If you’re in the mood for a road trip, why not do a little cross-border shopping? With so many American retailers opening locations here in Canada, it can seem pointless to drive two hours just to spend your hard earned cash. However, there are still some stores that us Canadians don’t have the luxury to shop when at home.
Here are 6 American stores worth crossing the border for!
In case you’ve been living under a Canadian rock, allow me to introduce you to Trader Joe’s. This grocery chain is known for its own delicious brand of foods and not only that, but the prices are right, too. Whether you’re looking for actually really good frozen foods, seasonings, organic produce, addictive snacks, and more, TJ’s has you covered.
Now I know that Target used to have a home here in Canada, but let’s be real: we all miss it. From its stylish yet affordable clothes and shoes, to activewear and jewellery, Target had it all. Not to mention you could also do your grocery shopping, stock up on home goods, and electronics.
Even though there are rumours swirling that beauty superstore Ulta will be coming to Canada, I still look forward to shopping when I’m in the U.S. Not only can you find more obscure drugstore brands and the brands we all know and love, but it’s the only bricks and mortar store where you can find Kylie Cosmetics.
Attention all foodies and kitchenware addicts. Sur La Table needs to be on your radar if you have a kitchen, and love shopping for it. While you can shop online if you’re shipping within the United States, there are some actual stores that aren’t too far of a drive away. It’s here that you’ll be able to find everything and anything you could ever want for your kitchen including dinnerware, cutlery, glassware, bakeware, and more.
A U.K. staple, Primark opened its doors in the U.S. a few years back and ever since, us Canadians have been mighty jealous. The store is known for it’s wicked affordable apparel, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, jewellery, and even skincare. Right now the closest stores are in New York and Boston, but here’s hoping the chain will cross the border into Canada soon!
While we aren’t without our fair share of luxury retailers and department stores here in Canada, one American store we’re missing is Neiman Marcus. Shop all the latest from your fave designers including shoes, apparel, beauty, accessories, and more. Not down to pay designer prices? Neiman Marcus also has a great selection from contemporary brands like FRAME, Vince, Alice + Olivia, and Jonathan Simkhai to name a few.
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