It’s a big blur: four days in Toronto shopping from Yorkdale and Yorkville to the Eaton Centre and Ossington St. Saks, The Bay, The Room at The Bay, Nordstrom times two (at Eaton Centre and Yorkdale), Uniqlo, etc.
What stood out: mainly the shoes. Darling Miu Miu Maryjanes at Nordstrom, Erdem at The Bay, Dries Van Noten at Specchio, Ron White and Thierry Rabotin at Ron White, and almost everything at Gravity Pope.
Also the cutest little bowed T-shirt at Nordstrom from a Japanese line called Tu es mon Trésor.
What also stood out: the food. I dined at Momofuko – finally – and had possibly the best ramen ever and cauliflower to make you a convert to that maligned veggie. No, I did not try the crack pie.
Also, up somewhere in the hinterland, unbelievable pizza and porchetta at Speducci, an Italian resto-market specializing in cured and skewered meats. Good thing I don’t live anywhere near there.
Toronto is now like a U.S. shopping city, with luxury department stores stuffed to the rafters with contemporary and designer wear. And sale season had begun – it was actually “pre-sale” season, so you often had to ask or get a card to get the discount. Very American.
Here’s a picture diary of my shopping weekend in Toronto.
The shops and malls