New Stores & Pop-Ups in the GTA: Canada’s first Vegan Retail Store, TeeDot Apparel Pop-up + more

Need to do a little last minute holiday shopping? New stores and pop-ups like The Imperative, TDot Apparel Pop-Up and more are worth checking out.

Keep up-to-date on all things shopping with our handy shopping guide. From Toronto store openings and online launches to pop-up shops and everything in between, here’s what you should know:

New cruelty-free fashion shop

Calling all vegans, animal lovers, and activists! The Imperative is a new cruelty-free fashion store that just opened on Queen St. W, across from Doomie’s (the two are affiliated). The shop houses shoes, handbags, coats, clothing, and gifts, and is Canada’s first vegan concept retail store. Intrigued? Visit their Facebook page for more details.

Artisella pop-up for last minute shopping

The Artisella pop-up shop is open before and after Christmas Day for those needing last minute gifts. The selection includes handmade goods including jewelry, candles, textiles and watches from various local and ethical brands. For more information on this beautiful pop-up, visit

Image: Instagram/@spark.candles

The Local: A Lululemon concept store

Last week, Lululemon opened their second ever men’s concept store (the first being in NYC). The store is located on Ossington and is a one-stop shop for all things fitness and fashion for men only. The new location comes just months after their newly opened Queen St. location. For more information on the concept store, visit Lululemon.

TeeDot apparel pop-up

On Boxing Day, TeeDot apparel is opening another installation of the Toronto shopping event on Bloor St. They’ll have their Toronto-centric apparel on offer, including t-shirts, hoodies, and sweats with their slogans, perfect for yourself or any remaining holiday parties you’re attending. For more info, visit

Image: Instagram/@teedotapparel

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Featured image: The Imperative