That joke now seems oddly prescient (or maybe they just knew something we didn't) - either way, it looks like a real, live Anthropologie location is confirmed for the new space, with a projected December opening.
If you're willing to look past your favourite product labels to something a little more obscure - or to a hand-crafted, all-natural product made by a local - your options get far wider, and far more interesting. Many local cosmetics companies, shut out by larger cosmetics distributors, take matters into their own well-moisturized hands by selling their own wares directly to customers online, and local indie-beauty stores are doing an admirable job of bringing tons of niche lines under one roof.
Here are my picks for the top 10 sites in Toronto for buying beauty products online.
See also: 20 essential beauty shops and salons in Toronto
The warehouse sale, which cleverly coincides with Fashion Week, is set to take over Heritage Court at the CNE's Direct Energy Centre October 23-26.