It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! After pouring over many entries and much deliberation, the winners of our Exclusively Edmonton Pop-up Competition have been chosen! Meet our them below:
Brandi Dea and Chelsea McKinley, both born and raised in Edmonton, started their journey on a trip to India in 2012 that inspired them to design their first label, Gypsy Soul. Since then, Gypsy Soul has taken off, being picked up by retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Shop Bop, ASOS and more. Gypsy Soul is predominately an online retailer – with one brick and mortar location in Kelowna, BC – that features Women’s apparel, accessories and swimwear. Gypsy Soul style includes bohemian travel-wear that encompasses their mantra of ‘Always Go’.
In 2016 Ryan Willisko acquired the exclusive rights for Nitro Snow North America and has brought the concept back to his hometown of Edmonton. Nitro Snow is the only Edmonton-based winter sports brand in Alberta, featuring high-quality technical snowboarding apparel, equipment and accessories for Kids, Teens, Men and Women. Ryan’s goal with Nitro Snow at Manulife Place is to create a foundation for snowboarding, art and fashion in the community. 10% of all of Nitro Snow’s sales at the Manulife Place Pop-Up will be given directly back to Edmontonian’s in need via Technical Outerwear.
We cannot wait for Gypsy Soul and Nitro Snow to join the Manulife Place family! Stay tuned for more info and be sure to come by to check out their pop-ups when they open in September!