Best places to shop in Uptown Toronto for 2016


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Pictured L–R: Pari Davis (Want Boutique), Antonio Coscarella (Bayview Tailoring) and Leon Emmett (Hairy Tarantula)

­Best Boutique
A girlie dream come true is what Want Boutique is to us. Trust that you’ll always find something fab.   
1788 Avenue Rd.
Pari’s pick: Best Shoes
In Style Shoes has saved me more than once. I always find the perfect style, and the ladies know their stuff!” 
1758 Avenue Rd.

Best Tailor
At Bayview Tailoring it’s all about quality tailoring paired with personality, thanks to Antonio.  
2901 Bayview Ave.
Antonio's pick: Best Evening Dresses
“Ladies can go to Andrews — it’s very good. I will go there to buy a gift for my wife. They have nice evening dresses.”
2901 Bayview Ave.

Best For Comic Books
After sifting through the endless comics at Hairy Tarantula, you’ll never want to re-enter the real world.  
6979 Yonge St.
Leon's Pick: Best Mini-Mall
Galleria Supermarket is an Asian mini-mall, with food, housewares and services, that’s different from usual cookie-cutter mall offerings.” 
7040 Yonge St.

Best Florist
When seeking out fresh flowers, Floris is always our go to. Have an event in mind? They’ll custom create the essential bouquet, be it a medley of roses and dahlias or a floral heart.   
1670 Avenue Rd.

Best One-stop Shop
Diane Alperin, the spirited owner of Chronic Clothing, will always have plenty of suggestions for how you can add some oomph to your wardrobe. Arrive ready to chat.
1986 Avenue Rd.

Best for Lights
Seeking out a sconce? Lighting for your bathroom? A chandelier or three? Royal Lighting has it all and does it better than anyone else in the biz. A showstopper of a showroom.
1549 Avenue Rd.

Best for Work
We like to keep it Canadian as much as possible, and Judith & Charles makes it easy. The work-ready garb always walks the line between appropriate and on trend. Never boring.
2901 Bayview Ave.

Best for Seeking Answers
Whether you are full-on Wiccan or just dipping a toe or two into other ways of thinking, The Occult Shop will guide you in the right direction. A magical experience awaits. 
1373 Bathurst St.

Best for Statement Tees
Fans of the statement T-shirt will always find ones fitted with inspirational phrases at Out On A Limb. Look for names like Line, Rebecca Minkoff, YoSox and Bella Dahl too. 
1755 Avenue Rd.

Best Beauty Boutique
Murale is uptown’s one stopper of a shop for any and all beauty needs, from eye pampering (hydrogels plus massage) to teeth whitening to a wee stint at the brow bar for that perfect arch.  
20 Marie Labatte Rd.

Best Designer for Less
For ladies with a green viewpoint and a taste for designer fashion, Flair Trade is the answer (and sigh of relief). Labels like Missoni, Prada and Burberry entice for a fraction of the retail price. 
3241 Yonge St.

Best Blowouts
The neighbourhood’s hair has never looked better thanks to Blowdry Lounge. We agree — it really is all about the blow-dry. Plus, if need be, the stylists can go to you.
1788 Avenue Rd.

Best Sales
Mimi's Boutique is where we head when looking for amazing pieces that won’t break the bank. From buy-one-get-one-half-off to Black Friday, they know how to lure you in.   
1734 Avenue Rd.

Best for Frocks
For the Charlotte of the group, Ross Mayer is just the ticket. Their frocks are both flirty and demure and done in bright colours and plenty of fun florals.  
1929 Avenue Rd.

Best New Barber
Newbie barber King's Crown is all about giving men a taste of luxury with hot towel shaves, facials and more. And for those who want to bring it home, they have spiffy grooming kits. 
2901 Bayview Ave.

 

Still the best...

 

Best Video Store
Videoflicks

1701 Avenue Rd.

Best Custom Suits
Isaac Ely Bespoke

485 Champagne Dr.

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