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.
Into The Music is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of, complete with a subculture management whose music knowledge makes you almost embarrassed to set foot in the place. However, the staff is extremely approachable, and willing to help you find new and used music that spans every imaginable genre. You will find rare music on CD, LP and cassette. If they do not have that live Curtis Mayfield or rare Bach you have always wanted, they will find it and send it wherever you are.
Stepping into this bright store on Corydon Avenue induces somewhat of a spiritual rush, with its dazzling array of healing objets d'art and divine cornucopia. The store centers around the mantra of healing and holistic wellness, and its wares reflect this philosophy. Find crystal encyclopedias, self-help books that double as life coaches, healing tools, saintly figurines, jewelry, tarot decks, talismans, meditation tools, wind chimes, incense sticks and everything in between. Purchase one of these items for gifting or simply hold on to them for a dose of positive strength. Or,indulge in alternate life therapy by participating in the store's many workshops, book readings and tarot-centric events.
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.
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.
Just when you thought that bars were restricted to only beer and wine-tasting comes along a concept store that makes you re-think this idea. Frescolio is a unique fine oils and vinegar store that lets its customers taste a cup of their wares before arriving at an informed decision. Inspired by stores of similar kinds in Chicago and Ottawa, Frescolio came up with this concept that took off excellently in Winnipeg. This phenomenal store stocks gourmet-quality oils, ranging from extra-virgin olive oils and specialty oils to balsamic vinegar and specialty vinegar. All wares are stored in air-tight stainless steel containers, from which one can test sample flavors. On the periphery, Frescolio is also known for its collection of specialty jams, teas, herbs, spices and honey.
If you are looking for something quirky or offbeat, then Urban Waves is the place for you. Tucked away on Osborne Street, you will find this shop full of curiosities, whimsical items, funky t-shirts, graphic socks, body jewelry, sunglasses and more. These include the likes of a tin toy robot and George Orwell sweater. Definitely not run-of-the-mill, this eccentric store is indeed a gem worth finding.
Set in one of the swankiest and largest shopping malls in the city, Browns Shoes in CF Polo Park is a great place to stop for those who love designer shoes and accessories. Their exquisite collection of footwear for men, women and kids will dazzle you, while their high-end leather goods will tempt you to add them to your wardrobe. Some of the brands included in their inventory are Michael Kors, UGG Australia, Sorel, Browns, Polo Ralph Lauren and Timberland.
Vittorio Rossi Clothiers is a high-end boutique for both bespoke clothing and ready-made menswear. Its exceptional tailoring services and fine quality of imported fabrics have made it a favorite shop with well-groomed men. It has built contacts with famous textile mills and fabric stores around the world, especially Italian brands like Loro Piana and Vitale Barberis Canonic. Hence, its made-to-measure clothing is refined and elegant to suit the tastes of modern and sophisticated men. When shopping for ready-to-wear blazers and shoes, you can choose from merchandise of luxury brands such as Canali, Alberto, Gran Sasso, Allen Edmonds and Van Laack. The entire collection is divided into formal, business, business-casual and weekend wear. You can also avail of services like closet cleanings and office or house fittings.
Style Bar is more than just a store; it partners with customers to find the perfect styles for them. Regular workshops and creative events help shoppers keep abreast of the latest fashion trends and learn new ways of styling old clothing. The boutique also offers personalized styling services and helps you create an entire new wardrobe. It carries merchandise from diverse labels like Half United Accessories, 7 Diamond Shirts, Life After Denim and Joes Jeans. The clothes are available in a range of sizes to suit different body types. In fact, both men and women will find apparel and accessories to match their unique fashion sense.