DELPHIC Owner: Lena Kim WHAT’S IN STORE: TORONTO Manager: Matt Robinson Some of our favourite spots to shop 706 Queen St. W. Toronto Shop philosophy: Bringing forward-thinking 1 4 6-603-3334 lines that can speak long after the seasons and LILEO Belstaff and Lindeberg, Hugo Boss. STELLA LUNA trends have passed. Rare brands but not always Bldg. 35-55 Mill St. Can’t miss events: The Power Ball charity 1627 Queen St. W. exclusive. Pricey by some standards, yet worth 416-413-1410 event to drum up money for Power Plant. 416-536-7300 www.lileo.ca every penny. Preaching the gospel of style Manager/Owner: Crispian Underwood over fashion since ‘93. Always mixing styles, Owner(s): Syd Beder, Arlene Pastor, COURAGE MY LOVE Store philosophy: Specializing in one-of-a- substance and subculture. From suiting to Alexandra Bennett, Braden Bennett 14 Kensington Ave. kind retro fashions that look as if they just kicks. From jazz to hip hop, reggae to rock. Manager(s): Monika Schurmann 416-979-1992 stepped off of today’s designer runways at Rolling with the punches, ever changing. www.couragemylove.ca a tiny fraction of the cost. Shop philosophy: Live love life. “The Man always originate never imitate” - Interesting customers: People who shop here Interesting customers: Naomi Klein, Owner/Manager: Stewart Scriver Coxsone Dodd. need to be able to think about clothing. Avi Lewis, Belinda Stronach, Patti Hansen, Store philosophy: Like a commune that works. Lines: Rogan, Stone Island, Acne, Philippa K, Raine from Our Lady Peace, Drew Barrymore. Lines: We actually put things out everyday - Belstaff, J Lindeberg, Rockers NYC Interesting customers: All customers are jewellery hats, bags, shoes, stuff that goes on Lines: Nice Collective, Rag & Bone, Lacoste, interesting because they know what they want. the body. There often are designer things here. Most popular items: Vintage Cazol, Acne, Nudie Jeans, Transit, Rock n Republic, Lines: We don’t carry any lines, all of it’s vintage. The stuff turns over quickly. We’re practically Rogan for denim. Bisbee, Z brand, Shanganna, Goldsign. We pay attention to fashion and re-do it. wholesale pricing. A lot of other stores buy from Interesting customers: Most popular items: Anything from us because our prices are low and fair. Nice Collective. Most popular items: Earrings, beads, The crackheads from 12 Manning Ave. clothing and jewellery. We usually have who just love selection and late hours. Hottest trend: Dark, untreated denim & blazers. whatever is in fashion. STUDIO DELUXE Favourite shopping: In New York City, RPM on 793 Queen St. W. Favourite shopping: Kensington Market. Hottest trend: Anyone wearing what they 416-603-3704 Mercer St. and Nomme de Guerre on Broadway. look good in. Ozzy Clark 70’s look. Remade Big splurge: Opening new concept shop scarf jackets. Dyed lingerie. Next season Manager/Owner: Kasha Milewski at 877 Queen W. coming Sept.2005 (tell Big splurge: A full tank of gas. it’s black Victorian. Store philosophy: Started 8 years ago the guys at 12 Manning). Can’t-miss events: The film festival and the upcoming One + One event. by designers Ivan Chung and Kasha to Can’t-miss event: BODY BLUE carry our own line as well as other Missed ‘em all. Hangouts: Cedarvale park with our dogs, 201 Danforth Avenue/724 Queen St. W. Scandinavian labels that no one has. Bella and Eco. 416-778-7601 You’re not gonna find major labels here. Hangouts: The store has dark wood, warm feeling. 12 Manning, bitches. Owner: Sam Nirenberg LILITH Interesting customers: Young professionals, 541 Queen St. W. Manager: Marcela Bouie artists, musicians, travelers. 416-504-5353 Store philosophy: Making customers Lines: Men’s Junk Deluxe, Nudie jeans from Owner: Maihyet Burton happy and keeping them well dressed. Sweden, our own printed and embroidered Manager: Dawne Bursey Interesting customers: Jeannie Bekker, golf shirts, vintage accessories, original Canadian Idol judges, Snake from Degrassi. leather belts with studding and big buckles. Interesting customers: Juliette Lewis, Saran Polley and Cameron Diaz, once. Lines: Diesel, Seven, Citizens of Humanity, Replay, Fidelity, Gas, AG, Parasuco, Guess, TNT BLU Lines: Yummy Mummy and Lilith, Calvin Klein, James, People for Peace 392 Eglinton Ave. W. both by Maihyet. 416-544-8544 Most popular items: Premium denim brands, www.tntthenewtrend.com Most popular items: Jewellery, T-shirts, Fly London shoes. earrings, dresses and really cute underwear. We Owner: Aria Assaraf make 30 of everything here and then it’s gone. Hottest trend: Denim, low waisted, slim fit for women and men. Manager: Joey Garr Hottest trend: Bohemian hippy vibe. Paisley print is coming back. Short capris. We have a Can’t miss events: Fashion Cares, always a Lines: Martin Margiela, Rogan, Blue Blood, lot of appliqué Ts with sequins, wife beaters lot of fun. Avelon, Comme des Garcons,Valentino R.E.D., with sequins, husband beaters, round-neck Raw 7, Trovata, Michelle Mason, D Squared, Favourite shopping: Kitson in L.A., Atrium in Luella Bartley, Pegah Anvarian, Fake London. tunics, and always layers of sheer over textured N.Y., Lounge in N.Y. and Over the Rainbow in vintage slips that are over-dyed and appliquéd Toronto. Barcelona is great for shopping, too. with lace and sequins. GET OUTSIDE Most recent big splurge: Art in Barcelona. 437 Queen St. W. Can’t miss events: Live music with Feist, Broken Social Scene, Jason Collet, and 416-593-5598 Dragonette. Anytime anyone has an art show. OVER THE RAINBOW www.get-out-side.com 101 Yorkville Avenue Owner/Manager: Doug Malcolmson Favourite shopping: Chinatown, Pacific Mall, 416-967-7448 Bungalow in Kensington Market, ABC and Store philosophy: Wear shoes that you can use Urban Outfitter in New York City. www. rainbowjeans.com in school, work and at night. Our shoes are Owner: Joel Carman mainly mutated sneakers that you can dress up Hangouts: Cocktail Malta on Dundas St. W., India town for dinner or at the supermarket. Manager: Veronica Auyeung and dress down. Store philosophy: We can fit anybody in a Interesting customers: Oasis has come BOOMER pair of blue jeans or we will die trying. through, Jackie Chan bought 13 pairs, 309 Queen St. W. Avril Lavigne, Erikah Badu. Lines: Le Tigre, Fred Perry, G- Star, 416-598-0013 Diesel, Triple Five Soul. Lines: Tsubo, Puma, Royal Elastics, www.boomer.cc Le Coq Sportif, Creative Recreation. Most popular items: Always jeans. Owner/Manager: Dan Molenaar Seven and True Religion. Favourite shopping: I get so sick of buying that Store philosophy: Men’s clothing for I don’t spend on myself. I buy in New York, Most recent big splurge: An iPod for myself. Argentina, Montreal, and unique things in a savvy clientele. Current Passion: Independent rock music; smaller stores. Lines: Daniele Alessandrini, Dubuc, passion for fashion. PHOTOGRAPH BY KATE SZATMARI SEPT 05 I PEACE I 85 UNCLE OTIS CLOTHING INC. 26 Bellair St., Toronto 1 4 6-920-228 1 www.uncleotis.com Owner: Donnell Enns reflective splinter camo jacket. Stussy X Vans Store philosophy: One of Skate Hi paisley print 25th the original street fashion edition. Derrick Hodgson shops in Toronto stockin’ Pro Ked Artist Co-lab shoe. core, upper-end street wear. Hottest trend: Updated, Interesting customers: but still classic, top-sider Japanese hipsters, post shoes with seer sucker stripe skaters, young designers blazers and a pair of dope, and anyone looking to dress slightly washed-out jeans with a smart sense of style. Favourite shopping: Lines: Spruce, Noah, Delphic on Queen West Stussy, Silas and Maria, for the Stone Island stuff. PRPS, Duffer of St. George, Gravis, MHI. Full Suit get up with Gucci shirts and Burberry tie and Most popular items: Costume National shoes. DPMHI two-book encyclopedia set on Hangouts: My own living the subject of camouflage. room is my favorite place to Stussy X Luminox watch hang and 7 Numbers on 25th Anniversary Edition. Danforth Ave. is the illest PHOTOGRAPH BY KATE SZATMARI Maharishi X Futura 3M for southern Italian food.
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