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Hot Shopping: Pack it All with Piquadro

After conquering Europe and Asia, Piquadro has set its sights on North America and chosen Yorkville as the location for its first boutique on this continent. The 25-year-old Italian company caters to modern professionals with its stylish and functional bags, luggage and accessories. The company’s expansion into the Toronto market—there are more than 100 shops around the globe—makes sense considering Piquadro’s clientele, whom president and CEO Marco Palmieri describes as “jet set, always on the go and expecting nothing less than excellence in the products they buy.” Here, those customers can find laptop and messenger bags, briefcases, backpacks, tablet sleeves and MP3 cases, ladies handbags, wallets and coin purses in traditional black and brown leather with punches of red and golden yellow. Open daily. 1286 Bay St., 416-928-6662.

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