It’s almost September, which means everyone is flocking to Edmonton for back to school shopping!
Of course, West Edmonton Mall is a one-stop shop with the equivalent of 48 city blocks of shopping, dining, and entertainment. West Edmonton Mall is home to many stores you can’t find elsewhere in the city including Anthropologie and Simons. But there are many other great shopping destinations in Edmonton to add to your itinerary.
If you’re looking to hit lots of shops while staying indoors (and spend less time circling for a parking spot), Kingsway Mall and Southgate Centre offer a variety of tempting options. For a breath of fresh air between stores, weave in and out of South Edmonton Common’s numerous shops, including many discounted outlets like J.Crew and Nike Factory Store.
No one likes to see their favourite shirt being worn by three other people. For unique clothing and accessories that your friends won’t find anywhere else, pop into Edmonton’s locally owned shops in three bustling districts:
Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona is very popular amongst the independent dressers. With styles covering all walks of life, the stores on and around Whyte Avenue have something for everyone.
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124 Street offers plenty of artisan shops and boutiques. All the wandering between stores is sure to build up an appetite. Luckily, you’re amongst some of the best independent restaurants in Edmonton.
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4th Street Promenade and the surrounding historic warehouse district is home to more great locally owned shops. If you’re there on Saturday, visit City Market, Edmonton’s original open air farmers’ market.
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For a break from shopping while you’re in town, take a look around Explore Edmonton for activities to make the most of your last August weekend.