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Old Jan 19th 2010, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy View Post
Calgary (chain) stores are pretty much the same as the rest of Canada. Give me some specifics and I'll hit ya with em.

Sales???? Every (firking) weekend. Last weekend the Brick (DFS), Leons (downmarket DFS), Sears (Debenhams, Lewis), The Bay (shabby John Lewis), Best Buys (Dixons) and Future Shop (Currys) all had sales. Next weekend? Probably the same stores with ammended offers.

Interesting.
I am thinking of shops like Tesco, Sainsburys, Next, Oasis, Karen Millen, bravissimo( U may not know ), Argos - Just places to go to when bored and before settling down like. Having a feeling I may need some retail therapies in the first few weeks
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Interesting.
I am thinking of shops like Tesco, Sainsburys, Next, Oasis, Karen Millen, bravissimo( U may not know ), Argos - Just places to go to when bored and before settling down like. Having a feeling I may need some retail therapies in the first few weeks
Tesco is Safeway, Sainsburys is Co-op (maybe), Next has no Equivalent, Oasis is Le Chateau (again maybe), Karen Millen again no real equivalent, bravissimo (is it lingere?) if I'm right Le Senza, Argos? good question.
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...a friend of mine in BC. has a birthday coming up and I am at a loss as to what to get him - does anyone know whether Rub and Tug do gift cards?
In this case I'd suggest a do-it-yourself gift would be more meaningful.
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Tesco is Safeway, Sainsburys is Co-op (maybe), Next has no Equivalent, Oasis is Le Chateau (again maybe), Karen Millen again no real equivalent, bravissimo (is it lingere?) if I'm right Le Senza, Argos? good question.
bravissimo is for the larger bosomed, la senza engineering wouldn't hold up a very light and pert small thing. IMO of course.
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bravissimo is for the larger bosomed, la senza engineering wouldn't hold up a very light and pert small thing. IMO of course.
Thank you Fled, in that case I will suggest Knickers and Lace OR She.
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Bravissimo is for d cups onward. . ..
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Bravissimo is for d cups onward. . ..
There speaks the sound of experience......

Or Google.
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There speaks the sound of experience......

Or Google.
possibly. . .
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Tesco, Sainsbury = no equivalent, Canadian supermarkets are in a league of their own: Metro, Loblaws, IGA/Sobeys
Aldi/Asda - Super C, Maxi
Organic = Tau, Rachel Berry, Avril
Clothes = the Bay has improved this year, Jacob lingerie is apparently good, Tristan is quite similar to Next in some respects. In general, Canadian clothes are cheaper but of poorer quality.
Children's clothes = not great, have them sent over. Clément is ok, Children's Place is awful. Oh Souris Mini is nice, but expensive and Orchestra sell French clothes. Would love a DPAM (Du Pareil... au même)
Boots - Pharmaprix / Shoppers Drug mart, Jean Coutu, Uniprix

Notable Canadian Stores not in the UK
MEC - nothing quite like it - closest would be cotswold camping, but this is more like Atmosphère
Zellers - would you invent Zellers if it didn't exist? Only benefit is it's quiet
Future Shop - mixed feelings on this one... maybe like Comet
Roots
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Tesco, Sainsbury = no equivalent, Canadian supermarkets are in a league of their own: Metro, Loblaws, IGA/Sobeys
Aldi/Asda - Super C, Maxi
Organic = Tau, Rachel Berry, Avril
Clothes = the Bay has improved this year, Jacob lingerie is apparently good, Tristan is quite similar to Next in some respects. In general, Canadian clothes are cheaper but of poorer quality.
Children's clothes = not great, have them sent over. Clément is ok, Children's Place is awful. Oh Souris Mini is nice, but expensive and Orchestra sell French clothes. Would love a DPAM (Du Pareil... au même)
Boots - Pharmaprix / Shoppers Drug mart, Jean Coutu, Uniprix

Notable Canadian Stores not in the UK
MEC - nothing quite like it - closest would be cotswold camping, but this is more like Atmosphère
Zellers - would you invent Zellers if it didn't exist? Only benefit is it's quiet
Future Shop - mixed feelings on this one... maybe like Comet
Roots
Mec could be Decathlon . . at a push..
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Mec could be Decathlon . . at a push..
Zellers is Woolies
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Mec could be Decathlon . . at a push..
No, Decathlon is cheap c**p. MEC is at least generally good quality.
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