Nomad 10th Anniversary Collection

Living most my life in Toronto, it’s hard to believe that Nomad has been open for 10 years now. I still remember the first time visiting the boutique at the old Richmond street block (rip Goodfoot). From then til now the store has been a leader in Toronto and Canada’s men’s clothing scene. To commemorate a decade in the biz Nomad has teamed up on a small collection of collaborative pieces. They include several long button downs by Robert Geller, a bomber from CMMN SWDN and a wings+horns M-51 Fishtail parka. These are sure to go quick so check the site or step into the brick and mortar to grab these.

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OVO Toronto Store

Drake’s label OVO (October’s Very Own) quietly opened up a Toronto flagship shop at the end of last year. The store located¬†in downtown Toronto at 899 Dundas Street West.¬†¬†The minimal shop features a full range of items from the OVO clothing and accessories including exclusives such as the below 6 God hoodie. If you’re not … Read more

Shop Profile: Nomad

Shop Profiles are a new feature on Third Looks focused on introducing unique retail experiences worldwide. In them expect to see visuals that capture the staff, spaces and product found in these stores. Nomad has been a store that is a cornerstone to the men’s fashion scene in Toronto as well as one of my … Read more

It Girl: Rose Broadbent

I made a trip to Toronto over the holidays and had the pleasure of meeting Rose while there. My friend Joel introduced us and once I found out about all the projects Rose had on the go I knew I had to profile her on Third Looks. I was struck immediately by her outgoing and positive energy but even more impressed by her accomplishments. She c0-owns a vintage shop called Bridge and Bardot and runs a studio where her and a small group of friends work together on their art.

How did your personal style develop into what it is today? Do you have a style philosophy you subscribe to?

I don’t really know anything about the fashion world. I like clothes a lot. I’m really cheap and have always had to be creative by vintage shopping. Most of my clothes are under $10 and all of them have been altered. I get bored of my clothes and cut them, stud them, dye them, and make them new again. Like every girl, I’m a sucker for a cheap H&M item every so often, but I make sure to re-style it by pairing it with vintage. I also love sweatpants. A LOT.

 Explain the concept behind Bridge and Bardot and how it got off the ground.

B+B began with 2 years of pop up sales out of our storefront studio. Sisters, Gurjeet & Gagan Bassi and I transformed used clothing by up-cycling it and presenting it in a fresh new way. With promotional photoshoots and weekend long pop up parties, we got a reputation for having one-of-a-kind affordable clothing, and our cliental eventually pushed us to get a permanent location. Our boutique has been open for 6 months now. We pair local handmade accessories with our vintage pieces, in a one-stop-shop.

Where did your love of vintage clothing come from?

I’ve always been a Goodwill hunter, it’s such an exciting way to shop. It’s also a more sustainable and responsible way to shop. It also allows you to get creative and see the potential in a $3 shirt. My mom is an amazing¬†seamstress¬† and I was influenced by her growing up – always altering my clothing. The incredible fabric and¬†quality¬†of vintage clothing is¬†incomparable!

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