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I want I got reader Fran wrote:
I came across your website and see that you seem to know a lot about shopping in TO. I am looking for the perfect formal dress for a graduation prom and was wondering if you can give me some advice. I am looking for BCBG, ABS schwartz, that type of quality. Something gorgeous dazzling, understated and around 300-500. I know there are BCBG stores in the eaton center and yorkdale but have been disappointed by their selection in the past. I heard their are some good stores on Avenue Rd. DO u know of any really good ones?
I don’t shop for formal and evening wear very must but I’m good at putting together lists and I wander around a lot. So here is a list of shops in Toronto to take a look at.
Boutique Le Trou – Queen West Area. Canadian fashion spot that was recently mentioned in Vogue. Boutique Le Trou has closed
Lowon Pope – Liberty Village. 117 Jefferson Av – I always stare when passing by this store. The dresses are beautiful. Seems more bridal focused.
Betsey Johnston – Yorkville
Little Black Dress Shop – Queen West. The name isn’t lying, this shop only stocks black dresses. I have been there before and it’s nice.
Want Boutique – Yonge/Eglinton – I’ve bought jewelery from Want, but didn’t look the formal wear.
F/X – Queen West – Definitely hit this place up, they carry a ton of cocktail dresses. FX has closed.
Holt Renfrew – Yorkville – Yes, Holt Renfrew, there is a selection of dresses in those price points.
Hoax Couture Studio Boutique – Queen West
Anne Hung Boutique – This might not be dressy enough for you but if you in the area anyways.
Fashion Crimes – Queen West – Another place to definitely stop by.
Maxi Boutique – Danthforth
Ooh La La Couture – Dufferin/St. Clair
Update (May 2, 2010): Champagne and Cupcakes
Update (May 2, 2010): Jacflash
Update (May 2, 2010): Original – Took over the old FX location.
Update (May 16, 2010): Cors Boutique
Update (May 16, 2010): Marilyn’s
Update (June 15, 2010): Dina Alonzi Bridal & Cocktail Collections – On the higher end of the scale
Update (June 15, 2010): Hugo Nicholson – On the higher end of the scale
Update (June 15, 2010): Marilyn’s
Update (June 15, 2010): Melanie Lyne
I hope you find what you are looking for, but if not, there is still lots of time. If you don’t mind consignment clothing then hit up the Paper Bag Princess for designer goods.