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Fashion & Style

Canadian fashion marketplace taking over 99 Sudbury

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 1, 2014

inland torontoIf you mixed World MasterCard Fashion Week with the One Of A Kind Show, the result would look very much like INLAND, a brand-new fashion event that brings the work of Canada's best up-and-coming designers to a massive marketplace. (Well, you'd get that, or dresses made of needle-felted catnip toys on a runway paved with artisanal soap.)

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The best and worst Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto

Posted by Alex Brown / August 30, 2014

shoppers drug mart torontoThe best and worst Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto are tricky to tackle: how does one measure the likeability of an army of chain stores that are designed to serve the same purpose? Interestingly enough, not all Shoppers are the same. Some are great grocery stores (minus the produce), and others, premium makeup suppliers.

There are medium-sized Shoppers', deluxe superstores, and seemingly last-minute, underground and compact locations. And given that every neighbourhood in the city has their own go-to location (sometimes two!) there's no doubt that Shoppers Drug Mart holds a special place in all our lives. (For Drake, it's the bottom.)

Here are the best and worst Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto.

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The top 5 cosplay artists in Toronto

Posted by Shazia Khan / August 27, 2014

Cosplay TorontoThe top cosplay artists in Toronto are part of the city's thriving fan community. What was once a niche (and often mocked) hobby has become mainsteam, and will be displayed in full force at the 20th annual Fan Expo this week. Cosplay ("costumed roleplay" for the uninitiated) is so popular that some are making a lucrative career out of designing costumes and dressing up as their favourite fictional characters, whether there's a convention in town or not.

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Makeup chain Inglot coming to Yonge and Dundas

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 27, 2014

inglot torontoMakeup junkies, heads up: International cosmetics chain Inglot is coming to Toronto. The Polish company, which has stores across Europe and the U.S., will be taking over a retail space in the under-utilized strip at the southern edge of Dundas Square, just a few doors down from the Hard Rock Cafe. (The Toronto opening, strangely, comes on the heels of the company shutting down its existing stores in Montreal.)

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Muji to open first Toronto store at the Atrium on Bay

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 25, 2014

muji torontoLast week, we reported that Japanese no-frills home goods and clothing chain Muji was coming to Toronto in time for the holiday season, and a thousand design nerds immediately began preparing to make over their homes in a million shades of tan. Now, Retail Insider reports, the company has chosen the location for its first downtown store - the Atrium on Bay, home of Toronto's only downtown Red Lobster and that LCBO near Dundas Square.

What the Atrium lacks in retail cachet, it makes up for in location and available floor space. It's not known exactly which spot in the complex they'll occupy yet, but Retail Insider notes that they've got options. A large space is already open on the basement floor, and there's a new vacancy in the former Guess store on Yonge St. (though a giant Hallowe'en store is set to take over that space in the coming weeks, meaning Muji would have to wait to move in until after trick-or-treat season).
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Thank You Toronto sells hats for a good cause

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 25, 2014

thank you torontoDid you line up for the OVO pop-up shop earlier this month? Yeah, everyone else and their mom did, too. I saw a guy biking down the street in an owl shirt and a "The 6" hat last week. Hometown pride is fantastic, but Thank You, Toronto has a way to rep your home city that's a little more under-the-radar.

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