Calgary: A new Empire in Mount Royal Village
By Karen Ashbee
The address: Empire Collection 800 16th Ave. SW, Calgary, 403-457-3443, empirecollection.ca
The wait for something new to fill the coveted corner spot vacated by Focus clothing in Mount Royal Village is finally over. Its new occupant specializes in trendy casual wear: tops by Velvet, Royal Underground and Ben Sherman; sexy dresses by Supertrash; and cashmere cardigans and other seasonal staples by Central Park West. For those on the hunt for denim, the store carries around 20 lines of jeans, including Rock Revival and the always popular William Rast.