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9 Fashion Trends to Fall For

— Linda Luong Luck

Hot Shopping: Singular Shoes from Geox

OCTOBER 30 Take your feet for an extra special treat as Geox hosts a pop-up shop at its Toronto Eaton Centre location. For one day only, the brand known for its highly breathable shoes replaces its regular stock with footwear from an “Italian Runway” collection of two-tone Derbys, sky-high pumps and boots, plus exclusive creations by Canadian-born U.K. designer Patrick Cox, such as metallic silver and pink lace-ups and loafers for men and women. Savvy shoe-buyers will want to visit the shop early—the stylish goods are on sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. only, or while limited quantities last!

Hot Shopping: Fab Footwear from Geox

The “Janira” patent leather dress sandal by Geox

You’ll feel like the queen of the urban jungle when you strut your stuff in the “Janira” patent leather dress sandals by Geox. With bold colours and modern design, these shoes are indicative of the brand’s 2012 Spring/Summer line, which focuses on colour, texture, and prints. And even though you’ll be rocking a sky-high stacked heel, the shoe also features padded insoles, a patented breathable sole, and soft leather lining to wick away moisture, so you never have to sacrifice style for comfort. $130. Available at Geox, Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St., 613-567-4369.

June Editor’s Picks: Shopping

Cartier's elegant boutique is a hush oasis purveying some of the finest jewellery (Photo by George Pimentel).

Cartier's elegant boutique is a hush oasis purveying some of the finest jewellery (Photo by George Pimentel).

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.