October, 2013

How Long Will I Wait For You

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The Best Store in Toronto

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So those of you who know me, will definitely know Pam, my best friend of a million years who is awesome and smart and gorgeous.  For those of you who don’t know her, you’re missing out.

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Fortunately for you, you can swing by the new store that she’s opened in Parkdale with her equally awesome and amazing fiancee, Francesco, called North Standard Trading Post.

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This store was a *huge* labour of love for both Pam and Franc and they have spent innumerable hours putting together the concept, decor, carefully picking items to stock… and it has turned out frigging beautiful.

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The store carries high quality, well-made “standards” – i.e. those items that everyone needs and everyone loves… and things that you want to be well made.  Things like high quality denim, plaid shirts, rain boots, beautiful waxed coats, warm woolly camp socks, wool blankets, fantastic shaving cream and hair pomade… the list goes on and on.

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They also try to carry products made in Canada to support local vendors and artists – nearly all the jewelry they carry is made in Canada, along with some great brands right out of Toronto like Muttonhead.

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They just got in the majority of their fall stock which is mind-blowing.  Some of my favorites that they are carrying for fall include this Penfield denim and suede shirt for women…

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…these SICK Dolce Vita boots…

Dolce Vita Hilary Boots

…this bad-ass Muttonhead oilskin jacket…

Muttonhead Jacket

…and this Pendleton wide-brimmed hat…

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PERHAPS I will buy them and wear them all together.  (Perhaps = definitely).

I highly recommend you check them out.  Highly.

North Standard Trading Post
1662 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6R 1B2

North Standard Map

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