While there’s no shortage of shopping options at Yonge and Eglinton, we’ve picked out our local faves, some of which have been flying under the radar for years. Stroll through a used clothing shop, a charming bookstore, a boutique toting a modern collection of men’s and women’s garb, an art store or a spot for new skincare items. Here’s our guide to shopping on Eglinton Avenue. [Image credit: iStock.com/Troels Graugaard]
If you're looking for the specialty skincare regime that works for your skin, Toronto is rich with boutiques and apothecaries offering an array of non-surgical solutions. Whether you’re looking for 100% organic, all-natural brands, or more commercial products, there's a spot in the 6 that will help you put your best face forward.
Makeup is meant to enhance your beauty, not cover it up; and certainly not to clog your pores, make you age faster, and cause cancer. Thanks to the growing awareness about petrochemicals in beauty products, the market for organic, natural, and chemical-free makeup is advancing everyday. So, without further ado, here are a few boutiques in Toronto to discover the good stuff. [Photo courtesy of The Detox Market]
All-natural sunscreen options have reached Toronto, using minerals like titanium and zinc, which act as barriers against UVA and UVB rays. From Coola to Boo Bamboo to 100% Pure, here’s where you can find safe, all-natural sunscreen brands in the 6. [Feature image: Consonant Skincare]
Shopping for the sister who has it all can be difficult, but the fact that you're in Toronto means that you have access to the best high-end shopping that Canada has to offer. Everyone knows about the luxury of Yorkville, but Toronto has plenty of districts with boutiques where you can find the perfect gift for your discerning sister.
I used to be one of those people with perfect skin, no matter how much I abused it. Then one day (cue the horror music), my skin broke out. I had to rethink my skincare regime, and started exploring Toronto’s scene for organic skincare products, free of harsh chemicals. Here are some of the city’s best local spots to get the goods – and trust me, your skin will thank you. [Photo courtesy of Pure + Simple]
For the average fella, few things remain more fulfilling than a proper barbershop hot shave. Whether priming your mug for a Movember masterpiece or merely taking some manly me-time, Toronto is stacked with steady hands skilled at the old school straight-razor.
Summer sun and winter dryness can wreak havoc on your hands and feet. You can combat that irritation with soothing creams and lotions, and fortunately, Toronto is stacked with skincare boutiques and apothecaries who are experts in just that. Be kind to your skin with smoothing and rejuvenating lotions from these Toronto shops.
It’s practically official: there’s no excuse for a bad hair or beard day again. Toronto has enough boutiques selling salon-worthy treatments, accessories and tools to keep the population’s hair looking tidy from morn ’til night. Take your pillow perm to these Toronto hotspots and load up on professional hair products that won't wear on your wallet. 
It’s hard enough to find affordable and high quality beauty products, now imagine trying to find options that are environmentally friendly, organic and cruelty free. Luckily, there’s plenty of Torontonians who make taking care of the planet a priority, right down to your shampoo, your fragrance, or your makeup.
You know tattoos have gone mainstream when a full sleeve won’t kibosh the job interview and a “Mom” tat just doesn’t cut it as cool anymore. Check out this list of awesome tattoo parlours where you'll find some of Toronto’s best body artists.
Looking to spoil yourself without spending too much money? Host an at-home pampering session and avoid dropping big bucks at a high-end spa. Visit these Toronto beauty boutiques to shop for a variety of indulgent lotions and potions for your hair and body.
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