Living in southwest Calgary, one of my go-to places for shopping is Willow Park Village. This outdoor shopping plaza is home to some of my favourite local shops – you can pretty much get anything and everything in one go. This includes baked goods at Crave Cupcakes, dinner at Broken Plate, gourmet eats from Springbank Cheese, a relaxing massage from Skoah, insurance and tickets at AMA, flowers from Blooms and Butterflies, and a few bottles of vino from Willow Park Wines and Spirits (one of the best liquor stores in the city IMO).
Now Willow Park is doing something new this fall and winter by launching their first-ever pop series! The temporary pop-up stores will feature up-and-coming local businesses with a new company “popping” in every few weeks. I’m super excited to see new businesses get some exposure to suburban dwellers and to “shop local” for these growing enterprises. For those who live in the “deep South”, this is the perfect chance to check out these local brands that you don’t often see in the suburbs. Heck, if you’ve never been to Willow Park Village at all, then what are you waiting for? The series began in August with cold-pressed juicing mavens Juice Because with a new brand going in regularly until the end of the year.
Now who says you can’t get anything good in the ‘burbs?
List of pop-up shops
September 5 – 13
Bex Vintage is the perfect place to find rustic, industrial and vintage home furnishings to add the perfect touch to every room in your house.
Sept 16th – Oct 3
Seed Yoga makes the “healthiest clothes on the planet” with natural fabrics like hemp, bamboo and wool. The yoga clothing is all designed in Calgary and made in Canada.
Bikram Yoga’s main store is down the street in Midnapore but this pop-up will let new yogis experience the 26 & 2 asana series that this shop is known for.
The duo team behind AdrianMartinus have been creating beautiful handcrafted furniture for a few years and it’s time for more Calgarians to get to know this local brand.
Lukes Drug Mart is partnering up with Pith Gallery to round out the WPV Pop-Up Series for the year. A specially curated collection of artwork from local artists such as Neal Moignard and Ryan Statz will be on display for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Pick up some local art for the perfect Christmas present.
See you at Willow Park Village!