Saskatoonians enjoy the October weather, which offers a glimpse of cooler evenings with sunny 80-degree days. When the locals are on their way, safety is key. Check out new face masks this month that offer stylish cover-up options, as well as retailers benefiting from Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Look fabulous, stay safe, and hit these spots – your shop is now!
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Known for its anti-stink material, the sportswear brand quickly turned to making face masks when the novel coronavirus hit. This week they released three new graphic face masks for men, women and children. The Rock & Roll, Cat and Mustache masks are available individually or in packs of 5 and are available in white or black.
In addition, Accel Lifestyle has launched the new HOU face mask in collaboration with the travel and lifestyle blog It’s Not Hou It’s Me. Natalie Harms (editor of our sister site InnovationMap) and her crime blog partner Anastasia Hansen designed this mask with water-based ink. “We chose this dynamic duo because their Texan pride is as deep as the queso,” said Amanda Cotler, director of operations at Accel Lifestyle, to CultureMap.
Project Runway Season 18 alum has created a line of face masks exclusively for the Saskatoon Museum of Natural Science. These fashion masks, inspired by the exhibits, are available in the museum’s gift shop or online at museumstore.hmns.org.
Celebrate Halloween safely with creepy masks from Boomer Naturals. These comfortable masks come in a variety of sizes, from small to extra large. They cover the nose and mouth with three layers. They are made of cotton and a polyester blend and are infused with nano silver fibers, which the company claims offer additional protection. (Pro tip: Enter CULTUREMAP for a discount.)
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local jewelry designer Christina Greene McAllen launched two of her signature styles in rose quartz. In October, Susan G. Komen Saskatoon will benefit from 20 percent of sales with the Delicate Necklace and Cable bracelet in Rose Quartz.
The women-run sport + streetwear clothing brand turns pink. Buy the DYI Goes pink collection Throughout the month of October, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rose Saskatoon, whose mission is to save lives through quality breast health services, advocacy, and access to care for all.
Christmas shopping card
VICTORY, a volunteer brand of the American Cancer Society, is hosting one Online auction to help those struggling with the disease. The online auction, which starts on Thursday, October 15 at 12 noon and ends on Sunday, October 18 at 12 noon, starts with the annual Holiday Shopping Card. Over the past 23 years, the women at VICTORY have raised more than $ 17.2 million from selling the Holiday Shopping Card.
From October 22 to November 1, Saskatooners who purchase a Holiday Shopping Card can get 20 percent off more than 475 local retailers, including Zadok Jewelers, Tootsies, Elizabeth Anthony and restaurants like Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and Carrabba’s – The Original Kirby. Saskatooners can purchase the $ 75 Christmas grocery card today, with 100 percent of sales going to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Shop the timeless jewelry brands Pink collection Throughout the month, leMel donates 10 percent of all proceeds to Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
The Austin-based cowboy boots and leather accessories brand opens its second store in the Saskatoon area on Friday October 9th. Located at The Woodlands, 9595 Six Pines Dr., Room 550, making it the brand’s tenth retail location and the fifth in 2020, the brand opened its first Saskatoon outpost in Rice Village last November. Expect to shop for boots, bags, clothes, and accessories. Additionally, shoppers can personalize their purchases with free custom leather embossing, and refresh previous purchases with free shoe shine.
During the month of October, the antique and real estate jewelry store will contribute 10 percent of all donations L. Small Purchases made to the Memorial Hermann Foundation. The foundation supports early detection and contact programs in the largest healthcare system in southeast Texas, including the Bobetta C. Lindig Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.