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As the name suggests, Generation Green focuses on an array of products that are environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly. These products are also sourced from local craftsmen, wholesalers and growers, in a bid to promote small businesses in Canada. Whether you are looking for natural bath and body care products, a safe remedy for general ailments, or organic food products, you are certain to find it under one roof. Located at the bustling Forks Market, Generation Green is known for letting food developers display their products in a demo set-up. Besides, there are also products such as home and garden supplies, pet-related food and accessories and local seasonal gems on offer. Store hours vary as per season.
Since its opening in 1989, this market has evolved into the quintessential gathering place. After 10 years of development of this historic site and restoration of several historic buildings, it is once again a thriving hub of activity. Walking distance from the downtown hotels and within five minute's shuttle from attractions such as the Convention Centre, Manitoba Legislative Buildings, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature etc, the market is "must do" for anyone visiting Winnipeg. Time for some days may vary.
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.
Osborne Village is located close to the confluence of Assiniboine and Red Rivers, and forms the dream neighborhood of many a Canadian. Winner of the title “Canada's Great Neighbourhood” conferred by the Canadian Institute of Planners, it offers an idiosyncratic mix of historic and modern architecture. Quaint churches stand alongside high rises, and this neighborhood even boasts one of the city's tallest buildings. It is also one of Winnipeg's oldest and most populated localities. Today, it has emerged as a major shopping destination, offering everything from jewelry showrooms and fashion boutiques to music and kitchenware stores. Culturally, it is not far behind either and it usually has violinists strumming popular tunes at street corners during touristy seasons. Its streets don a colorful look and offer a blend of good food, music, shops and architecture. Osborne Village is best known for its annual Canada Day Celebration, where you can find the best local food and art, live music events, and activities for both adults and kids.
If you are bored of following the diktats of recurrent fashion seasons and want to create your own distinctive style, head to Out Of The Blue. This boutique is all about mix-and-match: a trench coat with vintage plaid pants, a golden pleated skirt with a halter top, or a floral dress with a wood button cardigan. This store started as a vintage shop and expanded to curate a selection of rare fashions that have an instant wow factor. Earrings shaped like porcupine quills, a heritage oak wood watch, glittery owl-shaped mugs, vintage plaid skirts and Aztec-print tops are just a few of the wonderful items in its eclectic collection. You will find plenty of quirky decor to brighten your home and stunning accessories than add glam to any outfit.