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Best of Calgary Shopping Centres: The CORE

By ERIN LEGERE

The CORE features 160 stores, including flagships Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen (Photo: courtesy The CORE)

The CORE features 160 stores, including flagships Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen (Photo: courtesy The CORE)

Calgary’s largest downtown shopping centre boasts four levels lined with designer shops, unique boutiques and local retailers, and its recently renovated Devonian Gardens is a lush shopping-spree rest stop. For the third installment in our Best of Calgary Shopping Centres series, here are five of The CORE’s top shops.

Holt Renfrew
This upscale department store specializes in men’s and women’s designer apparel and accessories, featuring three floors of international fashion, shoes, designer handbags, cosmetics and fragrances. Boutiques include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Hermès.
• 403-269-7341, www.holtrenfrew.com

Harry Rosen
A Canadian high-end retailer of men’s designer fashion, Harry Rosen carries formal attire, sportswear, casual apparel and accessories. Exclusive in-stores boutiques include Tom Ford, Canali, Ermenegildo Zegna and Armani Collezioni.
• 403-294-0992, www.harryrosen.com

ag silver boutique
Perhaps the centre’s smallest shop, this boutique carries its own silver jewellery designs that beautifully incorporate wood, leather and acrylic. Find heart-shaped pendants, art deco earrings and chunky silver cuffs.
• 403-401-1474, www.agsilverboutique.com

Double Zero Pizza
Named for the fine “00” grade flour used in its crusts, this contemporary pizzeria serves superior thin-crust pies in the Neapolitan style. All pizzas are topped with San Marzano tomatoes and Alberta mozzerella. Paninis and entrees are also available, and almost all menu options can be made gluten free.
• 403-265-9559, doublezeropizza.ca

Rocky Mountain Soap Company
A variety of bath and body products including soaps, body lotions and sunscreens are made and sold by this Alberta company. Everything, including products for sensitive skin, is made with natural ingredients.
• 403-263-9433, www.rockymountainsoap.com

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