Good for Her (175 Harbord, 416-588-0900, www.goodforher.com) has posted a Valentine's Day gift guide on its website for shoppers interested in scooping up sex toys for their sweetie from the comfort of their computer. Heart-shaped box o' chocolate alternatives include vibrator kits, G spot sets and bondage gear. Browse staff testimonials for recommendations like the Thumper ("a really different vibration - and powerful!"), The Ethical Slut ("great communication tips for any relationship") and Pjur Woman Lubricant ("I've given this to everyone I know, and they all thank me").
Brainstorming the name for your new lingerie store must be a hoot, because they always end up with such cheeky titles. Take Tryst Lingerie (465 Eglinton West, 416-484-6678, www.trystlingerie.com), which carries undergarments for women bust-sized 28AA to 52JJ and specializes in larger sizes. If you're one of those men or women who can't make it out of a La Senza without giggling at the frills and flossy thongs, Tryst promises to guide you through your Valentine's Day underwear purchase with a straight face.
The newest installation to visit MADE's (867 Dundas West, 416-607-6384, www.madedesign.ca) backroom exhibition space is Atom Deguire's Myself As Chevron show opening tonight (Thursday, February 8) from 6 to 9 pm. Deguire has placed blue chevron-shaped markers around town directing design explorers to the Dundas West shop. We won't give away what you'll find after you've followed the arrows. You'll just have to check out the show before it closes April 1.
If your special someone is more fashionista than freaky sex goddess, one of our favourite local accessory designers, Davis Khounnoraj, has released his spring collection at Red Pegasus (628 College, 416-536-3872) and Clandestino (249 Crawford, 647-436-4761) just in time for February 14 gift giving. Lines by: davis (www.linesbydavis. com) finds include cat and owl dolls ($15), greeting cards ($5) and a selection of bags including screenprinted clutches, change purses and totes. Valentine's Day-themed goodies are also now in stock.