Lucky Torontonians who get to spend their summers in Muskoka have something else to be thankful for: the shopping scene up north is seriously improving, and options are no longer limited to Tommy Bahama. For summer, Vancouver-based cashmere maker Kit and Ace has set up a season-long pop-up in Port Carling in a re-vamped boathouse right on top of Frankie’s Surf Club (where shoppers can snag beach bags from Brunswick and Co.) and Grand Electric (where they can indulge in top-notch tacos and cocktails). Inside the temporary shop, cottagers will find the sort of ultra-soft T-shirts, tank tops and shorts that go perfectly with dock lounging and hammock reading. Subtle detailing, like on one of our favourite tops, means many pieces are also cottage cocktail–party appropriate. The brand displays work from local artists in every store: up north, the walls are adorned with custom hand-painted paddles from The Hunt Collective and photographs from Toronto artist Thomas van der Zaag.
Until September. Wednesday—Thursday, 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday—Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5p.m. 7-2 James Bartleman Way.