Totally Random Friday – Oct 3rd

Happy Friday! How does it feel like it’s always Monday and then Friday? Where does the rest of the week go? Got a few exciting things to talk about this week:

1. It was picture day at daycare this week and I picked up the cutest dress for my daughter at The Children’s Place. It’s not normally a place I shop at for her but they were having a sale and you know how much that lures me in a store. lol. I picked up both the dress and tights for $20.

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The shoes are Sketchers Twinkle Toes high tops that I bought at Gordman’s when my SIL and I went to the States in June. Kids shoes are so much cheaper in the US than here.

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I was at Polo Park on Tuesday night (before their relaunch, more on that later) and I ran into Boes Ltd (they also have a location at St. Vital Centre) and picked up a gorgeous purse that was a helluva deal!

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In the back, they have a discreet sign that says, “Sale Items Extra 45% Off.” This purse was already marked down 75% off. And extra 45% off that made it 86% off the original retail price. They practically paid me to take it home. I highly recommend checking it out. They still have some great purses, both on sale and regular price, and their jewellery is truly unique. All costume but definitely funky and interesting pieces.

Speaking of Polo Park, I went on Thursday night to check out the expanded area. It is gorgeous and amazing that all that  space was previously Zellers. I remember Zellers being huge but this expansion is massive. You cannot stand at one end and see the other end (this is also because it’s U-shaped). Some great stores that are now at Polo that weren’t in Winnipeg before include Nine West, Thomas Sabo, Fossil, Journeys shoe store and the Disney Store (the one in St. Vital Centre closed five years ago) and several chains have opened new locations in Polo Park including Teavana, Mexx, Mexx Kids and Swarovski. Still to come is Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. And a little birdy told me they are trying to get a Lego Store and a Toys R Us but that neither would be open before Christmas. Here are some of our pictures. Of course, we were mostly focused on the Disney Store. I will go back and check out some more stores when I don’t have a toddler in tow.

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Yes, that’s my toddler throwing a blurry fit at the bottom of the picture. I can’t blame her. By the time I took this, even I was tired of the mall and everything we’d seen. Luckily Mommy didn’t have to buy her anything at the Disney Store as Auntie had already picked her up an Elsa toddler doll.

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Aren’t they cute? Thanks Auntie. Elsa was an immediate favourite and I highly suspect there will be a matching Anna under the Christmas tree.

Starting in October, I’m going to be doing mini reviews to try and catch up on all the things I want to tell you about but forget or don’t bother writing a full review of. I’ll probably initially post them on Instagram and then do a weekly round up of any mini reviews that I did. I’m also going to be doing more OOTDs and a weekly round up of those as well. Rebekah has suggested (several times) that it would be great for me to do this and I totally agree, so now I’m going to start.

How was your week? Check out the Polo Park expansion? Keep an eye on the blog this weekend, I promise they’ll be something interesting. Happy Shopping!

More new stores coming to Polo Park

Hey folks, some exciting shopping news for Winnipeg. We’ve know for awhile that H&M was coming to Polo Park this fall. And if you’ve been to the mall lately you can guess that it will possibly cover two floors on the wing nearest to Hudson’s Bay but close to centre court. Today Polo Park’s Facebook page announced several stores that will be joining the H&M opening in the fall. Here is the quote from their website:

We are pleased to confirm that Urban Outfitters and Anthropolgie will be opening their first stores at Polo Park later this year, a first for the Winnipeg market. They join H&M, who previously announced the opening their first Winnipeg store this fall. New retailers to the shopping centre mix also include Nine West, Thomas Sabo, Fossil, Journeys, WATCH IT! and Pandora.

The website goes on to say this redevelopment will cost $49 million and add 114,000 square feet of new retail space with 25,000 square feet going to H&M. They will also be adding a mall entrance where the old Zellers entrance used to be and 370 feet of new skylights in the new area. The Facebook page also mentions The Disney Store returning to Winnipeg as part of this redevelopment. Wow! This is super exciting news for Winnipeg. Pair this with the news earlier this year that an outlet mall is coming to Winnipeg in 2017 by the new IKEA and we are finally becoming a shopping destination along with other major Canadian cities.

What stores are you excited about? Any that you think still need to come to Winnipeg? Happy Shopping!