East Village is a trendy neighbourhood in YYC with cool local eateries, indie music venues, art galleries and neat clothing stores. It leverages Calgary's rich history and converts old warehouses into new age vintage boutiques along the riverwalk. If you haven't been yet, we recommend dedicating an afternoon to cruising around one of Calgary's hippest neighbourhoods, home to the New Central Library and the National Music Centre. Local Laundry recently teamed up with the East Village hype crew to create a custom collaboration Proudly Made in Canada crewneck that represents the unique community. Read this week's blog "Articles by East Village" to find out more.
Photos by Kelly Hofer
Are you a fan of East Village? Do you support local and look for opportunities to make a positive impact on your community? We’ve launched a line of wearables and wares that celebrate our city and neighbourhood, and also give back.
Introducing, Articles by East Village – a line of EV merchandise created in partnership with local artists and entrepreneurs. You’ll probably recognize some of your favourite name brands in the lineup, like Local Laundry, Friday Sock Co. and MOB Honey. There’s also swag featuring artwork by the likes of Michelle Hoogveld and Tyler Lemermeyer.
We wanted to do more than bring you cool products, so we made sure that these goods are doing good. We’re sure you’ll enjoy repping your crewneck sweatshirt or diving into that jar of locally-made honey even more knowing your purchase is supporting the East Village Neighbourhood Association (EVNA). All the proceeds from this initiative will go towards EVNA’s delivery of events and programs in the neighbourhood, which build community, vitality and connections.
Keep scrolling to check out the merch, the price list, and the locations you can shop from. A big thank you to East Village residents Terry, Rhonda, Oliver and Murphy for modelling!
Local Laundry Crewneck Sweatshirt – $80
East Village Neon Sign Socks – $15
Corridor of Connection Pins – $8 or 2/$15
St. Louis Tote Bag – $12
6 oz Jar of MOB Honey – $10
Calgary Colouring Book – $8
Greeting Cards – $3 or 3/$8
Can’t wait to get your hands on Articles by East VIllage? Here’s where you can shop:
East Village Experience Centre (553 Riverfront Ave SE)
Open Mondays & Fridays from 11am - 6pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 11am - 5pm
Market Collective at the St. Louis (430 8 Ave SE)
Open until the end of August
Fridays (noon - 7:00pm), Saturdays & Sundays (11:00am - 5:00pm)