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Toronto's Best Shopping Chains
Below are some of the city's most interesting national and international chains.
Anthropologie. Feminine and ethnic-inspired clothing, housewares, and accessories attract fashionistas looking for mass-produced pieces with one-of-a-kind appearance. 80 Yorkville Ave., west of Bay St., Yorkville, Toronto, ON, M5R 2C2. 416/964–9700. www.anthropologie.com. Mon.–Sat. 10–7, Sun. noon–6. Bay.
Aritzia. Young urban women come here for modern funky pieces by lines such as TNA, Wilfred, and the house line Talula. There are other locations throughout the city. 280 Queen St. W, at Beverley St., Queen West, Toronto, ON, M5V 2A1. 416/977–9919. www.aritzia.ca. Weekdays 11–8, Sat. 11–7, Sun. noon–7. Osgoode, then streetcar 501 west Osgoode. Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St., Dundas Square Area, M5B 2H1. 416/204–1318. www.aritzia.com. Weekdays 10–9, Sat. 9:30–7, Sun. 11–6. Queen Dundas or Queen Street. 50 Bloor St. W, at Yonge and Bloor St., Yorkville, M4W 3L8. 416/934–0935. www.aritzia.com. Mon.–Fri. 10–9, Sat. 10–8, Sun. noon–7. Bay Bloor-Yonge.
Indigo. A huge selection of books, magazines, and CDs is stocked at this store, which has a Starbucks and occasional live entertainment. 55 Bloor St. W, Yorkville, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A5. 416/925–3536. www.chapters.indigo.ca. Sun.–Thurs. 9 am–10 pm, Fri. and Sat. 9 am–11 pm. Bay. Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St., Dundas Square Area, M5B 2H1. 416/591–3622. www.indigo.ca. Mon.–Fri. 10–9:30, Sat. 9:30–7, Sun. 11–6. Dundas, Queen.
Winners. Toronto's best bargain outlet has designer lines at rock-bottom prices. The Yonge Street branch, below the elegant Carlu event center, is enormous, but there's a dozen branches of this store scattered all over the city. 57 Spadina Ave., at King St. W, Entertainment District, Toronto, ON, M5V 2J2. 416/585–2052. www.winners.ca. Mon.–Sat. 9:30–9, Sun. 11–8. St. Andrew. College Park, 444 Yonge St., Dundas Square Area, M5B 2H4. 416/598–8800. www.winners.ca. Mon.–Fri. 9 am–9:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am–9 pm, Sun. 11–8. College. 110 Bloor St. W, at Bay St., Yorkville, M5S 2W7. 416/920–0193. www.winners.ca. Weekdays 9:30–9, Sat. 9:30–9, Sun. 11–7. Bay.
Zara. The Spanish chain consistently attracts crowds craving gorgeous knockoffs of the hottest runway trends. 50 Bloor St. W, at Yonge St., Yorkville, Toronto, ON, M4W 3L9. 416/916–2401. www.zara.com. Mon.–Wed. and Sat. 10–8, Thurs.–Fri. 10–9, Sun. 11–6. Bloor. Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St., Dundas Square Area, M5B 2H1. 647/288–0333. www.zara.com. Mon.–Fri. 10–9, Sat. 9:30–7, Sun. 11–6. Queen, Dundas. 341 Queen St. W, Queen West, M5V 2A4. 647/288–0545. www.zara.com. Mon.–Wed. and Sat. 11–8, Thurs.–Fri. 11–9, Sun. noon–6. Osgoode.
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