Street Style: 18 looks at the holiday shoppers at Holt Renfrew

Street Style: 18 looks at the holiday shoppers at Holt Renfrew

Street Style: 18 looks at the holiday shoppers at Holt Renfrew

The crush in Toronto’s malls and retail strips before Christmas means that many shoppers are tempted to wear the eminently practical uniform of sneakers, a comfortable coat and perhaps a set of elbow pads. Holt Renfrew’s well-heeled clientele, however, don’t succumb so easily. When we visited last week, shoppers young and old showed off their sartorial acumen by pairing tailored wool or leather coats with eye-grabbing accessories like whimsical shoes and luxurious fur collars. And, as one would expect at a luxury department store, we also saw a lot of high-end purses and impeccable manicures. The one surprise: the typical Holts glamour girls with blown-out hair and Louboutins were notably absent (perhaps they’re all in St. Barts at this time of year).

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