Last night at ESPY, was one of the best retail openings I have ever been to. The party titled ‘Zebra’ hit all the right points; an attractive guest list, great DJ, delicious food, a selected charity and of course all the bubbles a boy could drink. They pulled out all the stops, but the entertainment didn’t stop there. They had a Safari photo booth, contortionists, dance interludes from ‘So You Think You Can Dance Canada’ contestants, a Chef, and live mannequin models.
The best part was that this was not a big chain retailer that had a million dollar budget; but instead a local, well-respected company that has built a solid foundation through creating great relationships with their community and the people who shop with them.
They are known as the ‘Jean Experts’ in Calgary and carry a very liberal range of sizes and styles. They can find a perfect fit and style for any age and body type.
I was there for the first time since they took over their new location at 1009 9th Ave SE (in Inglewood), and I introduced a few of my girlfriends to the store. They were not only in love with the space but shocked on the very reasonable price point.
Although ESPY carries a wide range of designers, they only pick a few special pieces from each collection; keeping their stock low and thus fairly original.
If you are looking for the perfect pair of jeans or something fabulous to wear on your next date night, this is the place to shop.
And if you need help, trust these women (and one guy) they know what they’re talking about!