Neechie Gear is a clothing store located in The Centre Mall, at the theatre end. It was started by Kendal Netmaker from the Sweetgrass First Nations. Neechie Gear has become a very popular clothing brand in Saskatoon and even further across the Province and Country.
From the Neechie Gear website:
“Founder and CEO, Kendal Netmaker, grew up on Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan. He was single-parented, came from a low-income family and had little opportunity to be involved in any extra-curricular activities as a youth. It wasn’t until in elementary that he had met a life-long friend from South Africa who literally changed his life forever. His friend noticed a talent in Kendal and wondered why he wasn’t playing on the same sports teams that he was playing on. Kendal had told his friend that he had no way of paying the registration fees and had no means travelling to and from the games/practices.
Soon after, his South African friend pulled him aside and said, “Kendal, I told my parents what you told me and they want to pay for your fee to play on my soccer team and we can even drive you to the reserve after all games/practices”. Kendal was astounded that someone so kind would do this for him and accepted the extremely kind offer. This allowed Kendal to be part of many sports teams and continue with his education. This family eventually gave Kendal’s family a running vehicle which enabled him and his sisters to become involved in sports that carried them through high school and into university. Kendal has been part of, and witnessed what sports can do for youth by developing elite athletes and future leaders! Without his friends’ help, Kendal wouldn’t have a landed a college volleyball scholarship after graduating high school, finish university and create an award-winning company!“
The Star Phoenix wrote a great article on Neechie Gear.
3510 8th Street East
This is a great video from Global Saskatoon on Schmatta, that specializes in body piercing and custom t-shirts in Saskatoon.
Schmatta has two locations in Saskatoon.
Schmatta on 21st
131 21st Street East
Schmatta on Broadway
726 Broadway Avenue
Both stores have the same hours of operation.
The Value Village in Stonebridge opened in March 2012. They have a big beautiful new store there. They have the usual gently used clothing, shoes and boots, toys, household items, book, furniture, and kitchen and bath items. During Halloween they have a huge selection of new Halloween costume, accessories, make up and home decor. And ofcourse, you can always find used items for the made up costume. Their inventory is ever changing so you can go there several times a month and find great new things. You can get complete outfits there that reflect your personal style.
Their contact information is:
Value Village Saskatoon Stonebridge #2123
302 Cope Lane
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-9 | Sun 10-6
To get there, you can head south on Clarence Avenue, cross the overpass, and take a left at the second set of lights. Then turn left just up ahead then turn right in to Value Village Stonebridge.
Value Village was started by Savers, a US chain of thrift stores, opening their first Canadian store as Value Village in Vancouver in 1980. From their website:
“Savers is no ordinary thrift store. As a leader and pioneer in the retail thrift industry, we’re a place where people from all backgrounds love to shop for great selection, deals and treasures. But there’s also a higher purpose for what we do.
Savers was founded in 1954 on principles such as giving back and providing opportunities—core values we still embrace today. Our more than 140 nonprofit alliances share this thinking and inspire us with their work. Partnering with local charities is not a byproduct of our business—it’s how we do business. So when you shop at Savers, you help support many local community programs.
Another key difference is the relationship we have with our customers. We’re constantly reinventing ourselves into what they tell us is important. Unlike other large retailers, we’re a privately operated chain and take pride in getting to know the people who shop with us—often times on a first-name basis. There’s nothing we love more than hearing their stories on “art of thrifting.”
In our 56-year history, shoppers have come to expect fun and surprise with each visit to our stores. We make it easy to find bargains on every aisle and our stores are filled with current looks, authentic vintage finds, housewares, collectibles, furniture and unexpected treasures at every turn. Our nonprofit alliances drop off thousands of items every day so no two shopping trips are ever the same. Our incredible inventory comprises unique, quality used goods as well as new merchandise, including closeouts on great items not found at other thrift stores.”
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On my mom’s visit to Saskatoon she insisted I take her around town to check out stores that included The Salvation Army Thrift Store located at 410 42a Street East just north of Circle Drive.
We had fun looking around the store and my mom even tried out an old piano. You can see that in the video. The Thrift Store has all kinds of things to buy including men’s clothing, women’s clothing, children’s clothing, footwear and accessories, books and magazines, muli-media (including some old records), furniture, housewares and kitchen ware, collectables, bedding and new mattresses, electronics and toys. We did not buy anything on this visit but many people find cool things there all the time. Most of the merchandise is gently used and donated but they “select only the best merchandise to ensure you get the highest quality items every day”.
They have some special deals for students and seniors and they even sell gift certificates. They also have a coupon corner on their website where you can get some good savings.
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores do a lot for the communities they are located in sending a message of compassion and hope.
There are two stores in Saskatoon but we only visited the one. You can visit their website listed below for more information about The Salvation Army and their mission with the Thrift Stores.
Their full address is:
The Salvation Army Thrift Store
410 42a Street East
Their hours of operation are in the video.
Value Village Faithful Avenue in Saskatoon
Great deeds. Great deals.
This saskatoonupclose.com video is about Value Village, the thrift department store, that is located at 2115 Faithful Avenue in Saskatoon. It is the only Value Village in Saskatoon.
UPDATE: As of March 1, 2012 the second Value Village is now open in Stonebridge. So get on down there and have a look at the awesome store.
Their address is:
Value Village Stonebridge
302 Cope Lane
Hours are the same as the Value Village on Faithful.
They are a really good thrift store selling quality second hand or used clothing, household items, current looks, authentic vintage finds, housewares, collectibles, books, furniture, and unexpected treasures. You can find some great bargains at Value Village. They carry used clothing from all kinds of brands like Reitmans, Penningtons, Banana Republic, the Gap, Eddie Bauer and many more. They also have new merchandise from closeouts. During Halloween you can get some new costumes, accessories, makeup and home decor. One thing Value Village is proud of is the fact that they have more than 140 nonprofut alliances that together they give back and provide opportunities in the commuities they operate in. It is true that no two visits are the same with people and organizations dropping off items every day. Value Village is a great place to find great deals and awesome savings.
Value Village has some unique opportunities for shoppers including a Stamp Pass, a Super Savers Club, and a gift certificate program.
Although this location is the only Value Village in Saskatoon their website says they are planning a new store opening in the Stonebridge area in 2012!
To learn more about Value Village you can visit them online at:
Their full address is and contact information is:
Value Village #2020
2115 Faithful Avenue
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-9
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Great video about Dawgs Footwear and their Dawgs Spirit Golf shoes. Dawgs Spirit Golf is the lightest golf shoe in the world at less than 7 ounces. Dawgs can be purchased at many retail outlets across the world, at the Dawgs Corporate Retail Locations across Western Canada, and on line at www.canadadawgs.com. Dawgs is a Saskatoon based company started in 2005. Their goal was to make the most comfortable shoes in the EVA market and they have succeeded. Dawgs have footwear for the beach like flip flops and sandals, footwear for casual wear, Dawgs Golf Spirit and Golf Ultralite shoes for golfing, Working Dawgs for the worker who stands on their feet all day, woman’s fashion winter boots, a line of Dawgs Bendables for keeping in your purse for after those long nights in your heels, and in the fall of 2011 a full line of Dawgs work/safety boots.
Dawgs are the most comfortable EVA shoes in the world. Dawgs have the softest EVA, the thickest heels, and a full range of sizing. Dawgs is a Canadian company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Dawgs has 15 corporate locations in Western Canada as well as a wholesale distribution network across the world. This video is about how to remove the fleece liner from a pair of Fleece Dawgs. You can take them out and wash them to keep them sparkling clean.
A video about the difference between Dawgs Original footwear line of shoes and Dawgs Premium footwear line of shoes. All Dawgs Premium have slip resistant rubber outsoles that make it so you are less likely to slip in wet or greasy conditions while walking and make it so the bottom of your shoe wears down a lot more slowly over time. Dawgs Original do not have slip resistant outsoles. The similarities are that all Dawgs footwear are made from the softest EVA on the market, they have the thickest heels for maximum shock absorption, come in a variety of styles and have full ranges of sizes. Dawgs is a Canadian brand based out of Saskatoon with offices also in Las Vegas, USA. We are a wholesale supplier of extreme comfort footwear across the world with our own chain of corporate retail stores in Western Canada. Visit http://www.canadadawgs.com or http://www.usadawgs.com for more information.
Dawgs has 15 stores. They are located in:
Saskatoon – The Centre Mall, The Mall at Lawson Heights, Midtown Plaza
Regina – Southland Centre, Cornwall Centre
Edmonton – Kingsway Mall, Londonderry Mall, St. Albert Centre, Sherwood Park Mall
Red Deer – Bower Place Shopping Center
Calgary – Marlborough Mall, Northland Village Mall
Lethbridge – Park Place Mall
Kamloops – Aberdeen Mall
Kelowna – Orchard Park Shopping Centre
Stellar Gear in Centre Mall on 8th Street in Saskatoon knows all the UFC fighters. Since the beginning of their opening they have always tried to stay involved with the MMA industry and the UFC. In doing so they went to and still go to UFC events, other fight network events, MMA trade shows, clothing tradeshows and anything related to a good fight!! They also bring in lots of fighters to their awesome clothing stores in Saskatoon and Prince Albert so the fans can come and get to know them, get some autographs and get some photos taken with the stars. They even sponsor several fighters to help the fighters train and get better. Stellar Gear has become synonymous with the fight industry and are well known for their support of everything MMA. This video is a culmination of all the fun they had over the years bringing excellent fight clothing, fighters and the industry highlights to Saskatoon. Saskatoon loves Stellar Gear! Stay tuned for their awesome first annual golf tournament in Saskatoon in July 2011.