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Posted by Staff / Posted on January 19, 2011

Fracshion TorontoFracshion is a dream for the discount designer hunter. As the outlet store for the four Balisi shops in Toronto, Fracshion has an eclectic mix of jewelry, accessories, shoes, and clothes at amazingly marked down prices.

Fracshion TorontoFracshion opened on Yonge Street north of Wellesley back in October and is pulling in lots of walk-by traffic along with Balisi regulars looking for a discount. "The great thing about this store," says an employee who has been working there since it opened, "is that you get a deal but you know the quality is there because of the designer names you recognize."

Fracshion TorontoShe's not kidding about the deals. I spotted a pair of True Religion boots for $80 (regular $395), Emu boots for $75, and a $50 pair of Boss strappy motorcycle boots that I still can't get out of my mind. Besides the walls of shoes, Fracshion has a mix of designer fashions from names such as Fly London and Betsey Johnson, and a small section of men's clothes and accessories. Another can't-get-out-of-my-mind: a sequin satin dress Glam dress for $20 (marked down from $140).

Fracshion TorontoThe accessories are certainly a steal, with headbands for $1.95, belts from $5 and sunglasses at $4. There are almost too many necklaces to choose from, most under $5 and tacked to corkboards attached to the wall. There are also a few tables of books where you can get titles such as Paul Burrell Entertaining with Style, Best of Disc Art, and The Best America Erotica 2005 at three for $12.

Fracshion TorontoAs if there wasn't enough to look at, many of the chairs and tables on which some of the items are displayed are for sale, along with the store's decorative items. Just in case you want a vintage wooden bench ($350) to go along with those boots.

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IanV / January 19, 2011 at 10:33 am
Why do I always have to click twice to get to these articles? Once from the main page to a second page that has nothing more than a link? It's an annoying design flaw on this site. It would be so much faster to just directly link from the "more" button on the front page to the review.

I love the content of the site, I just wish it was easier to access.
jin / January 19, 2011 at 10:53 am
its one extra click you lazy fat ass.
JinIsMean / January 19, 2011 at 11:09 am
Do they sell mens stuff? If so, how much is there?

Robyn replying to a comment from JinIsMean / January 19, 2011 at 11:39 am
Yup, there's a men's section at the back. Not that big, but there are a few racks of clothing and a table of shoes for $40 or less.
Robyn replying to a comment from JinIsMean / January 19, 2011 at 11:41 am
Yup, there's a men's section at the back. Not too big, but there are a few racks of clothing and a table of shoes for $40 or less.
handfed / January 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm
I stopped in just before X-mas and they do have interesting and unique men's stuff. The staff are nice too!
ccw75 replying to a comment from IanV / January 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm
I agree, ignore that stupid reply by jin. All web designs should look for things that make it easier to use, not add useless clicks. What's lazy is not making things more efficient!
Cara replying to a comment from IanV / January 19, 2011 at 01:28 pm
It's so they can get extra ads on review articles. Just getting a little extra money from popular articles.
Tim replying to a comment from Cara / January 19, 2011 at 01:36 pm
To answer all the conspiracy theorists....we do apologize for the extra click but the reason for it is not to annoy you or inflate the site's page views but rather it is a flaw with our design and the way our content management system is set up. If you'd like to avoid the extra click, just look for the name of the store in the "Latest Reviews" section on the home page.
ccw75 replying to a comment from Tim / January 19, 2011 at 01:53 pm
Thanks for the explanation Tim - and the tip.
Cara / January 20, 2011 at 09:59 am
Thanks for explaining. Design flaw or not, it's still a great site.
Cate / January 22, 2011 at 01:14 pm
Can't wait to check this place out! Just bought some amazing Bloch flats from stylehopper 50% off !!!! If anyone's down with online shopping and needs an invite, here you go!!!
Lana / June 19, 2011 at 02:28 am
Great, very unique, VERY trendy (sort of like a Queen street at it's best about 10 years ago) for very reasonable price for such designs. In comparison with these shoes "Aldo" should go kill itself immediately, especially for their money. Lots of European funky (!!!) stuff: Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian. Not for conservative or "next door" people over 40: those would feel better in Yorkville or at "Wallmart".
Sue / November 20, 2012 at 02:35 pm
Fracshion is unfortunately CLOSED now as of Oct 2012?!?!?!?!?!
I loved this place!!

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