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15-10-2008
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@toddiot,
Zara's prices are definitely on the lower range, and I personally have found that material quality varies, I have had some very good and lasting items (corduroy jeans, wool/cotton coats, etc) and some not so good items (denim, 100% cotton shirts and sweaters, etc), its almost kind of a cheaper Banada Republic with a bit more edgier items as well as the classics but If can wait for a sale then Zara's prices are a real bargain and most items are slim fitting.
I also checked out the CDG/H&M mens items and theres a slim looking pea coat in there, not the most stylish one I've seen but definitely worth a look and cant be too expensive either, heres the link:
http://www.nitrolicious.com/blog/200...-collection/2/

Another option would be to hold out for a nice D2 pea coat on ebay, I saw a lightly used one go for under $300 a couple months back from some member here in Canada, almost got it myself but was slighty outbidded, and it was freaking beautiful, navy blue with contrast red stiching and other nice details, a great coat if you can get it at a decent price.



@rollagasper,
Thanks for the link, theres a couple of nice pieces in there, will definitely try and check it out when it goes on sale.

SOOoo, can anybody help me out with some alternative suggestions for purchasing a 2008 Black Balenciaga First other then Holts (since they dont currently have it in stock)

tia

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16-10-2008
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^I will definitely check out Zara next time I get the chance Also, the CDG/H&M line looks interesting! I expect it'll be a tad pricier than regular H&M lines but I'll still check it out in November.

Sorry I can't help you with your question, shopace. Thanks for all your help though!

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Hey everyone! I'm on the bus right now to TO with my friend we're going to hunt for winter coats! We're heading to queen and dundas area, price range under 500, does anyone have any suggestions of stores we should hit? We are seriously clueless!

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Hey everyone! I'm on the bus right now to TO with my friend we're going to hunt for winter coats! We're heading to queen and dundas area, price range under 500, does anyone have any suggestions of stores we should hit? We are seriously clueless!
Queen & Dundas are parallel to each other.....I'm assuming you mean near Eaton Centre or Queen Street?

If near Eaton Centre, I would check out StyleExchange near Yonge + Queen (they carry Miss Sixty, Diesel, Mackage, Juicy, etc.) and Blue Marine (they also carry similar brands along with Soio & Kyo), Aritzia, or Mendocino in Eaton Centre. Some chain stores: Mango, Zara, Club Monaco, Banana Republic.

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^I will definitely check out Zara next time I get the chance Also, the CDG/H&M line looks interesting! I expect it'll be a tad pricier than regular H&M lines but I'll still check it out in November.

Sorry I can't help you with your question, shopace. Thanks for all your help though!
How can you live in Toronto and not been to a Zara, I actually like all of their coats this season well not all but some are kinda cool.

If NYC is getting a Topman, which city would be next, LA or Toronto?

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Queen & Dundas are parallel to each other.....I'm assuming you mean near Eaton Centre or Queen Street?

If near Eaton Centre, I would check out StyleExchange near Yonge + Queen (they carry Miss Sixty, Diesel, Mackage, Juicy, etc.) and Blue Marine (they also carry similar brands along with Soio & Kyo), Aritzia, or Mendocino in Eaton Centre. Some chain stores: Mango, Zara, Club Monaco, Banana Republic.
Thanks! We ended up going to the Eaton centre then down Queen street. She bought one little jacket thing at H&M and then as we were leaving saw this coat in a shop called "c-squared" and it was awesome so she bought it.

Yeah I have no idea where the streets are. This has probably been my most intense Toronto trip as for knowing where I am in the city.

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^ where are you from? glad to hear your (or your friend's) shopping trip was fruitful.

there are lots of good places around Toronto, you just have to know where to find them (and often, WHEN to find them as during sale season, some stores can be even better than the states but usually during regular price, our prices are so high)

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When is the best time to go sales shopping for f/w stuff? And being a shoe junkie, do high end places like Holt Renfrew have good end-of-season sales, or is it not worth the wait? Thanks!

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How can you live in Toronto and not been to a Zara, I actually like all of their coats this season well not all but some are kinda cool.

If NYC is getting a Topman, which city would be next, LA or Toronto?
Oh i think a lot of guys don't really know about the mens zara section.. even one guy who is in school for fashion :/

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Promenade is really stepping up their game!
They're opening an American Apparel and renovating the food court.

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When is the best time to go sales shopping for f/w stuff? And being a shoe junkie, do high end places like Holt Renfrew have good end-of-season sales, or is it not worth the wait? Thanks!
The big end of season sales happen twice a year. For fall/winter clothes, it goes from end of January to end of February (but the good deals at 50-70% is really mid-end of February). For spring/summer clothes, it goes from July to end of August (but the good deals are mid-end of August).

I always wait til the very end because there's nothing I really NEED and I still manage to find some I really like (just wasn't planning on buying) near the end. The final weekend of these sales Holt's always has an additional 20% off but usually by this time, there is very little to be hand in terms of shoes and bags (due to sizing) but I find with clothes you can still get some good deals.

The high end stores I find have better sales than the low-end ones actually.

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You know, we shouldn't only focus on places like The Eaton Centre, Bloor/Yorkville, Yorkdale and Vaughan Mills. There are plenty of other places to shop too. I think people in Toronto focus too much on the big name stores (yet we complain about said stores taking over Queen West).

ETA: Here's a store I'd like to check out. They sell big name brands (as well as their own house brand), but it's not a big name store (yet). It's ideal for the short-average heighted woman, I'd say. We need more of these places around.

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wednesday november 19th to thursday november 27th

25% off any suit or sport jacket and dress trouser combination
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Holt Renfrew's site says they're having 40% Designer Sale right now. I've been so busy I haven't had time to check it out. Anyone been there already? How the sale?

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Where can I buy decent priced diamond stud earrings in TO?
Is the Jewelery Exchange a decent option?
Ideally I'd like to find a place with fair prices, or good sale prices, and gives the option to upgrade your diamonds in the future.

Any help appreciated....

Tia

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