The Best Shopping Destinations in Calgary

Posted by Justin Havre on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 9:43am.

The Best Places to Go Shopping in CalgaryNo matter who you are, in Calgary, if you want to go shopping, you’re sure to find the perfect shop to meet your needs and appeal to your sense of aesthetic. Whether you want clothes, jewelry, glasses, trinkets, or more, try one of these great Calgary businesses to get a piece of Calgary today.

Modern Menswear

Modern Menswear is a clothing store dedicated to the modern man. Located in Calgary, the goal of Modern Menswear is to transform the modern Calgary man into a fashionable and stylish male with brands such as Han Kjobenhavn, Wood Wood, Wemoto and Ontour.

A step inside the Modern Menswear shop however is like stepping into a closet of a clothing designer. Every decorative piece and every article of clothing seem to complement each other. Clothes are hung, folded, thrown and stacked delicately; colours are pleasing and cool. Come to Modern Menswear and transform your ho- hum wardrobe into a stunning Scandinavian collection.


Rubaiyat is one of Calgary’s finest and most popular shopping destinations for locals and tourists alike. Don’t let the small looking entrance on the outside fool you. Once entering this store, it’s easy to see why it has become such a staple of Calgary throughout the years.

From its beginnings in 1973 when it was known as Rubaiyat Stained Glass Studio & Warehouse, the store quickly became famous for custom stained glass windows for different architectural buildings. Rubaiyat has expanded in recent years to be known for so much more.

Rubaiyat now sells a large variety of custom jewellery, fragrances, furniture, and other home furnishings, such as lamps and candles. With over eight hundred artists and designers inside a huge, eight thousand five hundred square foot space, there is something for everyone.

The Brass Monocle

The Brass Monocle is Calgary’s eyewear destination since 1980 offering high-quality, unique eyewear to residents. Located at The Core on 16th Avenue, the Brass Monocle is easy to access for fashionable eyewear solutions.

Owner Garry Hapton started the company in order to bring fun and fashion back into the eyewear industry. You can buy sunglasses and eyeglasses from around the world from brands like Thom Browne and Dita. Here is a look at what the Brass Monocle has to offer.

Locals are flocking to Brass Monocle because of the excellent customer service provided along with the unique selection. The innovative and unique frames and sunglasses are unlike many stores in the areas. Being one of the first retailers in the country to offer brands like these means that customers are getting unique, hard-to-find frames and this is very appealing.

Whether you’re looking for a fun experience, great customer service, a store that carries the biggest variety of shapes and colours or if you have a hard-to-find brand you want to find shades for, Brass Monocle is the place to go in Calgary.

Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal's Yard Remedies is a flagship store offering organic skin care remedies. With branches all over the world and its origin in Britain, Neal's is driven by a principle and desire to deliver the best quality products to its clients.

Neal's Yard Remedies outlets all over the world deal in herbal remedies, specialized skin care remedies, anti-oxidants amongst other remedies that are tried, tested and proven to work.

In the world of skincare, Neal's is known as one of the best. Their products are of excellent quality and their prices are quite affordable.


Most of us have a favourite pen. You know the one: it feels like it was molded for your hand and your handwriting magically looks more beautiful when you write with it. Reid’s, on Calgary’s 17th street, is your shop for the perfect pen and so much more.

Reid’s is most famous for their selection of pens. They have limited edition and luxury brand fountain pens, which are not found anywhere else. They are also the largest fountain pen and ink store in Western Canada and keep a writing instrument specialist on staff, as well as offer pen repair services. If you’re looking for the perfect pen for the fountain pen aficionado in your life, Reid’s is the best place to start—and end—your search for any gift (especially one for a writer).

In addition to their pen related services, Reid’s also specializes in party supplies, including giftware, greeting cards, books, toys, art supplies and stationary. If you are having trouble finding the perfect card for a loved one, they have one of the largest selections of greeting cards in the area.

Reid’s is welcoming and festive, with their bright and décor and simple organization. With over 6000 feet of writing supplies, stationary and party supplies, Reid has nearly everything you might need for writing or for a party. Once you’ve got the party planned you can start handwriting the invitations. After all, you have to use your new favourite pen.

There are Hundreds of Great Shopping Destinations in Calgary

No matter what you’re interested in, you’re sure to find a shop you love somewhere in Calgary. Visit one of these or another great Calgary shop today to satisfying your itch for new stuff.

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