1. Bloor Street is fondly recognized by shoppers for its designer labels: Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton among them. Now, Cartier and Gucci boost the glam quotient with their recent renovations. Ensconced back along the mile of mink, Cartier’s dramatic 40-foot bronze exterior is the gateway to this polished palace, which boasts a private viewing room plus separate watch and bridal salons, and showcases a broader selection of jewellery, watches, accessories and fragrances that have made the 162-year-old French company famous. Across the street, a facade of ribbed bronze panels and rose gold mullions welcomes shoppers to Gucci. Inside, polished gold and smoked mirrors nod to the art deco era alongside touches of dark rosewood and marble—a luxurious setting for the Italian brand’s collection of handbags, luggage, footwear and ready-to-wear apparel for men and women.
2. Inspired by childhood memories of idyllic summers spent in the south of France and Italy, Christophe Lemaire’s latest collection for Lacoste is effortless and casually chic. The romantic Club line, awash in subdued tones of dusty pink, muted grey and off-white, features breezy tunics and skirts made of cotton chiffon and linen. Vibrant sorbet shades of cranberry, raspberry and tangerine are the highlight of the sportswear series, with graphic stripes stretched across polos, shorts and dresses. Checks, in combinations of emerald green, red or black with white, dominate skirts, belts and slim-fit trousers in Lemaire’s third collection.
3. Golf season is upon us once again, and looking fashionable on the green is as essential as staying out of the water hazards.
Quagmire Zippy sweatshirt in pink and white, $79, Sporting Life.
Men’s Fusion golf shoes, $169, Geox.
Atlas golf tee in sterling silver, $150, Tiffany & Co.