Alberta Stores and Shopping

Half Off Beads and Jewelry Making Supplies at AH Beads

AH Beads

Strathcona

C$50 C$25

Giant DIY-beading store stocks 50,000+ items in huge variety of colours and shapes, from practical tools to glittering Swarovski crystals

50% Off at Le Château Outlet

Le Château Outlet

Multiple Locations

C$60 C$29.99

Iconic fashion line designed exclusively in Canada decks out men and women in trendy seasonal looks in items already marked down up to 60%

50% Off at Sher Wali & Sons Jewellers

Sher Wali & Sons Jewellers

Edmonton

C$100 C$50

10K gold pearl necklaces, rings, pendants, and studs, diamond and semiprecious-stone studs, and sterling-silver baubles

Up to 52% Off at Murn's Clothing & Curios

Murn's Clothing & Curios

Ritchie

C$10 C$5

charming boutique full of handmade soap, jewelry, and hair accessories, as well as shoes, tops, and dresses

50% Off at BusinessMan in a Box

BusinessMan in a Box

Scotia Place Tower 3,239,

C$50 C$25

Custom-tailored suits, complete with shirts, ties, belts, and even dress shoes

C$15 for Books, Movies, and Music at Wee Book Inn

Wee Book Inn

Multiple Locations

C$30 C$15

Peruse the catalog of paperbacks, weighty tomes, bestsellers, CDs, and BluRays at independent bookstore that's been in business since 1971

C$15 for Books, Movies, and Music at Wee Book Inn

Wee Book Inn

Multiple Locations

C$30 C$15

Peruse the catalog of paperbacks, weighty tomes, bestsellers, CDs, and BluRays at independent bookstore that's been in business since 1971

50% Off Suit or Custom Shirt at Derks Formals

Derks Formals

Multiple Locations

C$311 C$155

Suits in a variety of colours and jacket styles or custom tailored shirts from a menswear company that's specialized in fashion since 1939

50% Off Suit or Custom Shirt at Derks Formals

Derks Formals

Multiple Locations

C$311 C$155

Suits in a variety of colours and jacket styles or custom tailored shirts from a menswear company that's specialized in fashion since 1939

FTD.ca – Half Off Flowers and Gifts

FTD.ca

Online Deal

$40 $20

Gifts such as colourful bouquets arranged by artisan florists, chocolates, jewelry, and gift baskets for any occasion

50% Off Designer Apparel from Beyond the Rack

Beyond the Rack

Online Deal

C$30 C$15

Shopping club provides members with designer apparel up to 80% off retail prices; merchandise available through limited-time events

52% Off Women's Clothing and Accessories at K-Lee Boutique

K-Lee Boutique

Sherwood Park

C$25 C$12

Fashionable items from brands such as Thomas Sabo, Matt and Nat, and LUG, along with the latest trends from LA

50% Off Bras and Swimwear at SHE Apparel

SHE Apparel

Multiple Locations

C$70 C$35

Professional brasmiths fit guests for upscale brassiere or swimwear

50% Off at Gold Star Jewellers

Gold Star Jewellers

Bonnie Doon

C$200 C$100

Glistening array of pendants, glistening silver and gold earrings, and Prestige diamond jewellery

51% Off Vacuum Repair, Cleaning, and Consultation

Superior Vacuums

Multiple Locations

C$69.95 C$34

Techs that specialize in brand names like Hoover, Panasonic, Dirt Devil, Dyson, and European Nilfisk get vacuums working like new

51% Off Vacuum Repair, Cleaning, and Consultation

Superior Vacuums

Multiple Locations

C$69.95 C$34

Techs that specialize in brand names like Hoover, Panasonic, Dirt Devil, Dyson, and European Nilfisk get vacuums working like new

50% Off at Play It Again Sports

Play It Again Sports

Calgary

C$50 C$25

New and gently used brand-name sports and fitness equipment

Market Collective – 55% Off Arts and Music Fest

Market Collective

Chinese Cultural Centre

C$10 C$5

Arts and music festival showcases locally handmade goods at the Chinese Cultural Centre

Select Local Merchants

First opened in Vancouver, Bang-On T-Shirts' shops have spread over the past decade to dot the globe. No matter which continent they call home, the custom-printing stores emphasize a retro style, filling their binders with hundreds of images inspired by fashion, pop culture, and music. Patrons flip through the binder of in-store designs, selecting ones to customize or print as is. Creative types bring their own photos or illustrations of the monster living under their house in for pressing. Once customers lay out their T-shirts and tank-top patterns, staffers emblazon the cotton tops right in front of them.

106 10 Street Northwest
Calgary,
AB
CA

Seven-feet wide, 30-feet deep. Those were the pocket-sized dimensions of the original Wee Book Inn–and the reason for its name. Established on Whyte Avenue in 1971 by Edmonton native Darwin Luxford, that first shop spawned four additional locations during the 1980s, making space for an ever-growing selection of books and media.

In December 1990, disastrous fires destroyed two Wee Book Inns, including the flagship shop on Whyte Avenue. Within two years, however, both locations were rebuilt, restocked, and back in business. Today, Wee Book's roster of shops continues to do what it's done for more than four decades: buy and sell lightly used books and media, adjusting always to keep pace with the times. Inside, visitors may run into Wee Book's cats, as well, each of who bares the name of a former professional hockey player.

15125 Stony Plain Road Northwest
Edmonton,
AB
CA

Bella Maas' L.A.–style boutique keeps ladies from all walks of life strutting their stuff in designer duds from the likes of Michael Kors, Lauren Moshi, Ella Moss, Toms, and others. Ladies can kick it casually in a pair of Tom's shoes ($55+), such as Toms red canvas kickers, or glamorize appendages with Betsey Johnson jewellery for a glitzy jaunt ($35+). An assortment of denim ($99–$300) dolls up bipedal's pedals, and C'est Moi leggings and body smoothers ($20+) sleekly form figures, unlike last year's Picasso body cubers. Bella Maas also adorns bodies with Hanky Panky thongs ($22), Bitchin' Beads ($40+), and Ugg boots, shoes, and accoutrements ($87+).

5 Giroux Road
St. Albert,
AB
CA

Trained consultants at Bridal Debut celebrate the wedding gown's romance-infused allure, passionately leading brides-to-be toward the gown of their dreams. Bridal buffs champion one-on-one service, showering attention on customers during 60- to 90-minute private consultations. They'll not only usher clients through the tulle-fringed racks of gowns by Maggie Sottero and Allure, but also help brides in and out of dresses and suggest handmade jewellery by local designers. Seamstresses on staff ensure dresses flatter every silhouette, and a gown-cleaning facility whisks away all traces of cake crumbs and wedding-vow cheat sheets.

153 Pembina Road
Sherwood Park,
AB
CA

Since 1980, the Calgary Sun has earned its moniker, "The Little Paper That Grew," by expanding from an upstart morning paper to a multimedia brand. The entertainment section adds a lighthearted note to the publication, and the lively discussion in the opinions section engages Calgarians in community issues.

2615 12 St NE
Calgary,
AB
CA

After waking up to shoes full of picket signs, Flip Flop Shops' founders opened their sandal emporiums with one motto in mind—Free Your Toes!. Each of the shop's locations in the United States, Canada, St. Thomas, and Guam are unified by flip-flops and other sandals for men, women, and children from brands such as Reef, Sanuk, Roxy, OluKai, and Quiksilver.

8882 170 St NW
Edmonton,
AB
CA