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Fashion & Style

The top 10 stores for watches in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 6, 2014

watches in torontoThe top stores for watches in Toronto offer everything from inexpensive fashion-focused watches to obscure mid-priced brands to the kind of high-end timepieces Bay Street bankers dream about. Though a certain segment of watch nerds may disagree, there's no rule that you need to spring for the latter option in order to make that piece of wrist flash worth your while.

In the advent of smartphones, many predicted watches would fall by the wayside as a fashion item, remaining only on the wrists of the aforementioned boardroom dwellers, or leisure-class high rollers who see their Swiss tourbillons as signifiers of status and wealth. But, as in so many other areas of fashion, nostalgia prevails: A new wave of sleek, retro, reasonably inexpensive designs has appeared right alongside the Barbour jackets and Pendleton flannels in men's boutiques across the city.

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20 great looks from Holt Renfrew's Uncrate India party

Posted by Staff / April 5, 2014

Uncrate IndiaHolt Renfrew rolled out the red carpet - and sitar players, henna artists, and a whole lot of samosas - to launch the store's Uncrate India collection, a selection of handmade goods curated by Holt's Alexandra Weston and designer Waris Ahluwalia, on Thursday night. The colour didn't stop at the fabric-draped walls and ribboned ceilings: many broke out their brightest saris, dresses and suits for the occasion.

Check out all the looks in the Style section.
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This Week in Fashion: Etsy pop-up shop, Shopify Retail Tour, Aveda celebrates Earth Month

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 2, 2014

etsy torontoThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

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Aveda is celebrating Earth Month throughout April with a whole slew of green initiatives slated to raise $6 million for clean water-related causes. Included is the return of immensely successful events Cut-A-Thon and Beyond (April 7) and Walk for Water (April 22), which garnered over 400 participants last year. Salons, spas, and retail stores will also be peddling limited edition Earth Month Light the Way candles and donating 100% of the proceeds to Global Greengrants Fund.

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Fashion (not food) truck hits the streets of Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 27, 2014

fashion truck torontoHave style, will travel: Toronto finally has its very own fashion boutique on wheels. Fashion Truck Canada made its maiden voyage last weekend in Liberty Village. It'll be returning to the neighbourhood today until 7 p.m, setting up shop outside Balzac's (at the corner of Liberty St. and Hanna St.)

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Disconnect at these Toronto spas with no phone policies

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 27, 2014

Spas no phoneWith their low, tranquil lighting, menu of relaxing treatments, and music that's heavier than the average on the pan flutes, you might expect spas to crack down completely on atmosphere-ruining smartphone chatter. But even in spots that pride themselves on being mini-getaways from the outside world, many folks are still reluctant (to the point of being irritating) to leave their beloved mobile devices behind.

Toronto's spas generally frown on phones; most local spas I talked to will ask that you keep them turned off or leave them on vibrate, or ask that you not use them in certain areas, but will, technically, allow them.

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Uniqlo might open Toronto store in 2016

Posted by Derek Flack / March 26, 2014

Uniqlo TorontoUniqlo might (finally) be on its way to Toronto according to a report in The Financial Post. The Japanese clothing retailer has long been on the city's list of most coveted shops, but the waiting has been in vain up until now. The Post cites industry sources, who reveal that the first location is destined for a 35,000 square foot space in Yorkdale Mall should everything go according to plan. Following its arrival, Uniqlo would reportedly look to open both mall and street-front locations in the Toronto area.





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