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Edmonton Shopping Guide – where and what to shop and buy

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Not only home to one of the world’s most impressive malls, Edmonton has got a vast variety of retail experiences that should satisfy any committed shopaholics visiting the city. Whether you’re chasing a trendy bargain or looking for the plushest high street labels, you’ll be able to shop till you drop all around the city. And with plenty of places to sit down and refuel, you can really give your wallet a work out.
4th Street Promenade

 

 

Definitely one of Edmonton’s most desirable districts, 4th Street Promenade is a hot destination for tourists looking to part with some pennies. This chic and sophisticated neighborhood is a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare dressed with historic warehouses, cool boutiques, and loads of laid back places to sip some beer and tuck into a tasty bite. Every Saturday, the street – which is actually 104th – plays host to the City Market Downtown, a hip and heartily stocked farmers’ market perfect for filling your boots with fresh produce, locally reared meats, baked goods, sweet wines, and all sorts of arts and crafts.

 

Old Strathcona

 

 

Trendy as heck and blooming with both youthful spirit and aged allure, Old Strathcona is as fun as it is interesting. Known for an abundance of chic boutiques, Whyte Avenue makes for a top afternoon if you feel like mixing and matching quirky and elegant garments to form a unique outfit at the cutting edge of modern style. A bohemian hub packed with quaint and artsy independent stores, the area is also great for picking up something old and beautiful. A thriving live music scene and street culture make it a good place to knock back a few drinks in the summer sun, absorbing the vibe of one of the city’s famous festivals.

 

Downtown

 

 

The shopping destination of choice for many locals is Edmonton City Centre Mall, a high-end affair crammed with quality stores and delicious dining. Comprising more than 170 shops and services, this multistory complex is the perfect place to stock up on the most desirable brands, trendiest accessories, and all sorts of lifestyle goods. Plenty of cafés offer re-energizing coffee breaks and are ideal for a bit of people watching before a second round scanning the rails. Once you’ve scoffed a quick lunch in the food court, you could always walk over to Churchill Square and take in the artsy buzz.