The east meets west. Identity, on Queen Street East, has opened up a new store on Queen Street West known as Cartel. Clayton, owner of both boutiques, has done a good job at keeping the new shop aesthetically clean and the selection of clothes plenty - ladies you aren't left out.
Several brands in stock:
Crooks & Castles
Lemar & Dauley
Cartel does not have a Las Vegas billboard sized sign but it sure does have another good way of grabbing your attention. A few meters away from the store I could already hear the words of Sean Price out of Cartel's speakers and point of interest began from then on. A good playlist is necessary for my enjoyment in shopping - nothing worse than having to pump up the volume on my mp3 player to mask the horrible songs playing throughout a store.
Upon entrance of the store I was greeted by two chill and helpful guys - Mike and Christian. Both put together two outfits. The left will run you about $250 while the right will get you all the way up to $1250.
Artwork and displays around the shop compliment the walls. Upstairs is a room solely dedicated to Crooks & Castles. Hoboken and Haberdashery have brought vintage POLO pieces into the shop for a limited time only.
Future plan for Cartel is to receive