We may be living in the era of online shopping, but the smart people at Dyson get that the majority of us still want to try before we buy our big-ticket purchases. Enter its flagship Dyson Demo store at Toronto's Yorkdale Mall, where you can test their vacuums, learn how their air purifiers work, and best of all, enjoy a complimentary professional blowout (using the Supersonic, of course).
Hunter's first North American store, located inside Toronto's Yorkdale mall, was modelled to look like a country barn. The flagship, which carries gear like rain and snow boots as well as jackets and bags suitable for any weather, features a 180-degree screen displaying a cloudy sky and the "weather" displayed on this immersive screen will change seasonally. Fashion nerds should pay particular attention to the displays toward the back of the store, which demonstrate all the components of the brand's iconic Balmoral boot.
Toronto’s Chanel boutique has a new home. The flagship has moved from Bloor Street to the slightly quieter (but no less chic) Yorkville Avenue. The new location was the former site of Mount Sinai hospital, and before that a tony private residence—the original façade dates back to 1871. The interior design takes cues from Coco Chanel’s famous Parisian apartment, with a black, white and gold colour palette, bespoke furniture, Chinoiserie motifs and even a portrait of Chanel herself engraved onto black granite. The two-floor space is divided into dedicated salons for leather goods, shoes, and ready-to-wear. Yorkville Avenue will never be the same.
98 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto