Research from the Archives: Katrina’s Ladies and Children Wear

Recently, renovations on the storefronts on Perron Street have uncovered a sign for a store that was once located along Perron Street: Katrina’s Ladies and Children Wear.

Several curious passersby have contacted the Musée Héritage Museum archives wondering if we have more information about Katrina’s. While we don’t have records specifically from this store, we searched through newspaper records and were able to trace a brief story of Katrina’s.

Katrina’s Ladies and Children’s Wear held its Grand Opening on May 30, 1968.

It had sales for special events like Christmas and Mother’s Day.

Katrina’s also sponsored various community events like the Kinsmen’s Rodeo 108 and Sturgeon General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary fundraiser.

On January 17, 1973, the St. Albert & Sturgeon Gazette advertised the space for rent.

And in February 1973, there was a Closing Out Sale for Katrina’s.

By tracing the newspaper records, we can piece together a general history of the store.

One of the members of the St. Albert Historical Society recalls that all of the store’s clothes were made of natural fibers and the fashions seemed geared for a niche market. We’d love to hear more from anyone who has more information about Katrina’s Ladies and Children’s Wear at archives@artsandheritage.ca.