Love Local | Alligator Pie Kidswear

As a part of our Love Local series, we’re featuring one Manulife Place retailer each week to learn a little bit more about their unique offerings and what they love about owning a business in Downtown Edmonton. Next up: Alligator Pie Kidswear.


Tell us about Alligator Pie Kidswear – When did you open? What do you specialize in?  What can shoppers find at your store that they can’t find elsewhere? 

Alligator Pie Kidswear was established late 1986. We thought Edmonton needed a specialty kids boutique with high quality and fashion in mind.  Over the years, we expanded to include Baby through to size 14 plus a Shoe Department, and have established ourselves as the ‘GO TO’ shop for that ‘special’ gift. We’ve always searched out the top Designer lines for our customers.


How long has Alligator Pie called Manulife Place home? 

We moved to Manulife Place in 1987, so we have been here for the last 33 years!


What’s your favourite thing about owning a business in Downtown Edmonton?

Proximity to major downtown hotels and attractions is a great benefit to being located downtown and always sends some amazing clients our way.


When paying a visit to Manulife Place to shop at Alligator Pie, what are 3 things you think visitors should see and do when Downtown or at Manulife Place? 

Manulife is the home of many fine Independent Retailers whom have made their mark in Edmonton for the past 30 years, so we truly can’t choose! Visit all of us!


This year is a bit different than the last 33 – how have things changed for you? 

The 2020 Pandemic has made business more challenging but we’re continuing to provide the best products and service as we can. Thankfully babies are still being born and Birthdays are still happening!  The Holiday season will soon be upon us and we’re confident Edmonton will continue to support and shop local.


Alligator Pie Kidswear is open to customers in store and online at

They are currently open Tuesday – Friday from 12-4 pm and Saturday 11-4 pm.  They are available for private appointments, one on one shopping via video call and Curbside Pickup. Contact them through Email, Instagram and Facebook or phone during business hours at (780)-420-0427.