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Love is Spreading on 9th Ave

#spreadlove at its core is about community. It’s about the love and support of local business. It’s about the love of others and the love of who you are as a person. Espy has partnered with Alzheimer Society Calgary to bring not only bring awareness to this disease that affects so many but to raise funds for continued research and with any luck, a cure.

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Mavi Denim

Mavi Jeans   Mavi is the Turkish word for blue. It was started in 1991 by Sait Akarlilar, his daughter Elif and his son Ersin. It's been the biggest jeans brand in Turkey since 1996. Now the company is now a global name, with distribution in the U.S., Canada, much of...

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34 Heritage

The History of 34 Heritage   In 1952 a 12-year-old Sait Akarlilar apprenticed at a garnet shop in Istanbul, Turkey. The shop was located at house number 34 in the back streets of the old city. Seven years later he owned the shop. From that point on the number 34 has...

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Parker Smith Jeans

Getting to Know Parker Smith   In 2014, CEO Mary Ellen Moschetti founded Parker Smith. A denim enthusiast, Mary Ellen created the line after experiencing and hearing too many complaints from women about struggling to find the right fit. She developed the line for...

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espy in Avenue Magazine

Check out Avenue Magazine's latest feature on espy:   28 Blankets This cozy shop is filled with fibre goods that you can wear or decorate your home with. Look for plaid blankets from The Tartan Blanket Co. in Scotland, alpaca mittens, woven rugs, handwoven baskets and...

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