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Monday, December 10, 2012

More mall-less shopping

Had a great time yesterday popping into the Wandering Winter show at the Gladstone, Artscape's Xmas market at Wychwood Barn and the 401 Richmond St. show.  Lots of great new artists, and several 100 Mile Finds vendors showcasing their wares.  I am always so impressed at both the products and the thoughtful displays that vendors dream up.  Can't wait to invite more of them onto the site and introduce you to them.
So, if the stress of the mall is not your thing, try taking the street car across Queen West.  There are loads of independent retailers selling locally made artisanal items. The Drake General Store is a great spot to find that hard-to-buy-for present (there's a warehouse sale too at 442 Dufferin St., Unit 1 until Dec. 16).  Made you Look showcases very talented local jewellers, and Fresh Collective has a great pool of locally designed fashion.
There are quite a few pop up shops too, if you can take an afternoon to stroll, I am convinced that your shopping will soon be done.  And imagine - you get fresh air and exercise too. 

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