Thursday, April 30, 2015

WEM Purchases!

Mark and I were recently visiting friends in Leduc, Alberta and of course, while we were there, we had to hit up West Edmonton Mall. The last time I had been there was about 20 years ago so obviously the experience was going to be quite different. 

We were definitely tight for timing, so we didn't get to do all the adventurous things you can do there, but either way it was nice to at least glance in and check them out. We saw the ice rink, the water park, and had dinner at one of the restaurants. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the theme park, or the shooting range, but oh well, just gives us an excuse to go back again. 

While we were at WEM, we shopped for several hours which is always more challenging and time consuming with a group. Nevertheless, we browsed the stores and took special note of admiring the ones we don't have locally in Surrey, B.C.

My favorite stores of the day would probably have to be Anthropologie or Simons! I highly recommend you check them out online. Anthropologie is pretty pricey, but the stuff is so unique and timeless it was hard to resist. Simons reminded me a lot of a typical department store like Macys, but it felt a little more "special" than one of those. I don't know what it was about it but it just had this edge that made the items pop. 

During our day at WEM I didn't make nearly as many purchases as I expected, and most of the purchases I did make were of things that I easily could have gotten at the stores at home. I did however, manage to snag a few deals on the items I did buy, plus I got the added bonus of less tax in Alberta, so really I saved a ton!  

Here are my purchases:
(Nike Pro Shorts: I finally found a store that had my size and the color I wanted!)

(Pave Agate Pendant from Anthropologie)

(Navy Blue Anchor Flats from Spring)
(Turquoise Zipper Flats from Spring)
 All in all I definitely enjoyed the shopping that West Edmonton Mall had to offer, and honestly, I wish I could have spent more time there, but like I said before, this will just give me an excuse to go back and explore some more!

What are your favorite stores?


  1. I love your purchases, every single item of them. The anchor flats are adorable, soooo pretty! It's funny, when I went to WEM (back in 2008, I was a first-year BCIT student then) I bought a pair of shoes from Spring as well! They must have the perfect location or something.

    1. Haha, yeah! They actually had two stores, one on the first floor, and another on the second floor. They had a great deal while I was there too. I got both pairs for under $60 including tax!