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Shopping in Toronto?

david3558

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Hi everyone, I've searched for older threads but am wondering if there are any current recommendations as to where to shop in Toronto, as I am taking a weekend trip up there! Does anyone have suggestions to where to shop, visit, etc?

Thanks in advance!
 

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showroom on queen street
over the rainbow in yorkville
holt renfrew in yorkville
generally queen street from yonge to a bit past spadina is good
 

Max Biggavel

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Nomad/Ransom

819 queen street west

431 richmond street west

thats about it
 

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tnt blu
uncle otis
upc boutique
nomad
holt's
jonathan and olivia
 

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TerrenceCarvo

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Nomad
Sydney's
Ransom
Jonathan + Olivia
Klaxon Howl
TNT (The New Trend)
TNT Blu
Sepentine
Kensington Market
Spectacle (Sunglasses)
Bay and Bloor (Majon Intersection)
Lileo
Holt Renfrew
Over the rainbow
Uncle Otis
Gotstyle Men's Wear
 

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nomad + uncle otis for sf-approved gear, kensington market if you like shopping vintage. klaxon howl is all military/workwear, and you should check it out even if you're not into that aesthetic - they're in a really cool space.

e: do not go to tnt, it is horrible.
 

Gavin

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Originally Posted by TerrenceCarvo
Nomad
Sydney's
Jonathan + Olivia
Klaxon Howl
Kensington Market
Spectacle (Sunglasses)
Bay and Bloor (Major Intersection)
Uncle Otis


This.

Also, start walking west on Queen W from Spadina until you hit Roncesvalles and stop into anywhere that looks interesting.
 

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Shopping in Toronto is a joke. A horrible, horrible, painfully unfunny and exorbitantly expensive joke. If you're downtown then the stores people have already mentioned are pretty much it (there's also Anti-Hero beside Over The Rainbow, but they stopped carrying Dsquared so it's mostly Bikkembergs and McQ [diffusion line] now), the thing is none of them are worth the asking prices until sales. Well, maybe Uncle Otis but that's cuz their merch isn't particularly expensive in the first place, but I've never seen anything there that I wanted to buy (same with TNT except for a CdG Beatles tee that was $200 after tax...) Holt Renfrew on bloor sometimes has good stuff on blowout sale but that's about it. In general, as prices rise over time, quality of construction/materials wanes and originality/design disappears outside of the idiotically expensive labels.
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TNT (The New Trend) TNT Blu
There's TNT, TNT Woman, and TNT Blu, but Blu (in the basement) is the only one that carries menswear -- even though it also carries womenswear and more of it. There are signs all over Hazelton that there's some kind of new fourth TNT store coming soon, but my running joke with my friends is that it's going to be a 3rd women-only store. Can anyone give me some info on Serpentine? I've never heard of it.
 

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Thanks for the link/info, I didn't even realize there was anywhere to check out Damir/Julius/DBSS in person in this city.

I don't know what to make of their website, though: all the brand feature pages are unstyled and redirect me to http://www.transmitterstudios.com/ with a prompt o_O
 

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R.A.D at 899 Dundas West (women)
Guidi, Lost and Found, Nico Uytterhaegen, Werkstatt Munchen, Forme d'expression, etc.
some accessories like bags/belts/necklace/etc are unisex

Delphic at 706 Queen West (men + women)
Canadian stuff ala Philip Sparks, Hoi Bo and a wide collection of Krane
After you stop here, go behind the building for Klaxon and Howl (The couple owns both the stores)

Oliver Spencer Store at 962 Queen West
Fred Perry Store at 964 Queen West
Ruins at 960 Queen West (OC, Assembly NYC, Patrik Ervell, etc)

m0851 at 23 St-Thomas (across from Holt Renfrew Downtown)
Leather (jackets, bags, wallets, Belts, etc.) check their site m0851.com
They are a lot better than Rudsak and Danier as far as Canadian leather fashion store goes
 

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Nomad is as good as a store as you'll find anywhere.
 

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