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.
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.
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.
Winnipeg Square is a shopping center conveniently located in downtown Winnipeg. This famous shopping hub holds within it a number of shops and offers you a shopping experience like never before. Various specialty stores, salons and service centers can be found here. Famous coffee shops like Starbucks, a few restaurants, food stalls, juice centers that offer amazing food and beverages are located within Winnipeg Square.
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.
If you are looking for jewelry to complement your look for a special occasion then Hilary Druxman is where your search ends. Known for their exquisite designs, this jewelry store has garnered a repute among locals and tourists alike. Whether you wish to buy earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings, Hilary Druxman has several contemporary designs for you to choose from. In addition to Hilary's own creations, the store lets you customize pieces as per your personal taste and requirement.
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.
Mountain Equipment (MEC) is among the best places in town to shop for your outdoor gear. This reputed Canadian brand opened its Winnipeg branch in 2002 and is set in three restored buildings. This eco-friendly store also offers tours of its building for those interested sustainability practices. Featuring an expansive range of clothing, accessories, equipment and footwear for men, women and kids, they offer almost everything when it comes to travel and adventure sports. Their expert staff will guide you through their wide inventory should you need any help. There is also a ski shop on-site. This store also offers equipment and gear for climbing, hiking, camping and water-sports on rent. They even do bike and footwear fittings to ensure a right fit. Excellent customer service, quality products and reasonable prices make this store a popular one among outdoorsy people in the neighborhood.