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Plus, two other cool new stores from across the West to shop.
(Photo: Bryce Meyer)
Calgary’s only dedicated zero-waste market has set up shop in Kensington. Situated in a shared studio space, the store offers refills on personal-care and household cleaning items like shampoo and dish soap, as well as eco-friendly and Canadian-sourced products such as stainless steel straws and compostable toothbrushes. The shop will operate here from Thursday to Sunday until founders Lisa Watts and Tara Meyer secure a larger, more permanent space.
Thanks to its wabi-sabi aesthetics and scents-have-soul philosophy, New York City-based vegan perfumery Le Labo has a cult following around the world. The brand’s first Western Canadian store looks right at home in Vancouver’s Gastown, where guests may experience the mystique of fragrance making with Le Labo’s full range of blended-on-the-spot perfumes, plus bath oils, laundry detergents, candles and more.
Vancouver-based designer and former WL Designer of the Year Gaby Bayona brings modern bridal wear to the Inglewood ’hood with a dreamy design studio and boutique. Look for timeless, flowing gowns with distinctive details like tulle sleeves and rose-gold skirts—the majority of them, including those from plus-size line Halseene, handcrafted in Western Canada—as well as accessories such as dramatic veils and dainty headpieces.
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