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Fashion & Style

The top 10 thrift stores in Toronto

Posted by Alex Brown / September 14, 2014

toronto thrift storesThe top thrift stores in Toronto are those that keep on giving, whether that's through wicked-low prices, a sweet variety of vintage garb, or right back into the local community. They know that second-hand clothing shopping can sometimes be a little daunting, and so they've place the utmost importance on store cleanliness, organization, and a diverse amount of stock. These stores also depend on their community's regular donations in order to keep afloat, so in many ways, it's a mutually beneficial relationship.

Here are my picks for the top thrift stores in Toronto.

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Fashion & Style

The Junction gets a new flea market

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 11, 2014

Junction flea marketIf you miss the Junction Flea's cozy apparition in the (still) empty Dundas West lot and are, perhaps, unable to leave the Junction for Sterling Road's flea on a weekend (say, this weekend) in your post-brunch haze, don't fret it. The hood's newest concert venue Junction City Music Hall has something special in store for local shoppers of vintage goods, hand-mades, and baked treats - I'm hazarding a guess you won't find dice made of human teeth at this flea, but I'll stop by just to make sure.

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New site lets you shop Toronto furniture stores online

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 11, 2014

fetchpadIn a city saturated with awesome design stores, shopping local should be a breeze when it comes to furnishing your place. Problem is, not every customer has hours to spend going store-to-store looking for the perfect throw pillow to fill that maddening gap on their couch. A new Toronto-based startup, Fetchpad, aims to bridge that gap, giving shoppers an easier way to hunt for fresh decor items (or, at the very least, some stellar eye candy).

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Vogue names West Queen West world's second coolest neighbourhood

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 9, 2014

west queen westIf you're one of those Debbie Downers who likes to complain that Toronto has no style, you might want to change your tune, because Vogue likes us just fine. Yep, that Vogue. In a story published on the magazine's site earlier this week dedicated to mapping out the world's 15 coolest street style neighbourhoods, West Queen West took the number two spot, behind Tokyo's Shimokitazawa district, beating out neighbourhoods in Paris and Milan. Somehow, we even trounced Silver Lake and Bushwick.

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King East park transformed into a living room

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 5, 2014

king east design district torontoThe King East Design District is Toronto's gateway to some of the world's most interesting furniture and home decor designers. For those looking to kit out their places with cutting-edge design, it's a one-stop shop, with dozens of stores lining King and tucked into sidestreets. For those whose apartments are already overflowing (including yours truly), it's a crash course in what's modern and trending in the world of interiors.

On September 20, area stores are banding together to transform the face of King East as part of the KEDD 3d parti festival, which will feature installations by local and international artists running up and down the street, turning the area into a massive gallery.

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The top 5 florists in the PATH

Posted by Christina Cheung / September 4, 2014

florists toronto pathThe top florists in the Financial District can all be found in the PATH, the underground maze - er, I mean, network - of pedestrian walkways connecting more than 50 buildings and office towers in the downtown core. With over 200,000 office commuters passing through each day, some are bound to need flowers for their assistants, significant others or heck, even themselves at some point.

Here are the five best places to purchase floral arrangements or plants in the PATH - and please do try your best not to get lost down there.

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