, flan, cheesecake, sheet cakes and a variety of other cakes in six, eight and 10-inch dimensions. These other cakes include delightful creations such as tiramisu, raspberry and white chocolate mousse, triple chocolate terrine and double chocolate truffle.

The Wine Cellar Inc

12421 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M2

Canada’s first independent wine store opened its doors in 1985 in High Street. This boutique focuses solely on vino, which results in lower prices. They offer a huge range of reds, whites and blushes, many of them unique or hard-to-find. The store has a wine membership club, which is a great deal if you’re looking to build up your collection.

Whether you’re shopping for a wee babe or yourself, is there anything cozier than a onesie? Perfect for camping trips or hanging out at home on the couch (or in the crib),onesies are versatile and comfy – plus, is there anything a baby looks cuter in? These stores sell the most adorable onesies on the market. [Image credit: iStock.com/martinedoucet]
Kombucha tea, a slightly bubbly fermented drink made with a green or black tea base, is a sweet but healthy alternative to pop. Makers claim it can aid in digestive health, plus it just tastes fantastic. Often made from organic, raw ingredients, kombucha teas have exploded in popularity in the past decade. These Edmonton shops carry a variety of brands, including some Canuck favourites.
Linens may seem like a boring thing to purchase, but, if you search the right shops, you can find the most plush, decadent bath towels and pretty kitchen linens you’ll ever see. Having high quality bath towels is essential for a happy life and lovely kitchen linens – well, that just makes your kitchen all the more beautiful and fun.
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