Holt Renfrew’s offshoot store, HR2, recently opened their second Canadian location in Vaughan Mills in May. And although the store is merely a branch of the Holt Renfrew tree, shoppers will be happy to know that luxury is still the root that Holt’s hopes to grow its success from.
Earlier this month, Parkdale welcomed Sylvie and Shimmy, a new womenswear store, to the neighbourhood. For most buisiness owners, nabbing a location that attracts the right clientele is half the battle, so when Caroline Sylvester and Kyungjoo Shim found a spot in Parkdale for their shop, it was a no-brainer.
Jeanne Beker scours the city and finds eight Father’s Day gifts that even hard-to-please dads won’t return.
Power Ball, the annual fundraiser for The Power Plant, has become synonymous with bacchanalian sublimation. Bay Streeters don on-theme costumes and mingle with Hogtown’s boho set, who often use the event as an excuse to strut their most outlandish outfits.
Featuring womenswear made exclusively in Italy, Rinascimento recently opened its doors in two GTA locations — the Promenade and Sherway Gardens — on May 1. The new shop specializes in fast fashion (“rinascimento” is an Italian term that translates to “rebirth”), which means it surveys the current trends in the fashion market, then creates clothes and gets them to the buyer as quickly as possible.
Since the ’70s, Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog has earned renown for his innovative footwear for men and women. Fluevog’s first Toronto store opened on Queen West in 1989, and earlier this month a second Toronto location opened in the Distillery District.
There are only a few stores in Toronto that are decidedly Canadian in spirit, but Francesco Fiore and Pamela Hopson are hoping to generate enthusiasm towards our home and native land with their new Parkdale store, North Standard Trading Post.
Earlier this month, Rosedale’s Drake General Store relocated to Yonge and Eglinton. The reason for the move? Simple: the new location offers more retail space than either of the other two stores.
While there are a few bespoke shoe shops around Toronto, Leatherfoot — Yorkville’s latest custom men’s footwear operation — is hoping to become the sole name in the high-end shoe conversation.
Put a spring in your step with Jeanne Beker’s selection of colourful flats for running around town in style.