Club Monaco

The Find: 13 pairs of sweatpants you’ll be proud to sport in public The Find: 13 pairs of sweatpants you’ll be proud to sport in public

When summer draws to a close, it can be tough to transition from comfortable cottage wear to high-powered city attire. Luckily, fall’s sweatpants are much more stylish than the baggy Roots joggers in your closet. They’re also versatile, so choosing comfort doesn’t have to mean staying cooped up at home; instead, wear a tapered grey pant… Read more »

Mall Wars: Yorkdale vs. Sherway: Inside the big-bucks battle for our disposable ... Mall Wars: Yorkdale vs. Sherway: Inside the big-bucks battle for our disposable income

In the era of e-tail, Yorkdale and Sherway Gardens, two of Toronto’s chi-chiest cathedrals of consumption, are preparing for battle. They’re undergoing colossal renos, dropping huge wads of cash and amping up the pamper factor in an effort to coax us off the couch and back into their stores. Here’s how the projects stack up…. Read more »

The Find: pretty pastel clothing and accessories to take you from winter to spri... The Find: pretty pastel clothing and accessories to take you from winter to spring

We’re pining for spring weather—and spring clothing. Luckily, seasonal shopping starts early this year: pastel colours were a trend in the winter and they’re going to continue to be this spring. With some clever styling (read: tights and sweaters), you can wear many of the tempting new garments in stores now, even though there’s still snow on… Read more »

What to wear on Valentine’s Day: three slick looks for the fellas What to wear on Valentine’s Day: three slick looks for the fellas

We understand why guys feel stressed about Valentine’s Day. They’re expected to find the perfect gift, plan a romantic night and look devilishly handsome—like, Ryan Gosling devilishly handsome—all the while. To help with the latter, we put together three easy-to-assemble Valentine’s Day outfits that range from breezy-night-at-the-bar attire (hint: don’t go to a pub, especially one with a name… Read more »

GALLERY: Yorkdale reveals its flashy new expansion GALLERY: Yorkdale reveals its flashy new expansion

Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s swanky 145,000-square-foot expansion opens today, marking the next phase in the North Toronto mega-mall’s quest to corner the upscale market (a fancy food court already opened in June). Among the 30-odd new or expanded stores are the first Canadian installations of Loft (the younger, hipper label from Ann Taylor), Ted Baker London and Kate Spade New York, as well… Read more »

SPOTTED: Yorkdale’s “fashion truck” selling clothes at Front and Bay SPOTTED: Yorkdale’s “fashion truck” selling clothes at Front and Bay

Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s massive expansion will open on Friday, and it’s celebrating by parking a “fashion truck”  outside the Royal Bank Plaza on Front Street today and tomorrow. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days, the truck will sell merchandise from some of the mall’s incoming brands, including Kate Spade New York, Ted Baker London and… Read more »

Introducing: Ann Taylor at the Eaton Centre, the first international store from ... Introducing: Ann Taylor at the Eaton Centre, the first international store from the women’s office-wear brand

Women’s office-wear retailers are battling it out on the third floor of the Eaton Centre: international chains J.Crew and Massimo Dutti both recently opened outposts there, and U.S. retailer Ann Taylor launched its first international store along the same corridor early last month (that’s in addition to the existing Club Monaco and Banana Republic locations). Ann Taylor is generally… Read more »

Yorkdale Mall announces its expansion is almost complete, proves it is not the Y... Yorkdale Mall announces its expansion is almost complete, proves it is not the Yorkdale Mall of yesterday

Yorkdale made a big announcement today, sharing the news that its planned 145,000-square-foot expansion will be completed by Nov. 15. Among the 30 stores set to open are Ted Baker London, Kate Spade New York, Tesla Motors, Ann Taylor, Diesel, Wilfred Boutique, The North Face, an exclusive Rolex boutique at Raffi Jewellers, and Ta-ze and… Read more »

Tommy Ton launches his Club Monaco collaboration in New York with Nick Wooster, ... Tommy Ton launches his Club Monaco collaboration in New York with Nick Wooster, Mickey Boardman and more

Last night at the Club Monaco flagship store in New York City, Toronto-based street style photographer Tommy Ton threw a party for his new bag collaboration alongside a gallery of some of his now-famous street style photos. Many of his favourite subjects attended, including Moda Operandi’s Taylor Tomasi Hill, Park and Bond’s Jared Flint, Man… Read more »

Club Monaco will be opening its online shop to Canada soon Club Monaco will be opening its online shop to Canada soon

After sleepless nights spent trying in vain to find anything other than pictures of a white button-down and some khakis on Club Monaco’s website, our prayers have been answered: the Joe Mimran–founded chain has announced its expansion into online retail, with the U.S. web store launching March 26 and the Canadian one following suit on… Read more »

Tommy Ton teams up with Club Monaco to sell bags (and oddly, not shoes) Tommy Ton teams up with Club Monaco to sell bags (and oddly, not shoes)

It was recently announced that Tommy Ton from Jak&Jil blog (oh, and GQ photographer and host of fashion parties) has teamed up with Club Monaco to produce a women’s messenger bag and a men’s backpack to debut during New York Fashion Week. The retailer will gift the bags to a select few of Ton’s favourite… Read more »

Introducing: The Men’s Shop at Club Monaco, Bloor Street’s answer to “what... Introducing: The Men’s Shop at Club Monaco, Bloor Street’s answer to “what if I don’t want to shop at Harry Rosen?”

The place: Club Monaco has launched its new menswear section at the iconic Bloor Street location. The stairs down are lined with real books with the spines facing inwards and a tough rope banister (watch your hands, we got a little scratched up), leading to a study that looks like something Hemingway would feel right… Read more »

A Continuous Lean’s Michael Williams and Club Monaco’s Aaron Levine are chan... A Continuous Lean’s Michael Williams and Club Monaco’s Aaron Levine are changing Club Monaco’s image

We just popped into the new men’s shop at Club Monaco, the first of its kind in the world (we’re number one!), with an expected opening in New York next fall (they’re number two!). Launching in Toronto is an effort on Club Monaco’s part to reconnect with the history of the brand (it was Canadian… Read more »

Club Monaco likes men—a lot—beginning this October Club Monaco likes men—a lot—beginning this October

Toronto dudes disappointed with the news that the city’s first J. Crew store will be ladies only should be happy to learn that Club Monaco has opted to do something for those oh-so hard-done-by fellas, much like Ben Sherman’s latest “let’s hear it for the boy” endeavour. The store’s flagship locations on Bloor Street and… Read more »

The Bay vs. Holts: the Bay’s scheme to steal the fashion crown from Holts The Bay vs. Holts: the Bay’s scheme to steal the fashion crown from Holts

The sensible shoes and twin–sets are gone, replaced by stilettos and crystal-encrusted gowns. There’s valet parking and personal shoppers, and they’re serving champagne up on three. It’s all part of the Bay’s scheme to win the loyalty of society shopaholics—and steal the fashion crown from Holts By Leah McLaren One evening last March, Toronto’s stylish… Read more »