Queen Street West

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by nik-nak on March 16, 2006

Friday afternoon, we three headed via cab to start our shopping. We lost Tanya on our way through a nearby mall with little hope of meeting back up with her before her friends were due to pick her up, so Tereska and I hurried on to hit Queen Street West, a supposed hot spot for shopping according to most publications.

It was bustling with people, but our anticipation was met with disappointment. Sprinkled along blocks of more riff-raff stores than not, were familiar shops such as FCUK, MaxMara, blah blah blah. Yes, I admit, I am a boutique snob who looks for the closest thing to couture that I can afford. Trends? Nevermind...

The only store that got my attention was Fashion Crimes, a mix of vintage and just plain crazy! This store is all about the princess in a girl, and overloaded with dresses ranging from bridal to cocktail, glam accessories, and even girly greeting cards by Fluff.

Although I was on visual overload, the whimsical fun of the store actually made me smile and stirred my creative juices to start jotting down notes for this travel journal.

Nearly 3 hours later, it was clear that we'd wasted precious shopping time, but heck, we went and we saw, right? At least we didn't go broke in a shopping frenzy. Proud of our discipline, we settled into the casual Cafe Crepe for a tasty crepe of hazelnut chocolate and almonds.

Queen Street West
From University to Spadina
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2B7


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