Originally Posted by Master-Classter
I know of Simons in Montreal and I remember hearing they were going to open in Toronto. Are they here already? Where abouts?
Not in Toronto per se: they're in Mississauga at Square One. A nice 5-7 minute drive from my house, if I may add.
Originally Posted by Steel28
Damn, thanks for the tip. I can see some brands such as Rick and Balmain that I was looking locally. Also strong sale section for sure.
It's no Dover Street Market, but given that I like my contemporary/niche designer labels, I was
by the end of it. I was finally able to dial in my size for Monitaly and Sage de Cret, and I don't always need to go to Toronto to determine how I fit in Junya Watanabe's stuff. (Too bad I'm not into most of his SS16 collection.)
They have a good selection of designers, but their buys for a good chunk of them aren't very extensive. What they carry in store may not be reflective of what they carry online, and vice versa.
And Beware: men's mainline Rick Owens and Balmain aren't in Mississauga. They carry Drkshdw and Pierre Balmain, respectively. Funny enough, the women's designer section carries mainline Balmain.
I'm not sure if you can get them to bring in something from other stores without buying it beforehand, as I haven't tried that yet.
I'm assuming you've been to the stores I'm going to mention, but:
- Serpentine in Toronto for both Balmain and Rick Owens.
- The Queen St. Saks has a pretty decent Balmain section. I hope you're not looking for the biker jeans; they likely have been raided through despite a restock in April. Sandra, Sharon and Jacob are your go-to SAs in the men's high-end designer section. They've been in Toronto retail for a long time (10-20+ years!), know their shit, will give you an honest opinion and are all around Good People. And if you do ever go, tell them that Kevin sent you. :)
By the way, if you're into Sage de Cret and in the market for a fishtail parka, Simon's has an olive green cotton/nylon one that's almost 90% off.
Edited by KaleidoscopicK - 6/8/16 at 6:46am