ShopKeepers – Vaughan Retailers
Welcome to a little slice of Yorkdale in the heart of Woodbridge. Filled to the brim with irresistible designer styles — that Alice + Olivia Jeri Beaded Jumpsuit, though — Grafic doesn’t bid adieu to its clients until they feel they’re strutting down a catwalk. Stop by to snag your fair share of 7 for All Mankind, Diesel, Elizabeth and James, Pink Tartan, Rebecca Minkoff, Mackage and dozens more. And gents, take heed — Grafic has plenty for men, too.
2. La Couture Hair Lounge
One of the many reasons we love this ultra-chic hair studio is the sense of family it exudes. Owner Diana Di Biase and her crew of stylists and colourists have the talent of a Hollywood behind-the-scenes team (really, shouldn’t they be working for Beyoncé or something?), but there’s nothing but love, good laughs and, of course, knockout hair at La Couture Hair Lounge. Bring your worst hair day and a few good stories.
3. Garden Foods Market
Good-for-you food is the new black, and Garden Foods Market is fluent in the lovely language of eating great. Locally, independently owned and operated, this lush shop has the vibe of a farmer’s market with the convenience of a modern-day grocer, with its colourful array of specialty, gourmet and organic fare that ranges from packaged foods and deli meats to prepped lunches and elaborate gift baskets. Healthy eating is — gasp — actually possible here.
4. Yoga Tree
Ommmm my god, get thee to Yoga Tree. Whether you’re a total beginner who can barely wiggle yourself into tree pose or you’re a seasoned yogi, the Vaughan location of Yoga Tree is a beautiful place to kick-start your practice. The fresh space is inspiring, the instructors are pros and the abundance of daily classes means you have zero excuse for skipping the mat today.
5. Finch Centre Jewellers
Time to add some shine to your wardrobe. We’re talking Gucci, Swarovski, Ralph Lauren, TAG Heuer and more, all shiny and bright at Finch Centre Jewellers. Diamond-encrusted rings, leather-banded watches and an array of accessories fill the Woodbridge location. The glass cases housing their magnificent products will shine as bright as your eyes when you walk through the door.
6. La Strada Bakery
If you’ve never been to La Strada Bakery, your sweet tooth is missing out. Big time. A wide assortment of colourful pastries and everything in between makes this place the sweetest (literally) on the block. From almond squares to cream-filled cannolis and icing-swirled cakes, this is one not-to-be-missed bakery.
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