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Places to shop (eclectic)...
I'm not really comfortable shopping at stuffy clothing stores or dealing with rude sales staff, so when I want to do some serious shopping (for funky or unusual pieces), I jump on the TTC and head straight for Kensington Market.
Don't know what Kensington is? Keep reading and I'll tell you a little bit about one of the hippest places to shop in Toronto.
What: Kensington Market is a cozy neighbourhood that is filled with great bargains for the retro shopper, yummy restaurants and cafés, and tons of vendors selling every fruit and vegetable imaginable.
Where: It is centered on Kensington Avenue in the area west of Spadina Avenue and south of College Street.
Who Shops There: Free spirits, bohemian types and anyone down for some really cheap prices.
When: Most shops are open seven days a week; however, the busiest day of the week is Saturday.
Why: When I feel like it's time for me to get back to my hippie roots, I immediately think of Kensington. Their selection of retro clothing could rival any fashion conscious city. Where else would you have the choice of buying a vintage ball gown, authentic vintage tees, or Michael Jackson's Thriller album (on vinyl, no less) all in the same place?
Being a trendy but inexpensive area, you're guaranteed to find whatever your stylish little heart desires for a fraction of the cost. So whenever you're north of the U.S. border, do not leave our fair city without checking out Kensington Market. ¤ Michelle