In Canada, retail stores selling non-essential goods are closed temporarily in an order to combat the spread of coronavirus. With shoppers staying home, many people are shifting to online shopping for their retail therapy, but it just isn’t the same as browsing in-store.
In Toronto’s upscale Yorkville neighbourhood, where luxe condominiums are aplenty and high-end fashion stores line the streets of Bloor-Yorkville; one thing is certain, this retail mecca will welcome shoppers once again after the crisis subsides and it’s safe to resume daily activity.
Until then, here are the 5 best shopping spots in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood to look forward to visiting in the future.
A high-end ladies consignment store located in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville District, L’Elegante is in the business of “exquisite consignments” or high-end designer labels at more affordable prices. Basically, you can still wear runway fashion in less expensive clothing. L’Elegante is a fashion blog come to life.
Kumari’s is a luxurious women’s clothing store specializing in elegant cashmere shawls, scarves and jewelry. What makes this boutique unique is you can find cashmere in more than 200 shades.
Over the Rainbow
A Toronto staple since 1975, Over The Rainbow first opened as a tailor-made denim warehouse. Today the store carries over 30 brands in different sizes, styles and fits. Even though this brick and mortar store is offering online shopping at the current time, there’s nothing better than visiting the store in person.
Not too far from the Bloor-Yonge subway station and in close proximity to the One Toronto, Yorkville Village is upscale shopping at its best. This shopping destination has been at the top of Toronto’s “must visit” list since it opened in the 1970s. Look for shoes, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s most famous designers like Christian Louboutin, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, and Vivienne Westwood to name a few.
If you’re sheltering in place in your sweats, then you may be missing cute accessories like scarves, necklaces or costume jewelry. Accessity can help. Located directly in front of Cumberland’s “big rock” this Yorkville store used to be called Leggings and has upgraded significantly since its early days.
When stay at home orders are lifted and the world can go back to normal, Toronto’s most popular retail districts will gladly welcome shoppers back, but with some new safety precautions. Until then, dust off your pocketbook and get ready to enjoy some of your favorite retailer stores once again.