king West style tips
Check out these fashion finds
King West isn’t exactly a fashion mecca, but there are a few key shopping spots
you won’t want to miss.
Gotstyle (62 Bathurst, 416-260-9696, gotstyle.ca) is one of the city’s best destinations for menswear. From trendy- casual polos and jeans to suits that look straight off the runway, Gotstyle has you covered. Staff aren’t snobby or pushy, so even the shyest shopper can feel comfortable browsing the racks. Bonus: the store carries several Canadian designers. Think off-the-rack is so yesterday? Visit Indochino (425 King West, 416-260- 6665, indochino.com) for custom menswear without a crippling price tag.
It seems everyone and their mother is training for a marathon this summer. Luckily, King West runners can stop by BlackToe Running (95 Bathurst, 416-792-7223, blacktoerunning.com), one of the best speciality shops in town. In addition to all the attire you need to get moving, it offers a monthly race team and other coaching services. Eco- conscious shoppers will love the Detox
Market (367 King West, 416-548-9879, thedetoxmarket.ca). It boasts a selection of curated health and beauty products with zero toxicity. No parabens, phthalates, glycols, PEGs or synthetics here. Look for Canadian brands Province Apothecary, Tealish, Sapadilla, Nud Food, Kewaza and Sappho on their shelves.
Can’t find what you want on King West? Queen West is just a short walk away and packed with some of Toronto’s best boutiques.
Mike Anderson and Maya Anderson
run BlackToe, one of T.O.’s
best specialty shoe stores.