The culture club: 6 spots for spring wardrobe cleaning

The White Space at the Bay

There weren’t any April showers to actually bring May flowers this year, but you can still undertake your annual out-with-old and in-with-the-new regimen. Here are our 6 (mostly Toronto) spots for this year’s spring cleaning.

The White Space at the Bay Queen Street ( 176 Yonge St., 416-861-9111, The Bay was our little fashion secret weapon, but as of late it seems our secret is out of the bag with their new contemporary space, The White Room. With lines like Opening Ceremony, McQ, Haniiy, and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel we simply cannot get enough. ( If your mantra is that less is more, this is a great place to splurge on a few special articles to take your spring wardrobe to the next level.

69 Vintage Collective (1207 Bloor St. W., 416-516-1234, For your vintage staples (leather shorts, worked in denim shirts, Levi’s and clutches) let this be your first and only stop. Each piece has been lovingly selected and it shows!

Finn Boutique (1 Yorkville Ave., 416-961-0101, This shop stocks some of the cleanest and most fashion forward Canadian lines around. The proprietor, Amalie Bruun, is passionate about cut and craft and it shows when she tells you lovingly about all of the amazing goods she stocks in this white, minimalist boutique.

Gee Beauty (2 Roxborough St. W., 416-486-0080, The team at Gee have impeccable taste and personally curate the collection of accessories, products and spring must-haves. Our personal faves at the beauty spot cum lifestyle boutique: Trove Tkees flip flops and Jenny Bird leather wrist bands.

Forever 21 (various locations, The accessories and colours are always right on trend, and an easy way to update any spring wardrobe.

Ashleigh Dempster and Amanda Blakley are the co-founders of The Society Global, a social club with chapters in Toronto, New York and L.A. (and coming this month to Miami). For more info on The Society Global, visit their website,, or follow them on Twitter at

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