Ask a Geek: Personal Style Sharing Sites

Ask a Geek: Personal Style Sharing Sites
Ask a Geek: Personal Style Sharing Sites

Sometimes readers ask me questions. If they are of value to all my readers I post them online. If you have a question, please feel free to submit it using the contact form. I’ll definitely do my best to answer it.

I want – I got reader Judith wrote:

Hi ,
I am looking for a blog, website just about anything web base that I can post what I am wearing that day. Do you know of reputable ones?

Hi Judith,

There are a few social sites for sharing personal style out there and new ones are popping up all the time. Here are the ones I think you should check out. They have large number of users and have been around for several years.

  • Pose – I’ve signed up for Pose recently (look for me as geekigirl). The iPhone app has a lot of features and is really popular in the fashion industry.
  • Lookbook.nu – This is the mother of all Street Style sites in my mind. It has users from all over the world. I opened an account early on but I don’t use it.
  • Cloth – This is another iPhone app with a Street Style component.

The three above are fashion based apps and websites. The two sites below are not focused on Street Style specifically but the fashion industry has flocked to them.

Ask A Geek: Suits for The Tall Woman

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I want – I got reader Nancy wrote:

Hi Anita, I am desperately looking for a good professional suit that I will own for years. The kicker is that I am tall (5’11”) so most places do not carry styles long enough for my arms. The “tall girls” type of store are either way to big, crappy style or just plain old looking. Not too sure where to turn at this point… I’m willing to spend up to $500. Have any ideas?

Hi Nancy,

I love sourcing twitter for these types of questions. I’m 5’5′ so I don’t usually have problems with sizing for my height. My first answer to you would be ditch the malls and shops and go custom. There are many tailors and designers that can help in this regard. Fit will never be a problem. However, my little twitter friends have more options too.

I hope this helps out Nancy and gives you some ideas to start. Fredas sounds like a good first stop to me. Good luck in the hunt.

If you readers have other options, please leave a comment and help Nancy out.

Ask A Geek – Canadian Brands Making Winter Coats – Updated November 13, 2012

Cdn Spirit Down Jacket
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I want – I got reader @ThebergeSwim tweeted:

@ThebergeSwim - @geekigirl I’m looking 4 a warm winter coat Preferably fashionable & NOT black. Would like to support local designer #ThebergemovestoToronto
Me – @ThebergeSwim budget?
@ThebergeSwim - @geekigirl four to six hundred. Possibly a lil more if totally awesome.

Fashionable and functional are trade off that has to be made for a Canadian winter. I tend to side with function during this time of year. My recommendation is buy a long down jacket so you don’t have to layer as much. However, here’s a selection of Canadian companies with winter jackets and coats that will cover both spectrums and between.  Some of these companies might not have fall offerings online yet, but should soon.

RUDSAK – Lots of leather options here. Montreal based but has a store on Queen Street West.

Moose Knuckles Canada – Moose Knuckles is outside of your budget but I included it because it’s Canadian.

Canada Goose. – I bash the Canada Goose a lot.  Not because of it’s function, I can say that it’s a great winter jacket.  My problem is that it seems like everyone in Toronto has one.  I call it the Toronto uniform.  I guess I just have a problem with conformity.  However, many Retailers carry the Goose including sportinglife.ca, Canadianicons.ca, Holt Renfrew and Over the Rainbow.

Downtown Down – Both Cdn Spirit and Johnny Yiu can be purchased on Downtown Down. I purchased a Cdn Spirit down jacket a few winters ago and it’s amazing.

Mackage – Montreal based but they are carried at Holt Renfrew, Over the Rainbow and online at ssense.com

Orb Clothing – Vancouver based clothing company. Makes great winter jackets for snowsports as well as more casual options. I wore an Orb jacket during my trip to Whistler this year.

Mountain Equipment Co-op – Definitely more on the functional side but affordable.

TNA – TNA down jackets were the Canada Goose of their time with young women and teens. They aren’t as popular anymore but you’ll still see a lot of people with them. You can get these at a TNA store or Aritiza.

Soia & Kyo – More fashion than function here. If you aren’t looking for a down jacket there are lot of options here.

m0851 – Another company with great leather products. They have a store in Yorkville.

Danier – Can’t forget Danier, they’ve really upped the style quotient of late.

Joe Fresh – I don’t know how warm their down jackets are but they do make very affordable ones in bright colours. Store at Queen and Bathurst

Krane – Amazing menswear by Toronto based Ken Chow. I think women can pull the jackets off too.

Philip Sparks – I’m currently dying over this Philip Sparks coat.

UPDATE: The moron in me forgot a great Canadian Coat company, Smythe

Updates August 5, 2011
Stacey ZhangShe also has a store on Queen Street West Store on Queen street has closed. Online Shopping available on her website.

CMFR Canada – There are no retail outlets for these guys listed on the site and no online store as of yet. They have a ton of stockist now. Due West, Sydney’s, Ssense.com.

LUNDSTRÖM

Updates August 6, 2011
Ewanika – She usually has 1 or 2 styles of coats in her fall collection.

Update May 1, 2012 – This post is in dire need of a update.

Sentaler Luxury Alpaca Outerwear – Thanks for nudge to update this post

Company of Adventures – This link is dead but it’s sold at The Bay.

Toast Skirts – Not a coat really but still good for cold weather

Update November 4, 2012

OSC Cross – Designed and made in Canada. Available online

PDG by Plenty – West coast retailers house brand. Available online. Retail locations in BC

Nobis – available at The Show Room and online.

Fadedsoul.com – Just discovered this Canadian online shop where you can find brands Nobis and Moose Knuckles

Jacob – Has a selection of wool and down filled coats. Available in store and online

Update November 13, 2012

A reader let me know about Montreal based Sicily Clothing. I never heard of them before but they look like another good alternative to the Goose

Well, I think I’m tapped out of ideas but I feel I’m missing companies. Let me know in the comments!

Ask A Geek: Where to find the I want – I got Vegas Adidas

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I want – I got reader Mel wrote:

Message: Hey how are u doing? Im really feeling those adidas u bought from vegas. Can u plz tell me the name and possibly where to cop them from. Thanks for any help.

Hi Mel,

Vegas Kicks

My Vegas Adidas, the mere mention of them brings back debauchery filed times in Las Vegas way back in 2008. I originally purchased these at a store in the Venetian. They are my favourite Adidas kicks ever. I can’t remember the name of the sneaker shop but it was in The Venetian. Normally I would respond to this question with a “you’re shit out of luck answer” but I’ve tracked them down on ebay. If you are serious, bid on them now.

Ask a Geek: Career Questions – Fashion Stylist

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I want – I got reader Valerie wrote:

Hello Anita,

I am fashion consultant and most importantly a fashion lover! I am from Montreal and I am currently exploring the possibility of moving to Toronto for a career move….I would like to know if you can give me hints on the possibilities for a stylists/image consultant in Toronto.

Hi Valerie

I’m amazed at the number of fashion career questions I receive as someone who doesn’t really work in the industry. My main industry if you are wondering is IT/Finance. Fashion is a side project. I don’t know much about the ins and outs of things, but I have friends whose brains I can pick.

First off there have been some great articles and interviews about fashion careers and stylists in particularly.

Interview with an Artist Manager

How to get a job in the fashion industry.

I talked to Gail McInnes from Fashion Magnet for her advice.

  • Source great (not just good) up and coming fashion photographers to do creatives with
  • Only work with professional models
  • Contact the artist agencies to assist stylists (some are paid, some are not, but both will bring industry contacts and potential future opportunities if you show an aptitude for it)
  • Expect to assist for 2 – 3 years while building a portfolio and contacts

Some other advice I have for you is to use Twitter. There are many people in the industry that are using the tool. It’s an easy way to get a look at what they do and to ask questions.

Good luck.

Ask a Geek: Where to find Jeffrey Campbell Shoes in Toronto

Potion Ankle Boots by Jeffrey Campbell
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I want – I got reader Shop T.O. Live commented on my “i got: Potion Ankle Boots by Jeffery Campbell” post:

I see so many fabulous Jeffrey Campbell shoes/booties posted on style blogs around the world, but I can’t seem to find a lot of selection in Toronto. Can you think of other stores in the city that sell them?

I love Jeffrey Campbell and I’ve posted about my own collection. I only know of a few stores in the city that carry them so I contacted Jeffrey Campbell on twitter to verify. Little Burgundy, Browns, Urban Outfitters (store selection varies) and Chasse Gardée all carry JC shoes in Toronto. From my own personal experience the styles featured in all stores varies. Check them all when looking. The @JCShoes twitter account tells me more to come.

You can also purchase Jeffrey Campbell shoes online in Canada at ssense.com which is Canadian based. Other online retailers include Urban Outfitters and karmaloop.com.

Ask a Geek:Menswear Style Inspiration Sources

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This question came from a Twitter friend for a friend of theirs. A man they knew was always lamenting about the number of magazines, stores and websites for women that can provide style inspiration. He wanted to know if their was anything like that for men.

I’m no expert but I’ve come up with a list of websites I goto when looking for men’s inspiration. Please add your own suggestions in the comments.

http://www.sneakerfreaker.com

http://www.selectism.com/

http://www.highsnobiety.com/

http://showstudio.com

http://hypebeast.com/

http://www.freshnessmag.com/

http://thefashionisto.com/blog/

http://thefashionspot.com

http://www.male-mode.com/

http://hommestar.com/

http://thegrumpyowl.com

http://thinkcontra.com/magazine/

http://www.hedislimane.com/

http://philipsparks.blogspot.com/.

Ask a Geek: Where to find Shapewear in Toronto

Ask a Geek: Where to find Shapewear
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I want – I got reader Sabina wrote:

Hi Anita,

I know you’re a huge fan of shapewear and I would love your advice. I’ve never purchased any before, but require some to wear under my wedding dress. it needs to target my tummy area and doesn’t have to extend that far down my legs (i.e., I’ve seen ‘bike short’ type shapewear and this is unnecessary for me). It has to be in nude.

Do you have any recommendations? What sort of price point do your recommendations come in at? Any brands to avoid?

Sounds like you are looking for the shapewear that looks like a strapless swimsuit. I’ve never tried one of those on so I can only make recommendations based on experience with the versions that have the leg option.

I have Nancy Ganz and Secret shapewear in my closet. They both offer medium support which makes them quite comfortable. These will smooth lines but not really reduce any size or do that much butt lifting.

I received a sample of Sculptz at fashion week. I got a pair of shorts. They were very, very tight and I could barely get out of them. It might have been the size, but I can’t imagine using this product for an extended period of time.

I have no experience with Spanx but I think it’s probably worth looking into.

The Secret shapewear I received from a PR company representing Secret but the Nancy Ganz I bought at the Bay. The Bay is a great place to check out shapewear. There are a lot of different brands and options in styles. Go to the Bloor and Yonge location or Queen Street for largest selection. Legs Beautiful is also a great place for shapewear, they have a lot of Spanx.

I’m not sure what type of dress you have but you’ll want to pay attention to finish on the edges of the garments, so that they don’t show through the dress.

I’ve tried the shapewear that extends to just under the breasts. I find this a bit uncomfortable if the rise on the shapewear is too long. It ends up bunching. Make sure to watch out for this. You can also get shapewear underwear that have an extended tummy panel. I was sent a pair that I love.

Find out what the exchange policy is. It would be great if you can try things on with the dress to make sure.

It tends to be a bit pricey but try to factor fit into how much you are willing to spend.

Good luck!

– Sabina did write back and she was also going to check her regular lingerie store Melmira. She was able to bring her dress with her for fittings, which is great.

image: ezibuy.co.nz

Ask a Geek: Where to find classic/retro swimwear in Toronto?

Norma Kamali Bill Jersey Swimsuit

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I want – I got twitter follower @edlynne wrote for a friend:

Where are there good non-skanky swimwear stores in Toronto?

I replied to this query on twitter but I thought it would be good to record the answers here for everyone. First, I had to understand what non-skanky swimwear meant. I had thoughts of this person wandering into the many shops on Yonge Street that carry a variety of skankwear. I came to understand that the friend was looking for more classic/ retro swimsuit shapes.

I had the following stores in mine for more classic/retro swimwear options.

I also suggested ordering a beautiful swimsuit from Norma Kamali online. Just because they are so gorgeous and perfect.

Candice Best tweeted the following additional stores to try

swimwear: decent options with lines like Eres, Vix at Sandpiper(yorkville) + LaMerceria carries Colombia’s Touche – gorgeous cuts!

Do you have a suggestion to add?

image: normakamali.com

Ask a Geek:Alexander Wang Clothing in Toronto

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I want – I got reader Angela wrote:

where can i buy alexander wang ‘s collection in Toronto other than Holt ??

Hi Angela,

You can find Alexander Wang at Jonathan + Olivia and TNT.

UPDATE:(April 23, 2010) Alexander Wang shoes are available at Holt Renfrew only.

Ask a Geek: Places to buy tights in Toronto – Updated December 26, 2009


I want – I got reader Valerie commented on the post Fashion Trends 2009:

i liked the link about tights. can you recommend places to buy them? (not online)

The link Valerie is referring to is Tightsplease Autumn/Winter Hosiery Trends for 2008/09.

In Toronto/GTA your best bets are:

H&M – Eaton Center is the only H&M I’ve seen with hosiery.
Legs Beautiful – various locations
Holt Renfrew – Bloor Street is probably your best bet
Wolford – Yorkville
American Apparel – various locations
The Pantyhose Shop
Recently Club Monaco has fashion tights for sale
If you are willing to go to Niagara there is the Phantom Outlet
Click Klak – Various locations
The Bay – Various location
Accessity – Yorkville

I tend to troll Winner’s also, sometimes you can find some good deals.

Finding cool tights in Toronto unfortunately takes time.

EDIT: A note about H&M, if you see tights you like, buy in bulk. They are cheap and don’t last very long and their colours and styles rotate a lot, so a favourite colour and style might not be there the next time you go in.

Update October 27, 2009: I recently was in Fashion Crimes and they have a good selection of fun tights.

Update: Dec 26, 2009: Emma mentioned the Gap. I totally forgot about them as they’ve recently introduced tights to their store lineup.

Update: Jan 18, 2010: Urban Outfitters has been suggested too.

Ask a Geek: Plus sized clothing in Toronto – Updated October 25, 2009

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I want – I got commentor Liana wrote in the post Revlon Warehouse Sale:

Hi everyone…

Does anyone know where I can get nice plus-sized clothing for myself here in Toronto? I’ve tried the usual haunts (Cotton Ginny, Pennigton’s, etc) but affordable too. I know in the U.S of A, they have lot’s of stuff cheap, but I don’t have a car and no one to take me there.

This isn’t a topic I’m very knowledgeable in but I have looked up some of the plus sized boutiques in Toronto. I can’t guarantee it will be cheap like the states but the price probably would work out to be the same if you factor in gas, accommodation, car rental, etc.

Toronto Life has a small article called Living Large which features shops in the city at various price points.

Gusty Dame is primarily an online shop, but you can arrange to try on items if you live in the GTA.

Voluptuous Clothing has 5 locations across the GTA including Dufferin Mall in Toronto.

Maximum Women has 2 locations, one in Toronto and one in Woodbridge

Update: October 25, 2009Lola and Gigi 92A Carrier Drive, Etobicoke. Showroom by appointment only but has online shopping. – I’ve had many people recommend this shop.

Update: October 25, 2009Curvaceous Styles – Two locations in Brampton

Update: October 25, 2009Commesse, 412 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park Ave.)

Update: October 25, 2009The Answer, 2715 Yonge St

Update: October 25, 2009 – One Eleven Yorkville, 111 Yorkville Ave.

Update: October 25, 2009 – Hopefully these stores will take you off the beaten path. Check out these plus sized clothing store listings at FASHION Magazine.

Ask a Geek: Confused by perfume terms. Here are some references to check out.

Givenchy Hot Couture

Okay, this isn’t a true Ask a Geek post but I thought it could be helpful. I couldn’t find the words to describe Flora by Gucci for my last geekiviews post. I didn’t know the language of perfumes and needed to find out. I found a few links and thought I would share.

If you any readers have your own great perfume website, please leave a comment.

Ask A Geek: What events are available for selling clothing in the GTA?


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I want – I got reader Cody wrote:

Hey there,
I wanted to show u my list of selling events where I could sell my clothing to the general public for cheap prices, like besides what I have listed here, can u think of anything else year round? I love events that are cheap, or free (usually none are free, right?)
There’s always booths on young street, I wanna look into that!

What do u think of these, know anymore?….
-The Clothing Show (twice a year)
-Portobello
and I’m not sure what is sold at Nuit Blanche?

Comments on where to go from here?
thanks

Hi Cody,
There are some free events for the general public but a majority of them charge an admission fee.

There aren’t many shows dedicated to clothing in the city but there are many craft/artisan events. This may not be what you are looking for. However, some other events in the city are The One of a Kind Show, By Hand, WychCraft Market, SpeakEasy’s Holiday Sale and the City of Craft show. One of the best resources for finding about upcoming events is the Toronto Craft Alert which is constantly listing open calls for vendors. There are always smaller shows popping up, especially at Christmas time. Another good resource is the event listing on Facebook. You will be required to apply to be in these sales and they will have an exhibitors fee. If you are looking to sell clothing cheap then I think your best bet is The Clothing Show.

Nuit Blanche is an all night art festival. Some people may sell their merchandise during the show, but that’s not the focus.

As for the booth on Yonge Street, I would imagine you would need to apply for a permit from the city. I would look on the City of Toronto website for the appropriate contact.

I’ll be sure to update this post if any new shows that fit your criteria come up.

EDIT: I’ve gotten another idea from a facebook friend of mine. That’s to open your own eBay store.

EDIT 2: I want – I got reader Nadya mentioned that Etsy.com and iCraft.ca is another good place to sell your handcrafted merchandise.

Ask a Geek: 1926 Vogue Magazine Cover

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v19260515

I want – I got reader Martin wrote:

Hello,
I have been searching Google for the 1926 Vogue magazines and ended up here!
Looking for a picture copy (on the web) of the 1926 Vogue Late May [George W Plank]- as listed on ebay.co.uk.
If its too much hassle – please ignore.
Kind regards,
Martin
(I guess I must be geeky)

Hi Martin, it’s no trouble at all. I tried to email you but it was returned undelivered. The only Vogue May 1926 copy I have is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/geekigirl/1291501242/in/set-72157601797860309/

However, you might want to check around the collections found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gatochy/256837935/

Ask a Geek: Calvin Klein Resort 2010 Models

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I want – I got reader Anna wrote:

great pictures from the runway show, but I have always wanted to know who the models are that work for Calvin klein in this show. Do you know their names? Especially the one on the main picture, looks so much like someone I know but not sure.

Hi Anna.
You are like many fashion fans who wonder about the models that walk their favourite runways. You were interested in this girl from the Calvin Klein Resort 2010 collection.

Calvin Klein Resort 2010 on Style.com

Style.com is a great site for finding out model’s names. 99% of the time they have a label as you see in the image above. This model’s name is Jac.

image: style.com

Ask a Geek: Advice for Becoming a Buyer


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I want – I got reader Tiffany wrote:

Hi Anita,
I have decided after many years of putting it off to pursue my dream of going back to school for Fashion Business. I was accepted to George Brown College for their fashion management program. I want to eventually become a buyer.
Do you know or have any advice about trying to get my foot in the door with any positions that have to do with becoming a buyer? I’m figuring I should start off at the bottom, pay my dues and work my way up…
Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated!

I thought the perfect place for Tiffany to start her research about being a buyer with Carolyn’s interview with a Holt Renfrew buyer on the Toronto Fashion Incubator site. In this interview Jason Morikawa, womenswear buyer at Holts discusses his job and the life of a buyer.

Ask a Geek: Swamisz Sandals in Toronto

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I want – I got reader Marie wrote:

Message Have you seen or heard of a new sandal called Swamisz? They are made of rubber and come in different colours and I desperately want some for yoga! I know they came out in Australia but if anyone knows where to get them in Canada i would love to know!

When this email first came to me in April, I had no idea of Canadian retailers for Swamisz. They are all natural rubber sandals and not very attractive in my opinion. I have seen them in Toronto now. They can be found at Over The Rainbow in Yorkville. I didn’t happen to see the price so give them a call if you want to find out.

Edit: October 2, 2009 – They are also available from online retailers eco-friendly-footwear.ca.

Ask a Geek: Where to get Hunter Welly Socks

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I want – I got commenter, Deb wrote in the post
Canadian supplier of Hunter Wellington Boots:

Where I can I buy the Hunter socks for my wellies?

I’ve seen the Hunter socks at Little Burgundy and Getoutside for sure in Toronto. I believe you can order them from the Getoutside site also.

Good luck on the hunt.

EDIT: Heel Boy carries Hunter socks also. – Feb 23, 2009

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Ask a Geek: Where to find the “Carrie” Necklace in Toronto

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I want – I got reader Jennifer wrote:

Message Hey, do by any chance know where to get the “Carrie” necklace that she wears in Sex and the City. You know, the gold name printed necklace .. I’ve been trying to find it all over Toronto but haven’t gotten any luck. If you do, that would be great.
Thanks

Personalized Boutique is the official supplier of the “Carrie” necklace which you can purchase online. However if you are looking for something in Toronto, I would suggest going to Made You Look. They do custom work and I’m sure they can come up with something the same.

Ask a Geek: Petite Fashion Advice

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I want – I got reader Jo wrote:

Hi there,
I was wondering if you have any tips for petite clothing. I’m really struggleing to find work cloths even banana republic petites don’t work for me. Any suggestions for stores or particular styles would be great!

I don’t know a thing about petite clothing to be honest. I’m 5’5″ myself; just over the hump. I know the perfect site and person you can contact who has a whole ton of experience regarding the subject.


It’s Christa Jean at Petite Fashionista

The site has tons of advice and she also takes questions. She also organizes sales and events geared to petite women.

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Ask a Geek: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in NY

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I want – I got reader Alex wrote:

Hi, TO local married male here, both my wife and I love fashion and shopping. We Wanted to know if you have any info or tips on the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in NY? because We’re considering going but want to know if its worth the trip

I’m not an outlet person really. I even stayed away from them when I was in Vegas. I’ve never been to the Woodbury Common, but I did some digging and came up with some reviews on the following sites:

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-reviews-2736862-prod-travelguide-action-read-ratings_and_reviews-i

http://nymag.com/urr/urr.pl?rm=all_reviews&listing_id=10232&listing_type=nyml_venue_business_shopping

http://www.yelp.com/biz/woodbury-common-premium-outlets-central-valley#hrid:KvhtW8HV7SW4pgGn2ApOxw

As with everything on the internet you have to take these reviews with a grain of salt. However, most people seem to think that Woodbury Common is a good outlet.

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Ask a Geek: Where to find Marc by Marc Jacobs in Toronto

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I want – I got reader Annie wrote:

Hi Anita,

I’m desperately looking for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Grovee Dr. Q purse in the brown colour. My friend’s birthday is this weekend and she’s been yearning for it. Do you know of any other store in Toronto aside from Holt who sells Marc by Marc?
Thank you!

I hope you don’t mind me sharing your question Annie! Holt Renfrew sells Marc by Marc handbags along with the Marc Jacobs line and Bloor Street is your best bet for selection. Holt Renfrew also carries Marc by Marc Jacobs womenswear, footwear, watches and jewellery. I did some searching on the net and found out that David’s Footwear also sells Marc by Marc handbags and shoes. I believe those are the 2 major players in Toronto.

If there are more out there dear reader, please leave a comment.

EDIT (March 10, 2010): I’ve decided to change the title of this post so it’s a little more broad in terms of Marc by Marc Jacobs merchandise.