4 Store Openings You Can’t Miss
Designer carpets, custom jewellery, sustainable clothing and more available now across the West.
Burritt Bros., Vancouver
Since its launch in 1907, Burritt Bros. Carpets and Floors has outfitted such iconic Vancouver buildings as the Orpheum Theatre and the Hotel Vancouver. Four generations later, they’ve relocated to Fraser Street—shared with sister carpet company, Colin Campbell—in a space that boasts 30-foot ceilings, tons of natural light and plenty of space to display full-sized rugs and flooring samples. They’re marking the move with the launch of a new rug collection that showcases the shared history of Burritt Bros. and Vancouver: Aerial ’48, for example, is a new rug based on an archival photo of the 1948 Fraser River flood. 8385 Fraser St., burrittfloors.com —Andrea Garza
Stittgen Fine Jewelry, Vancouver
Having recently celebrated their 65th anniversary, custom jewellery designers Stittgen Fine Jewelry renovated their West Vancouver location, increasing the size of the gallery and adding more private viewing areas to showcase Stittgen’s designs and products. The custom black and white displays and furnishings give the boutique a sleek, mod look with ample seating and room to browse. 1457 Bellevue Ave., stittgen.com —Andrea Garza
Rally Co., Vancouver Island
This modern 700-square-foot gift shop is a new gem in downtown Courtenay. The store, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and vinyl-plank flooring, carries a coveted collection of home accessories, local pottery, paper goods, body-care products and notecards. You can also find delicate jewellery by Vancouver-based Wolf Circus, moon wall hangings and plants.
338 5th St., Courtenay, B.C., rallyco.ca —Daniela Rodrìguez Chevalier
Piece on Peace, Calgary
This sustainable boutique makes custom clothing from vintage fabrics (think Chanel, Versace and Armani from the 1980s and ’90s) and features bedding, home decor and robes custom-made by local artists and artisans. “We rarely make the same piece twice,” says Barb MacKenzie, owner of the 900-square-foot space. In the past they’ve featured a local artist who paints bright water-colours on textiles and a potter who’s created custom sake sets. The shop also carries a local gift selection including blown glass, culinary accessories and skin care. 5 Spruce Center SW, 403-663-9433 —Daniela Rodrìguez Chevalier