Where to Shop this Spring

By |2018-05-16T19:11:24+00:00May 16th, 2018|The Lifestyle Edit|

The buzzy fashion and beauty store openings you need to know.

The more places to shop in Canada, the merrier. This season’s round up of new retailers spans the spectrum — expect to find everything from majorly discounted designer goods to luxurious, new-to-Canada beauty finds.

The Brand: Nordstrom Rack
One Bloor Street, Toronto

The Buzz: A third Nordstrom Rack location opened at Yonge and Bloor in Toronto earlier this month, following launches at Vaughan Mills north of Toronto and Deerfoot Meadows in Calgary earlier this spring. The two-story, 38,600-square-foot off-price retailer delivers up to 70 percent off its sister stores’ past-season selections of designer clothing, accessories and home decor. Consider it a price-conscious shopaholic’s dream!

The Brand: Ssense

Rue St-Suplice, Montreal

The Buzz: Head to Ssense’s new five-floor, David Chipperfield–designed concept store and discover their unique mix of runway designer and streetwear-inspired brands and products firsthand. The only catch? You’ll need to book an appointment in advance to try on most of the merchandise (the store does stock special collaborations and limited-edition product, too). While you’re there, be sure to check out the chic lifestyle café, along with the special events and rotating art installations, such as Arca/Tormenta for Prada and Ssense, which was commissioned exclusively for the store’s launch.

The Brand: Atelier Cologne

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto

The Buzz: Atelier Cologne’s 32 scents are now available at its first Canadian boutique, now open at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. The unisex fragrances from the French maison de parfum are not the only thing to look for inside the colourful shop; there are more than 141 products in total, ranging from soaps and shower gels to candles and hand creams. Customizable leather cases and fragrance consultations are also on offer to add a special touch to your perfume-buying experience.

The Brand: Off-White
Alberni St, Vancouver

The Buzz: Off-White’s second Canadian location has set up shop in Vancouver’s downtown core. The new flagship is noticeably larger than the Toronto store, and was personally designed by founder and creative director Virgil Abloh (aka the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear and Kanye West’s creative director). The space comes complete with concrete walls and floors, brass fixtures, and mint-coloured curtains, and is intended to be interactive, with monthly updates to accommodate fresh art displays. An exclusive collection, entitled “MARBLE,” with pieces such as printed hoodies and belts inspired by the texture of the rock, will be available for purchase as well.

The Brand: Chloé

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto

The Buzz: Chloé’s first Canadian standalone store is expected to make its debut mid-June at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, across from the just opened (and very popular) Ladurée Boutique and Tea Salon. The boutique will feature all of the brand’s ready-to-wear items, and be the first North American location to incorporate their newest design concept.