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Fashion & Style

Street Style: U of T vs Ryerson vs OCADU

Posted by Staff / September 15, 2014

street style torontoToronto's downtown campuses, with their diverse specialties and architectural personalities, are brimming with their own distinct student styles: polished and collegiate at U of T, fashion- and function-forward at Ryerson, and out-there and artistic at OCADU. In honour of back-to-school season, I paid a visit to each higher-learning institution to find out what the best-dressed student bodies are wearing this fall.

Check out all the looks in our style section.
Fashion & Style

Toronto gets a shoemaking school

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 15, 2014

shoemaking schoolShoemaking's something of a dying art in the current age of fast fashion, but there are a few folks cobbling together a revival in Toronto. Our city has a number of long-running repair stores and a handful of custom shoemakers - and now, you can join their ranks at what might be Canada's only shoemaking school. The Art & Sole Academy, the brainchild of a footwear designer, launches this fall, with day-long workshops on how to make your own pumps, ballet flats, sandals and more.

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Hive storage gives you extra space for your wardrobe

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 15, 2014

hive storageIt doesn't fit, and you never wear it. Yet you desperately want to keep it, because you're a sentimental fool (or a packrat, or just convinced that all those terrible band T-shirts will be irony gold in a few years). Is that your life, too? Don't despair - a new Toronto-based startup will help you free up some closet space, commitment-free.

Hive Storage works on the same basic principle as those PODS storage contraptions - except instead of a massive container, you get a six-foot-tall standalone closet on wheels, complete with shelving and clothing rods you can configure to your liking.

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The top 10 thrift stores in Toronto

Posted by Alex Brown / September 14, 2014

toronto thrift storesThe top thrift stores in Toronto are those that keep on giving, whether that's through wicked-low prices, a sweet variety of vintage garb, or right back into the local community. They know that second-hand clothing shopping can sometimes be a little daunting, and so they've place the utmost importance on store cleanliness, organization, and a diverse amount of stock. These stores also depend on their community's regular donations in order to keep afloat, so in many ways, it's a mutually beneficial relationship.

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

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The Junction gets a new flea market

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 11, 2014

Junction flea marketIf you miss the Junction Flea's cozy apparition in the (still) empty Dundas West lot and are, perhaps, unable to leave the Junction for Sterling Road's flea on a weekend (say, this weekend) in your post-brunch haze, don't fret it. The hood's newest concert venue Junction City Music Hall has something special in store for local shoppers of vintage goods, hand-mades, and baked treats - I'm hazarding a guess you won't find dice made of human teeth at this flea, but I'll stop by just to make sure.

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New site lets you shop Toronto furniture stores online

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 11, 2014

fetchpadIn a city saturated with awesome design stores, shopping local should be a breeze when it comes to furnishing your place. Problem is, not every customer has hours to spend going store-to-store looking for the perfect throw pillow to fill that maddening gap on their couch. A new Toronto-based startup, Fetchpad, aims to bridge that gap, giving shoppers an easier way to hunt for fresh decor items (or, at the very least, some stellar eye candy).

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