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Where to Shop Now: Midtown

We tour you through the neighbourhood’s best furniture & lighting shops, decor boutiques and kitchen & bath showrooms

Photography by Naomi Finlay

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.” – Paul Klee (1879-1940), Swiss-German painter.

Midtown’s tony boutiques are stocked with both posh and practical solutions for the discerning shopper. With 44 stores to browse, you’ll find everything from striking Danish stereo systems to planters cast from actual sneakers. Click a pin on the map below to get more information about any of this fashionable design district’s hottest shops.

Fave Finds:

Six standout discoveries from our favourite design shops

   Cheeky Mood mug by Thabto at Room 2046

DL-G16-Midtown-Collage-FornasarigchairsTendex   Dress chairs by Fornasaring at Tendex

DL-G16-Midtown-Collage-Pimlicolamp   Lamp by Tahir Mahmood at Pimlico Design Gallery

DL-G16-Midtown-Collage-AdviceCaterpillarmusicbox   Music box at Advice from a Caterpillar

DL-G16-Midtown-Collage-SouthHillsofa   Stardust sofa by Sé London at South Hill Home

DL-G16-Midtown-Collage-HollaceCluny   Thicket console by AKMD at Hollace Cluny

Editor’s Picks:

Two top showrooms that always impress


Y & Co.
Can’t afford a new sofa this year? Spring for some fresh cushions instead. This textile boutique’s boldly-patterned fabrics are a perfect way to convey your unique personality through your decor. Floral rugs and retro-mod wallpaper offerings are just as appealing.


Torp Inc.
This bright, open concept space is an ode to the clean lines and understated elegance characteristic of Scandinavian and Danish design. Strolling through the showroom, it’s easy to fall in love with the aesthetic. Sophisticated seating by Fritz Hansen and gorgeous silverware by Georg Jensen are mixed in with a Mondrian-esque shelving system and playful accessories by youthful brand Muuto. Energy-efficient custom windows and doors favoured by such architects as Torp’s upstairs neighbour Taylor Smyth are another specialty.

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