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Fashion & Style

New shopping mall marks big changes for Yorkville

Posted by Derek Flack / December 15, 2014

Yorkville VillageThe initial expansion plans for Hazelton Lanes shopping mall in Yorkville were revealed last year, foretelling a significant makeover to the 1970s-era retail space. Now it would appear that mall's makeover is just one puzzle piece in a major rebrand of the entire neighbourhood by developer First Capital Realty.

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Anthropologie to open in Queen St. church this Friday

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / December 14, 2014

anthropologie queen west torontoLovers of floral and frilly things: Your hour draws near. Earlier this fall, U.S. clothing and housewares chain Anthropologie, an Urban Outfitters offshoot known for their feminine wares, began converting a stately former church at 751 Queen St. West into its latest Toronto outpost (joining existing locations in the Shops at Don Mills, Yorkville and Yorkdale).

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The top 25 stores for warm winter clothing in Toronto

Posted by Alex Brown / December 12, 2014

winter clothing torontoWarm winter clothing in Toronto is a necessity, no matter how little snow we get compared to our neighbours of the north. Question is, where exactly are the best places for all the types of clothing we Canadians need? It's no doubt that specialty outdoor stores and chains stock a variety of warm items, but luckily for us, Toronto also has some home-grown talent in the keeping warm department.

Here are my picks for the top places to buy warm winter clothing in Toronto.

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Torontonian turns old sweaters into hats for homeless

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / December 12, 2014

homeless hats torontoWant an easy way to spread a little warmth - figurative and literal - this holiday season? A Toronto accessory designer is launching an initiative geared toward helping clothe the less fortunate, and it's a touch more locally-oriented - and eco-friendly - than those Habitat For Humanity toques.

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The top 10 stores for women's suits in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / December 11, 2014

womens suits torontoStores for women's suits in Toronto vary between big chains, boutiques and bespoke tailors. When it comes to career-wear, we've got plenty of obvious options: On the budget end, there's Banana Republic or Topshop, and if you've got dough to spare, you can find what you need at Holts or The Room. But smaller shops often take a more idiosyncratic approach - and for the true queens of the boardroom, several tailors offer bespoke options as well.

Here are my picks for the top stores for women's suits in Toronto.

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Toronto gets a gender neutral online clothing store

Posted by Staff / December 10, 2014

future is the futureToronto has a new online clothing store that also happens to not be gender specific. Future is the Future, named after a song from the band Electric Six and founded by our own Natalia Manzocco, stocks second hand vintage duds and locally made jewellery that's geared more toward one's shape and style than X and Y chromosomes.

The idea for the store has its roots in the notion that it's sometimes easier to shop for clothes based on how they look on someone rather than being forced to browse via the traditional men's or women's paradigm. To that end, Future is the Future posts photos of its entire inventory online modeled by regular folk with useful info like measurements for length, chest, waist and arms as well as fitting notes.

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