Friday, October 2, 2009


Toronto is one of the most trendy cities I have ever been to! Seriously, from the young to the old, everyone was in skinny jeans, booties, leather jackets, and thick plastic framed glasses. People always talk about how trendy New York is, but I have to say, you see more diversity when it comes to fashion in New York. But, in Toronto, everyone I saw looked like they all had stepped off the latest fashion runway or had copied what they saw in the "Stars are Currently Wearing" section in the most recent issue of InStyle magazine.Along Queen Street in the West Queen West section of the city are a lot of boutiques. Some are affordable, but I was also surprised by how expensive some of them are. We walked into a store a saw a watch that was selling for $4000 right next to a necklace for $125. Personally, if I was going to buy a $4000 watch, I would want to get it from a fancier store- but that's just me. For this reason I did not do a lot of shopping. Not to get discouraged, however, it just takes a little bit more time and digging to find the stuff that's in the right price range for you.One great store is Roots. I saw so many people walking around the city carrying a Roots shopping bag. It's a true Canadian store with Canadian roots. In my opinion, I would say it's closest to a Gap, only more high end. They have everything from sweatpants & sweatshirts, to really nice leather handbags. I also found out that they have four locations in the U.S.- California, Colorado, Michigan and Utah.
One store that I absolutely fell in love with was Girl Friday. If I lived in Toronto, this would be my go-to store for jeans, a good going out top, a cute coat, handbags, get the idea. I picked up a long cardigan sweater for $60 and a clutch for $20.
If clothing is not for you, Toronto also has a lot of great Home Stores. Stay tuned for my post about that in the coming days!

{photo: Daily Mail}

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