4009 Gateway Blvd.
Edmonton, AB T6J 5H2
Phone: (780) 438-7979
Fax: (780) 438-4949
Scholar's Choice Educational Toy Store is the go-to shop for parents, grandparents, and teachers who want quality toys and educational materials for children. The toy section is stocked with products that encourage imaginative play, fine and gross motor skills, and early math and literacy. The shop carries a number of exclusive products from well-known brands like Ravensburger and Toobeez. If you'd like some extra homework for your kids or need supplies for homeschooling, Scholar's Choice has a great selection and knowledgeable staff to help you choose appropriately. Teachers purchase their materials here and you can buy the same to reinforce concepts at home. An online store is also available and is divided into a teachers' store, early childhood store, and toy store for easy navigation.
Eddies's Mens Wear is located at the heart of Edmonton's Old Strathcona district, which is south of downtown and just to the east of the University of Alberta. If you are looking for the latest in quality men's fashion, then you should find it here. The top brands on sale include Konen, Samuelsohn, Cambridge, Jack Victor, Nautica, Lipson, Bugatti and Jhane Barnes.
The Southgate Centre Mall is located to the south and over the river from Edmonton's downtown district, just to the north of the major Whitemud Drive Highway. The recently refurbished mall is very much the focal point of the community with its 100+ stores. The main anchor stores and worldwide chains are all conspicuous by their presence.
Secondhand bookshops can be fascinating for a leisurely browse or vital for that special research project; you never know what you may turn up. Derek Frost Books is located southwest of Edmonton's downtown district not far from the University of Alberta. Derek specializes in all types of military books, hobbies, antiques, gun shows, automobiles, the arts and fashion. You may order a title in advance or browse the stock but only by prior appointment.
Step into a never-ending world of gadgets at the sprawling Best Buy location at South Edmonton Common. A multiple award-winning retail giant, Best Buy is the place to shop for all your electronic needs from kitchen appliances and office product to cameras, music players and even computers. The store stocks some of the best electronics brands in its aisles and offers some great deals and discounts. Having trouble navigating the expansive store, the friendly staff is always around to guide you and help you find what you're looking for. Apart from the gadgets, the store also has a collection of beauty products, outdoor gear, furniture and other such products, but electronics is what gets the crowds here. The store location also has a number of services like the Geek Squad, a expert service for all your computer needs, Trade In Games, Battery Recycling, etc. Check website for more information.
Well known as the major shopping hub and a great site for entertainment, the South Edmonton Common is a perfect place for shopaholics. Name the brand and it's present here; this place is filled with retail shops and fine restaurants.
One of the largest furniture retailers in the world, IKEA is known for its innovative designs and fine quality, and read-to-assemble furniture. Located in South Edmonton Commons, this store features every kind of furniture to suit your home decor needs. The store has designs suitable for every room in the house, from bedroom to bathroom, and kitchen to study. Want to decorate your kid's room with child-safe designs or upgrade your outdoor garden and yard, then IKEA has the choicest of collection to add to the glamor. Call ahead for more.
All Sports Edmonton specializes in quality sports equipment. Children grow out of their sports gear long before the gear is worn out. At this shop, you can equip the kids for the season without spending a fortune. Golfers will find a good selection of used clubs and accessories. Almost every sport is catered to; check out the fishing section. All Sports Edmonton is located to the southwest of Edmonton's downtown district.
The Walmart Supercentre is a sprawling building that houses the best deals and discounts on your purchase. It stocks apparels, appliances, automotive parts, electronics, furniture, jewellery, office and home decor, sports, toys, video games, music and movie CDs and books. Its exhaustive range of products are of the highest quality and worth all the money you spend. Check out the rates and discounts offered.
United Cycle Sports is a family-owned specialty sports store that carries gear for over 20 different sports, including soccer, cycling, basketball, running, snowboarding, gymnastics, figure skating, and hockey. This is the go-to location for virtually everything sports-related for both kids and adults. The retail space is divided by sport, with knowledgeable staff in each area. Given this, it is not surprising to see a sport repair service here as well. A fixture in Edmonton since 1928, this organization is very involved in the community. Take in the murals on the outside of the building that celebrate local athletes, and view local sports memorabilia in the cases indoors. All this, at a handy location in Old Strathcona.
Greenwood's Bookshoppe has been an independent bookseller in Edmonton, providing a welcome, old-fashioned and yet competitively priced alternative to the big box retailers. The store on 104th Street caters to traditional, classical and avant-garde tastes. You will find more than 60,000 titles, and the staff will gladly accept special orders for millions more. Thursday evenings often see readings from local and touring authors, making this a real pillar in Edmonton's literary community.
If classical music is your bag, then check out The Gramophone. Bryan Taylor, the manager of the store, plays in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and has decades of experience. There is a wide selection of classical music and stereo music systems on display; the store also operates a home set up service. In-store you can relax in the listening and video room, or maybe watch a movie on DVD. The shop is located on the south side of the river, near the top of the High Level Bridge. Toll free: +1 800 231 7594.