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Warby Parker's first Toronto location is now open

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / August 5, 2016

Warby Parker TorontoAfter growth and success in the U.S., this affordable designer eyewear brand has forayed into Canada. Its first international shop has no shortage of homey touches like books and brass lamps. If it weren't for the shades and prescription glasses lining the walls, you'd think you were in a library.

Read my profile of Warby Parker in the fashion section.

Now you can get IV drips to cure hangovers in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / July 13, 2016

reviv torontoToronto's newest destination for post hangover cures isn't your favourite brunch spot. Instead, head to this just opened medical clinic that offers vitamin-wellness infusions for the overworked, hungover, or simply health-conscious via IV drip.

Find out more in my profile of Reviv.

Former Cabaret Vintage space gets a new tenant

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / July 3, 2016

pearls and pockets torontoThe storefront one home to longtime Queen St. stalwart Cabaret Vintage is packed with clothing again and the offerings here stick out from the neighbourhood's sea of minimalist decor and subdued hues. With 60's inspired stock sourced from both the past and present, everything is colourful, sparkly, or both.

Read my profile of Pearls & Pockets in the fashion section.
Fashion & Style

Sustainable fashion makes a comeback in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / June 20, 2016

design forward torontoLet's be honest: sustainable fashion has a bad rep. When you think of eco-clothing, chances are you're picturing something itchy and shapeless, like a burlap sack. Considering the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world after oil, this perception desperately needs to change.

Design Forward, a runway event by non-profit Fashion Takes Action (FTA), recognizes that great design should come first, which is why they feature only the most progressive Canadian designers.

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Fashion & Style

Toronto is getting a Justin Bieber Purpose pop-up shop

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / May 16, 2016

justin bieber torontoDrake isn't the only world-touring musician to throw a pop-up in Toronto. Justin Bieber just announced via Facebook that his merchandise will be sold at Nomad (819 Queen St W) this Wednesday and Thursday (May 18 - 19) from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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Toronto pop-up grows into full-fledged retail shop

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / May 4, 2016

Tusk TorontoThis contemporary womenswear boutique is back and better than ever after closing its pop-up shop inside Silver Falls Vintage. Customers old and new will be pleased to see its signature subdued colour and soft minimalistic offerings thrive in a new neighbourhood.

Read my profile of Tusk in the fashion section.
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