Introducing: British clothier Ted Baker London opens its first store in Canada at Yorkdale mall in Toronto
Ted Baker London is one of five reputed international brands to open its first Canadian store at the newly renovated Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto (the others are Loft, Kate Spade New York, Microsoft and Tesla Motors). The label started as a men’s shirt specialist in Glasgow in the late 80s, but has since expanded into accessories, shoes and women’s apparel. The collections for both genders—as well as the store’s Canadian-wilderness-meets-British-countryside decor—show a fondness for colour and pattern, subtle British-inspired details and a sharp sense of humour.
Women will find plenty of work-appropriate jackets and skirts, along with beautifully made party dresses (we especially love this cherry blossom–inspired number). However, this is one store where the men’s section isn’t dwarfed by the women’s. Snappily dressed dudes will find print shirts, trousers with laser-cut pockets, tailored suits and statement-making blazers. The quality of the fabric and craftsmanship is obvious, but it doesn’t come cheap: suits start around $850, dresses start around $350, and coats are generally over $500.
Ted Baker London, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St., 416-783-0380, tedbaker.com