Friday, June 27, 2008


So the other day, I headed to Toronto with some friends to check out this store called Livestock.

Located near Richmond and Spadina, the store offers exclusive goods for men, including lines like BBC Ice Cream, The Hundreds, and its own Livestock brand.

After racing on the highway, driving into a random parking lot only to be scared out of our minds by a photo of a head in a nearby window, and almost driving in the opposite direction of a one-way street, we arrived at the store at 8:01, only to be greeted by workers leaving the store, telling us it closed a minute earlier.

Disappointed, we contemplated what we could do in an hour, since one of us had to be home at 10. After walking around the block aimlessly, we decided to go back to the store and peer in the windows. We saw some colourful sweatshirts, sunglasses, and the most amazing sneakers I've ever seen. But we also saw a worker on his white Macbook, checking his Facebook.

We decided to knock on the door and ask him to let us in. After explaining to him that we came from far away, just to see that store, we convinced him to let us in, as long as we bought something with cash.

We thanked him profusely and entered the store happily, looking at the high-priced items. One of my friends ended up buying a $115 BBC shirt, while I bought my boyfriend (or rather lent him money to buy) the New Era hat above. Normally priced at $55, the clerk kindly gave it to us for $40, no tax.

If you are into the "sneakerhead" style, and love exclusive items, be sure to check out the store! And if you do, remember to tell the workers that those people from Whitby told you about it (we promised them we would tell everyone in Whitby to go there).

For more information on Livestock, click here.

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