It had been years since I stepped into a West 49 store, but a few weeks ago I went in to the Oshawa store and was very happy with both the selection of items and the welcoming feel the staff there exuded. They were there to help and guide but were not pushy like in some of the other stores I had went in that day.
I bought a few West49 branded shirts for my son as he was not with me, when he put them on he absolutely loved them, great fit, great quality and upon washing this mom is in love too because they washed like a dream!
We will be back for more and to check out the many other items and brands that I had completely forgotten about! I now have a store that my pre teen son actually wants to go shopping in!
I love West 49! I personally don't shop there for myself anymore, but I buy my brother's his gifts from there as he is active in both skateboarding and snowboarding. They sell quality products that are made to last. The staff members are always extremely helpful, and knowledgeable. Prices are high, but well worth the products.
I've never bought clothes from here, but I love their shoes and purses! Some of them are pricey, but I've managed to get a few pairs of cute slip-on skate shoes on sale. I like most of their shoes, so it's sometimes hard to choose which pair to get! I usually look for purses on sale here as well, they usually end up marking some of them down about 50%, so I can get a cute $40 bag for $20! A lot of the purses they sell are in fun and funky prints. People are always asking where I got my purse/bag when I get them from West49.
I love West 49, especially when stuff is on sale. I got a pair of Roxy flip flops there for $9 and a pair of Etnies for $60, originally priced $20 and $100. Most of the stuff is really skater-punk, but some clothes are really cute and I like buying clothes from there. The store in West Ed even has a skate park.
West 49 is a fun skate shop to walk around in. I love the shoes and hoodies best. The prices are pretty good, but they have better sales. I think they need more accessories. They do have some, but not enough. They have Emily, Roxy, Billabong, West 49 house brand, Element, and the list goes on and on.
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