Holiday Hot Shops: Toronto Edition

November 29, 2022

Our seasonal roundup of Toronto’s latest and greatest retailers. —Truc Nguyen


Fendi’s first standalone Canadian boutique opened at Yorkdale this fall, the façade of which features the Fendi FF logo in off-white plaster. Inside, the near-2,000-square-foot space is draped in velvet curtains and decorated with plush textures and curvilinear furnishings. It’s a luxurious, welcoming space where you can discover and shop a broader selection of the brand’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, leather goods and footwear ranges. Unit 231 3401 Dufferin St., 437-241-6184.

Lafayette 148

Lafayette 148​’s new ​Yorkville digs mark its very first Canadian address. Founded in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood in 1996, the women-led fashion brand offers modern, luxurious designs in straight and plus sizes that are at once stylish and imminently wearable. Fall collection highlights include a hand-knit cashmere-mohair wool sweater and a coral-red shearling heeled mule that’s sure to be the talk of the town. At the gallery-like Bloor Street boutique, you’ll find the label’s complete ready-to-wear, footwear, handbags, jewelry and accessories ranges. Oh, and if you need some help finding just the right thing, know that the store offers in-store and virtual private styling appointments. 130 Bloor St. West, 647-932-5637.

Alo Yoga

The American activewear brand, favoured by celebs like Hailey Bieber and Taylor Swift, opened its first international store in Toronto earlier this fall, at the northwest corner of Bay and Bloor Streets. Within this airy flagship, find a wide selection of women’s and men’s apparel and accessories, Alo Beauty products, and—of course—a selection of yoga gear and wellness essentials. Try on a cute cropped puffer, or stock up on basics like wireless bras and bike shorts. The Los Angeles-based label also plans to host community-focused and consumer events at the boutique year-round, a company rep tells Vita. 60 Bloor St. West, 437-291-0380.


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