Best Of North Toronto 2014 - Fashion & Beauty
These local boutiques are la crème de la crème of our area
BEST FOR DESIGNER LABELS
CANOPY BLUE, 2582 Yonge St.
Brimming with highly covetable brands like Missoni, A.L.C. and Smythe.
BEST FOR DENIM
CARBON, 2591 Yonge St.
Head here for the latest men’s and women’s jeans from labels like Genetic Denim, Joe’s and J Brand.
ANI + WREN, 1172 Yonge St.
Superstylish clothing and accessories for moms-to-be. You’ll still be rocking these duds long after the bump is gone.
BEST FOR SOCKS
FLOORPLAY, 2585 Yonge St.
Funky patterns and bright prints in every colour imaginable. Your feet have never had so much fun.
BEST FOR UNIQUE TEES
INTUITION, 2487 Yonge St.
We love the ever-changing selection of comfy and cool tees from Krate 101 at this unassuming uptown boutique.
SEVEN CROWNS, 2499 Yonge St.
Custom, high-quality work by talented artists. Well deserving of their stellar reputation.
MELMIRA, 3319 Yonge St.
Pick up chic gear for the beach from the likes of Seafolly, Karla Colletto and, our fave, Canuck label Shan.
MYNC, 2596 Yonge St.
Wax, thread, tweeze or tint your way to perfectly tamed brows. Oh, and flaunt your peepers with extensions.
SPECTACLE, 3342 Yonge St.
The place to go for unique frames from high-end names like Oliver Peoples and house line Taru & Koli.
BEST CASUAL KICKS
GET OUTSIDE, 3456 Yonge St.
Footwear for the whole family from all the iconic brands: Converse, Birkenstock, Frye, Vans and more.
BEST EVERYTHING SHOP
ROOM 2046, 1252 Yonge St.
This room carries everything from beautifully scented soaps to quirky jewellery to duds that the kids from Berlin would wear. Stay tuned for garb from local gal Laura Siegel.
BEST MEN’S GROOMING
MANKIND, 212 Eglinton Ave. E.
Book the alpha male for a cut and style with scalp massage, paraffin hand wax and hot towel facial treatment. And free touch-ups within two weeks, too.
GEE BEAUTY, 2 Roxborough St. W.
Look your best with a flawless makeup application, then stock up on beauty essentials from Tata Harper, Rodin (from the Linda Rodin) and Gee’s own fabulous namesake line.
BEST SPOT FOR A GIFT
DRAKE GENERAL STORE, 2607 Yonge St.
From quirky Canadiana (think poutine bowls and Mountie napkins) to modern design finds, like a Maison Martin Margiela snow globe, you’re sure to find something for everyone.
VAN RIJK, 90 Eglinton Ave. E.
With more than 25 years of experience, Van Rijk’s patrons visit for both big ticket names (think Cartier, Tiffany and Bvlgari) and stunning vintage pieces.