Toronto’s best online boutiques

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Don’t you just hate it when our busy lives get in the way and by the time we get to a store (that closes at 6pm), it’s closing in 5 minutes!? Ugh! Not cool. Time should NEVER get in the way of our fashion cravings or beauty needs! With e-commerce on the rise in Toronto, the great news is, some of our favourite local shops offer online shopping which means we can still shop local 24/7! We can also shop and support online boutiques based out of Toronto at our own convenience wherever, whenever as long as we have internet connection. And the best part is that we won’t have to wait very long for our orders because the goods are coming from within the city!!! The downside is that the convenience might get you hooked ; )  So here are five fab online boutiques that you should check out:

1. Eluxe.ca

If you’re familiar with popular online shopping destinations like Shopbop.com or RevolveClothing.com – Eluxe is  the Toronto based version but better as it is “the perfect marriage of magazine and merchandise”. It’s a great source for the fashion obsessed! They carry Canadian brands such as Ela, Smythe and Mackage.

2. Freshfaced.ca

This online beauty boutique is not just for the typical beauty buff,  it’s a goldmine for those who are passionate about using natural products, they carry all the good stuff from natural make-up, hair-care, skin-care to nail polish! Plus their shipping materials are biodegradable and recyclable/reusable!!!

3. A2Zane.com

This online store was launched in 2010 but is more well-known now as one of the trendiest shopping spots on Queen West! They carry accessories for men and women. With brands like Vlieger & Vandam, Rebecca Minkoff, and Karen Walker – it’s a haven for stylish Torontonians.

4. Shopcaster Toronto

Shopcaster Toronto takes shopping local to the next level! They provide independent businesses from all over the city the ability to sell their products online so easily!   This allows us to shop and support retailers from any of our favourite neighbourhoods in Toronto from Yorkville to Leslieville!

5. DrakeGeneralStore.ca 

If for some reason you can’t drop by at any of their locations in Rosedale, Bathurst or Queen West, you can shop from the comfort of your couch! Love that their cozy store is so playful and proudly Canadian!  You’ll find some great treasures here from home goods, accessories, chunky sweaters and everything in between!

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Patti Prado Curran

“Aspiring Writer, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger, Social Media Coordinator and Passionate Vegetarian”

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