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Hot Shopping: Scene in the City: Classy Academy Road

Vase from Sharon's Linens and Gifts

One of Winnipeg’s most glamourous promenades, Academy Road hosts an array of high-end fashion boutiques and extraordinary décor and gift stores. The old road, built in 1903, was originally named for St. Mary’s Academy Catholic School for girls, which still anchors the east end of the strip today.

Initiate your shopping at Ash Street and step into Divine and Conquer for stylish looks for women by many Canadian designers. A few doors down, spoil yourself and pick up locally made lotions, face washes and bath salts at Tiber River, including natural fragrant body products. Island Imports is the go-to for handmade gems from Bali including rare lamps made from shells, tiny jewellery baskets, necklaces and woven furniture.

For brilliant frocks, Cheryl Renee’s dashing boutique delivers statement cocktail dresses and smart casuals and professional looks. Sharon’s Linens and Gifts (pictured) is the perfect place to find exquisite china, crystal, vases and table linens. A few doors down, stroll into Glitz Gallery and peruse embellished mirrors, pottery, paintings, glass and metal works from more than 150 different Canadian artists.

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