Shop Local: 8 Holiday Boutique Shops
The Holiday Season has officially arrived, Ponytail Posse! The time to make those wish lists has come! Who is excited to push through the crowded shopping malls to find the perfect gift? Not you? We didn’t think so! As a small business, we love supporting other local, Canadian businesses in our area! Below we’ve listed a bunch of our absolute favourite boutiques, shops and studios that we love to frequent when looking for that special something. Each shop has unique items…some are even handmade and locally-crafted. Skip the mall and add these stops to your 2017 holiday shopping season! Oh, and we are lucky to say that all of these awesome shops carry Lace Brick Design goods!
537 Riverfront Ave SE, Calgary
This new boutique, found in the heart of East Village, is chalk full of one-of-a-kind gifts and accessories for that special someone in your life. Whether you are searching for trendy décor or chic trinkets, Liz & Lottie have a style like no other. If you want your gift to be a hit this holiday season, we suggest stopping here to find those stocking stuffers, gal-pal gifts and secret Santa presents. Oh, and follow them on Instagram…they seriously have THE funniest Insta Stories!
1010 17 Ave SW Calgary
This modern day general store on 17th Avenue is a collection of treasures and surprises just waiting to be discovered. Trinkets, décor, greeting cards and apparel line the walls and fill the shelves at Steeling Home. You’ll find items from local businesses (including Lace Brick Design) and so many more funky brands here. Make sure to hit up Steeling Homes before the holiday madness begins!
1222 10th Ave SE, Calgary
This little shop is a combination of retail, gallery and workshop space located in Inglewood. If you’re feeling artsy, they have upcoming workshops focused on embroidery or making stained ornaments for the holidays. Or perhaps you just feel like shopping! This place has it all: candles, necklaces, pillows and all sorts of knick-knacks. Support a local business and check Outside The Shape out this December, whether you want to acquire or create!
721 Main St #101, Canmore
This lifestyle boutique, found only a short drive away in Canmore, allows you to take a piece of the mountains home with you! Filled with adventure clothing and mountain themed-styles, Just Be has apparel for him, her and the kiddos. From outerwear to chic tank tops, this boutique is a one-stop shop for mountain clothing this season – so make sure you get everyone’s sizes before hitting the highway with a Tim’s in your hand and Tim McGraw on the radio.
108 Banff Ave, Banff
This locally owned women’s boutique in Banff truly lives up to its name. When you walk into the store, you instantly feel warm and cozy as if stepping into a cabin in the woods. Shop here for party dresses, work attire or cute-bum-around-the-house clothes. Cabin108 is always ahead of the trends, so shop here for your fashion-forward friends so you can start crossing names of the Christmas list!
128 Government Rd, Black Diamond
Branch Market and Studio is a local curated goods and gift shop. Located in Black Diamond, you can take the scenic route to get there and enjoy the mountain views! From knick knacks to whozits and whatzits galore, this little shop has got it all: socks, spray, pillows, honey, DIYs, you name it! Plus, the store smells divine and always has THE best tunes playing! Can’t make the drive out there? That’s ok, they’ve got a website! Visit branchmarket.ca to check out their rad selection.
246 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna
Ok, now we hope you’re up for a little road trip, because Winslow Rowe is in KELOWNA! Buuuut we couldn’t skip them because they are the perfect mix between west coast and wild west. This chic, contemporary combo creates a modern-day fashionista. Dream catchers, antique-y jewelry and lace clothing – the perfect starter kit for the bohemian runaway. Make sure to check this shop out on your way through BC.
1066 Millar Creek Road, Whistler
Now, this place has combined our two favourite things: camping & coffee! Camp Lifestyle + Coffee Co is a modern espresso bar and retail store tucked away in dreamy Whistler. Does it get more perfect than that?! One thing you must know, their products are sourced locally, ethically and sustainably. Their apparel, their coffee, it’s delicious. What better excuse to visit Whistler?
Well there you have it – 8 AMAZING shops to check out in person or online this holiday season. We would be slightly amiss if we didn’t remind you of one more thing: we carry toques, jewelry, hats and adventure supply like blankets, mugs and water bottles… just in case you forgot! You need to be prepared for whatever is coming your way, whether that is Christmas shoppin’ or back country adventurin’. If you missed it in our last blog post, we’ve added a Wish List section to our site – to make shopping easier for you and for your friends! So, head on over to our online shop and see just what you need to complete your – and your fabulous friends’ – winter wardrobe this year! https://lacebrickdesign.com/cart/my-lists/