Malls are the Place for Luxury Brands?

A recent post from CCP Luxury noted that luxury brands are more likely to launch in malls than on “high streets” here in Canada.  But it wasn’t always this way.  Usually, people expect that such stores go to, say, Bloor… Continue Reading

More Change in Yorkville, Part One Million – UPDATE: Kate Spade is Coming!

The constantly evolving Yorkville area of Toronto is making changes once again.  Since our piece last month, not only has hoarding gone up for the new Tiffany & Co. store (moving next to Louis Vuitton later this year), but it’s… Continue Reading

Beauty, Shopping and Into the Gloss at Holt Renfrew’s ‘Powder Puff’

The beauty event, Powder Puff, was held at Holt Renfrew’s Bloor Street store in Toronto Tuesday evening.  Featuring special guest, Emily Weiss from Into the Gloss, the online beauty publication, who had a brief interview with Lisa Tant (VP, Fashion… Continue Reading

Real Lux Enters the Gap: Company Purchasing Intermix

This has been buzzing for weeks, but according to a NASDAQ.com article released yesterday, Gap has purchased Intermix for $130 million US.  Intermix, which has one location in Canada (Toronto’s Bloor Street, just east of Avenue Road), sells higher end… Continue Reading

Revisiting Hue’s Kitchen on Yonge and Bloor

We first visited this restaurant over two years ago when the site was still called Prospere Magazine.  Things haven’t changed much –  meals are still ordered from a slip (similar to those seen at dim sum restaurants), with a huge… Continue Reading

Coach Classics: Leather Shoulder Purse

Coach’s Classics line, long available online at at many other locations across North America (including Toronto’s Yorkdale store) finally made its way to the Bloor and Avenue Road location.  There was a “preview” for the line a couple of weeks… Continue Reading

Marni at H&M: The Actual Loot!

Though the pieces were slightly too big (make that at least one size bigger than “normal” at H&M), I managed to make them work…well, as best as I could, anyway.  The first piece, one of the double sided dresses, something I was debating over – whether to get the top or the dress (which I […] Continue Reading

Cynthia’s Banana Republic Mad Men Collection Loot!

I walked into the Yorkdale store expecting disappointment, that it was going to be like last time, where there were NO PETITES AVAILABLE.  Turned out I was wrong.  Sort of.  As noted in the earlier post, there were only three… Continue Reading