Walking down the stairs to the newly re-opened Club Monaco men’s shop on Bloor st. feels almost forbidden for a girl. The hall way filled with real books, old posters and charming little treasures that looked like they were collected over the years from traveling all over the world. Wooden floors, ethnic rugs, smell of leather and whiskey makes me feel like I just stepped into a real gentlemen’s club; but this club is not just for men. The shop is warm and welcoming, filled with old cabinets that house beautiful clothes. Every corner of this small space houses a surprise; vintage watches, handmade ties, beautiful leather shoes and soft cashmere. For the re-opening event, Garrison’s Barbershop and Harry Klien, a local barber and a professional shoeshiner, each had a corner to add to provider their services to the shoppers. In the back corner, Proof Brands whiskey had set up a bar, offering great Canadian made whiskey. Somewhere in the back at the cash area the men behind this amazing visual adventure were hanging out.
Yesterday fans of Rachel Zoe gathered at the Bloor st. location of Holt Renfrew for a meet and greet session and to check out her clothing line, Rachel Zoe. The fans were lined up for some time to be able to get an autograph and snap a picture with the stylish Ms. Zoe and to learn about her involvement with one of the most well-known fashion events of the year, Fashion Night Out in New York. I want this bag and the black booties!! Sigh…. I really liked the shoes Rachel was wearing herself, I wonder where I can get these puppies!!! I can’t wait to see more pieces from Rachel’s collection at Holt Renfrew, I think her pieces are a great addition to an already amazing shopping hotspot in Toronto. Solmaz
Buy Design at H&M, an exclusive shopping night with part of the proceeds going to Wear White 4 Windfall. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment. Shop their latest styles at 15% off, all while getting styling advice from Philip Sparks; designer, Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc.; Andrew Sardone, fashion editor, NOW Magazine; and Shawn Hewson, designer, Bustle Clothing! Reserve your spot now at RSVP.CA@HM.COM (must be 19 and older to attend). And remember, the more you shop, the more you support WW4W; 15% of the sales of the night will be donated to the campaign! sa