Best boutique for bra buying...
For an interesting selection of bras in regular or hard to find
sizes, I always stop in at the Bra Bar at 118 Yorkville.
Carol, a Toronto student
addict shares her expertise...
Brown's at Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor St. West) is paradise for the
shoe Princess. They stock Prada, Costume National, Robert Clergerie,
DKNY and many more very "brand name shoes." Ask for Paul Harris.
He's the Prince to serve you. At Aldo (340 Queen St. & 723 Yonge
St.) it's Girl Power all the way with their fun and funky selection.
Capezio (70 Bloor St.) provides an extensive selection of brand
name fashionable shoes at reasonable prices. I have yet to walk
out of this shop empty handed. Finally, Specchio (1240 Bay St.)
offers very high fashion shoes for the avant garde woman. The service
here is so extraordinary you'll never want to leave this shoe store!
Selina Waxman, Film Industry
Travel Books Galore...
Ulysses Travel Book Shop located in the center of posh Yorkville
(101 Yorkville Avenue) has a wonderful selection of travel reading
treats. Perhaps because it's owned by a woman, this store seems
to carry a good stock of female-centered reading material.
Arch, a Toronto traveller
perfect for travel...
Tired of bringing dirty underwear home in your suitcase? There are
two shops where you can pick up a six-pack of disposable polypropylene
panties for $2.99. They're breathable, light and easy to pack .
Pick up a supply at Europe Bound (49 Front Street East ) or the
Pharmacentre at Women's College Hospital (76 Grenville Ave)
Lily Fong, Marketing Entrepreneur
If you're a woman of slight proportions and have difficulty finding
clothes that fit, I empathize. At five foot nothing, 95 pounds,
I know petite. Having lived and worked in downtown Toronto for over
25 years, I also know where to shop. My favorite spot for sophisticated,
classy-with-an-edge suits and dresses is Price & Roman, a small
boutique from a husband and wife Canadian design team. Located at
(267 Queen) on the edge of the trendy Queen St. West strip, it's
the only place in town I've been able to walk out the door, outfit
in hand. No alterations needed. For casual and dressy gear, Muskat
& Brown, (2528 Yonge) stocks many of the top designers in small
sizes. Right next door, Brass will sometimes have something to fit
a petite. If time is short (no pun intended) head to the Eaton Centre
mall (Yonge & Dundas). Both Eaton's and The Bay department stores
have good petite sections. There are also at least three specialty
boutiques in the mall. I do a lot of travelling and would love to
hear where you shop in your home city. Contact Anne Dimon firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Dimon, Travel columnist
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For the sportsminded who like to shop, Toronto has recently become
home to the very first Canadian Nike superstore. Centrally located
at Bloor and Bay beside Chapters bookstore, this athlete's mecca
has three stories of every imaginable sport apparel. And hats off
to the smart folks at Nike for acknowledging women's interest in
sports. A full third of the store's selling space is devoted to
their women's pavilion.
Erica Ehm, Television Personality and JourneyAthlete
Cool "Hot" Lingerie...
Nearly Naked (749 Queen West) provides lingerie for the woman of
the 90's. Check out the hers and his tie-dyed undershirts and boxers
plus a unique selection of hip negligees to wear to bed or even
out on the town.
Selina Waxman, Film Industry
There's a wonderful little neighborhood shop (903 Bloor West) called
Joe Singer Shoes that happily discounts brand name shoes and boots.
I always find friendly service and up-to-the-minute styling at very
reasonable prices in this neighborhood hideaway. Believe it or not,
they even have a website so you can check their specials before
you leave home. URL: http://www.joesingershoes.com
Evelyn Hannon, Editor, Journeywoman Magazine
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