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Purr Clothing is something of an inner-city fashion institution. Since 1999, its 17th Avenue Southwest location has been a go-to spot for stylish, casual men’s and women’s clothing and fashion accessories. The shop’s sister boutiques are located on Kensington Road and in Scotia Centre. Both cater solely to women’s clothing needs.

“I liked that it was a small business and you can see the difference you make,” says Kari Moorhead of why she became manager of the 17th Avenue Purr location. Owner Jenny Falconer launched Purr with the intention of selling stylish, trendy and affordable clothes with a European sensibility. That vision has been influential among 17th Avenue’s many clothing boutiques.

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    this location is excellent right on 17th ave - easy to stop in while strolling 17th - very big with lots of selection of cool clothes - check it out!

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