THE EXCHANGE DISTRICT Shop the neighbourhood designated a National Historic site and experience the magic of the season . Welcoming shopkeepers greet and offer guidance making decisions easier . Heritage buildings converted into trendy shops , artist studios and galleries give this area creative cache and its reputation as the city ’ s design quarter . A visit to the beautiful Exchange District rewards with an array of gifts , artsy acquisitions and photo opps . Shop local . Shop the Exchange .
1 . What to Buy : Jellycat ’ s fabulous plush critters . These two Ramblers are $ 29.95 each . Where to buy : Manitoba ’ s oldest independently owned toy store exudes charm and friendly knowledgeable staff give helpful guidance through the wide and unique selection . Toad Hall Toys 54 Arthur St . 204-956-2195 toadhalltoys . ca
2 . What to buy : New and used records and CDs – including rare finds from estate collections . Where to Buy : Movie sets have nothing over this local gem brimming with favourite music of all genres and eras . Uplifting music playing sets the cool vibe while maintaining a warm approachable demeanor . Into the Music B-245 McDermot Ave . 204-287-8279 intothemusic . ca
3 . What to Buy : Kaweco Fountain Pens are a new addition to U . N . Luggage ’ s fabulous Pen Counter ! Where to Buy : Winnipeg ’ s , possibly Canada ’ s best bag store ! Beyond luggage , find fabulous fashion bags , backpacks and business totes . Novel gifts for business people and adventure seekers have kept this destination shop a favourite for 80 years . Here you can also find the city ’ s best selection of fine writing instruments and inks . U . N . Luggage 175 McDermot Ave . 204-943-1068 unluggage . com