ROOTS 80 Bloor West, 416-323-3289, canada.roots.com
Roots recently opened the doors to its new flagship store and, while it reflects recent retail trends in that it's about one-third the size of the former store at 100 Bloor West, the space is just beautiful.
Spread over two levels, gleaming wood and natural finishes welcome shoppers into an emporium of Canadian nostalgia mixed with trendy new fashions. The beloved sweatpants that became summer camp staples are still here, but so are tougher leather bomber and varsity jackets that will win over the style set.
The store plans to do more than sell clothes. Roots wants to make it a community hub of sorts, hosting arts, entertainment and sports events throughout the year.
Roots picks Check out Roots' newly-launched timepieces for men and women and their classic salt and pepper sweats for guys, girls and kids that are 30 per cent off until September 7.
Look for On-site leather customization. Buy a bag or jacket and get it monogrammed by one of Roots' leather experts. Also keep an eye out for photos from the new #SweatStyle campaign featuring local bloggers displayed throughout the store.
Hours Monday to Wednesday 9:30 am to 8 pm, Thursday to Saturday 9:30 am to 9 pm, Sunday 11 am to 7 pm