The Famous

Whiskey and craft-cocktail bar tucked away in Huntley-Evans building reminiscent of its prohibition ancestors; syrups are made from scratch, fruit is procured from local farms, and drinks like the Live Young Die Fast with gin, basil, lime, and black pepper syrup. Dark, moody, wooden interior.

Apple Store

This pantheon to all things Apple located in gargantuan Yorkdale mall attracts its fair share of gadget-loving metrosexuals, trendy teens and clueless parents struggling to keep up with their tech-savvy kids. Book an appointment for a little one-on-one tutoring or risk wading through the polite crowd of Apple-heads who assemble on weekends. Fortunately, the selection of tech toys and requisite accessories make window shopping worth the wait.

Cole Haan

Timeless designs and craftsmanship meet modern sensibilities. A partnership with Nike Air created a comfortable, stylish shoe for women and men on the go who need to look fabulous. Hand-crafted products mean no two pieces are exactly alike. Handbags range from woven totes and hobos to leather satchels and straw clutches. Invest in one of these articles and watch as it flawlessly transcends fads for years to come.

Calvin Klein

Ode to the days when Kate Moss in her underwear was all you could see driving down the freeway, looking up at CK billboards above. From the man who plastered barely legal models in unmentionables all over the world, comes an all-American brand that has sold crisp, clean, cotton pieces to the masses for over 60 years. Calvin Klein has extended his empire to fragrances, handbags, shoes, and even a home collection. Stores carry ready-to-wear for both men and women, with the occasional score on some killer shoes to go with your subtle, sophisticated new wardrobe.

Banana Republic

Gap’s preppy older brother, Banana Republic, is a common mall stop for the Abercrombie kids who grew up, got jobs and got a taste of life sans mom and dad’s bank account. Still, affordable fashion for 30-somethings and post-college, entry level working types. Lots of khaki and solid colors. Seasonal pieces and accessories for both men and women. Cute shoes are an occasional great find. Classic dresses perfect for attending weddings and business formal events. Accommodating both petites and tall, slender figures. End of season sales definitely worth raking racks for. Reliable, not many surprises or feel good scores here.

Neat

Aidan Demarest (the Edison, the Spare Room) proffers over 200 whiskeys, an assortment of armagnacs and specialty bottles like Boudier gin with saffron grace the shelves behind the bar. Leather-topped tables, a cozy fireplace and savvy bartenders ensure that even if your drink is complicated, your experience is comfy.

The Famous

Whiskey and craft-cocktail bar tucked away in Huntley-Evans building reminiscent of its prohibition ancestors; syrups are made from scratch, fruit is procured from local farms, and drinks like the Live Young Die Fast with gin, basil, lime, and black pepper syrup. Dark, moody, wooden interior.

MAC Cosmetics

Bumping music and all the gear to get that tired old face to look fresh and young again before hitting the clubs. Friendly men and women know all the make up tricks to pull up men’s and women’s faces without having to go under the knife. Wanting a look that’ll stop em dead in their tracks? Not a problem. There is always a new makeup line to start your own party. Professionals here are giddy to share their secrets. So much screaming fun to pop in to get a new look real quick. Nothing opens the day up to more possibilities than a new face with a new attitude.