Highly anticipated stores and galleries opening in Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary.

Rothman Store Front SIDH8022

VancouverRothman and Co.

The new Kitsilano luxury linen shop stocks Canadian-made bedding (cushy duvets, buttery sheets and the like) crafted with luxe European materials—naptime just got a little more dreamy. rothmanandco.com

One-Question Interview with Jeff Rothman, co-founder, Rothman and Co.

What should people keep in mind when shopping for bedding?

“Contrary to the myth, it’s not really about thread count: quality really has more to do with the type of cotton and the weave. Once you reach a certain level of thread count and tightness, it shuts down its ability to breathe. My experience has taught me the ideal thread count for comfortable, long-lasting sheets is 250 to 500 threads.”

`ART ATELIER 546_Bill McPhersen

VictoriaArt Atelier 546Up-and-coming local artists find a home in this brick-lined downtown gallery, run by photographer Laurie June and painter Guillermo Mier Roldan. Expect curated group shows and a fantastic selection of contemporary pieces.  artatelier546.com


VancouverNordstromThe luxury fashion retailer opens its third Canadian store September 18. Big brands (Alexander McQueen) will share space with local heroes (Manitobah Mukluks) and plenty of luxe touches, like an in-store concierge. Check out our sneak peek gallery herenordstrom.ca 


VancouverLigne Roset at LivingspaceLigne Roset’s shop-within-a-shop takes over most of the first level of Livingspace, inviting visitors to test drive colourful, comfortable Ruche sofas and take an up-close look at quirky side tables. Check out pics from the shop opening party herelivingspace.com


CalgaryKate SpadeSpade brings her signature sense of sophisticated fun to Calgary’s Chinook Centre this fall—get ready for a flood of polka dot trenches, quirky phone cases, colourful bangles and chic handbags to sweep the city.katespade.com