It’s a Whole New World At Indigo Kitchener + A $150 Giveaway
If there’s one place that is heaven on earth… it’s an Indigo store.
I could easily spend all day there getting lost in a book, perusing the beautiful housewares and home decor, trying out the latest and greatest in tech, taking in the delightful scents from candles, aromatherapy and luxurious body care products, oohing and awing over the cutest baby toys… all while sipping a hot latte from Starbucks. Heavenly!
So when I heard there was a brand new Indigo store opening at 225 Fairway Road South in Kitchener, I got really excited! Having spent my fair share of time at the Gateway and King St. locations, I couldn’t wait to see what the new location had in store!
And let me tell you… It’s everything I dreamed it would be, and more!
The warm and modern aesthetic is brought to life within each of the beautifully styled and defined sections; all filled with books, exclusive in-house lifestyle products, and the best must-have specialty brands.
It should come as no surprise to any of my readers that my favourite section in the store is the cookbook section! Filled with national-bestsellers, like Yum & Yummer, and Taste Canada Award winners, like Oh She Glows and Hot Thai Kitchen, you’ll be sure to find a cookbook to satisfy your inner chef. Not to mention, the lovely array of tabletop & dining products, from marble + wood cutting boards and pretty little ramekins to items from Le Creuset and Kate Spade, there’s plenty to feast your eyes upon!
For those with kids, the fresh new IndigoKids will inspire creativity and imagination! Featuring an extensive collection of kids books, educational games and puzzles, and the trendiest must-have toys, your little-readers have lots to choose from. Here’s a little secret of mine… the baby section at Indigo is a gold-mine for baby shower gifts!! From clothing and swaddles to toys and parenting books you can find a variety of safe, stylish and unique baby products for the little ones in your life! Trust me, I always get asked where I find such cute stuff!
Indigo might not be the first place you think of when it comes to the latest fashions, but let me assure you, they carry some of the best-of-the-best brands when it comes to bags, scarves, reading socks, jewellery and other fashion accessories! Quite honestly, I’ve been lusting over this vegan tote bag by Matt & Nat for years now. If you’re a fashionista, or want to learn more about fashion, this section also features a variety of books to pique your interest!
Now, if you find yourself in the home décor section at Indigo, watch out! You’re going to want to buy everything! They do such a lovely job at curating the most stylish and functional décor for your home. They make it so easy for you to cozy up with a good book under a plush blanket with a chic pillow or two… or three!
Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or a board game buff, the tech and games sections at Indigo don’t disappoint! I was actually surprised to find my all-time favourite card game in-stock at the new Kitchener location, Cards Against Humanity, along with other popular games like What Do You Meme? and Cranium.
Lastly, as you’d expect from Canada’s largest bookstore, their selection of books is out of this world! Whether you shop in-store or online, you’ll surely find what you’re looking for! Personally, whenever I find myself in an Indigo store, I lean on the advice of their knowledgeable associates or their feature book walls to tell me what’s “hot” right now. Their dedicated sections and signage clearly indicate their Staff Picks, Best for Book Clubs, and Heather’s Picks, so you know you’re in good hands!
With all that said, I really hope you take the time to pop into the new Indigo Kitchener this weekend to #ExperienceIndigo and participate in their Grand Opening Event! There’s lots happening, including; gift card giveaways, kids story time, a dance party, treat tasting and more! Speaking of gift card giveaways… I’ve got a little one of my own at the end of this post, so don’t forget to check it out!
// Indigo Kitchener Grand Opening Event Schedule \\
To celebrate Indigo Kitchener’s grand opening, the first 100 people in line on Saturday, August 25 at 9:30 a.m. will receive a free $10 Indigo gift card. Plum© members will receive 10x the Plum© points when spending $30 or more in-store!* Plus, customers will enjoy the following family-friendly FREE events and activities, while supplies last**:
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Strike a post at the Indigo photobooth while a DJ plays great tunes!
10:30 a.m. – IndigoKids Storytime and visit with Captain Underpants
11:30 a.m. – Show your Plum© rewards card for a sweet treat
1:30 p.m. – Silent Dance Party for kids of all ages
2:30 p.m. – Klutz STAR WARS™ Folded Flyers and Mini Bake Shop craft activities
3:30 p.m. – Magic show!
// Indigo $150 Gift Card Giveaway \\
To celebrate the grand opening of Indigo Kitchener on Saturday, August 25th, I’m giving away a $150 Indigo Gift Card! Yes, that’s right $150… which sure equals a lot of books, magazine, candles, tech, board game, or whatever else your heart might desire! Good luck!
Indigo $150 Gift Card Giveaway
Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Indigo Books & Music Inc. for this blog post. Indigo provided me with compensation as well as a gift card to give away. All opinions are my own.
* Valid August 25, 2018 in-store at Indigo Kitchener (excluding kiosk orders) with $30 purchase or more in single transaction of eligible in-stock products, before taxes and after applicable discounts and plum points redemptions, using a valid plum rewards membership. Excludes ebooks, electronics and related accessories, American Girl® services, LEGO® Mindstorms, irewards memberships, gift cards, Love of Reading products and donations, and shipping costs. 10x points calculation is based on the standard earning of 5 base points per $1 spent before taxes. Not valid on previous purchases or in conjunction with other plum offers. Please allow up to 1-2 weeks for bonus points to be applied to your account.!ndigo and Plum are registered trademarks of Indigo Books & Music Inc.
** At participating Indigo location. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Event materials may be limited and events are subject to cancellation or change without notice.
to pick a favourite book is like picking a favourite child!! The Home for Unwanted Girls is a very good book to read 😀
but, I love ALL the books !!
Love love Chapters Indigo. Easily one of my fave stores to shop in hands down!
Love love Chapters Indigo. Easily one of my fave stores to shop in hands down! So excited for this Kitchener location as it’s close to home 🙂
The store looks fantastic!!
Cheers to Indigo for always going way beyond expectations!!
I finally treated myself to Orlando Soria’s Get It Together! from Indigo and WHY DIDN’T I BUY IT EARLIER?! It’s only one of my favourite decor books EVER and Orlando is HILARIOUS! (And you don’t often get humour in a design book.) Have you read it?
That new location looks stunnng!
Can’t wait to see all that it has to offer!
Love this place! I can’t pick a favorite but the kids section is AMAZING! Also love the “Yum and Yummer” cook book and I am intrigued by “The Woman In Cabin 10” sounds like it’s right up my alley!
Omg! can’t wait!
So glad it’s finally opening – I may have gone over a few weeks ago assuming they were open because their signs were all up and the Starbucks patio was busy! My girl and I will be spending lots of time in the kids section – for a favourite off the website I’d say Hana Zuki.
So excited for this location!! Right now I’m all about the kid’s books, trying to put together the perfect gift package as a soon-to-be aunt. My favourite so far is ABC Baby Signs! I loved learning ASL as a kid 🙂
Just bought a book there. Love the new layout!
Ooh picking a favourite book is hard! I’d have to say the pout pout fish as I love reading it with my daughter
So excited for this to open I’ve beem waiting!! One of our family favorite stores!
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Can’t wait!! My mom, sisters and I love shopping trips to Indigo ?? … books, home decor and baby stuff what more could you ask for?!
Ohh what a treat! Returning to work after mat leave my desk would be allllll Kate spade!!!! Fingers crossed
I just recently finished Beartown and it’s soooooo good! My new favorite! I’ve already pre-ordered the sequel from Indigo online.
Oh yeah! I’d easily put this to great use! I’m a bookaholic!!!! Looking forward to visiting the new location!
Right now its a new book called Awakened
Can’t wait to check out this new location!
My favourite book is definitely a cookbook – it’s hard to choose between Ina Garten’s books, Sprouted Kitchen, and Oh She Glows!
I absolutely love The Book of You!
So excited! I can’t wait to get the new Kate Morten book this fall! Her novel The Forgotten Garden is one of my favourites.
Already stopped in to check it out! Looks great in there!
My favourite book from the website would be When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall.
I am sooo excited to check out the new store! Indigo is my weakness hehe
Gorgeous photos of what looks like a stunning new Indigo! I can’t wait to go check it out in person and pick up a few goodies….there is always something I want from Indigo, whether it’s a book or a home item! Thanks for this great contest!
Also, my favourite book from the Indigo website? Currently….is Orlando Soria’s Get It Together! He has translated his hilarious Instagram account into an equally hilarious design book. Love him and the book so much!
Awesome! Can’t wait to check the new store out and thanks for the schedule of events!
I picked up the new Yum & Yummer book a couple of weeks ago! There were so many great choices that I can’t wait for an excuse to hang out in the new indigo space and check them out. Don’t even get me started on the home decor and stationary!!!!
The store looks amazing, way more then I would have expected. Can’t wait to check it out!
What a fun contest! The home decor here is so great!!
Can’t wait to check out the new location! My fave book is crazy rich asians! So good!!
My favourite book from the indigo website is The Lord of the Rings. A classic and my fav!
Hot Thai Kitchen is a great book
I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things Indigo! I recently became an auntie and put together the most beautiful basket with all toys, books, and newborn essentials from the Gateway location, it was perfect! My favourite book that I gifted my nephew is “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site” – can’t wait to see the new location!
I love the book Educated
Just finished the “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson. Amazing!
This is so exciting. Maybe it’s time to finally pick up the art of not giving a bleep
Love Indigo and these photos look amazing! I love the book The Sense of an Ending
Us Against You is on my reading list! I love your post, Indigo Chapters is so much more than a book store! 🙂
I love the look of all the newer Indigos! So fresh and classy.
my favourite book from the website is The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
Can’t pick a favorite, love so many. Love Indigo <3
Favourite book is The Book of Awesome. It’s a good light hearted read.
I love Gabrielle Bernstein and I purchased two of her books, including “The universe has your back”. I’m excited about the new Chapters Indigo store too!
Chapters is my favourite store. I was a little worried they were messing with a good thing but the photos in your blog look amazing! I can’t wait to check it out!
Wow – this store looks beautiful! Cannot wait to check it out. My favourite book(s) are the Harry Potter series as I remain obsessed with them even as an adult!
EAch time I go in the store I find new items to fall in love with
Love You Forever is my favorite book. I love spending time at Indigo and Chapters!
Looks so pretty!
I love the cookbooks… can`t choose just one
Rupi Kaur’s “the sun and her flowers”! Such a lovely read.
Agreed – picking one favourite book is hard. There are so many! Picking is cruel.
I like the book “An Unwanted Guest”.
This is a beautiful store! I was so inspired by all the books and products, displays and fabulous people!
My favourite book is the Four Agreements. A life changing book for me.
I’ve been wanting to read Crazy Rich Asians!
(Is this giveaway good in the U.S.?)
Hi Carolsue, this giveaway is only open to Canadians! Thank you for leaving a comment and stopping by!
Favorite book is anything written by Jodi picoult
A stranger in Wynnedower