When the team at M0851 (m0851.com) open their new store at 37 Avenue Road in early November, it will show off a refreshed design direction for the brand’s shops. The raw concrete floors and chunky wood display tables their boutiques are known for remain, but the Toronto flagship also incorporates vintage general store elements like sliding blackboard walls covered with sketches of the autumn collection’s mottled leather bags and printed scarves. Can’t wait? A second M0851 location is poised to debut any day now at Bayview Village ( 2901 Bayview). More fall retail launches to look out for:
Ben Sherman also unveils a new retail look when its boutique opens at 734 Queen West on October 22. What’s in store for shoppers? Menswear, accessories and the English- gent-inNYC-inspired Plectrum collection.
Joe Fresh opens its new Queen and Portland location (589 Queen West, joefresh.com) October 13. Look for 8,200 square feet of womenswear, menswear, beauty and accessories and 20 per cent off everything on opening day.
H&M’s next designer collaboration collection, with Versace, hits (and quickly disappears from) the store’s racks on November 19.