Vancouver & Calgary

Casper, the New York City-based mattress-in-a-box maker, has opened its first Western Canadian stores in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood and in Calgary's Chinook Centre. There, those curious about the direct-to-consumer company's foam beds can see, feel and put them to the snooze test on site. No, seriously: the shops house various vignettes, each of which display one of Casper's three mattress styles for customers to book for a 30-minute nap.

Morticia Bloom


Vintage ceramics, lush houseplants and secondhand frocks are just some of the goods you'll find at Morticia Bloom, an indie boutique that, yes, takes part of its name from the witch-y matriarch of the Addams family. Owner Courtnay Laine sources her pre-loved stock from all over, curating an earthy assortment of housewares and threads that are complemented by handcrafted rope vessels, essential oils and other items by B.C. makers like Sorrento-based Element Botanicals and Vancouver's Mother of Pearl Handmade.

Kare Design


Germany-based Kare Design has arrived on the West Coast with a shop-in-shop at Inspiration Furniture. The 4,000-square-foot showroom carries an eclectic range of in-house-designed furnishings, lighting and accessories€”many of which come complete with statement-making details that offer spaces a punch of personality. Think compact bar tables with luxe velvet fronts, plush loveseats with multicoloured cushions, and floor lamps modelled after tangled tree branches.