Blame Betty

at 211 17th Ave. S.E., Calgary, T2G 1H5 Canada Clothing, Shoes + Accessories, for the Rest of Us. <3

Blame Betty
211 17th Ave. S.E.
Calgary , AB T2G 1H5
Contact Phone
P: +1 403-244-9100


We are a Brick & Mortar and Online boutique specializing in pin up, retro and vintage inspired dresses but offer so much more as well. We are located in the heart of Calgary, in the shopping district of 17th Ave and all orders ship from Canada. That means no duty or brokerage for you to pay fellow Canadian lovelies!! Take a look through our photos, check us out online, and be sure to stop in if you're in the area! <3 Vintage Inspired and Retro Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, for the Rest of Us, since 2005!

Opening time

  • Mondays: 11:00- 18:00
  • Tuesdays: 11:00- 18:00
  • Wednesdays: 11:00- 18:00
  • Thursdays: 11:00- 18:00
  • Fridays: 11:00- 20:00
  • Saturdays: 11:00- 20:00
  • Sundays: 11:00- 18:00


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Company Rating

1758 Facebook users were in Blame Betty. It's a 1 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Women's Clothing Store category in Calgary, Alberta

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Blame Betty was a lifestyle boutique, created to fill the hole that existed for people like me… like us, like you.
The easiest way I came to describe it years ago was this: Clothing, shoes, and accessories... for the rest of us.
We are so grateful for the community it's created, the love it gave and has given, and how many incredible experiences it provided for so many.
We want to provide a heartfelt thank you to everyone that allowed us to be a part of their experience.
Thank you to everyone who walked through our doors, ordered online, allowed us to provide retail therapy, played dress up in our change rooms, took the time to leave so many positive reviews, shared photos of the treasures they found here, helped us spread the word...
All of it allowed us to keep our doors open for almost 13 years.
We are so damn grateful.
We have more to say below, but we want to take a moment to 'Pass the Torch', so to speak.
I want to take a moment to thank our team... past and present.
I love every single one of you, and have the deepest respect for you all.
SO many incredible reviews over the years, truly so grateful.
The last almost 13 years have been such an amazing experience, and everyone here is choosing in every way - to focus on nothing but the positives that this company created for so very many.
The business itself was up against a number of unavoidable experiences the last few years as many (if not all) independently owned Calgary companies have felt some impact of since the decline of oil.
We faced dramatically increased exchange rates, so much of our customer base was affected by the downturn, and we had just expanded and built a gorgeous new boutique!
We knew the construction on 17th was coming and tried to prepare by investing in a large-scale site rebuild to further grow our online business.
Not for a single moment, is any one thing, or one event, or the city, or construction, or the site rebuild, or the economy... to “blame” for us closing, it’s simply time to move on!
It is a gift to have the understanding that events unfold for the greater good, despite how hard it is to face sometimes... and I am grateful for all of it.
Economies change, construction has to happen, it just is what it is... and it is time to lay this brand to rest.