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.
We all know of a few big toy stores of the large franchise variety where you can buy all the toys your kids want from watching those pesky commercials. But, if you’re searching for something a bit different for that special kid or kid-at-heart, support these locally-owned shops who offer something that you can’t find elsewhere. You’ll be helping to keep the local, independent toy store landscape alive.
Spring is just around the corner, which means bridal shower season is about to begin. I’m always on the search for a beautiful, thoughtful and unique gift that will suit the bride to be. Every bride has her own style, so the gift I pick out has to reflect her individuality.
If you’re a new mama or papa (or have a friend or family member with a new baby), these Edmonton-based businesses are worth their weight in cotton cloth diapers. Whether you’re considering using cloth diapers to reduce your environmental footprint, or just want to check out cute baby and children’s gear, these stores have you covered.
Finding that perfect Christmas gift for the tiny baby in your life can be stressful. Thankfully, Edmonton is jam packed with the coolest boutiques carrying the best goodies for your little bae.
Here we go again: Winter brings the painstaking task of assembling the kids’ cold-weather wardrobe. But, they grow so quickly that shopping for winter gear becomes an annual tradition. Where to find the best outfits that combine fashion with function while still being affordable? Here are some of the top places in Edmonton to get your kids outfitted with the warmest duds and trendiest looks.
American Girl Dolls, Maplelea Girls, Jersey Girl Dolls, Our Generation Dolls … whatever name they go by, they all have one thing in common – they’re 18” dolls that kids can’t get enough of. These realistic-looking toys have grown in popularity, and it’s no surprise why: They promote imagination, teach kids about different cultures and periods of history, and offer accessories to play with, making for endless hours of fun.
Make like Sheryl Crow and soak up the sun – just be sure to slather onsome sunscreen first. If you’re seeking a skin protector that’s natural,organic or environmentally friendly, look no further than these Edmonton shops.
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]
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