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Blink Travels: Cutler and Gross arrives in Toronto

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Exciting times for one of my favourite British brands, Cutler and Gross. They are slowly but surely taking over the world and I was lucky enough to be in Toronto as they were about to open their newest outpost. I met the team as they were frantically unpacking the latest shipment of stock, including some wonderful archive styles. The cash desk was yet to arrive and the finishing touches were being put to their very own mini version of the ‘Museum’ room. Although the store has been designed by Toronto based ‘Fishtnk‘, it still maintains the Cutler and Gross signature look, including the picture wall of famous faces wearing C & G frames. The store is perfectly located in Yorkville, which is broadly speaking Toronto’s Knightsbridge, again reflecting the London flagship beautifully.

The doors open today (good luck Golta and team!) just in time for the world’s film industry and hottest movie stars to descend upon the city for the  Toronto International Film Festival.

You can read up on what Cutler and Gross have been up to in London here, and learn about Marie, their wonderful Design Director, here. Enjoy!

Cutler and Gross, Toronto

Cutler and Gross, Toronto

Cutler and Gross, Toronto

the 'Museum' room at Cutler and Gross, Toronto

the 'Museum' room at Cutler and Gross, Toronto

Blink travels- Gadabout, Vintage Toronto

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

As you may have spotted on Twitter, we recently took a quickie Easter break and headed over to Toronto for a few days. It was a really lovely mix of something and nothing, and the something was mainly shopping. Well, why break the habit of a lifetime?!?

The best bit of retail therapy had to be the final stop of our fleeting visit. We popped into ‘Gadabout’, hailed as the best vintage clothes store in all of Toronto, where we picked up a few choice pieces including these excellent Calvin Klein two tone flatties. Only slightly pre-loved and just perfect to rock with a pair of 7/8ths as we head into Summer. The store and its gorgeous contents are not the only inspiration to be found there. We were also entranced by the perfect vintage but ‘oh so now’ look of the proprietress, who kindly stopped for a mo so that we could take a snap of her.

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Gadabout's proprietress in super stylish vintage

vintage Calvin Klein shoes