Holiday Edmonton Shopping Offers Unique Experiences in a Western Canada Destination

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Home to famous Canadian designers, one of a kind entrepreneurs and the world famous West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton has something for every shopping adventurer this festive season

The peak shopping season has hit North America – and Edmonton shopping is ideal for those in search of unique stores and gift ideas.

Edmonton is proud of its fashion designers including Maggie Walt, whose clothes are inspired by Indian, Asian and other Eastern cultures and are distinctly bohemian, showcased at her Jasper Avenue store, Maggie Walt Design. Sabrina Butterfly Designs, meanwhile, are all profoundly funky and designed by Sabrina herself. 64th Street and 112th Avenue is the official home of the Sabrina Butterfly Designs Line and many other jewelry and accessories designers from Canada.

An outside-of-the-box shopping experience can be found in the historic Old Strathcona district. This popular Edmonton shopping region was voted as one of Canada’s top five shopping districts. With over 50 clothing stores and 100 fashion stores, Edmonton’s famed Old Strathcona district, also known as Whyte Avenue, offers one-of-a-kind goods from world class entrepreneurs.

Shoppers will find no shortage of unique items to purchase from upscale designer clothes, lingerie and shoes at My Filosophy to the latest, funkiest designer eyewear at Occhiali Eyewear and Canadian-designed ladies and menswear and attractive accessories at Le Château.

I Am Woman, a ladies store with a great selection of three very specific fashion items - bras, bathing suits and jeans is an Edmonton shopping must-visit and also Watch It! for anything but your average timepiece. And Artefacts store owners shop the world for handmade jewellery and clothes, specializing in handmade sterling silver and jewellery pieces that feature bold semi-precious stones.

The 124th Street area, one of the most fashionable retail areas in the city for nearly a century and a favourite among shoppers’ things to do in Edmonton, offers eclectic fashion shopping at fascinating shops such as T.K. Clothing, Floc Boutique, Ginger’s and Thread Hill where fashions from Paris, Holland, L.A., New York, and more are featured. Experience the luxurious Carmela’s Profumeria known for its variety of European fragrances and formal women’s fashion and accessories. For a taste of Edmonton arts and culture, visit Gallery Walk, the first of its kind in Canada with eight galleries to peruse including The Scott Gallery, with contemporary Canadian fine art, The Bearclaw Gallery, with traditional Native and Inuit arts and crafts, TU Gallery, with art (and exquisite furniture) often made entirely from wood.

For the ultimate mall crawler, the West Edmonton Mall is an experience to remember, billed as the world’s largest shopping and entertainment complex. West Edmonton Mall offers much more than shopping such as playing a round of golf, cosmic bowling and ice skating on an NHL-sized rink all under one roof.

For more information about holiday shopping, a calendar of events or attractions in Edmonton, visit http://www.edmonton.com

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Edmonton Tourism promotes Greater Edmonton as the destination of choice for tourism, conventions, major events and film production and is a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC). For more information, visit http://www.edmonton.com. Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at http://www.edmontonstories.ca.

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