By SARAH SUSSMAN
A top city shopping destination, Chinook Centre is one of the largest enclosed shopping centres in Calgary. Featuring over 250 retailers, a movie theatre and several full-service restaurants, the centre is a hotspot for brand-name apparel. Here are our picks for the 10 best places to shop in Chinook Centre.
These two stylish urban apparel labels owned by Italy’s Sixty fashion company feature chic statement pieces and cutting edge designs for women. Geared towards the 20-something set, the clothing is casual with a focus on denim.
• Miss Sixty/Energie, 403-252-3922, www.misssixty.com
Perhaps the best-known lingerie brand in North America, this stylish pink boutique offers fashionable lingerie, bras, underwear and sleepwear as well as daytime apparel and footwear. Chinook Centre also features PINK by Victoria’s Secret, which carries swimwear and workout apparel.
• Victoria’s Secret, 403-265-2660, www.victoriassecret.com
One of only six Canadian locations, this iconic British luxury brand, known for its signature tartan pattern and trademark trench coats, carries its own line of unisex apparel, accessories and handbags.
• Burberry, 403-255-1552, ca.burberry.com
A luxury French cookware store featuring brightly coloured contemporary kitchen essentials including textiles, utensils, dinnerware and more. It’s best known for its signature enameled cast iron pots in a rainbow of colours.
• Le Creuset, 403-262-1128, lecreuset.ca
This California-chic brand is all about youthful, feminine apparel, footwear and accessories with a bohemian, world traveller vibe. Most of its house-designed clothing lines are casual and comfortable, with a few offbeat items such as a bra made of chains.
• Free People, 403-252-9912, www.freepeople.com
With over 175 locations worldwide, this chain is well known for kitschy, vintage-inspired women’s fashion, accessories and home decor items. Its carefully chosen clothing selection features designer labels including Current Elliott, J Brand and Pilcro.
• Anthropologie, 403-252-7411, www.anthropologie.com
Tiffany & Co.
One of the most iconic jewellery brands in the world, Tiffany features sophisticated jewellery and accessories wrapped in its trademark blue box. Signature pieces include its heart-shaped lock pendant and the Tiffany Setting engagement ring.
• Tiffany & Co., 403-441-0829, www.tiffany.ca
The LEGO Store
For Lego-lovers of all ages, the entire back wall of this store is lined with bins full of brightly coloured blocks. The store also features a large building area. Regular in-store events include the Monthly Mini Model Build.
• The LEGO Store, 403-252-5346, www.lego.com
Scotch & Soda
This Amsterdam clothing label features high-end urban apparel and denim for men and women. The brand was re-launched in 2008 as a high-quality contemporary label with designs inspired by classic and vintage styles.
• Scotch & Soda, 403-770-7942, www.scotch-soda.com
This independent menswear boutique carries a range of popular mid-range labels as well as higher-end designer brands catering to young men who are looking for a variety of price points. Labels include Hugo Boss, Fred Perry, Toms and more.
• Heroes, 403-252-4376, twitter.com/HeroesChinook