When Jennifer Emond thought about bra shopping, it filled her with dread—there were just too many styles and sizes to sift through. Rather than see more women settle for subpar support just to avoid the hassle of finding that perfect fit, Jennifer opened I Am Woman in 2005, where she and her knowledgeable team conduct personalized fittings while helping customers find flattering hues among a variety of colours. She stocks shelves with bra lines from top manufacturers, including Chantelle, Empriente, and Marlies Dekkers. Along with the comprehensive collection of bras with 28–44 bands and A–I cups, I Am Woman's inventory also includes cup-sized swimwear in D to GG cups. Jennifer also stocks lingerie, pajamas, and shapewear designed to enhance curves regardless of shape, size, or geometric ratio.
The team at Glo Tanning and Nutrition helps revamp patrons' physiques from the inside out by pointing them in the direction of nutritional supplements and technology-driven aesthetic treatments. For building a base tan, the salon stocks a lie-down bed as well as a vertical booth for practicing tree poses. Glo's infrared sauna is designed to relieve pain and promote better circulation, and the light and heat energy of the noninvasive Radiancy laser removes hair or diminishes pigmented lesions on a variety of skin types.
For a haircut or mani-pedi, clients stop by the adjacent salon and spa. Hardwood floors, reed-like plants, and Asian-inspired statues give the space a clean, modernistic feel without the need to wrap guests in freshly laundered Picasso paintings.
Though they're aided by modern saponification science, Wild Prairie Soap Company's skilled artisans hearken to centuries-old techniques as they handcraft batches of natural soap within their in-store soaperie. They hand-cut and cure each bar before nestling it onto a clean white table or chic antique armoire. The high-end soaps share the spotlight with towers of body polishes and lotions infused with shea butter for silky-smooth secret handshakes.
The soap-makers infuse their blends with 50 per cent olive oil and pure essential oils to gently condition and clean every type of skin without unwanted fillers or animal byproducts. Dozens of varieties range from rosehip and grapefruit to man-centric brew bars, which are blended with dark irish stout and organic hops to elicit a subtle scent, thick lather, and even thicker five o'clock shadow.
Popeye's staff of health experts exhaustively research the thousands of vitamins and supplements on the market, devising a sophisticated foundation of health that informs their ranked product stock. Their chosen body boosters include the Dr. Oz–recommended fat burner raspberry ketone, countless spinach-mimicking protein powders, and probiotic digestion aids. With amenities such as a supplement-sampling station, in-depth meal planners, and sturdy, stylish gear and garb useful in case of spontaneous shirt bursting, each of Popeye's more than 75 locations gives health-minded shoppers the fuel and knowledge they need to stoke the flames of fitness.
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.
Amedeo Exclusive keeps gentlemen looking dapper with an assortment of formalwear and business togs crafted from luxurious materials including silk, cashmere, and expertly milled cotton. Neckties adorn collars with over 110 brilliant colours with matching stainless steel tie clips and cufflinks, allowing customers to create meticulously coordinated outfits or proud displays of their old kindergarten's school colours. Elegant French cuffs ring the sleeves of tonal-stitched dress shirts, and skinny ties infuse ensembles with a youthful, contemporary flair. Bowties and pocket squares of Italian silk accent formal costumes with old-school class, as accessories such as bronze business-card holders cherry-top business outfits with an extra note of sophistication.