Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Toronto Shopping 101

First lesson of shopping in Toronto is to AVOIDE the Eaton Centre AT ALL COSTS! There is not one unique store in the awful place. The reality is, that the Eaton centre sucks your soul! There are other malls in TO is that is wha tyou are looking for, I really like Yorkdale Mall, it is one level but very large and with basically all the same shops as the Eaton Center but without the crowds and the soul sucking.

I also really like to shop on Queen St W. This area is perfect for those who really love to shop but hate malls. There are lots to look at and great deals.

Bloor street/Yorkville is of course la creme de la creme of shopping in Toronto. That is where Holt Renfrew, Chanel, Hermes and Tiffany's are located. The staff of these stores are not to snotty and don't mind people window shopping which I am happy about!

Toronto has great shopping with lots of unique places to visit, but more often then not people go to the Eaton Centre and then they hate Toronto!


  1. You asked a question about oxfords on The Sartorialist (Dec 4th) that I can actually answer! I didn't read all of the comments to see if you found your answer, so I figured I'd contact you another way.
    The shoes are Steven by Steve Madden. I bought some this past summer in SOHO. I absolutely love them! If you can still find them, snatch them up! One thing, they run small. The salesgirl told me that the Madden shoes made in Spain (these are) are smaller. And the leather is stiff. But I wore them the first few times with white ankle socks (and rolled white jeans, it was very cute--at least in my head!) and they broke in right away.

    This posting on The Sartorialist caught my eye because I love my shoes so much. I even blogged about them (and I often wonder if anyone reads my blog, too!)

    Anyway, it was fun to visit you today. Hope you find the shoes.