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Magic Pony, one of our favourite spots for designer toys and quirky collectibles, is the latest indie Queen West retailer.


Magic Pony, one of our favourite spots for designer toys and quirky collectibles, is the latest indie Queen West retailer to shut its doors. After 10 years in business, the shop closed on Sunday. But all is not lost – continue to find Magic Pony online (magic-pony.com) and at their Design Exchange pop-up shop (234 Bay, dx.org) as part of the This Is Not A Toy exhibit until May 19.

While Preloved, a local favourite for redesigned vintage, closed its physical shop last month, it emerges stronger than ever with a new e-commerce site. Preloved’s one-of-a-kind garments are fashioned from handpicked quality vintage clothing and are entirely designed and manufactured in Canada. Check out the new shop at preloved.ca.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre (3401 Dufferin, 416-789-3261, yorkdale.com) celebrates its 50th birthday this year and is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the golden anniversary. Shop exclusive commemorative golden goods from the likes of Ted Baker London, Michael Kors and MAC cosmetics, and stop by Yorkdale’s Guest Services to see a stunning golden gown hand-sewn by local designer Lucian Matis. If nothing else, Yorkdale certainly knows how to turn a birthday event into a shopping extravaganza. It’s Canada’s most profitable mall for a reason.

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