Whether it’s a new location for a familiar chain or a new-to-town brand, we’ve compiled the very best for your next retail therapy session, after work beverage destination, or Sunday brunch in Calgary.

 

Bikini Village  – Chinook Centre 

Canada’s largest swimwear retailer is making a splash in Calgary with three new Bikini Village locations   – yes three! –  set to open in as many months. The first is now open at Chinook Centre and will be followed by Market Mall and CrossIron Mills locations scheduled to open in October.

“Expanding our online offering into a physical location allows us to serve customers who may prefer to take advantage of the selection and expertise we offer in store,” says Roméo Di Liello-Roberge, Bikini Village General Manager. 

Bikini Village offers specialized swimwear consultants in-store providing a more personalized service and welcoming atmosphere. Catering to a large range of needs and silhouettes, the company carries a vast selection of swim brands, a wide assortment of specialized beachwear and accessories as well as exclusive brands and collections that can only be found at Bikini Village.

The new 1,876 square foot store in Chinook features a sleek design inspired by cabanas and will offer Calgary’s best selection of swimwear, beachwear and accessories for both women and men.

More info here.

@bikinivillage
Facebook.com/bikinivillage

 

The Dandelion – 1048 8th ST SE

Vegan Brunch!? Yup! The Dandelion is set to bring a whole new category to the Calgary food scene. Not only are they “offering plant-based comfort food to feed your soul and healing drinks for your mind and body”, but they plan to support local artistry and aim to be close to zero waste.

The grand opening happens Saturday September 1st from 3 PM – 9 PM and features performances throughout the day, food & beverage sampling, live music, a market of handmade vegan products, and an art exhibition.

More info here.

Shout out to Daily Hive for sharing this news first.

 

Calgary International Film Festival – Various locations September 19 to September 30

Time to get your red carpet wardrobe on point.  The 19th annual Calgary International Film Festival is in the final stages of film selection for this year’s festival, which opens September 19th. The 12-day showcase features up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries as well as awards parties and galas.

More info here.

@calgaryfilm

 

Saks OFF 5TH – Market Mall 

Saks OFF 5TH is opening a second Calgary location in Market Mall in Calgary. The 25,300 square foot store will be more of the same (awesome!) discounted retail brands you find at their store in CrossIron Mills – now just a little closer to home.

To celebrate, shoppers can enter a giveaway to win a $1,000 Saks OFF 5TH gift card during the grand opening weekend, beginning on Thursday, August 30. Doors open at 9am.

More info here.

@saksoff5TH 

 

Eighty-Eight Brewing Co – #1070 – 2600 Portland St SE 

Setting up shop in Ramsay, Calgary’s historic Brewery Flats district, Eighty-Eight is a new suds service option featuring ‘accessible, experimental beers.’ We can’t wait to try their ‘Tiffany Rosé Saison’ beer made with Pinot Noir grape juice.

Doors open August 22, 2018 – so you can try their Duotang Dry-hopped Sour before back-to-school season is upon us.

More info here.

@eightyeightbrewco

 

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