A fashion editor’s trip to Paris is not complete with a few treats from cult-like French labels. Essential pit-stops include Isabel Marant, American Retro, Sandro, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel and Tara Jarmon. Thankfully, you no longer have to get lost in the outskirts of the Marais district (where Marant’s boutique is notoriously tucked away) or sneak purchases in overstuffed luggage to get your fashion fix. The Bay’s The White Space offers enviable élan right here in Toronto. A spacious area of the Queen St. flagship store is now an emporium of investment pieces that hit that sweet spot between save and splurge. Department stores are usually crammed with sub-par offerings. Here, an edited array of clothes are displayed with thoughtful elegance and space to breathe. Fitting rooms are lofty and sales people actually approach to ask if you need help–how novel. These simple gestures add up, making The White Space a favourite spot to gander. The Bay, 176 Yonge St (at Queen), Toronto
The Bay's flagship get kitted out with insider labels.