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STYLE FAUX PAS 155 Church, 416-368-3335, stylefauxpas.ca
Toronto doesn't have a particularly good track record when it comes to supporting small boutiques stocked with Canadian designers. The city has seen the likes of Magnolia, UPC Boutique and Jacflash come and go.
Now another hopeful enters the fray. Style Faux Pas is a petite but expertly curated 600-square-foot space with a focus on Toronto and Vancouver designers, mixed with a choice few from the U.S.
Owner and stylist Alisha Hanif, a former buyer for Hudson Bay's The Room, approaches fashion with an inclusive message. She doesn't believe in "style faux pas" and encourages customers to mix and match to create their own individual looks.
Let's hope Torontonians respond by supporting her boutique and the local talent it stocks.
Style Faux Pas picks The shop's small size allows for a level of service that's hard to find these days. Hanif specializes in client styling, personal shopping and image consulting. There's zero intimidation factor here; Style Faux Pas is a judgment-free zone.
Look for Quality and affordable pieces by Toronto designers Christopher Bates, Jessica Jensen and Fredrick Prince. Hanif makes a point of stocking eco-friendly and sweatshop-free items, so read the labels and feel good about your purchases.
Hours Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.