The humidex is off the charts, summer festivals are in full swing and patios are packed. Yes, summer has finally arrived in the 6. To survive the dog days of summer, we’ve handpicked some of our top spots for must have summer essentials – from sunscreen, swimsuits and sunnies, to bikes, hats and sandals. [Image credit: iStock.com/Atilla ALTUN]
In the winter months, it’s easy to let your wardrobe start sagging. Practicality seems to take the place of style and sass. There’s no better place to spice up a drab outfit than Kensington Market, the headquarters of self-decor. Follow this guide and reclaim your own unique style with some one-of-a-kind outfit adornments. [Feature image: Courage My Love]
The sun is shining and the flowers are in full bloom, which means it’s time to strip the layers and throw on an effortless, stylish frock. Whether you’re looking for a maxi dress you can rock from the beach to the streets, or a peplum dress for work and nights out, these are the local shops to hit for summer dresses. [Image credit: iStock.com/Justin Horrocks]
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]
Being pregnant doesn’t mean sacrificing your personal style. While there are a few stylish maternity stores in Toronto, you can still shop from trendy non-maternity stores, too. Show off that baby bump and look hella chic. Here’s where to shop for styles you can wear before, during and after pregnancy. [Image credit: iStock.com/Chet_W]
Toronto is a lingerie lover’s dream. With local designers like Fortnight and Mary Young making waves on the international scene, and boutiques importing cool brands from New Zealand and Los Angeles, this is the city to find your dream bra. Sprawl out in lush change rooms and consult with expert fitters on style and size. Who says high quality comfort has to be a luxury? [Feature image: Melmira Bra & Swimsuits Inc]
Going back to school can be tough, especially when you still haven’t found the right books-worthy backpack or tote. For those looking for functionality without sacrificing style, here are some boutiques in Toronto that carry sleek bags – from designer handbags to leather backpacks to bags with the fur – that can take you from school to work to play all in one day. [Photo courtesy of Eleven Thirty]
TO's most fashionable know well that strong hosiery game is essential to day-to-day style excellence, from patterned nylons in the winter to colourful ankle socks in the summer. Whatever the season, these Toronto boutiques have the leg-wear you need to safeguard those precious stems.[Image credit: iStock.com/coloroftime]
Everyone in the city seems to be running lately, and it's no wonder why; according to a new study, running is the number one form of exercise in Canada. With shoes, clothing and GPS trackers, these Toronto stores will get you out on the road and in with the crowd.
Whether you’re looking for a super-soft fabric for a baby onesie, or some robust wool for a winter scarf, Toronto is flush west to east with fine wool, yarn and fabric stores, stocked with all the materials and accessories you’ll need for your next creation. Plus, if you're looking for a little inspiration, you'll find fellow maker-minded folks browsing the stacks and bins at these Toronto fabric and yarn stores.
Gals about town know well that sometimes, the best way to shake off a bad day is a little retail therapy, lingerie style. Luckily, Toronto is stocked with seriously sexy boutiques to get your bra-and-panty fix. After all, no one can see beneath your clothes, but when you don a lacy number, it feels as though they can. Pamper yourself with some classy French lingerie, or cute everyday pieces at these seductive spots.
Whether you’re looking for that perfect party-minded frock for a special occasion, or just some unique threads for day to day, the east end is Toronto’s undiscovered haven for sweet vintage finds. From deco to disco, Queen Street East is stacked with some of the best retro regalia in town. [Image credit: iStock.com/sergeyryzhov]
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