As restrictions ease around the province and restaurants begin to re-open for dine-in services, you can finally dress up to go out again! Trade in your quarantine uniform of pajamas and sweat suits for something trendy and stylish to wear out on the streets of Calgary again!
17th Ave is a shopping district like no other, filled with high-end boutiques, second hand vintage and consignment shops, and of course, tons of local retailers carrying popular brands, accessories and more. If you’re ready to once again hit the town in something dressy and stylish, check out these boutiques, shops and consignment stores located on 17th Ave.
Local Shops and Boutiques
Era Style Loft
This upscale boutique’s collection of high-end brands and styles is guaranteed to have all the essentials to build your post-quarantine “night out” look. Step out for dinner at your favourite 17th Ave restaurant while sporting a fresh pair of Mother Denim jeans or a stylish coat from designers like Anine Bing. You can also browse an assortment of luxury accessories and jewellery brands at Era Style Loft.
917 17th Ave SW, erastyleloft.com
What better way to give your wardrobe a post-quarantine refresh than at Kate Hewko’s concept store, where you can shop eye-catching and unique styles curated by Hewko herself, all fit for a runway – or the streets of Calgary. Hewko’s collection features everything from graphic tees to dress clothes and leather, along with plenty of flashy accessories and jewellery.
#112, 908 17th Ave SW, katehewko.com
Shop this season’s latest looks –think shackets to tie dye and everything in between – when you shop at 27 Boutique, where you’ll be more than ready for any occasion, whether it’s a date night out at a newly opened restaurant, or another cozy night in. 27 Boutique has dozens of popular brands including several Canadian-made designers, and they sell everything from clothing and accessories to loungewear, swimwear and shoes.
1510 17th Ave SW, 27boutique.com
This 17th Ave boutique really does have it all – from dresses and gowns to accessories, shoes and outerwear, Blondie Boutique has all the essentials for any occasion. If you want to ditch your ‘work-from-home’ look for something a little more chic, Blondie has an extensive selection of dresses, skirts and jewellery to elevate your look. If you’re still in casual mode, you can also browse their selection of graphic tees, joggers, rompers and more.
#101 – 1019 17 Ave SW, blondieboutique.com
Kit and Ace
Kit and Ace is committed to making clothing that’s technical and functional, comfortable and stylish, and made to last. From your morning bike commute to the office, and the outdoors to post-work drinks, the idea is that your favourite Kit and Ace styles can take you anywhere. you can find tons of men’s and women’s styles at this popular 16th Ave boutique, and garments made for each and every season. Fabrics like their merino wool will keep you warm all winter, whereas their soft brushed French terry cotton is soft and cozy for spring and summer months.
800 16 Ave SW, kitandace.com
Since 1997, Leo Boutique has carefully selected and highlighted some of the best emerging designers from around the world, with a focus on ethically and sustainably sourced brands. You can find a huge assortment of both men’s and women’s clothing, along with everything from footwear to beauty, accessories, eyewear and more. Shop this season’s latest looks and independent designer brands at this 17th Ave staple.
810b 16th Ave SW, leoboutique.com
Ooh La La Women’s Wear
For more than 20 years, Ooh La La has been one of Canada’s most exclusive boutiques, with their expertly curated selection of high-end designers and styles, all selected by owner and buyer, Chris Wells. Well’s mission has always been to make women look and feel beautiful for any occasion. You can shop dresses, denim, handbags, accessories and more, as well as designers like Robert Friedman and The Row.
1575 7th St SW, oohlalawomenswear.com
Secondhand and Consignment
Velour Clothing Exchange
As Calgary’s first dedicated buy/sell/trade clothing store, Velour is home to tons of unique and beautiful vintage styles from the 60’s to the 90’s, curated and handpicked by the mother-daughter duo who owns this trendy 17th Ave shop. Their collection of pre-owned items includes both men’s and women’s clothing, and the store is also organized gender neutral to ensure everyone feels comfortable while shopping there. You can also shop shoes, accessories and a selection of handmade products made by local Canadian artists.
200-1022 17th Ave SW, velourclothingexchange.com
This 17th Ave consignment store owned by Danielle Haddon is filled with pre-loved designer gear and accessories, all handpicked by Danielle herself, for Calgarians looking for their favourite styles & brands on a budget. Shop shoes by designers like Stella McCartney or Stuart Weitzman and pair them with a Burberry Dress or Everlane trench coat for a post-quarantine date night out. Find your favourite brands and designers without breaking the bank at Danielle’s on 17th.
105 908 17th Ave SW, shopdaniellesconsignment.com
Find both men and women’s clothing, accessories, footwear, athleisure and more at Salvedge, where you can shop second hand designer brands for less. Brands like Free People, Kate Spade and Babaton are just a few name brands you can score in new or like new condition, but at consignment prices. In addition to their wide assortment of preloved trends and styles, Salvedge also carries a handful of locally made goods such as scrunchies, jewellery and hand-painted denim jackets.
1013 17 Ave SW #113, salvedgefashion.com
This 17th Ave hidden gem is the perfect spot for some post quarantine shopping, especially when you’re looking for those thrifty, one-of-a-kind pieces and vintage treasures at reasonable prices. Find brands like Michael Kors, Coach, Calvin Klein and more while enjoying an enjoyable and comfortable shopping experience in this quirky boutique. In addition to numerous different designer brands and styles, you can also find accessories, shoes, home décor and jewellery.
1314 B 17th Ave SW, thriftcouture.ca
Shoes and Accessories
Not only can you find a large assortment of shoes, bags, accessories, beauty items and more at this 17th Ave boutique, but their large collection of goods is 100% vegan as well. Gear up for a night out with Grinning Goat’s large selection of Matt & Nat handbags, or vegan leather heels. You can also stock up on all-natural beauty products like clay face masks or moisturizing face scrubs to ensure your skin is glowing once you hit the town again.
101, 323 17th Ave SW, grinninggoat.ca
No outfit is complete without a couple of stylish accessories and pops of colour to tie it all together. Find the perfect addition to any outfit at Beyond Scarf, with their collection of silk, wool and cashmere scarfs for women, as well as bow ties, cufflinks and pocket squares for men. Peruse beautiful patterns and vibrant colours, adorned on small neck scarves or larger oversized ponchos, as well as a selection of hair bands, handbags and jewellery.
#110, 815-17th Ave SW, beyondscarf.ca
If you spent the last year working from home, it probably feels really good to put on a nice outfit, a snazzy pair of shoes and head outside again. Gravity Pope carries both men’s, women’s and children’s shoes at their massive, multifloor 17th ave location, where you can find hundreds of different designers, including classic favourites such as Dr. Martens, Hunter, Frye, Vans and more. Brave the cold with Gravity Pope’s assortment of winter boots or find something fancy from their selection of heels, wedges or new arrivals for a night out on the town.
1126 – 17th Ave SW, gravitypope.com
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