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#SELOVES: Start Walking with SHOEme.ca

Imagine having a shoe store right at your fingertips, now imagine having that same online store right in your neighbourhood in a space where cyber shopping comes to life through an all new in-store experience. SHOEme.ca gives shoppers the opportunity see what it’s like to purchase online while in the actual store. This fun and interactive shopping concept is a perfect way to narrow down the exact shoe or accessory you are looking for in minutes.

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The all new Queen West store offers assistance from Brand Ambassadors to help find you exactly what you’re looking for either in-store or on SHOEme.ca right from the comfort of their stunning cafe, located in the heart of the store. The concept brings online and in-store shoppers together in one space, so whether you prefer browsing through styles click by click and scroll by scroll or being able to touch and try on before purchasing, the all new SHOEme.ca store is perfect for every shopper looking for that perfect shoe and accessories.

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EVA Shoes, People Footwear

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Backpack, Fjallraven Kanken

Our Editors are obsessing over the shoes and the accessories and they are filling up their carts with everyday styles that can be paired with just about any outfit and packing up for their next weekend getaway with these must have items that can all be found in one place, online or in store at SHOEme.ca

– Vanessa Cioffi

 

 

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LIFESTYLE: Analogue Gallery Celebrates 5 Years Strong

Lucia Graca knows how to spot a star. What hangs on the walls of Queen West’s Analogue Gallery is a testament to this fact. The second clue to tip me off to Graca’s good taste were the jovial silver balloons that adorned the gallery last week. They signified five successful years of Graca running a skillfully curated labor of love; something one could call a shrine to Rock&Roll.

Analogue Gallery’s fifth birthday party was celebrated in stylish company alongside an impressive three piece band, and infused with the spirit of entertainment royalty.

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The range of moguls on the gallery’s walls makes it a place that is sure to conjure nostalgia for all who venture a glance. The unmistakable figure of gaunt and straight-faced David Bowie (as he waits to see a Warhol premiere, the story goes) was the first image to catch my eye. To it’s left, Wu Tang Clan’s unforgettable weirdo, Old Dirty Bastard, sits in a decrepit living room strewn empty forties and heaping ashtrays, riddled with laughter. To the right, a baby-faced Lauryn Hill shares an armchair with Wyclef and Pras for an impromptu shoot in the early nineties. Amy Winehouse, John and Yoko, Oasis, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Arcade Fire and Florence and the Machine – the collection spans genres and decades.

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One of the most memorable parts of the gallery are the words of the photographers that accompanied each image. There’s something about reading about the moment of your idol, straight from the lips of the person who froze it in history, that brings us to a more complex understanding of the music icons we feel we know so well. Photographers the likes of Ken Regan, Barrie Wentzell, Lynn Goldsmith, Jill Furmanovsky, Neal Preston, and Don Hunstein – via the talented Lucia Graca – bring their eye for human beauty to the walls of the Queen West space.

For the grown up looking to capture the feelings of adolescent days gone by, Graca has the perfect substitutes for those old posters of your Rock & Roll favourites.

– Nicole Edwards

Photos courtesy of Courtney Lee Yip

 

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BEAUTY: Experience An All New Concept at Medulla & Co.

Imagine visiting a salon where you can get beautified while shopping unique handpicked items in an inspiring setting! A space where fashion meets beauty all in one location designed by Roy Banse, where you will feel the excitement as you make your way through the all new Medulla & Co.

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Medulla & Co. is a salon-retail concept space that harmonizes organics and luxury in an elevated shopping experience for clients and customers. Founded by colour genius Luis Pacheco of Hair On The Avenue, Medulla & Co. is new to Queens West in Toronto, creating a pleasant client experience featuring ammonia-free colour services and vegan hair care products like Purology and TO112. The new salon concept eliminates harsh chemicals while welcoming brands and products that prioritize sustainability and safety to clients.

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Medulla & Co. offers a selection of items including sunglasses,
perfumes, beauty products, luxury candles, home accessories, books, magazines and other gift items making it the perfect space to pick up thoughtful, one of kind pieces. These handpicked items by Glenna Weddle of Rac boutique are available for purchase gearing you up for your next beauty and shopping experience.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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