A Head Start on Summer Shopping in Mount Pleasant Village

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Sweet, sweet summer! It’s finally here. And it’s oh-so-good in Ontario, whether you’re in the city or retreating somewhere a little more slow paced. 

Wherever it is you plan to enjoy these warmer months, don’t miss out on some excellent summer shopping and summer focused services right here in Mount Pleasant Village. Read on for a round up of clothing stores offering unique pieces and accessories (plus some styling tips for the season!), along with spas, salons and wellness destinations with ideal services and recommendations for this time of year. Everything you need to jump into summer feeling fantastic.

Summer Vacay in Style

We start at Helene Clarkson, a great shop to visit year round but particularly excellent if you have plans to travel this summer.

We are seeing that the ultimate trend of the year is carry-on travel!’ says Michelle of Helene Clarkson. She offers some excellent tips for travelers when it comes to picking and packing for a trip.

1. Opt for Versatile Clothing: Choose items that can be easily dressed up or down, allowing you to transition from day to night effortlessly. For example, a simple black dress can be accessorized with different jewelry and shoes to create various looks.

2. Reversible Clothing: Reversible garments offer multiple styling options with just one piece. You can wear them inside out or reverse them to change the colour or pattern, providing more variety without taking up extra space in your suitcase.

@helenclarksondesign on Instagram

3. Pack Lightweight Fabrics: Look for clothing made from lightweight materials that resist wrinkling. This will not only save space in your luggage but also make it easier to care for your clothes during your travels.

4. Embrace Layering: Instead of packing bulky items, focus on layering lighter pieces. This allows you to adjust your outfit according to the weather and create different looks with fewer items.

5. Stick to a Colour Scheme: Select a colour palette that works well together, allowing you to mix and match different pieces easily. By coordinating your clothing choices, you can create numerous outfits from a limited number of items.

6. Choose Wrinkle-Resistant Clothing: If you have items that tend to wrinkle easily, consider using packing techniques like rolling or folding with tissue paper to minimize wrinkles. Alternatively, you can also use wrinkle-release sprays or travel-sized steamers to quickly refresh your clothes upon arrival.

7. Prioritize Comfort: While style is important, don’t forget about comfort, especially for long travel days. Opt for breathable fabrics, comfortable shoes, and well-fitting clothing that will make your journey more enjoyable.

8. Don’t Forget Essential Accessories: Accessorizing can significantly transform an outfit. Pack a few key accessories like scarves, statement jewelry, belts, or hats to enhance your looks and add variety without taking up much space.

Suddenly packing seems less daunting! We love the idea of reversible garments for multiple styling options. To  find these and a few other perfect pieces for you, visit the Helene Clarkson site and take advantage of their Summer Sale, 25% off with code SUMMER25 in-store and online.

Style for the City, the Muskokas, and Beyond

Up the street at YYZ Wishlist, you’ll find so many gorgeous pieces to add to your own summer wishlist. From breezy floral print dresses from their Wildflower Collection, to cute rompers, this is a spot where you’ll find what you need to do summer in the city in style.

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On we go to Snapdragon, where you’ll come across some very unique pieces. In fact, the only other place you might find them is at their sister store up in the Muskokas. That should tell you something about what the Snapdragon team knows about summer style.

“We specialize in resort wear and summer wear and source all our products from really small designers and artisans from around the world,’ says owner Pam Willcocks.

Beautifully patterned tunics, eyelet white dresses, linen and caftans fill the racks of this cool store, making summer shopping a sinch – for all.

‘We bring in clothing that looks good on a wide range of body types and sizes. There’s something for everyone,’ says Pam. Snapdragon also focuses on natural fibers, cotton and linens – no man made synthetic fibers. 

Snap up something perfect this summer at Snapdragon and if you find yourself north, drop by their Muskoka shop at the SWS/Wallace Marina, a great little spot they endearingly call the ‘lakeside shack’.

The list of great spots to shop in Mount Pleasant village doesn’t end there –

but this is a great starting point. Start your shopping and let us know what else you find and fall in love with as you do. Share your favourites on Instagram!

Happy summer!

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