THE TRENDSETTERS

Village Post - - Best Of North Toronto & Forest Hill 2018 -

DER­RICK ADAMS is the brains be­hind shoe store Stu­dio D. With his back­ground as a buyer for Holt Ren­frew and his fre­quent trips to Mi­lan, his eye for style is un­matched. What’s bet­ter? This fall he’s adding menswear. 2570 Yonge St.

BEST CASH­MERE

BLACK GOAT is do­ing its darn­d­est to drape us in ul­tra­soft cash­mere. It’s got hats, shawls, turtle­necks, leg warm­ers and, yes, socks — all crafted from luxe long strands of cash­mere from Mon­go­lian goats. 131 Bloor St. W.

BEST WEST COAST STYLE

THURS­DAYS re­ceived its name as they of­ten get new ship­ments on Thurs­day, just in time for week­end shop­pers. Since hot footin’ it into Rosedale in 2015, the shop has been spruc­ing up lo­cal gals with fresh threads. 1130 Yonge St. BEST LIN­GERIE With bra sizes from A to H and ex­pert bra fit­ters on staff to get that fit just so, BEESTUNG has you cov­ered. Pe­ruse underwear la­bels like dreamy Marie Jo Lin­gerie, play­ful Hanky Panky and luxe Si­mone Pérèle. 2504 Yonge St.

BEST BOHO LOOKS

SNAP­DRAGON car­ries stuff for the lip­stick bo­hemian. We heart beaded jew­ellery made by Maa­sai women in Tan­za­nia, flowy Span­ish maxi dresses and Moroc­can-made slides by T.O.’s Pal­metto Hand­made. 604 Mt. Pleas­ant Rd. BEST FAD FINDS Al­ways first on the trends, 6 BY

GEE has “it” bags (wee beaded Su­san Alexan­dra sacs), along with Musky Le Labo scents, Martha Calvo pen­dants and em­bel­lished up­cy­cled Josie Bruno denim jack­ets. 6 Roxbor­ough St. W. BEST BATHER One of the only places in the city to of­fer one-on-one con­sul­ta­tions for bathing suits is

MELMIRA’S. They of­fer well­made suits from the likes of sus­tain­able la­bel Vi­ta­min A and Canada’s Shan. 3319 Yonge St.

BEST FLIRTY FROCKS

BELLA is part of the fab­ric of the Eglin­ton nabe. Scan the bou­tique’s In­sta­gram to spot owner Melissa Guido don­ning daily in­spo. Fem­i­nine sta­ples like ruffly frocks, play­ful jump­suits and wrap sweaters abound. 498 Eglin­ton Ave. W. BEST MEN’S DUDS Since 1979, JEROME’S has been out­fit­ting men in clas­sic pieces for a dap­per sil­hou­ette. Here, men are given the tools to ex­press them­selves in full colour, start­ing with a time­less flo­ral print pocket square. 2603 Yonge St. BEST BIG BAUBLES For the max­i­mal­ist with high fa­lutin’ taste, AR­CHIVES dis­plays glit­ter­ing finds be­neath tall ceil­ings. Ogle ec­cen­tric jew­ellery from the likes of Ro­darte or Del­fina Delet­trez (we can’t take our eye off that mono ear­ring). 1275 Bay St. BEST CHIC FINDS In ad­di­tion to mint con­di­tion pre­vi­ously owned Givenchy bags, CLE­MEN­TINE'S car­ries se­lect con­tem­po­rary la­bels. Look out for their min­i­mal­ist col­lab with lo­cal designer De­nis Merotto. 1260 Yonge St.

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