By SARAH SUSSMAN
Located in the city’s southeast, Southcentre has been renovated over the past few years to make way for new independent retailers and emerging businesses. While the mall still features department stores and franchises, it also includes many independent and niche stores as well as the flagship locations of several local retailers.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
This gourmet chocolate shop carries a sumptuous selection of handmade fudge (including rocky road and peanut butter), brittle, caramel apples and individual chocolates, as well as Kookaburra red licorice from Australia.
• Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 403-265-1950, www.rmcf.com
Blu’s Womens Wear & Shoes
Alberta-based Blu’s features high-end designer women’s wear and shoes at reduced prices by brands such as Hugo Boss Woman, Eileen Fisher, Ellen Tracey Company, Teen Flo and Blu’s own namesake private label.
• Blue’s Womens Wear & Shoes, 403-225-8315, www.blus.com
This boutique retail store and teashop features a huge selection of premium, international loose-leaf teas in delicious flavours such as strawberry shortcake, chocolate chili chai and organic cherry cola. Loose tea can be purchased in a colourfully labelled tin or to go by the cup.
• DAVIDsTEA, 403-262-1548, www.davidstea.com
The newest addition to the Henry Singer Fashion Group, HS features high-end contemporary menswear and footwear by brands such as Ted Baker, Eton and Michael Kors. Tailoring is available.
• HS_Henry Singer, 403-263-9960, www.henrysinger.com
Crate & Barrel
Featuring a huge selection of contemporary housewares, furniture and decor, Crate & Barrel is a one-stop, home-makeover store. With only one Calgary location, customers often stop at Southcentre just to check out this store’s new merchandise.
• Crate & Barrel, 403-278-7020, www.crateandbarrel.ca