From the outside, this enormous shopping center looks a bit like a giant spaceship. The Bay, Zellers and Sears are the major stops here, while The Gap, Eddie Bauer, Hallmark and The Sony Store are among some 150 other mall tenants. There are also dozens of services and a professional building at the heart of the mall. A massive new food court is the feature attraction of the reworked mall, which for years was in many ways two malls separated by an elevated parking garage.
When it comes to shopping in downtown Calgary, you'll find it hard to find a better alternative to Core. The expansive center boasts of no less than 160 stores on its four levels and has pretty much all the shopping essentials from luxury brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton to flagship stores of major departmental chains like Holt Renfrew and H&M. Fashion is well-represented with most major brands setting up shop here; a treat for the fashion-conscious. Another reason for the fashion brigade to rejoice is the expert personal styling services the center offers. Much effort has been put into the center's design with the focal point being the gigantic and eye-catching structural skylight creating a superb lighting effect in day times. An excellent range of restaurants ensures shoppers, a satisfying culinary experience. From fashion and beauty to jewelry and electronics, there's not much you'll miss here. With regular events and store promotions, Core offers one of the best shopping experienced downtown.
Ginger Laurier is a popular store in the city where to browse through oodles of designer labels. It stocks clothes for women as well as footwear and accessories to create the perfect ensemble. Brands include Piero Guidi NYC, Odd Molly, A.S. 98 and Joie. You can also choose to have a makeover by opting for a private shopping program with their consultants who will kit you up in the latest designs.
A shop wholly dedicated to men, North American Quality Purveyors offers a range of garments and accessories to dress up young men. You can choose from the range of knitwear, shirts, suits, jeans and other items on display and pick out something you like. The fabrics are of excellent quality and the designs are inspired by latest fashion trends.
O'Connors is a hugely successful store that deals with all things related to men's fashion. There are shirts, suits and other garments that flatter the body and set you apart. The store provides talented tailors who can quickly suit you up in an attractive clothing that is custom-made especially for you. Accessories like ties and cuff-links are also available here. One can also browse through their range of fragrances too.
Less 17 is a popular name on the city's fashion map. Earlier known to stock products that were not readily available, today, the store sells a range of designer products including men's garments, accessories and shoes. Choose from among top brands like Adidas, Patagonia, Nike, Levi's Filson and Converse.
Call it fanciful, but this little antique shop in a little old house in Olde Towne Okotoks is gaining popularity with mostly the Canadian products and goods that can be found in the store. On A Lark is just one of two antique and country gift shops along Okotok's main street. This store sells Canadian art and collectible designer handbags, whimsical primitive garden accessories, jewelery, furniture, and other home decor ideas that literally spill out in this store's veranda. With so many shops now dotting Okotok's Main Street, this little town is an attractive weekend alternative.
What started out as a fabric store is now a well-known Canadian home accessories store. Everything from furniture, lighting, wall coverings, rugs, and customized beddings and upholstery can be shopped for here. This store also has a large selection of fabrics for every conceivable design idea for a home, and those looking to renovate, decorate or upgrade their home furnishings can come in and consult their professional staff. They are also home to unique creations by the likes of Sarah Richardson (of Design Inc. and HGTV Fame) and Eva Zeisel, who at 102 years old is still designing pottery, glass and a variety of home items. Maria Tomas also carries Hickory Chairs favored by Jackie O. in the 1960s.
Located inside bustling Crossroads Market, this candy store specializes in old fashioned candies from the good old days of the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. Indulge childhood nostalgia with candies like Pink Prize Popcorn, Pop Rocks, Candy Necklace, Licorice Kids, and Chicken Bones from among the wide selection sold at this 1960s-styled candy store. Yummy Company also carries imported UK delights like Cadbury, Rowtree, and other English sweets. The store has more than 100 candy selections which have become popular gifts for reunions, birthdays or even as corporate giveaways. Candies can be packaged in retro candy bags meant to stir memories.