2 Roxborough St. W, Rosedale
Sunny, airy, and meticulously edited, this space is actually a full-service beauty destination. Come here for brow shaping, facials, and a lengthy menu of waxing options—then take some of the magic home with you from the on-site boutique. The team behind Gee—mom Miriam and daughters Natalie, Stephanie, and Celene—keep the shelves brimming with tried-and-true beauty favorites, including Rodin, Sunday Riley, plus goop by Juice Beauty.
Bay Street Video
1172 Bay St., Yonge & Bloor
All aboard the nostalgia train straight back to the ’90s, when we all spent Friday nights cruising the aisles at the video store. For the film obsessive, this super specialty store stocks literally every film on DVD and Blu-ray, organized by director. You can also bring your old VHS tapes and get them transferred to DVD (hello, childhood home videos).
Advice from a Caterpillar
8 Price St., Rosedale
Advice from a Caterpiller is an enchanting store brimming with clothes, toys, accessories, and furniture for babies and littles up to eight years old. For the newborns in your life, shop for the most adorable onesies and rompers from Petit Bateau and Mini Rodini, bunny-eared woolen bonnets, and teeny-tiny sweaters and dresses. You’ll also find really beautiful—and practical—gifts for the mama, our favorite being the chic Moutmout portable changing mats. For older kiddos, choose from puzzles, books, and art supplies for entertainment, as well as a full clothing selection.
119 Yorkville Ave., Yorkville
A quick stroll down the street from the Four Seasons you’ll find 119 Corbo, spread over two floors in a prettily outfitted navy townhouse. The edit leans heavily on European labels like Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten, and Balenciaga across dresses, accessories, and more casual sweaters and shirts.
50 Bloor St. W, Yorkville
With 180 years of fashion history under its belt, Holt Renfrew is to Canada what Bloomingdale's or Saks Fifth Avenue is to America—a storied luxury department store with a designer roster that hovers in the hundreds (from Mother denim to Margiela and everything in between). Special-touch services like on-site tailoring and monogramming are a lovely throwback to the store’s royal past (Queen Victoria was a fan).