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Drooling at Distill


Few stores are drool worthy in my books. I find the 80-20 rule applies for most places I visit. Distill is drool worthy. Located in the Distillery District, exposed brick and beam are the main features of the store. Paintings of various sizes line the long walls. Shelves full of all sorts of handcrafted goodness. My eyes are attracted to many things. I have momentary sensory overload and stand stunned.

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Jewelery, clothing and handbags, oh my! I don't know where to look first, so I start with the clothes. Designers like Amie Scott, Passenger Pigeon and Nude clothing line the racks. Distill has a huge amount of jewellery where you can find items by Even designs, Jessica Tuner, Buttercup Days and Kari Woo. On the accessories front, you can find a subway handbag by Passenger Pigeon, scarfs by Francis Felt and brooches by Smitten Kitten.

Allison Skinner, proprietor of Distill carries a variety of emerging Canadian artists. Items in the store are varied and besides the things I've mentioned you can find also artwork and housewares. There is a roster of about 100 artists that are available at Distill. All items are handmade with some one of a kind pieces available. Allison and her staff are so friendly and they will ensure you find what you need.

Distill Gallery
Distillery Historic District
55 Mill Street, #56
Toronto, Ontario
416-304-0033

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Edit: The subway handbag is not a Jack & Marjorie product but a Passenger Pigeon one. The Neko is though. My apologies, Meghan!

images: Paul Baik


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