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Win Tickets to FKA Twigs

Posted by Drake General Store, 1 day, 12 hours ago

Win tickets to see FKA twigs in Toronto!

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Style Icon: Grimes

Posted by Drake General Store, 5 days, 15 hours ago

She's our cool Canadian sweetheart. Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name Grimes, has not only rocketed to the mainstream radar with her music, but her personal style is stealing its own spotlight. Grimes is a chameleon, her look is always evolving and she makes a box of Crayolas look monochromatic.

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Meet The Maker: Explorer's Press

Posted by Drake General Store, 1 week, 6 days ago

Graphic pins covering backpacks + denim jackets with iron-on patches were a massive trend circa 1992. Well, let us introduce you to Brendan Megannety, Creative Director of Explorer’s Press , who’s bringing it all back + in a far cooler way.

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Films We Love: Obvious Child

Posted by Drake General Store, 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Part Girls, part Girls, part Broad City SNL-alum Jenny Slate's new film Obvious Child about abortion could easily skirt into the category of poor taste, but successfully tackles the provocative topic with humour. Read our review of this romantic(ish) comedy.

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Summer Essentials For Her

Posted by Drake General Store, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Summer is finally here – hallelujah! We’re assuming, like us, that you’re excited to get outside + enjoy the city. Below, we’ve outlined some of our favourite pieces that we simply can’t leave the house without. Check out our guide to summer essentials + remember that it’s about leaving the unnecessary pieces at home. Riding the hot subway is bad enough; don’t add excess cargo to the whole ordeal.

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Style Icon: Nick Wooster

Posted by Drake General Store, 1 month ago

“There are no absolutes. For every rule there is, it’s made to be broken and if you have style you can wear anything you want.” – Nick Wooster

That’s easy for ‘The Woost’ to say. This fashion week fixture + previous Men’s Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman embodies impeccable taste. With his handlebar moustache, tattoo sleeves + dandy style, Nick Wooster has been dubbed the “street style demi-god”, making photogs rush to capture his every (amazing!) look. What makes Wooster’s style so inspirational + ionic you ask? It comes down to his ability to mash prints, colours + proportions with the utmost of restraint. The result is always an undeniably cool look, which frankly would leave the average person walking around looking like a fool.

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Fare + Provisions: Matty DeMille talks to Acquired Taste

Posted by Drake General Store, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

With Father's Day fast approaching, we're happy to share our latest campaign, Fare + Provisions with you. The collection includes an exclusive line of food, preserves and pantry items made by some of the city's top chefs. We've also partnered with Toronto-based food publication Acquired Taste to profile the chefs involved in the Fare + Provisions campaign + discuss their views on healthy eating, cooking for kids and the ceremony of family meals.

Acquired Taste had the pleasure of sitting down with the chefs (who happen to be father’s too), to discuss everything from cooking with their kids, to what it means to be a great dad. For our final interview, they sat down with Matty DeMille of the soon-to-open Drake Devonshire to chat about everything from making faces out of food to whether or not he wants his child to follow his culinary footsteps.

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Drake General Store Pops Up for WorldPride at Hudson's Bay Bloor

Posted by Drake General Store, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The countdown is on for this year’s WorldPride! With all of the scheduled events, performers + parties, this year’s festival is ramping up to be the biggest international event seen to date. These ten days (from June 20 – 29) will bring people together from across the world, where our dynamic downtown core will be buzzing with energy. To prepare you for all of your festival needs, we’ve teamed up with BRIKA (a Toronto-based online retailer that offers a curated assortment of products from authentic artisans + makers), to pop up at Hudson’s Bay Yonge + Bloor location.

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Field Trip Prep: Meet Lowell

Posted by Drake General Store, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

With the 2014 edition of the Field Trip Festival days away, we sat down with Arts & Crafts artist Lowell to chat about music festivals, life on the road + her dream collaborator.

Arts & Crafts Records Artist Lowell wearing Drake General Store's Shared Official Field Trip 2014 Tee
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Drake General Store: Staff Picks - Meet Tenma

Posted by Drake General Store, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Meet Tenma! In our latest edition of Drake General Store Staff Picks, our Lead Designer shares her love of cooking, entertaining + new favourite summer essentials.

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