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Fashion & Style

Now you can wear Toronto street art on your feet

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 24, 2014

huely socksThe fun sock is experiencing an undeniable - if inexplicable wave - in popularity. Colourful, patterned Happy Socks are ubiquitous in Toronto menswear stores, and multiple sock-oriented startups, including WeSell Socks and YoSox, have launched over the last few months in this city alone.

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The top 10 online stores for home decor in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 18, 2014

decor online shop torontoThe top web sites in Toronto for home decor and furniture will help you spiff up your home with that perfect piece you've been searching for. We've got tons of fantastic brick and mortar furniture and design shops in Toronto, but taking your hunt online does have its advantages - you can check out what a store has in stock before you make a crosstown trek to snag it, for example, or you can just order and skip that step altogether.

On top of that, many of the names on this list have elected to skip the storefront altogether (the rent's always cheaper on the Internet), meaning you can shop for awesome products not available anywhere else while still supporting a local business.

Here are my picks for the top online stores for home decor and furniture in Toronto.

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Japanese design chain Muji to open first Toronto store

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 18, 2014

muji torontoWe're on a serious roll when it comes to international chain stores, Toronto. First, shoe discounter DSW took itself out of our dreams and into the GTA with two brand-new stores; now, another brand is set to knock itself off our wish list (and this one will make a way bigger impact on your place than just the shoe closet).

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The best & worst looks at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 17, 2014

Toronto Mens Fashion WeekToronto Men's Fashion Week (TOM) made a debut appearance on the Toronto fashion scene this week. From August 12 to 14, the Fairmont Royal York was swarmed by gents - ranging from dapper to avant-garde on the style spectrum - and other fashion fans looking to take in the collections of up-and-coming menswear designers from around the globe.

As with any new event, it wasn't without its speedbumps - occasionally less-than-smooth logistics (including an awards-show delay they called on Stacey McKenzie to liven up) and one honest-to-goodness media snafu in the form of L'Uomo Strano's off-again, on-again collection. But the lineup of dozens of designers - many of whom were totally new to the fashion scene - was still a breath of fresh air, bringing collections that ranged from the beautiful to the shocking to the unusual. (And they definitely didn't shy away from the unusual - but then again, that's why we're looking at it on the runway, and not buying it at the Gap.)

Here, in no particular order, are 10 of my favourite looks - and five of the wackiest ones - from the first-ever TOM.

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Feminine collection hits Men's Fashion Week runway

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 15, 2014

toronto mens fashion weekAfter being pulled from the first-ever Toronto men's fashion week just days before his runway show, allegedly due to concerns that the clothes were too "androgynous" and "femme", Mic. Carter's L'Uomo Strano line was reinstated to the runway yesterday - crop tops, full skirts and all.

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10 more upstart fashion brands in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 14, 2014

toronto fashionTo badly paraphrase the great Stephen Malkmus, Toronto's fashion scene is crazy - brands start up each and every day. We've featured numerous newbie fashion designers, brands and web stores, and despite the funding and promotional woes faced by many young designers, there are still a few breaking away from the pack. From jewelry and streetwear to cold-weather gear and couture menswear tailoring, here are 10 new names to know in the city's fashion and retail scene.

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