Edmonton’s up-and-coming Highlands neighbourhood is locatedin north-east Edmonton, where a number of unique local businesses are setamongst some of Edmonton’s most historic homes. [Image credit: iStock.com/gpointstudio].
Western Canada Fashion Week features shows from local and international designers, plus emerging talents. From September 15 to 24, 2016, fashion shows will take over the Arts Barns in Old Strathcona. Whether this influx of chicness inspires you to buy pieces from local fashion brands or shop at stores that support WCFW, you’ll be sure to end the week a little more stylish than you began.
In a world full of princess cut rings and tiny rose gold necklaces, some of us prefer to be a little more vanguard with our jewellery choices. If you prefer one-of-a-kind trinkets for your collection, then these Edmonton locations are the best places to look. From beads and bobbles to gold and gems, you'll feel like you found hidden treasure, and in a way, you will have! [Image credit: iStock.com/wundervisuals]
With summer being so short and sweet in Canada, sundresses are the perfect way to celebrate warmer weather, while also looking cute and seasonal! As you prepare to liberate your legs from their usual denim enclosures, be sure to pop by these local boutiques, all of which have a great selection of summer dresses in a wide range of styles. There’s bound to be one that catches your eye! [Image credit: iStock.com/Pamela Moore]
For kids, summer means long sunny days running through sprinklers, playing in the sand and tumbling about in the grass (when they’re not glued to a screen, that is). Summer clothing for kids should keep your little ones cool, comfortable and protected from the sun, and are hopefully durable enough to last the whole season. These stores will help you outfit your kids during the hot months. [Image credit:iStock.com/Rohappy]
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.
The Edmonton arts community is filled with artists, artisans and makers of every stripe creating homemade décor, crafts, artwork and textiles. In a digital age overrun by screens and flashy gadgets, handmade goods provide a much-needed return to something tactile and lovingly created by human hands. Support local artists and makers through these local arts and crafts shows.
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]
Are you new to Edmonton? You’ve likely already visited our humongous mall.  If you’re in need of retail therapy and are wondering where to find the best locally-owned shops, here’s an eclectic rundown of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing stores, as well as other fun shops to check out. [Image credit: iStock.com/Peter Chernaev]
Up your fashion game by paying attention to everything you wear from head to toe – that means your socks need to be on point, too. Whether you cover them up with boots or flash a peek of your favourite pair of knee-high socks, you should never be caught in frumpy, holey socks from last decade. Replenish your sock collection at these fun, fashionable apparel stores.
With temperatures dipping, the need to be as warm and comfortable as possible is strong, whether you spend most of your time indoors or venturing out into the fall (or winter!) chill. These stores have everything you need to create a cozy cocoon of warmth, whether it’s through outfitting your living space with enough blankets and throw pillows to build a fort or adding to your knitted scarf and toque collection.
Finding the right backpack or laptop case can be a challenge. Luckily, the knowledgeable staff at these Edmonton shops can help you figure out which type of bag is best for you. From simple bags, to hiking backpacks and the best in protection for your laptop, you’ll find the right bag at one of these retailers.
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