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.
Nestled in the bustling downtown area of the Winnipeg city, the Exchange District is a historic landmark. Declared as a National Historic Site of Canada, it is certainly worth a visit. This area is touted to be the hub of cultural and entertainment activities; it houses an assortment of drinking and dining outlets and retail shops; important venues include Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Centennial Concert Hall. Popular festivals like Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition are annually held here.Nestled in the bustling downtown area of the Winnipeg city, the Exchange District is a historic landmark. Declared as a National Historic Site of Canada, it is certainly worth a visit. This area is touted to be the hub of cultural and entertainment activities; it houses an assortment of drinking and dining outlets and retail shops; important venues include Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Centennial Concert Hall. Popular festivals like Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition are annually held here.
Also known as United Nations Luggage, these purveyors of optimal quality travel gear have been around since 1940. The U.N.Luggage store located in the Exchange District stocks only time-tested luggage brands, featuring brands like Travelpro, Briggs & Riley, Samsonite and Victorinox, among several others. While travel gear is spread across categories such as carry-ons, wheeled duffels, hardside luggage and lightweight bags, this specialist also excels in backpacks, handbags, wallets, laptop bags, business cases and tote bags. U.N.Luggage is known for its repair services too - anyone who doubts this nugget of information can rest assured, since Canadian airlines are known to send damaged luggage here for quick fixes.
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.
Established in 1932, Canadian Footwear is one of the most prominent shoe-stores in town. Known for their excellent customer service, great products and affordable pricing, this shop will take care of your feet by making sure the fitting is right and comfortable for you. From fashionable trends to podiatry related footwear, they have something for everyone for any occasion. No matter the shape and size of your feet, they will have a pair for you in their extensive inventory. Their on-site Foothealth Centre is a wonderful facility for those who have foot problems due to injury or an illness. After a complete analysis, their professional staff will design customized footwear for you.
Hanford Drewitt is a one-stop destination for men's luxury clothing and footwear. It offers bespoke attire and boasts an exclusive collection of legal wear for attorneys. Here, made-to-measure clothing is only available for men, while the courtroom attire is for both women and men. Its ready-to-wear section has denims, sportswear and formals from brands such as Jacob Cohen, Pal Zileri, Sartoriale, Poggianti and Van Gils. You will also find a range of luxury cuff links, bow ties, belts, ties and footwear to match the refined suits and dress shirts. If you are getting a special piece stitched for a party, take an appointment some weeks in advance to allow proper time for consultation.