Wicker Emporium’s product buyers scour lands near and far to find elegant home accents for their customers. The practice of travelling to different countries began more than 35 years ago, when the company’s heads joined the crew of a pirate ship to pay off a gambling debt. Today, in 20 stores across Atlantic Canada and Ontario, customers can still browse pillows, quilts, mirrors, outdoor accessories, and shelves imported from local manufacturers and international crafters.
Lumbermart succours and shellacs home interiors and exteriors with pragmatic products and individualized installations. Maintain stylish privacy by separating the living room from the teddy bear cloning lab with a colonist six-panel door (starting at $32.88 per door). Spend a snowy Saturday ripping up the decades-old Twister-patterned carpet from the basement and replace it with prefinished hardwood flooring (starting at $2.88 per sq. ft.). Lumbermart also tints walls and decks with interior and exterior paint such as a can of their contractors’ choice 100% acrylic interior paint (starting at $22.88), which may look appetizing but is not a recommended soup substitute.
At Cucina Moderna's specialty kitchen stores, shoppers can peruse a stock of contemporary culinary wares and check out full product demonstrations. The shop's selection of kitchen essentials include Oxo rotary graters ($19.99) and Shun citrus or tomato knives ($9.99), stored in colourful protective sheaths. Home cooks can enhance their knowledge of adventurous frozen treats or can continue their experiments in miniature snowman cloning with the aid of a Zoku Quick Pops recipe book ($22.99). The Brazil .35L French press by Bodum ($25) squeezes confessions out of double-agent coffee beans, and bamboo barbecue tool sets ($39.99) assemble the burger-taming resources of a spatula, a steak fork, and a set of tongs. Before purchasing any wares, customers can test and compare items in-store with the helpful assistance of Cucina Moderna's knowledgeable staff and a fleet of spatula sprites.
P'lovers stocks its shelves with all sorts of sustainable goodies, featuring natural, recycled, organic, and nontoxic products to ensure you and your family won't sprout flippers and your flippered friends won't sprout knees. Although P'lovers maintains a quaint, boutiquey feel, it equates itself to an environmental department store, offering everything from home-cleaning products, books, and merchandise for babies and kids to adult clothing and linens and products for the home and outdoors. Treat your household to some fluffy new cotton towels, which are free of pesticides, bleaches, chemicals and dyes ($6.95–$59.95). AppleCheeks reusable diapers cozily wrap babies in soft, fleece-topped cotton diapers ($7.95–$21.95).