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.
Here are some of my favorite looks from Club Monaco‘s spring 2011 women’s collection. sa