New Stores Opening Fall 2017

 

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Yorkdale Mall, Toronto

Sporting Life Set to Open Store in Yorkdale Mall and Second Location in Calgary’s Market Mall.

December , 2016 – TORONTO – Canada’s most prestigious sporting goods, lifestyle and “fash-letics” retailer Sporting Life announces a new store at Yorkdale Mall and its second western Canadian location in Calgary as part of its continued national expansion.

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3 Must-Have Winter Accessories

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Staying warm is priority #1 during Canadian winters. Once you’ve found the right coat and layering system for your lifestyle, accessories are the next step! It is crucial to keep your head, ears and fingers warm in order to have a happy and healthy winter season. We’ve rounded up the three winter accessories you need to amp up your style in the new year. Look no further for fashion & function; with a fur pom hat, earmuffs or texting gloves, you will be ready for outdoor activities AND city living!

Keep scrolling to see our picks, or shop all winter accessories on our website.

We also think that these would make excellent stocking stuffers this Christmas… (last minute shoppers, take note!) You can find other great last minute gift ideas in our under $50 gift guide!

Fur Pom Hats

Who doesn’t love a fun pom-pom? Whether real or faux, the fur pom is everywhere this season. We love a classic cableknit beanie with a big floppy pom, but there are plenty of variations available for every style and budget.

Earmuffs

Easily paired with a ponytail, a cozy hood, or on their own, earmuffs are the perfect accessory for your winter wardrobe. Shearling and fur are sure to keep your ears toasty warm, and fleecy, sportier options are available to add to your winter running arsenal.

Texting Gloves

Texting gloves are necessary for the woman on-the-go in winter. Change the song on your winter run, snap a selfie in the snow, or text your friend “Happy Holidays”; These gloves were made to keep you connected and frostbite-free!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50

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Get gifting for the entire family! From ski essentials to outdoor apparel, athleticwear to footwear, classic gifts to the newest and greatest, we’ve got you covered from top to bottom of your list this Holiday season.

Our buyers have rounded up the best gifts for every budget; today we are sharing some of our favourite picks under $50. This price point is perfect for those last minute gifts you need to check off your list. Check out the gift guide for layering necessities, the best stocking stuffers, and gear for the superfan in your life (whether they’re Darkside or Resistance).

Shop for him or for her, and find more great gifts for everyone else at Sporting Life.

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1. Columbia Glacial™ Fleece III 1/2 Zip, $45
2. V Fraas Solid Cashmink Scarf, $19.99
3. Smartwool PhD Check Ski Sock, $32
4. GiftCraft Holiday Red Deer Pillow, $40
5. Hudson’s Bay Co. Double Wall Travel Mug, $24
6. Orage Cultus T-Shirt, $35
7. Rella Oversized Pom Beanie, $45
8. Smith Electra Snow Goggle, $49.99

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1. Herschel Supply Chapter Dopp Kit, $34.99
2. Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry Lamp, $44.99
3. Hudson’s Bay Co. Ribbed Wool-Blend Scarf, $40
4. Patagonia Live Simply® Mornings T-Shirt, $39
5. Stance Force Sock, $29
6. Herschel Supply Abbott Beanie, $22
7. adidas Originals Jersey Logo Long Sleeve T-Shirt, $45
8. Smith Electra Snow Goggle, $49.99

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Don’t Miss These W17 Burton Collaborations

Burton has truly outdone themselves this season in terms of collaborations.

Aside from the ever-popular LAMB x Burton coalition, Burton continues to create collaborations with partners that embody the playful and creative spirit of the brand. Burton has just introduced their exclusive Star Wars and South Park collaborations, and the designs are better than we could have hoped for. Superfans of the snowboarding world will be all kinds of thrilled to find these boards under the tree!

Available in-store only, these collections are guaranteed to fly off the shelves this holiday season. Which collaboration are you most excited for this season?

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Celebrate the galactic epic with this one-of-a-kind collection featuring mind-altering artwork from the original Star Wars trilogy. Will you choose the Darkside or the Resistance? The Darkside takes on the legendary shape of the Burton Custom and – whether Sith Lord or Boba Fett – brings you about as close as you can get to cruising around in the Millennium Falcon. The Resistance’s artwork features the fearless Rey and takes on the shape of the popular Lip-Stick. Ride at warp speed and keep the force on your side!

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Trash talking comes easy with this one-of-a-kind South Park collaboration celebrating the most twisted animation ever. Featuring favourite characters such as Butters, Kenny and Towelie, the limited edition South Parkitect boards won’t be available for long. Go on down to South Park (or one of our stores) and have yourself a time!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $100

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Get gifting for the entire family! From ski essentials to outdoor apparel, athleticwear to footwear, classic gifts to the newest and greatest, we’ve got you covered from top to bottom of your list this Holiday season.

Our buyers have rounded up the best gifts for every budget; today we are sharing some of our favourite picks under $100. This price point is perfect for a high quality and thoughtful yet budget-conscious present for anyone on your list. Find fun (and unisex!) pyjamas, cozy winter accessories and the best clothes to complete your friends or family’s wardrobes in our “under $100” guide!

Shop for him or for her, and find more great gifts for everyone else at Sporting Life.

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1. Original Penguin P55 Lambswool V-Neck Sweater, $98
2. Canada Goose Merino Wool Watch Cap, $55
3. Dakine Boot Pack Backpack, $69.99
4. Klean Kanteen 40oz Stainless Steel Growler Bottle, $60.99
5. Woolrich Trout Run Plaid Flannel Shirt, $70
6. BOSS Orange Taye T-Shirt, $85
7. Lacoste Ribbed Scarf, $95
8. Herschel Supply Raynor Leather Passport Holder, $54.99

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1. Nike Roshe One Shoe, $99.99
2. Hatley Plaid Trailing Behind Union Suit, $56
3. Woolrich Motif Mohair Sweater, $95
4. S’well Smokey Eye 25oz Bottle, $57.99
5. Glerups Wool Boot, $99.99
6. Herschel Supply Market Xl Tote Bag, $74.99
7. Kombi La Canadienne Mitten, $60
8. The North Face Half Dome Full-Zip Hoodie, $74.99

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $250

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Get gifting for the entire family! From ski essentials to outdoor apparel, athleticwear to footwear, classic gifts to the newest and greatest, we’ve got you covered from top to bottom of your list this Holiday season.

Our buyers have rounded up the best gifts for every budget; today we are sharing some of our favourite picks under $250. Find the perfect “wow” gift with brand name clothes, high quality winter accessories, or unique statement pieces (we’re looking at you, Herschel Velvet Backpack…)

Shop for him or for her, and find more great gifts for everyone else at Sporting Life!

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1. Sanctuary Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, $139
2. Mackage Pom Pom Toque, $165
3. UGG Dakota Moccasin, $135
4. Patagonia Better Sweater® Fleece Jacket, $169
5. Woolrich Sherpa Rough Rider Blanket, $155
6. UGG Bronte Glove, $175
7. Barbour Tartan Betty Vest, $195
8. Herschel Supply Dawson Velvet Backpack, $129.99

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1. Old Time Hockey Toronto Maple Leafs Vintage Sweater, $130
2. Tubbs Xpedition 25 Snowshoe, $249.99
3. Canada Goose Pendleton Down-Filled Wool Scarf, $225
4. BOSS Signature Leather Watch, $239.99
5. Barbour Harvard Fairisle Sweater, $245
6. The North Face Nuptse Vest, $199.99
7. Kamik William Boot, $189.99
8. Kombi Patroller Down Mitten, $150

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The Best Reflective Gear

We love seeing so many people running and cycling at this time of year. Just because temperatures drop doesn’t mean your activity level has to! While it’s great to get out and be active all year round, it’s more important than ever to stay safe at this time of year – fewer hours of daylight means more opportunity for exercising in low-light conditions.

Our favourite athleticwear brands have added a wide variety of reflective pieces to their collections to keep their customers safe. Whether out for an early morning jog, cycling to work, walking home from school or taking the dog for a stroll, it is so important to maximize visibility at this time of year. We’ve gathered 12 of the best reflective pieces on the market that will illuminate you at any time of night.

Add one (or all!) of these pieces to your wardrobe in order to be seen this winter, and shop more reflective pieces here.Reflective Runningwear

1. Women’s Sugoi Zap Bike Jacket, $160
2. Women’s Nike Power Flash Epic Tight, $150
3. Men’s Asics GEL-Kayano 23 Lite-Show Running Shoe, $229.99
4. Women’s Nike Element 2.0 Running Glove, $35
5. Herschel Supply Packable Daypack, $49.99
6. Men’s New Balance Go 2 Short Sleeve Shirt, $35
7. Women’s Asics GEL-Kayano 23 Lite-Show Running Shoe, $229.99
8. Men’s Asics Lite-Show™ Jacket, $180
9. Women’s The North Face Isotherm Jacket, $159.99
10. Men’s Asics Lite-Show™ Winter Tight, $120
11. Men’s Polo Sport Printed Baseline Hat, $45

#12 comes in the form of Albedo 100, a reflective spray aimed at keeping you safe.  It is perfect for backpacks, running & cyclewear or helmets, especially as the days get shorter with less than ideal visibility. It comes in two forms, a permanent paint and a washable version for application on clothes and backpacks. Find this product at Sporting Life retail locations!

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Brand New Basics

Although there are plenty of beautiful coats to bundle up in this season, there’s more to winter fashion than outerwear! The time has finally come for cozy knits, layers and neutrals to take over ladies sportswear. Two of the newest brands to Sporting Life this season make us excited to go shopping for winter clothes. Although they come from completely different backgrounds, these two sportswear brands take simple silhouettes and turn them into something spectacular. For an updated version of your favourite basics, look no further than Zadig & Voltaire and Six Crisp Days.

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Zadig & Voltaire was founded in 1997 by Thierry Gillier and is what we consider to be the female counterpart to menswear brand John Varvatos. Featuring fabrics such as cashmere, silk and leather, Zadig’s signature style mixes luxury with playful, rock ‘n’ roll styles in basic silhouettes. The brand’s goal is to provide a more affordable, stylish and laid-back luxury. We love brands that put a new spin on basics!

What appears to be a plain Henley from afar proves to be a unique and edgy piece to add to your closet. The Strass Henley features raw edges and a leopard print, studded skull on the back, giving it just enough attitude to make your outfit unique. Another favourite is Zadig’s take on the simple black blazer; perfectly fitted and professional, a skull detail at the collar and asymmetrical pockets make this blazer a fashion forward addition to your closet.

For the woman who wants to add a little rock ‘n’ roll to her wardrobe, Zadig & Voltaire’s revisited classics offer a refreshing take on must-have basics.

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Unlike the European Zadig & Voltaire, Six Crisp Days is a women’s clothing line designed in Los Angeles, California. The line focuses on combining comfort and sophistication in modern clothing, all constructed with luxurious-feeling fabrics that move with the body. We love that Six Crisp Days turns simple silhouettes into modern looks that any fashionable woman can feel comfortable in.

While varied styles can be found in Sporting Life stores, our favourite pieces by Six Crisp Days are their turtlenecks. Who doesn’t love a big, cozy sweater? With side-slit hems, knit construction and incredibly soft fabrics, these sweaters will look and feel effortless with a pair of jeans and boots this winter.

Suitable for any age or style preference, luxurious yet affordable sweaters by Six Crisp Days would make for the perfect gift this holiday season.

 

 

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