Band-Aids, batteries and a bottle of Pepto are what you might expect of
the gift store at a cheap and cheerful chain. But hip hotels have upped
the ante, selling anything from limited-edition runners and sleek Leica
cameras to designer duds for your dog.
Take our very own Drake Hotel. The
General Store, stacked with weird and wonderful curiosities, is just
what youd wish for if you were a visitor hoping to score some unusual
finds on your travels.
Pick up some classic Canadiana, like a cozy Hudson Bay Throw, a vintage
key chain or a cheeky colouring book by local artist Mallory Diaczun
Jewellery from NYCs In God We Trust ($60-$100), Malin+Goetz unisex
apothecary products (Essential Travel Kit $42), and ultra-soft tees from
local label Shared (two pack for $50) are also up for grabs.
Drake Hotel General Store, 1144 Queen St. W., Toronto, 416-531-5042