In order to blend in to an urban environment, one must obtain ample amounts of reflective gear, open up to the idea of meeting new people, and grow to the height of 72 storeys. Leave the growth spurts to squeaky adolescent boys with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of urban apparel, sneakers, and more at The Urban Bakery, redeemable at either the Portage Avenue or Osborne Street location.
The Urban Bakery's walls drip with an eclectic array of dashing duds, spanning the spectrum of high-top sneakers, graphic tees, and flat-brimmed hats. Don a vibrant shirt by LRG ($32+), liven up ligaments with a classic pair of Reebok pumps ($119), keep pants pinioned with a belt ($25+), and deflect bird droppings with the power of a hat ($30+) too handsome to inspire avian vengeance. Sale items, which typically hover around 50% off, often include shoes for less than $50. Trusted brands such as Nike, The Hundreds, and Stüssy all consider The Urban Bakery a suitable place to kick it until six in the morning.
The interior of the store glows with futuristic hallway displays, walls meticulously mapped with a diverse range of head toppers, and big, noteworthy displays of street art. The laid-back, helpful staff can serve as an inspiration for style or as an ear to vent about your incompetent mule.
- Hands down the coolest place to grab gear in the city is The Urban Bakery (TUB) down town. – Niki, Economic Development Winnipeg