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Fashion & Style

Rob Ford's crack confession tie sells for $16K

Posted by Chris Bateman / March 4, 2015

toronto rob ford tieSomeone just dropped $16,100 on the football themed tie Rob Ford wore when he admitted smoking crack cocaine in November 2013. The mystery bidder, identified as a***a on the site, beat out 41 other people for the chance to spend the equivalent a year's rent on the 20-year-old accessory.

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The top 25 nail salons in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Chynna Wilson / March 4, 2015

nail salon torontoNail salons in Toronto will get you feeling together and polished in no time flat. But with so many (like, so many) nail salons scattered around the city, it can be hard to choose the best one - so we've done the hard work for you. Whether you're looking to get gelled, shellacked or just need a speedy mani/pedi, there's definitely a great option to be found in your neck of the woods.

Here are my picks for the top 25 nail salons in Toronto by neighbourhood.

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The top 10 custom & made to measure suits in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 2, 2015

custom suits torontoCustom and made to measure suits in Toronto present a perfect mix of accessibility and tailor-made fit. Bespoke suits are cut entirely to conform to the wearer's measurements, while off-the-rack is precisely that. But made to measure sits somewhere in the middle, tweaking a designer's existing pattern to your body while letting you choose fabrics and details. Cost-effectiveness and customization: it's the best of both worlds.

Here are my picks for the top places to get a custom or made to measure suit in Toronto.

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UK retailer Reiss to open first Canadian store in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 2, 2015

reiss torontoIt's a good time to be a fashion lover in Toronto. A whole whack of new fashion chains settled in the city last year, Uniqlo (be still my merino wool-loving heart) is finally about to open in Yorkdale next year, and now we're about to cross another item off our wish list.

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Toronto startup makes ordering custom dresses easy

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 1, 2015

pastel dress party torontoShopping for a bridesmaids' dress is either exciting or harrowing, depending on your outlook. But a new Toronto startup is aiming to take the time and guesswork out of the process by offering dresses custom-made to your measurements in a variety of styles - no more trying on threads and tangling with sizing and alterations.

Pastel Dress Party is the creation of two Toronto women (themselves former bridesmaids) who wanted to make dress shopping for weddings (and proms, and any other occasion you can think of) simple and affordable.

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The top 10 stores for windows and doors in Toronto

Posted by Shayne Fox / March 1, 2015

doors windows torontoThe top stores for windows and doors in Toronto can help you upgrade your home when the time comes to invest in some energy-efficient, stylish portals to the outside world. Whether you choose to refurbish what you already have, bring home some architectural salvage or get brand new customized pieces, it helps to know where to shop and who to talk to.

Here are my picks for the top places to buy windows and doors in Toronto.

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