I pride myself on knowing all the shopping hot spots in the city but I have to admit it, Dufferin Mall was totally off my radar. If you're from the area, you're probably smirking. That's because, for quite some time, Dufferin Mall didn't have a reason to be on anyone's radar.
Well lovelies, times have changed!
Though it's missing the bevy of upscale retailers that are making their way to some of our more well trafficked shopping malls in the city, Dufferin Mall is carving a niche as the shopping destination for runway looks for less. To prove the point, Dufferin Mall took over Liberty Village to present some of the hottest spring trends available in the 120+ stores that make up their roster of affordable and on trend shops.
From colour trends to mod 60s shifts to crop tops to power suits, Dufferin Mall proved they have it all, and that they have entire looks for less than $375. What's more, they also have what I consider to be a flying unicorn in the downtown core -- FREE parking! Honestly, for me, that is reason enough to plan a visit. They've also got complimentary WiFi and a handy iPhone app designed to help you locate key items on your shopping list. What's more, since the mall is still a bit of a neighbourhood secret, Dufferin Mall ranks high on the list of destinations to visit if you're trying to hunt down a key item that has sold out quickly at other shopping malls. Oh, and they've also got David's Tea. That's been a shopping pre-requisite for me of late.
Cheap chic lovers, I highly recommend a jaunt to Dufferin Mall.
Dufferin Mall is located at 900 Dufferin Street, downtown Toronto (between College & Bloor) and is open from 10 AM to 9 PM Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM - 9 PM on Saturdays and 11 AM - 6 PM on Sundays. Find out more about stores and upcoming promotions online at www.dufferinmall.ca.
-- Tamika Auwai is our resident Style Editor, Shopping Enthusiast and Wardrobe Expert.
Image credits: Owen McLeod