Back to school shopping season is upon us!

If you are looking to support local businesses this year, come check out the amazing shops Old Strathcona has to offer. Whether you are shopping for your little one or preparing to write your thesis, here are some places that can get you ready for the school year. 

Glam Slam 

If you are in search of a new backpack, look no further than Glam Slam. Home to the iconic Fjallraven wall on Whyte, they are sure to have the size and colour you are looking for. Plus, you can grab some new jeans or tops that will match your new backpack too! 

Stylus Fine Pens 

If your pen drawer is full of empty pens, it is time to upgrade to a fountain pen. Stylus Fine Pens carries a variety of pens, inks, and paper that will make you look like a pro while taking notes. Whether you prefer dotted, grid, or lined paper, you will find everything you need and more. 

United Sport & Cycle 

The athletic season kicks off with cross country, football, soccer, and volleyball. Make sure your future pro-athlete is ready to start training with United Sports and Cycle’s extensive line-up of sports equipment! 

The Observatory Opticians 

Time to upgrade those dingy old glasses you’ve had forever? The Observatory Opticians are a group of independent opticians providing the highest quality luxury eyewear. They will help you find the perfect pair based on your specific face shape and needs. 

Acoustic Music Shop 

Many say that practicing an instrument improves performance in academics. Acoustic Music Shop carries a mix of new and used guitars. If you are looking for a mellow acoustic or a lively electric, you have to check them out! 

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