Local stores where you can shop and learn through their amazing classes and workshops


Welcome to our next blog post about some of the best places to check out in the neighbourhood. This one focuses on cool shops that not only have great products to sell but also want to share their passions and expertise. This is the Inglewood neighbourhood shop and learn spotlight.


The Apothecary

Inglewood Neighbourhood Spotlight: Apothecary

There is always so much to see and take in while in The Apothecary

The Apothecary in Inglewood is one of the best places in the city to get the highest quality essential oils and 100% natural bath, body, and wellness products. They are a go-to stop for anyone looking for great items that are environmentally conscious. Every product they carry is paraben and SLS free, most are made with certified organic components, and the best part? They believe in supporting local so every product is also proudly Canadian!

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Apothecary

The Apothecary create their own essential and diffuser oil mixes in-house

The classes offered at The Apothecary revolve around Aromatherapy and making home-made body products that are safe and free of chemical additives. With their expert Aromatherapists and hands-on teaching style, you can feel confident in what you’ve learned from this amazing shop whether you are a beginner or professional. The classes aren’t always the same, so visit the website or give them a call to see what they are currently offering. You won’t be disappointed!

espy Stylists recommend: Gone to the Dogs: Canine Aromatherapy Class because humans aren’t the only ones who can benefit from the soothing nature of essential oils.



Inglewood Neighbourhood Spotlight: Plant

Plant offers an open and welcoming space for people to explore

Need those perfect plants for your home or garden? May we suggest Inglewood’s green oasis that is surrounded by concrete and bricks, Plant. Inspired by the resurgence of terrariums, the owner’s of Plant started their business out of their living room. After finding success around Alberta and Saskatchewan (and realizing they needed more space) Plant has become a vibrant must-visit store in the neighbourhood. They now call a 3000 square feet converted garage their home and are not only offering their expertise in terrariums and arrangements but in all types of living art.

Inglewood Neighbourhood Spotlight: Plant

The shop dogs at Plant always welcome fellow canines into the store

Plant wants the people who visit their store to feel inspired to create beautiful and natural spaces within their own lives. They have carefully picked out each plant, both indoor and outdoor, to help you bring the outdoors in. Their knowledgable and dedicated staff can help you with all your planting needs through their many workshops.

espy Stylists recommend: A DIY Succulent Terrarium Workshop.



Inglewood Neighbourhood Spotlight: Stash

It’s easy to get lost in the miles and miles of yarn available at STASH

Calling all yarn-lovers! STASH is the place to go for all of your needlework needs in Inglewood, and maybe even in all of Calgary. Come get lost in the sea of colourful yarn and needles before you start your next project.  The space is open with a positive vibe that gets your crafty-side itching to try something new.

STASH loves to share their knowledge with fellow Calgarians. There are classes available for all skill levels and all needlework interests. They even have a nifty “non-scientific crafting rating system” that you can use to determine which class is right for you. So, the next time you feel crafty you best go to STASH to make sure you have everything you need and a whole lot of inspiration.

espy Stylist recommend: Trying a form of needlework you’ve never attempted, like Tapestry Weaving!


Kent of Inglewood

Inglewood Neighbourhood Spotlight: Kent of Inglewood

The interior design of Kent of Inglewood almost makes you feel like you’ve stepped into an old general store

Kent of Inglewood believes that every man should have an excellent axe, a stiff cocktail, and a perfect shave, and at their shop you will 2 out of those 3 things. Kent of Inglewood specializes in all things beards and shaving, as well as in axes and knives. They have an in-house barber (in collaboration in Cannibale Barbershop) where you can get a quality cut or shave. Afterwards, you can shop for supplies to maintain your new ‘doo or have the expert staff sharpen your knife collection. If they don’t have exactly what you need, they will send you over to Knifewear across the street, their partner store that specializes in Japanese blades.

Inglewood Neighbourhood Spotlight: Kent of Inglewood

You can’t miss the axe display inside the store

If you want to learn more about straight razor shaving, this is the place to go. They offer shaving classes to anyone who wants to know more about the art form. No matter what you go there for you won’t be disappointed by Kent of Inglewood. They strive to make sure every person who comes through their doors leaves in a better mood than they arrived.

espy Stylists recommend: Signing up for one of their Shave Classes.


Where can you find these places in the neighbourhood?

Most of the spots are on the other side of Inglewood, but still within walking distance from espy


Want to learn more about what Inglewood has to offer? Check out our previous blog posts about Inglewood:

Unique shops in the neighbourhood >

Great places to grab a bite to eat >

Fashion and beauty (coming soon)

Pubs and entertainment (coming soon)