Edmonton stores with office attire you’ll actually wear

Dressing for work doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Avoid looking like a bore without skirting the office dress policy by shopping at these classy but unique clothing stores. You’ll find pieces so glamorous and chic that they might make their way out of your closet on weekends, too.

The Bamboo Ballroom

8206 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E6

This chic Whyte Avenue boutique offers sassy, stylish clothes for fashion-forward ladies with a flexible office attire policy. While you won’t walk out of here with a sombre suit, you will find business casual gear perfect for making you stand out in your next meeting. The shop carries a lot of local brands, and is the perfect place to pick out some accessories to accent a neutral work outfit. Plus, they offer private shopping events for groups of five or more.

Who Cares Wear Ltd

11222 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2V2

This women’s clothing store is known for carrying pieces you won’t find anywhere else – guaranteeing you’ll never show up at work wearing the same outfit as your co-worker. Plus, Who Cares? Wear offers a free styling service, which is ideal if you’re starting a new job or need to completely revamp your work wardrobe. Shoppers will find a wide range of brands here, including Alice + Olivia, Elizabeth and James, J Brand, Laundry Room and Citizens of Humanity. In addition to stylish clothes, they also sell shoes and accessories.

Harry Rosen

2015-8882 170 St Nw, Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7

Whether your office is formal or laid back, men can find a variety of pulled-together, effortless looks here. Harry Rosen sells everything from colourful polo shirts to tailored tuxedos – and everything in between. They also carry all the accessories a man needs to complete his look – from underwear to shoes to outerwear. The store stocks quite a few reputable brands, including Armani, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Boss, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. This is a great store to pick up work clothes and weekend clothes in one stop.

Oak & Fort

19-5015 111 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4M6

This boutique carries minimalistic, chic clothing for men and women. In addition to tops, bottoms and dresses, women can also pick up purses, shoes, jewellery and scarves, adding up to the ideal work outfit in one stop. Their men’s clothing includes shirts, pants, jackets and bags. The clothes here aren’t flashy or full of labels; instead, they are simple, and often come in neutral colours, making them ideal for mixing with flashier statement pieces.

Workhall Boutique

B-10137 104 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9

Local fashion designer Nicole Campre opened Workhall with the intent of supporting her fellow independent Canadian designers. The shop features Campre’s clothes and jewellery pieces, as well as the creations of other local designers. Here, you’ll find work-appropriate pieces for men and women, including blouses, skirts, dresses, knits, pants, cardigans, tees, jackets and collared shirts. Each item of clothing emphasises clean lines, a soft silhouette and soft, dreamy fabrics, which means that not only are pieces stylish, they are also comfortable to wear for a long work day.

Shades Of Grey

10116 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P6

This cute, minimalistic women’s boutique located on 124 Street is ideal if you hate shopping amongst crowds or wearing the same outfit as three of your other co-workers … in the same day. Their pieces are unique, and they often carry jewellery by local designers, such as Orange Avocado. Their collection of dresses, in particular, are perfect for a warm summer’s day in the office. Whether you pick a crepe wrap dress or a fleur cap sleeve dress, you’ll look professional and stylish.

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