“Top Ten Things You Can Only Get In Calgary”
1. BCBG Generation
Newly located at The Core in 2008, Calgary is now home for the signature US brand. Styled for all generations, BCBG is a versatile brand that caters to a variety of customers and also carries a complete lifestyle section within the store. The vision of the store- was to design a bright, uplifting, and a fun shopping destination which embodies the BCBG philosphy. BCBG Girl has a unique identity, simultaneously dainty, that effortlessly navigates evolving trends and timeless styles.
2. Caitlin Power
Calgary born and raised, uses her signature style to design and create dresses, jumpsuits, and separates, all for an “Edgy Career Woman”. Known for her balance of contradictions, Caitlin incorporates the use of Leather and Silk to create that “rock and roll” effect, aswell as a “romance” appeal to her garments. Most of her own merchandise is hand crafted in her country home outside of the City, she also supplies exclusively to Leo Boutique- 810 16th Ave SW, Calgary AB.
3. Sarah Shell
Designer of “442 McAdam”, which is a high end Handbag line that defines Sarah's own personal inspirations of “understated bohemian elegance”. Sarah uses intricate materials such as cowhide leather, vintage inspired brass hardware, and detailed rifle slings as straps to each piece she creates. 442 McAdam is very style versatile, and gears toward many different buyers, as each piece is uniquely different. The current collection inspired by her recent trip to Eastern Europe, taking back different textile ideas and visions. Merchandise is available in Shoe Craze- 908 17th Avenue SW, Calgary AB.
Jewelry designer Hunter Davidson is known to carry “exquisite art” in downtown Calgary, since 1988. Designing everything from Diamonds, Pearls, to a timeless variety of Gemstones that are one of a kind. Known to have some of the highest quality custom made Jewelry in city. Located in Mount Royal Village, 816 16th Ave SW, Calgary Alberta.
5. Lara Presber
Lara's signature style is inspired by Architecture, choosing to use enviromentally friendly Fabrics to structure her clean lines and feminine forms. She designs for the professional working women of Calgary, using corporate inspiration with an appropriate amount of style. Each collection is inspired by an actual architectural building of choice, found from all over the globe. Her Flagship Store- 805 1st Street SW, Suite 205 Calgary Alberta.
Known for handmade Art-Deco style jewelry with colorful enamel detailing. Creates handmade one of a kind brooches and neckpieces that incorporate sterling silver, gold precious stones. Inspiration comes from 1920's imagery, and vintage Vogue issues. Located at Influx Jewelery Gallery, 201 100 7th Ave SW
8. Empire Collection
Brand new Clothing Boutique off 16th Avenue, carries both Men and Women's apparel. Designers ranging from William Rast, Diesel, Religion, and Royal Underground. They always have personal shoppers on hand, to find what best suites your needs.