Thanks to cold weather, dark mornings and post-holiday gloom, January is a strong contender for the most depressing month of the year. No wonder holing up at home with a leftover Toblerone seems more appealing than hitting the gym to follow through with a New Year’s resolution. This year, stay motivated with some outrageously bright workout gear. The cheery hues will lift your spirits, as will the fact that many of them went on sale after Christmas—one January tradition that we’re definitely on board with.
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 as Microsoft’s first-ever retail location outside the U.S. The suburban mall’s ability to draw buzzy retailers from abroad suggests its upmarket strategy is working. Read the rest of this entry »
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