Winnipeg: Too good not to shop
Looking for something one-of-a-kind and locally made? Look no further than Winnipeg’s hip hoods like The Exchange District, Corydon Avenue, Academy Road and Osborne Village.
Among The Exchange’s storied historic facades you’ll find amazing fashions like hand-painted dresses at Lennard Taylor, striking jewelry made on site at both Hilary Druxman and dconstruct, aesthetically pleasing stationery and artsy items at Tiny Feast, and all manner of artisanal elements on the fourth floor of 290 McDermont Ave., where you can get hip hats from Old Hat, creative ceramics from lot.15 and pepo ceramics, and so many more handcrafted creations.
Academy Road is where it’s at for fashions, with notable numbers at Mad About Style for ladies, North Flag for gear that reps Winnipeg and the surrounding area, and fresh brands at Margot + Maude. Among all the restaurant patios of Corydon Avenue discover unique gifts, art, fashions and accessories at shops like The Peg Athletic, Nunavut Gallery Inc., Green Apple and October Boutique.
Some shopping gems in Osborne Village include Out of the Blue — for boho-chic fashions, accessories and shoes, Rooster Shoes — which also has some great coats, and Shop Take Care — a vintage shop whose curation is oh so cool.
Retail therapy (aka big box shopping)
If you do your best work in a mall or in an area saturated in big box stores, Winnipeg also has countless options.
For starters, there is CF Polo Park, central Canada’s largest shopping mall, where brands include Disney, H&M, Anthropologie, Fossil, Urban Outfitters and Michael Kors (to name but a few). Further south of downtown is where you’ll find the new Outlet Collection Winnipeg, the city’s first fashion outlet, which offers over 400,000 square feet of swish indoor retail space, featuring over 100 brands. In this same area, known as Seasons of Tuxedo, you’ll also find IKEA, a massive Cabela’s, HomeSense and numerous other quality big box stores.
Holiday shop & stay promotion
Take advantage of all this retail action and save during your stay!
Winnipeg hotels including The Fort Garry Hotel, Holiday Inn South and Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre are all offering “stay two nights, get the third for free!” deals, while attractions including Assiniboine Park and the Royal Canadian Mint, along with the gaming and entertainment centers of the Casinos of Winnipeg — that being Club Regent Casino and Event Centre, and McPhillips Station Casino — all have fabulous deals for you this fall.
For more great ideas on things to see and do, visit www.tourismwinnipeg.com.