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Not for the faint-hearted, Red River Books has the organization of a mad genius. It is a great place for book lovers to spend hours digging around looking for the perfect title. Also on offer is a substantial selection of magazines and CDs, along with a comic section that would impress any collector. The staff is friendly, but do not expect help navigating stacks, only perseverance will help. Call for additional information.
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.
Antique Exchange and Warehouse is Winnipeg's largest antique emporium, stocking rare treasures a person could hope for. Specializing in furniture, it has some beautiful antique pieces. There are also other interesting items to be found, including antique toys, dinnerware, board games and jewelery, to name a few. Located in the Exchange District, the warehouse is good stop on a walking tour of the historic city centre. Call for more details.
West Coast Kids is a lovely shop for parents and parents-to-be. Their carefully selected products feature baby gear, bedding, furniture, clothes and toys for your new bundle of joy or growing toddlers. Check out their trendy strollers, diaper bags, bouncers, high chairs, cribs, juvenile bedding, cute bath items and fashionable apparels. Their friendly staff and affordable prices will also enhance your shopping experience.
From cute sweaters for kids, shoes for the ladies to smart jackets and eye wear for men, Vintage Glory promises something for everyone in your family. In addition, the store has some really fine pieces of accessories, and their collection of hats has garnered quite a fan following among locals and tourists alike. The items sold here, albeit secondhand, are all gently-used and they are put up for sale only after thorough scrutiny thus offering you value for money. If you are a fan of old-world fashion then Vintage Glory is one place you must explore.
If you are a comics enthusiast, then Book Fair Comics certainly intrigue you. You will find an impressive range of used books, collector's editions and new releases that includes all the big names in the comics industry as well as independent publishers. They also boast a good range of graphic novels. Browse through their racks to get your favorite pick or ask the affable staff for a suggestion. You can be sure of an interesting time at this store as you wander along the shelves.