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Old Aug 14th 2009, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by beckybev View Post
You've just confirmed my suspicion. I was hoping that there was some gem of a shop hidden away. I'd better get shopping then. Is there nothing online?
Go to the store's website and take a look. M&S will ship overseas.
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Old Aug 14th 2009, 1:37 pm
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Hi Beckybev

I get most of my work clothes from Laura - they have petite and plus stores too. Reasonable prices and all the stuff I have bought there has washed and worn very well.

NB - I always buy at sale time! There are some great bargains to be had then.

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Originally Posted by lmartin999 View Post
Nothing near Waitrose might be the one thing I miss most about the UK (or at least the places that had one!). Just wonderful for so many reasons. All I have now are my self-scan bags...Supermarkets here are awful for so many reasons.
I miss Waitrose too. I also agree that millets is no comparison to MEC.
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Originally Posted by alya View Post
What about Top Shop?
Le Chateau
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Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
Hi Beckybev

I get most of my work clothes from Laura - they have petite and plus stores too. Reasonable prices and all the stuff I have bought there has washed and worn very well.

NB - I always buy at sale time! There are some great bargains to be had then.

J
Hi Jingle, thanks for that. Have looked at the website and it looks fairly similar. If any others come to mind, please let me know!!
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in-laws went into the chapters in Vancouver. The sales assistant saw they were from the UK and asked them if they'd ever been in a book shop that big before. They were still laughing an hour later.
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Originally Posted by alya View Post
What about Top Shop?
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Le Chateau
Nah, Le Chateau is less fashion forward and more tacky than Top Shop imho. The closest you get to Top Shop are other universal chains like Urban Outfitters with a smattering of American Apparel. I may have thought too long about this...

Originally Posted by lmartin999 View Post
Supermarkets here are awful for so many reasons.
Oh, cop on to yourself, they're not so bad! And I say that as a die-hard No Frills girl (but then I never had the budget for Waitrose when I lived in the UK).
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Talking of M&S has anyone seen the gorgeous new season shoes?
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MEC - Millets
Blasphemy! MEC is in a league of its own
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Old Aug 14th 2009, 5:46 pm
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Blasphemy! MEC is in a league of its own
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Default Re: What's the equivilent of [shop name] in Canada?

Nah, Le Chateau is less fashion forward and more tacky than Top Shop imho. The closest you get to Top Shop are other universal chains like Urban Outfitters with a smattering of American Apparel. I may have thought too long about this...
Agreed. H&M has some stuff but not the same as Topshop.

Supermarkets here have less choice BUT our local Superstore and Safeways are always so quiet the shopping experience is much nicer than our old Tesco. (Waitorse was quiet but too expensive.)

Eating out is cheaper too so we get to do that more, which more than makes up for the supermarkets. This keeps my OH happy as I am no domestic godess
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Originally Posted by Whiskers View Post
Agreed. H&M has some stuff but not the same as Topshop.

Supermarkets here have less choice BUT our local Superstore and Safeways are always so quiet the shopping experience is much nicer than our old Tesco. (Waitorse was quiet but too expensive.)
There are always supermarkets like Whole Foods and Urban Fare if you're willing to pay the $$$

http://www.urbanfare.com/home.html

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/
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I agree that Ikea is the same no matter where you are, which is somewhat comforting. I do remember on a trip back to the UK going to the Lakeside Ikea and thought I was back in Toronto and when I got outside I was like "Umm, Where am I? This isn't the Queensway!"
LOL!
I sat eating meatballs & chips in the Etobicoke Ikea one Saturday. Gazing out of the window at the QEW, I could have sworn I was in Brent and looking at the North Circular!

Kind of comforting, though.
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