ShopAGO is the museum shop of the famous Art Gallery of Ontario. It stocks curated artwork, archival prints, unique art, craft and design products, luxury gift items and jewelry. Albeit expensive, its merchandise is rich in visual appeal and culture, making it worth a visit for both, the casual shopper and the serious art collector. The products include prints of popular Canadian Impressionist and landscape paintings, puzzles crafted by both Canadian and international designers, stationery, headphones, iPhone covers, umbrellas, caps and water bottles. Fashionistas will find chic crocheted bags and totes, cufflinks, watches and earrings. One can even shop for kitchen and gardening equipment such as watering cans, decanters, garlic crushers, bowl sets and jewel jars. Whet your appetite for the art world with a range of books on art history, fashion design and architecture among others topics.
The Kitten and the Bear is the perfect place for afternoon tea, or morning tea, or evening tea, or tea anytime! Step inside this charming and tiny store and tea house to enjoy the friendly and cozy atmosphere along with amazing treats. Pick from their delightful selection of tea and try some of their delicious selection of jams and preserves, the perfect compliment to their tasty homemade scones. The tea house only has a few tables, making this a true hidden gem, though you're welcome to take their amazing products to-go. The Kitten and the Bear also serves delicious coffee.
Paradise Bound is a unique shop that sells Japanese woodblock prints, wall art, antiques, collectibles and hanging scrolls. Its merchandise dates back to the 16th Century right up to the mid 20th Century. It also sells classic vinyl records in genres such as Synthpop, Electronic, Jazz, Pop Rock, Soul and Funk. It specializes in Kakejiku, which is a form of hand-painted or calligraphed Japanese hanging scroll with edges made of silk fabric. Shop for old landscape paintings depicting the Far East Asian countryside in muted tones, and woodblock prints with floral patterns or street scenes. This shop also purchases old vinyl record collections from customers.
What began as a harmless penchant for selling and buying vintage furniture on her mom's part, has grown over the decades into a full-fledged business now managed by Beverley. Occupying a small space amid Cabbagetown's shop-lined streets, Green's Antiques opens up to a treasure trove of salvaged antique collections. This family-run fixture on Parliament Street features a a range of furniture items, lamps, chandeliers, china, porcelain, jewelery, statues, and several other vintage pieces. However, it is the furniture that is most sought after here, with collections ranging from English antiques and finds from the late 18th century, to collectible Chippendale furniture items.
If music is food for your soul, then enter the melodious environs of Soundscapes. It is the mecca of records from all over the world. Whether you want to give your eardrums a hard rock workout or please them with jazz music, this place assures you with well-stocked sounds of all genres. A polite staff will help you browse through all the sections and even fish out the very album you have been looking for! Besides, it is also doles out tickets for all happening music concerts. Call for more information.
Distill Gallery is a unique shop with ever-changing artistic merchandise. It changes the concept of a traditional shop by turning it into a unique visual space and art gallery. It displays artwork, craft, apparel sewed from eco-friendly materials, accessories and hand-made trinkets. All items are hand-crafted by local Canadian artists. Shop for funky hats, soft toys, charms, bracelets, ceramics, glassware, metal and wood work, shoes and mixed media artworks at this eclectic art store. The bags and apparel come in unique prints, dyes and splashes of floral patterns. You will also have the satisfaction of having supported upcoming local artists. Keep an eye out on their website and social networking sites for regular exhibitions, giveaways, contests and secret sales.
For those who love socializing and inviting friends and serve meals in a grand style, William Ashley China is the perfect option. Add more elegance to your kitchen and dining table with the varied selection of chinaware, crystal sets and flatware. If not for your home, you are sure to pick an ideal set for your loved one. Also check out the corporate gift collections including boardroom essentials, desk accessories, photo-frames, candle-holders and fragile figurines to name a few. So head to this place to own one of these delicate beauties. The store on Bloor Street is located within the Manulife Centre.
This garment store was opened by Harry Rosen and his brother Lou, they were committed to providing good quality clothing to their customers. One finds a number of labels like Lacoste, Zegna Sport, Burberry and Andrew Marc. From stylish suits for executives to casual clothing for everyday wear, the merchandise caters to the needs of everyone. Expect the latest styles, patterns and colors as the raging trends are incorporated in the clothing available here. Seasonal sales offer branded clothing for irresistible prices.
Located in Yorkville, Over the Rainbow is where to go if you are looking to spruce up your wardrobe. From the latest men's fashions to the cutting edge trends for women, as well as accessories to boot, your shopping needs are covered. The primary focus of the shop, however, are the brand name jeans - only of the best quality and prices, find your new favorite pair (or pairs) at Over the Rainbow.
Hermes needs no introduction when it comes to all matters related to accessories and scarves. An old organization, its famous for its silk scarves, and the marvelous Birkin bag. Not just this you can find Jean Paul Gaultier, Arceau Chrono Maxi watches, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, baby jewelery and more. If you like leather you won't be disappointed with the sleek and sophisticated belts, wallets, bi-material bags and leather bags. You can also buy small household items like beach towels, blankets, baby gifts and more. A treasure trove of the smallest items you even find gardening tools in their vast collection.
Fashion statements in wool and cashmere...you think thats possible? It is, and you find them at Marlowe. An Italian manufacturer of the highest quality wool, cashmere and cashmere yarn products, they have the best in winter wear. A store with light colored walls, dark wood and shiny fixtures; it is the epitome of class and finesse. Offering tailored women's twin sets, wool suits, and coats in various shapes and sizes in the colors of the season. Select from the most unique shades with cherry, copper and orange spice if you prefer bight shades. Specializing in cashmere weights, from their feather-weight to the classics, they also have silk stoles to complete the lady look.
Ever thought how good you could look in a designer outfit, did you want one for yourself? If you do then 'TNT' is the right place for you. TNT is short for 'the next trend' and that is exactly what one finds here. Offering designer apparels for both man and woman, it also has a specialty store TNT BLU meant for street wear. Well-known and famous designers have their creations on display here. With a 16000 square feet store they have a display for each. Unique, striking, trendy and sensible kind of clothes are a part of the ever-evolving and seasonal merchandise. Buy your apparel here and be assured of making a style statement that is your very own.