5 New Stores Across the West
Designer shoe stores, a refreshing fashion-and-juice-shop hybrid and more new rooms to check out now.
After closing its doors in Victoria in the ’70s, the famous Fluevog is finally making its way back to town, joining a stretch of shops on Lower Johnson. Eager shoe shoppers can enjoy the store’s custom brass-and-wood furnishings, formulated by Vancouver-based woodworking specialists Chapel Arts, as well as its carefully curated “Flueseum.” 566 Johnson St., fluevog.com
It seems only fitting that the Vancouver-based Herschel Supply Co. plans to open its first free-standing Canadian store downtown, but that’s next year. Until then, enjoy Herschel’s Lemonade Stand, a pop-up shop in North Van where you can buy exclusive Herschel merch alongside cold-pressed lemonade by the Juice Truck. (On now through September.) 4377 Gallant Ave., herschel.com
Andy Meakin’s online Fjord Store (named after Howe Sound) is the new kid on the block, but its curated selection of modern-Scandinavian-meets-Japanese-minimalism home wares has already captured our hearts. Many of the Nordic and Japanese brands in their catalogue have never been sold on Canadian soil (from sleek Skagerak dining tables to one-off Reiko Kaneko ceramic vases). Bonus: the website is organized so you can shop by price point. thefjordstore.com
The foothills of Calgary serve as the backdrop for Granary Road, an enormous compound that aims to entertain the whole family with its active learning park, day camps, bistro, bakery (and bar)—but we’re most looking forward to the 40 eclectic vendors in the year-round public market, which will include Chocolate Lab, Urban Butcher and Dipsology. 226034 112th St. W, MD Foothills, granaryroad.com
The popular Edmonton-based online shoe company (which has been doing pop-ups across the country in recent years) is finally opening a flagship store in Southgate Centre. The new 1,000-square-foot space will house the entire Poppy Barley line—from footwear to purses to personal leather accessories. 200–10822 82 Ave. NW, poppybarley.com