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Back to School on 17th Ave!

September always seems to sneak up on so quickly – a time of year where parents flock to the stores to grab last minute supplies, and kids hang their heads in dread as their summer vacations end and school starts up again. Although we all may have mixed emotions about going back to school, we have a few suggestions to ensure you’re prepared for this hectic time of year. Find everything from back to school promotions and end of summer sales to supplies ranging from backpacks to stationary, all on 17th Ave! 

Salvedge Boutique

On top of buying supplies for the classroom, September usually calls for a few new wardrobe items when kids and adults alike go back to school, and that can really add up– especially if you’re looking for the latest trends and designer brands. Luckily, Salvedge Boutique carries both quality men’s and women’s consignment and accessories with a range of all your favourite brands and this season’s latest styles, all at consignment prices. Right now, you can get 20% off your online purchase with the code, LOCALLOVE20!

1013 17 Ave SW #113, salvedgefashion.com

Photo Credit: Analog Coffee

Analog Coffee

Caffeine is a back to school essential, so grab your student ID, and hop on over to Analog to get 10% off all drinks for the month of September! *Note, this offer is only valid for students and staff of Western Canada High School. 

740 17 Ave SW, analogcoffee.ca


Arc’Teryx is always stocked with some of the highest quality outerwear and their Fall Look Book is chock full of versatile styles that will get you through the changing seasons. Starting on August 27th and running until September 3rd, bring in your student ID, to receive a back to school treat from the team at Arc’Teryx on 17th Ave! 

815 17 Ave SW unit 150, arcteryx.com

Photo Credit: Deville Coffee

Deville Coffee

Deville Coffee is 17th Ave’s newest resident cafe, serving up coffees made with direct trade beans, and baked goods delivered from some of the best bakeries in the city. For the month of September, when you pay their new location a visit for a caffeine boost, you can receive 15% off a beverage of your choice- this offer is valid for all teachers, students, and registered school staff ! Make sure you bring your ID when you come to check out our new favourite spot. 

1103 17th Ave SW, devillecoffee.ca

Photo Credit: Via Convenience

Via Convenience

Not only does this 17th Ave convenience store carry an abundance of cool local and sustainably sourced products, they’re now carrying a variety of totes made by local artist, @kweeenquarantine. Stop by to grab yours today, and make sure to fill it with lots of tasty back-to-school treats! 

624 17 Ave SW, instagram.com/viaconvenience

Reid Stationers

As a go-to destination in Calgary for all things stationery, art supplies, fine writing utensils and more, it only makes sense Reid Stationers is included on this list! Stop at this 17th Ave institution to stock up on much needed school supplies including pens, notebooks, printable paper and other classroom essentials, and before you leave, make sure you also scope out their selection of party supplies, books, seasonal merchandise and other unique odds and ends that can only be found at Reid’s. 

710 17 Ave SW, reidstationers.com

Photo Credit: Bamboo Ballroom

Bamboo Ballroom

Even if you’re not excited to head back to class, who can turn down some back to school shopping on 17th Ave!? Bamboo Ballroom is always bursting at the seams with each season’s trendiest looks, and popular local designers and brands. Head to their website to check out their range of fall-themed items such as their growing selection of shackets, high rise pants and more! 

814 16 Ave SW, bambooballroom.com


Fjallraven is known for their functional outerwear, but perhaps, even more so for one product in particular, which is their kanken backpack, perfect for each and every one of your scholarly pursuits – and maybe a little fall hiking, too! Stop by to gear up for the changing season, and make sure you have everything you need for this Fall. 

815 17 Ave SW, fjallraven.com

Kit and Ace 

From cotton sweats to wide leg pencil skirts and more, Kit and Ace has all the essential apparel  for your back to school needs. Regardless of the time of year, we can always count on this Canadian brand to keep us suited up with functional, stylish attire. 

800 16 Ave SW, kitandace.com


Starting on September 15th, League is hosting a 30 day class challenge, meaning if you sign up and complete at least  30 classes between September 15th and October 14th, you will automatically be entered into a contest for a chance to win a free year membership of unlimited HIIT, Spin and Yoga! P.S. this challenge only costs $180 for the month, which is $6 per class! Talk about a steal! Check out their webpage below to learn more and see how you can sign up!

1463 17 Ave SW,  leagueyyc.com

Oval Beauty Bar & Laser Clinic

Our friends at Oval Beauty Facial are offering an awesome $60 facial deal for teens to deal with the stress of this back to school season. Learn more at their webpage below! 

1235 17 Ave SW, facebook.com/ovalbeauty

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