Just as yoga helps people expand their minds, Bodhi Fit augments its inventory of yoga and athletic apparel with amenities designed to nurture a relaxing environment. Large changing rooms bestow shoppers with enough space to park a stroller or spread out a yoga mat to test their new clothing’s fit under the real-life demands of rolling up a mat. Toys and crafts entertain youngsters while their parents change, too—their frazzled adult minds soothed by the soft world tunes filling the store. Committed to healthy consciences as well as bodies, the staff stocks eco-friendly fabrics and fair-trade apparel whenever possible, brews complimentary cups of loose-leaf tea, and holds regular yoga classes inside the store.
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.
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.
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.
Established in 1999, Naturally Fit continues to carefully curate its store of dietary supplements, drawing them from premium merchants throughout Canada. The online boutique’s vitamins and supplements can augment workouts or help streamline diets, running the gamut from providing boosts of protein to selling creatine, glutamine, and casein supplements. Staffers test each product before endorsing it in their store, eschewing products that don’t live up to their standards and ensuring that each product enhances performance and health, rather than just making naked marathon-running dreams more vivid.