Key Lime Athletic Wear helps patrons dress casually and comfortably without sacrificing style. Its shops stock looks that transition easily from yoga class or a morning spent lifting treadmills at the gym to everyday life. From capris and hoodies made with soft bamboo fabric blends to yoga mats, gym bags, and other accessories, each item is fashionably unique. Though Key Lime was initially opened to supply clothing for active moms and women, it now offers apparel for men and kids, as well. Most of the shop's products are made in Canada.
A specialty toy store, Laugh 'N' Learn peddles an enriching array of toys, games, and puzzles to sate thirsty young minds. Fill a sagging bindle with toddler-friendly games such as the Honey Bee Tree Game ($19.99) and encourage musical muscle development with the I-Play Music Strike a Chord Violin ($24.99). More dexterous learners can explore art and crafts activities such as the Alex Origami and Kirigami Kit ($19.99) or stock up on popular board games such as Monopoly ($24.99) and Bananagrams ($19.99). Following a recreational round-up, walk out of Laugh 'N' Learn with enough educational treasures to keep kids as busy as a ball of yarn at a kitten conference.
Though the world around Blank Skate + Snow has changed dramatically since the shop first opened in 1978, the team holds firm to its roots. Committed to carrying only trusted snowboard, long board, skateboard, and surf gear, they strictly avoid less-than-quality equipment, while maintaining a promise to never become a "clothing-skateboard store." To that end, staffers give skateboards and snowboards by Canadian manufacturers top priority in the shop, along with trucks, wheels, bearings, boots, and wax by companies such as Endeavor and Never Summer. They also keep their clients’ snowboards and skis maintained each season by edging boards and waxing away winter stubble.
Behind Baby & Beyond's storefront, pastel greens, blues, and yellows set a calming scene accented by charming baby clothes and accessories. Pint-sized clothing and footwear for both boys and girls boasts brand names such as Mexx, Guess, and Robeez and range from sleepers to tuxedos. Guardians and those taking exceptionally good care of their stuffed animals can also peruse the vast selection of accessories, including carriers, diaper bags and feeding supplies.
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.