A Mini-break in Southside Edmonton

The environmental impact of fast fashion is leading more of us to look for items that are timeless, made of high-quality materials and better for the earth.  Fast fashion is out of style!  Edmonton’s local design scene is growing and this week we’ve chosen four custom clothing options to showcase.  If you’re looking to invest in custom-made pieces that will last, there are some special spots to explore!

MDRN Measure

At MDRN Measure, men’s clothing is made-to-measure, but it’s not just suits.  Formal and casual wear are available including suits, tuxedos, shorts, chinos, even outerwear.  

How does it work?  Because your item is completely made-to-measure, you’ll schedule an appointment to select your style and material, decide on customizations and get your measurements done.  In 2 – 3 weeks, your item arrives for a fitting, and any minor alterations are done, then, you’re done!  

Although menswear is their focus, ladies can also take advantage of tailored styles just for them.  From suits, shirts and a limited number of skirts each is made-to-measure and customized to your unique style.

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Todoruk Designs

Kathleen Todoruk says she designs for the famous:

The famous woman we all know who volunteers her free time, works a double shift, cares for the less fortunate, elderly and anyone who crosses her path. Yes…. those famous women.

Making couture pieces is what Kathleen does at her studio in the Mercer Warehouse and that starts with becoming familiar with her clients’ style.  From there, a completely unique item is crafted to match the personal style and event to which it will be worn.  Evening gowns, cocktail dresses, coats and even everyday wear items can be custom made.  

Also, a fan of the capsule wardrobe, Kathleen developed 5 Cut Core – a 5-piece collection to mix and match with your existing items, that are made to order from fabrics of your choice.  The classic items (shirt, pencil skirt, trouser, day dress and jacket) are timeless designs wearable for years to come.

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Poppy Barley

Custom shoes.  How many of us would dream of shoes made just for us?  At Poppy Barley, the dream is alive and well!  Named for the original units of measure in shoemaking (poppy seeds and barley corn), the company is all about making quality sustainable products that are fairly priced with designs that will last.

The range includes boots, shoes and sandals for women, boots and shoes for men, and a selection of leather goods such as purses, wallets and backpacks.  Not only can you order footwear made to your unique measurements, but you can also purchase ready to wear pieces either online or in-store.  Want something custom, but don’t have a store near you?  You can still order online!  Simply follow the very detailed guide to take your measurements and make your order.  

We’ve got more content that features sustainability in our library of all things Edmonton!  Do you love finds from the past?  Check out our post on antique shopping (and be on the look out for part 2 this summer!).  And our unique gift guide has shops with items made from sustainable materials that also help support local artisans and makers.  After all that shopping, you’re going to want a break, so stop and have a beer at one of the many breweries in the city.

Terms and Conditions

The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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