Located within The Forks Market, this 185.80 square meters (2000 square feet) store is the best destination for shopping for native Canadian handcrafts. Rustic and cozy with wooden interiors, this charming store attracts visitors and tourists all year long. Wares typically include artisanal jewelry by local craftsmen, handmade purses and clutches, cute candles, moccasin shoes and locally made pottery art. Bibliophiles can find some of Canada's literary gems at Forks Trading Company; the store stocks books by Canadian authors which make for great gift ideas.
Its archaic exterior and old-world charm makes it impossible to miss The Old House Revival Company on Young Street. This four-story building is home to beautiful antiques that are sure to mesmerize art, history and culture aficionados. Each floor of The Old House Revival Company has something unique on offer. Decorate your home with stained glasses and furnish it with carved chairs. Even those wooden fireplaces from old story books can be found here along with wonderfully large pianos, chandeliers and book racks. The kitchen section at The Old House Revival Company looks nothing less than a page out of Julia Child's life and the patio decorations create a mini paradise in your garden. With lamp shades, ceramics and even clothes, at The Old House Revival Company it cannot get any more vintage.
Though this location opened in 1996, McNally Robinson Booksellers was established in 1981. Considered to be among the largest Canadian bookshops, this much loved store is a delight for bookworms. Specializing in local and national writers, their impressive collection features best-sellers, new releases, staff selections, award winners and more. They also stock a good range of music, movies and games along with other merchandise. Climb up their grand spiral staircase to the mezzanine where a whole new world of fantasy and magic awaits for kids. This huge section for little readers has everything you will need to inculcate reading habits in your child, right from the time they are toddlers. Those who would like to self publish their novels can avail of the printing service on-site. From reading sessions to live performances and book launches, this store regularly hosts events for all. They also have a restaurant on-site to take care of your hunger pangs. With so much to explore, you will just want to linger for hours at this book-store.
Located in Osborne Village, Silver Lotus features a plethora of delicately crafted jewelry items of all styles and kinds. On the style spectrum, the store stocks everything from bracelets, charms, earrings and pendants to cuff-links, rings and talismans. With a wide price range that includes both moderately priced items and a few that incline toward the steeper end; there is something for everyone. These pretty trinkets make great items for gifting, as well as for elegantly accessorizing a simple outfit. The jewelry spans a variety of brands, some of which include Jan Michaels, Bamiyan, Andrea Waines and Justine Brooks.
A change of pace from downtown shopping, the flat ground layout of this shopping center makes it easy to navigate. Choose from 160 shops and enjoy the architectural flair and commissioned artwork while you shop. Stop for a meal in a food court that sports fireplace and a sky lit promenade. Major stores include Wal-Mart, Chapters bookstore, the Gap and Manitoba's only Disney store. It also houses the SilverCity St. Vital movie theater. The mall is about a half-hour drive from downtown. There are wheelchairs, strollers, lockers, a mall-walking program, transit schedules, and parenting washrooms.
Toad Hall Toys has been delighting the little ones of Winnipeg since 1977. This fantastic toy store calls an archaic building home, and walking through its emerald door is the beginning of an adventure for all. The store has a spacious layout with aisles after aisles carefully stocked with enchanting toys. From board games like family pastimes and chess, morphibians, vintage collectibles, porcelain as well as paper dolls to model kits, trains and toys for infants, everything thing can be found under Toad Hall's roof. If the festive season is around, this is one place where you can surely pick up endearing items that will make you a popular parent.
Located in a old-world carriage house, Pineridge Hollow is a local souvenir shop, a furniture store and a restaurant all rolled into one. The restaurant serves an array of delicious specialties which reflect the influence of the Prairie cuisine. Using locally sourced produce, the kitchen at Pineridge Hollow offers delicacies like Fig and Pear Flatbread, Pan Seared Pickerel and Mushroom Pasta. A number of teas, coffees, juices, cocktails and beers are available to sip along with your meal as well as a well-selected list of wines. Once you are done with your meal, you can browse the furniture and gift-shop section for beautifully crafted local handicrafts and furniture.
Enjoy an entire day out splurging on yourself at Kildonan Place. This mall has many stores that cater to your requirements. These stores range across clothing, footwear, jewelery, furniture, health and beauty care, electronics, stationery, toys and many more. They house world renowned brand names like Bentley, Claire's, Le Chateau, The Bath and Body Works and many more. If you are tired of roaming around this place, there is a food court with refreshments to rejuvenate you to shop some more. Kildonan Place is well equipped to accommodate wheelchair users and is family friendly too. They have kid protectors, play areas, family lounge and high chairs in their food court. Pamper yourself here on your next holiday.
Walmart, the most sort after shopping destination, located at Regent Avenue is a great one stop wonder. The deals and offers they have will surely surprise you. Experience some guilt free shopping at this massive store. The variety of things you get here are furniture, appliances, home decor, baby products, electronics, grocery and much more.
Tucked away on Henderson Highway, Planet of Sound is considered among the city's best spots for second-hand movies and music. Their impressive stockpile has more than 12000 titles which doesn't include the new additions coming in daily. From classics to blockbusters, they have something for everyone. They also have a great collection of video games, DVDs and LPs. Browse through their neatly arranged list to find the one that you are looking for. If you don't know what is that you want, ask their affable staff to suggest something good. You might go home with something interesting to add to your own collection.
Owner Nathalie Gautier takes pride in each of her creations, which is evident to all devoted fans of the A L'Epi de Blé bakery. Located in North End, this French bakery serves fabulous sweet and savory treats, ranging from phenomenally light macaroons to darling cupcakes and indulgent pastries. Baked goods with a French-Canadian touch such as the Québécois bread do wonders, while the Croque Madam, fresh quiches and meat pies keep first-timers hooked enough to come back for more. The cheeses come all the way from France, making a drive past this establishment even more irresistible. For a more personal touch and the right recommendations, talk to owner herself.
If you want to soak in the local Winnipeg flavor, West Kildonan Farmers' Market is a must visit. Not only does this market sell fresh produce from nearby farms, it also has a number of stalls where local artists sell their wares. A number of food stalls are also available so that you can grab a bite of baked goods or local delicacies while you browse the market. Both regular stalls and one-time vendors are available at this Saturday market, so that each visit is a new adventure. Some of the popular regular vendors include Shannon Krulicki who sells artisan goods and Sandy Snatos who sells homemade bath and body products.