French menswear retailer Loding have opened their first North American location in—where else?—Yorkville, at 133 Avenue Road. The store's known for their Parisian chic, shaking up classic looks with unexpected colours and details. They've also got an oddball pricing strategy, where everything of a type is the same price—for example, all shirts are $95, all socks are $20, and all ties are $70. Nothing ever goes on sale, but prices will (apparently) never change; as they say over there (sort of), plus ça ne change pas, plus c'est le même prix.
With the anticipated opening of Holt Renfrew's new menswear-only shop on Bloor Street and the recent Hazelton Avenue arrival of Amsterdam-based Suitsupply, Yorkville's looking more and more like a destination for guys to pick up hip clothes and cufflinks; it's not just about Harry Rosen and Stollery's any more. Will you be checking out any of the new menswear shops, or would you rather dig your eyeballs out with a shoehorn? Discuss in the comments.
· Bloor-Yorkville Growth to Watch For in 2014 [UrbanToronto]
· Loding: It's All About Simplicity [Toronto Life]
· North America's First Loding Store Opens [Retail Insider]
· Suitsupply Opens First Canadian Boutique in Toronto [Freshly Educated Men]