we've got you covered for spring break; water bottles, backpacks + more

we've restocked and found something new for the upcoming march break...or anytime really.

fresh new batch! new colours in both the classic kanken as well as the mini

excellent vintage military 20l pack; mesh back, solid frame
*also available in store in navy blue

the classic stanley collection would fit perfectly inside these one of these packs

stay hydrated. new in store, bkr water bottles.  bpa free, dishwasher safe, glass is recyclable and so is its cushiony, silicone, non-toxic sleeve. 

if you're headed somewhere warm, don't forget to grab a pair of native shoes...a great airplane shoe too.  

new ceramics by saskatoon artist

we love ceramics.  we love them even more when the artist behind the work is sweet and lovely.  cathy terepocki is just that.  a mother of 3 and graduate of the alberta college of art + design, she's been working full time on her craft ever since she graduated in 2004.  

necklaces soon to come with more ceramics to follow...

welcome  to walrus cathy!

in the pages of western living

nooka in pink and one of our favourites - jschatz's hummingbird feeder: 

this pink spread, sure has me feeling pretty happy!  nicely done miss nicole!

beta5 chocolates have arrived...

...and they are moving swiftly!
made right here in our fair city: "We wanted to create a different kind of chocolate shop.  One that uses the best ingredients we can find, in support of farmers and in the name of taste. One that goes against the grain, by recognizing where we stand in the global economy and by committing to making ethical choices instead of profit-driven ones. One that is off the beaten path, that blurs the lines between customer and cook.  One that revolves around innovation and craftsmanship.
Adam & Jess"
this valentine's day treat is made up of chocolate covered pistachios, strawberries + citron with candied rose petals...beautiful

available in store; chocolate covered agassiz hazelnuts, dark chocolate + macrona almonds, dark chocolate + espresso beans, and dark chocolate + cherries

oh, these butter caramels...melt in your mouth smooth - also special for valentine's day, mango + passionfruit caramels

available in store; 45% milk chocolate, 63% chocolate granola + 85% dark chocolate

love their packaging and graphics.  good people too.  check out adam, as he makes a batch of the chocolate covered agassiz hazelnuts for vancouver magazine: beta5

maybe if we pretend spring is here, it will come sooner...maybe?

it's worth a try - and here's a great start - spring / summer native shoes have arrived in a big way at the shop. what can we say? we're positive thinkers.

available in all black, brown, regatta blue, hulla blue, & red

available in store in fizz green, black & beaver brown

available in store in cordova red & hulla blue

available in store in regatta blue, hot sauce, white & beaver brown

 and introducing...
available in store in black & red

available in store in brown, black, hulla blue, fizz green & shuttle grey

available in store in pink, hot sauce red & jiffy black

available in shuttle grey with regatta blue sole & sherwood green with fizz green sole (pictured above)

 the insanely popular...
available in store in fizz green, hulla blue, hot sauce red & regatta blue
*also available in juniors

available in store in hulla blue, hollywood pink & all black
*also available in juniors

 and new to the kids collection, the howard - ridiculously, adorably cute.

available in store in hot sauce red and jiffy black
*also available in juniors

we have to say that the crazy kids over at native shoes have outdone themselves this year. the colours, the styles...just as our shipments before, don't sit on this. this is our first drop with two more shipments to come, but still.  we can't tell you how many desperate phone calls we had last year from people searching, hunting, for anything.  don't let that be you this year. 

back in stock for all you handsome men.

same good product, new look.

"ALPINE is a best-in-class glide for men looking for the closest and most comfortable shave. Enriched with aloe vera, fruit extracts, and oils to soothe and calm the skin, the PGS favorite is a non-foaming jelly that’s generously scented with white pine, wild mint and citrus."
"WHISKEY SHAVE SOAP - wonderfully rich, lathering shave soap is blended with bentonite clay (also known as Montmorillonite), one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. WHISKEY Old-Fashioned is best used with a shaving brush, for a truly classic wet-shave experience."
"Using the traditional cold process soap making method, HUNTING CAMP is made with pumice, sandalwood exfoliating powder, frankincense powder, spikenard powder and moisturizing natural oils. HUNTING CAMP has a deep sandalwood fragrance and is slate black in color, from the addition of activated charcoal, which naturally lifts toxins from the skin."

"Victory from the aging effects of the sun. Our VICTORY Moisturizer with SPF 15 was developed by PGS expressly for a man's face. Not only is it a daily moisturizer, this feather-light lotion contains a very gentle form of titanium dioxide-based sun protection. Lightly scented with with tea tree oil and refreshing menthol, VICTORY is 70% organic content and formulated with anti-aging properties"


"Portland General Store colognes are inspired by recipes we’ve found from the 1920s and ‘30s. Our all-natural ingredients are a blend of jojoba oil, denatured alcohol, CO2, absolutes and essential oils—and each scent is blended by hand in small batches." - also available in store are the 'Professor' and the 'Tabacco' 

"WHISKEY After-Shave Splash with sea minerals bathes the skin with the amazing and nourishing properties of the sea. Made without drying alcohol, our splash is a natural alternative for the post-shave routine, full of enriching and refreshing ingredients—sea kelp extract, blue-green algae, organic aloe vera juice, and tea tree essential oil."

i have to say, the men who use this collection are loyalists.  they find a good thing and stick to it.  it's a whole new experience for those men who've never really paid too much attention to the quality of their grooming products...isn't about time they paid attention?  hot, rugged, manly scents...yes please. 

we have the shampoo, conditioner, wood soap and more in shop.

fresh from the wondrous world of ms. brisco...

"Inspired by Victorian mourning lockets, each hand-crafted sterling silver locket holds a miniature diorama, such as dried lady bugs. Each locket also contains a tiny tea stained simple phrase. The locket is composed of two parts, the locket itself and the interior diorama casing that is closed off with a crystal plane of glass." available in store: "I THINK OF YOU", "MY LOVE", "FORGET ME NOT", "IN DREAMS WE PLAY"

"These were created as part of our 'memory' series which plays with ways to hold onto memory and keep loved ones close.The form used for these hammered silver bands was inspired from bird bands used in the act of migratory bird banding/mapping. Each band is inscribed with text."
"The inscription hammered into this piece is the last sentence from Franny's section of Franny and Zooey, and reads:"HER LIPS BEGAN TO MOVE, FORMING SOUNDLESS WORDS, AND THEY CONTINUE TO MOVE". Inside this band, rests a smaller band inscribed with the word "MERCY" repeated around the entire band." 



"Each of these embroidered patch pendants is made by hand, and is embellished with tassels. Inspired by traditional scapulars, each patch carries with it a phrase on the back side. Each pendant comes on a waxed cotton adjustable cord (slip knot slides to size).The patterns on all of our scapulars have been influenced by American quilts from the deep south, as well as east coast scrimshaw artifacts. Texts are self created as well as borrowed from famous songs and scrimshaw carved phrases that would have been created by love-sick sailors."

"By finding hidden strengths and beauty in otherwise disposable items, previously disregarded objects become fossilized in silver, allowing them to take on new lives as playful metaphors and precious objects." wishbone necklace, sterling silver

"Each kit includes an all natural sea sponge-on-a-rope (each with a primary colored block-bead), and a rubber ducky shaped soap. Rubber ducky soaps are made with pure shea butter."
what i love about becky's work is that she imbues her heart and soul into it.  what a wonderful heart and soul it is...