Three new shopportunities in a ‘hood near you. 


Rhubarb Too 

Salt Spring Island-based landscape designer Lorraine Hamilton has opened a second location of her darling design-and-decor boutique, this time on Vancouver Island. Situated in the Market Garden of Vic West, the small but eclectic shop carries a curated mix of modern and vintage pieces, including hand-blown glasses from Syria, scallop-edged ceramics from France and naturally dyed, charcoal-infused Japanese towels.


King Living 

Aussie-founded home retailer King Living has made its Canadian debut with a showroom on Vancouver’s tony South Granville. The shop carries an in-house line of furniture and decor—from sofas and side tables to rugs and mattresses—and is known for its clean, contemporary vibe. The pieces are designed to stand the test of trends and time, so expect sturdy fabrics and a palette of neutral hues throughout.


Poppy Barley 

After finding major success with pop-ups around the city, Edmonton-born ethical footwear biz Poppy Barley is putting down roots at Calgary’s Market Mall. Expect a wide range of men’s and women’s leather shoes and accessories, including peep-toe mules, lace-up loafers and buttery backpacks in carry-everywhere shades of grey and tan. The entire line is responsibly produced in Mexico, to boot, so you can feel good about any spontaneous splurges.