From wardrobe analysis to helping dress for an interview, the personal shoppers, consultants, and tailors at 180 Moda outfit clients with a host of fashion-focused services. During private consultations, personal shoppers assess wardrobes before helping clients choose the ensemble that best fits various occasions, pairing a smart yet casual khaki-and-crew number with first dates or a sequined off-the-shoulder dress for jury duty. Master tailors from Thailand and Italy call on a thorough knowledge of sartorial tradition and a unique eye for detail to craft accurately tailored and well-fitting suits, dresses, and shirts from a selection of thousands of fabrics, helping their clients turn heads with every ensemble.
Through trials and tribulations, Dacane Surf Shop owner Lance Moore has always strived to provide the best opportunities and gear for wave-tamers. Having hatched the shop's first incarnation in his mother's basement and moved on to locations where break-ins and robberies were rampant, he maintained his focus on learning his trade before finally settling in Halifax. Always looking to stay one step ahead of the sport, Lance and his team seek out the most cutting-edge surfing equipment available from reputable designers such as Channel Islands, Santa Cruz, and Watercooled. His instructors customize surf camps and lessons to help mould burgeoning aquanauts of all ages and skill levels, and hip threads from the likes of Quiksilver and Billabong keep them looking the part. The surf shack also sets up adventurists with stand-up paddleboards, skim boards, body boards, and all the accessories needed to coast the whitecaps or add authenticity to an online dating profile.
Soles in Motion aims to promote health and wellness by proffering custom-fitted athletic products suited to the bio-mechanical needs of each patron. Cross trainers and trail sneakers carry feet like Hermes’s winged hovercraft through a variety of terrains (around $140), and runners can protect feet from the trevails of roads not yet taken with specialized running shoes ($80–$190). Protect aerodynamic bodies from the taunts of cold breezes with assorted apparel, such as track jackets (from $20), or pick up accessories to outfit full-functioning athletes with essentials such as water bottles and reflective gear (from $10). Sports bras support women in motion ($40–$80), and sunglasses support eyes in sunlight (from $10). Soles in Motion's staff custom fits footwear for supinated, neutral, pronated, and eagle-clawed lower appendages, and can recommend the right footgear to promote healthy horizontal movement.
TAO's cornucopia overflows with a bounty of outdoor apparel and equipment for camping, canoeing, kayaking, and skiing. Lace up your favorite pair of skis and spend 60 minutes soaking in the knowledge of cross-country skiing—beginner's classes teach budding powdersporters the basic manoeuvres, and more advanced sessions are available to help experienced skiers hone existing skills and learn about the latest styles in trans-national snow travel. If skis don't agree with your feet, you can choose to float on frozen water for two days while safely held above snow by a pair of weight-distributing shoes.