Vancouver-based retailer Neighbour has expanded cross-country, setting up shop in what arguably is Toronto’s most coveted shopping grounds. Since its foundation in 2011, owner Saager Dilawri and his team have gained quite a reputation back home, and are now offering their tightly curated men’s and women’s offerings and lifestyle products to a discerning clientele in Canada’s largest city. Neighbour took over menswear boutique working title and its premises on Davenport road, a busy thoroughfare that allows easy access from elsewhere in the city.
The retail space measures 1,200 sq.ft. set across two floors, and apart from retaining certain fixtures upstairs, the ground floor has been entirely revamped with the expertise of Tom Chung. The Toronto-based industrial designer created an understated setting, captured by poured terrazzo flooring with circular motif, raw birch hardwood displays, industrial steel table displays and polished steel plinth racking systems.
The same attention to detail has been given to light fixtures, using suspended fluorescent tubes, pendant lamps and parentesi lighting fixtures to create different effects throughout the premises. The new Neighbour boutique carries men’s apparel, shoes, accessories, cosmetics and lifestyle goods by a string of top brands, including Lemaire, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Margaret Howell, Y-3 and Marni.
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