The Annex has been alive with activity this summer, thanks to festivals, events and openings. Now there’s another reason to visit one of the city’s best neighbourhoods. Casa Como, a clothing store that opened less than two weeks ago, imports big-name designer wear into Mirvish Village. Located at 606 Markham St, this new boutique is a fabulous standout in an area known for low- to mid-priced restaurants, florists and Honest Ed's. The small store, whose owners buy direct from Milan, packs a strong fashion punch, with items by designers like Vivienne Westwood, Rick Owens, Play by Commes des Garçons (see above) and the jeans line Absolut Joy. In keeping with the Annex’s laid-back aesthetic, Casa Como has an espresso maker on hand so you can sip while you shop. For those who hate Yorkville’s occasionally pretentious vibe, you finally have a place to chill, relax and shop sans attitude.
Photos by Mikey Sin