By Where Staff
Wherever you’re shopping in the Canadian Rockies this winter, we’ve got you covered for cold weather style.
Stay cozy with a luxurious fitted down-filled jacket. This new design from Snowflake has a belted rouched waist and zipper details—the perfect mix of elegance and edginess. Soft fur frames the face, but can be removed for a different look.
Scallywags has kids covered with a variety of tyke-sized cold weather gear, including Columbia water and wind resistant buntings with down insulation and microfleece linings. For kids running out to play, waterproof Bogs boots feature pull-on handles for quick suiting up.
Wool Hudson’s Bay ‘Point Blankets’ were adopted into the fur trade in 1780. The points—thin stripes on the blanket’s side—identify size, weight and value. Hudson’s Bay clothing, mugs and even teddy bears now sport the multi stripe pattern. “These blankets are iconic. People come from all over the world to buy them,” says Christopher Campbell, Banff store manager.
Fashion-savvy shoppers love downtown Canmore’s clothing boutiques for their unique lines. Newly expanded Wild Goose Trading displays Canada’s largest selection of Woolrich clothing. Established in 1830, Woolrich woolens have clad soldiers, lumberjacks and Arctic explorers. The company’s rugged Buffalo Check Plaid shirts have been popular for over 100 years. “They’re still beloved by everyone from kids to their grandparents,” says shop owner Steph Jones.
Charisma Collections carries elegant, Vancouver-based Sympli designs that flatter all women. Layer them up; they’re great for travel. Clothe your inner rock star with Vida’s glam lines for guys and gals, including fun, über-hip and hard-to-get Rock Revival and Affliction.
Approved by Oprah and featured in O and Marie Claire magazines are Canadian made Lisette-L pants that flatter women of any age and figure. Style choices include capris, boot cuts, skinnies, flares and straights. “People who try them instantly love them. They come back for seconds,” says Mountain Air Clothing Co. store owner Karen Jacobs.
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