July 19, 2012 - 10:18 pm
This bookstore meets fashion library is a treat to browse through. A Mecca for your most coveted style coffee table books and a perfect spot for gift buying if clogs and caramel stroopwafels aren’t what you’re looking for. Mendo houses special collections of extra-large books like Muhammad Ali (GOAT), Vivienne Westwood, David LaChapelle (Artists & Prostitutes), Valentino, Inez van Lamsweerde, Helmut Newton (SUMO) and more.
The store’s walls aren’t bricks, but thousands of black Mendo styled books. You’ll walk out feeling inspired to write your own fancy read and have it sit on this shop’s pretty, minimalistic stacks.
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photos: (c) courtesy of Mendo
January 19, 2010 - 3:23 am
While Anthropologie does have that trademark big box Urban Outfitters ambiance, it still manages to feel like home.
With cozy sweater dresses in a variety of knits, cool and kitschy (but not too kitschy) bric-a-brac, giftable housewares and selection of French pop/rock playing on loop, it’s also nice that you can actually count their stores on one spendthrift hand here in Toronto.
Still, the retailer has expanded exponentially–especially in Canada: it’s West Edmonton Mall outfit is incredible and its Yorkville location in Toronto is always abuzz. Now, with a new Uptown spot at Don Mills in Toronto and a brand new Regent Street boutique in the UK, Anthropologie is growing right before our eyes. (Awwwww!)
I can’t wait to see how this brand evolves–surpasses even–its sister shop, UO. Maybe? We’ll see!
November 6, 2009 - 6:08 am
Cupid just struck me in the heart–and he’s coming for you too, fashion lovers.
Forget about February 14th, it’s time to circle another date on your calendar: footwear impresario Jimmy Choo is set to sweep us off our feet yet again.
His long awaited collaboration with beloved global Swedish retail phenom H&M, kicks off on November 14th (and undoubtedly will help bide some publicity time until the release of Sex and the City 2 in May 2010). What can we look forward to on that fateful day? A gorgeous Choo-inspired collection of shoe-booties, over-the-knee hip waders (also seen at Chloé and Isabel Marant), peep-toe and cuffed ankle sandals and (gasp!) dresses, sheer and shimmery tops and a bevy of jewelry, clutches and bags, too.
cyber stalking coveting the one-shoulder leather dress (!)
Only the first 160 eager customers in queue will get special wristbands, keep a spot closest to the doors and be given a “specific time for shopping in a special designated area” (before the eventual wild stampede). After that, it’s gloves off in-store! Claws will definitely be out.