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Fashion & Style

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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The top 10 kitchen and bathroom tile stores in Toronto

Posted by Jenna King / February 28, 2015

tiles torontoThe top kitchen and bathroom tile stores in Toronto feature a range of materials like marble, ceramic, and porcelain, suited for different projects - from indoor to outdoor, flooring to backsplash. Tiles are like wine - there's a seemingly endless variety of different materials from different regions used for different purposes, with no two exactly the same.

Every store's stock is unique with most of them carrying at least a few products exclusive to them. If you're looking for something specific, you will likely end up having to visit several of them to find exactly what you're looking for but luckily, most are located in the same two general areas - the Castlefield Design District and

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

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The top 5 furniture consignment stores in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / February 25, 2015

furniture consignment torontoFurniture consignment stores in Toronto present the perfect solution for compulsive redecorators, no matter if a piece is coming or going. Shoppers can snag a gently-used piece at a steal - and if you're looking to make room for that new find, they can help you out by handling the moving, photography and sale of your old pieces (buh-bye, Craigslist).

It's no surprise that there are more and more furniture consignment shops arriving on the scene, including Around The Block and newcomer Elle & Eve - we Torontonians do love a deal.

Here are my picks for the top furniture consignment stores in Toronto.

See also: The best consignment stores in Toronto

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