The perfect outfit carries a mythical appeal, unlike the unicorn, which devalues its myth each time it models for tacky notebook covers. Hunt for the one true ideal ensemble with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of vintage and contemporary merchandise at Model Citizens on Duckworth Street.
This fashion collector scours the world for vintage and contemporary designer clothing and accessories to flourish its downtown headquarters. Named the best clothing store for both men and women by The Scope in 2010, Model Citizens also hand picks women's wares and teems with Joy Apparel hand-drawn portrait tees and custom-made hair bands ($18–$22). While ladies can swaddle their sinews in a Diane Von Furstenburg silk wrap dress ($72) or Mochino velvet skirt ($48), gentlemen can pick up a Lacoste polo ($36) or pair a mod leather jacket with a sleek black bowtie. The recycle mavens' brick and mortar studio saturates its outpost with vibrant patterns including Sock it to Me knee highs stamped with birds on a wire or families of amorous doves ($9.50) as well as other non-winged varieties. Alongside an eclectic denim display and assorted plaid chest protectors, Model Citizens celebrates fashion of every decade with a comprehensive jewellery chest and whimsical trinkets like Jon Klar anodized aluminum earrings ($22), recycled leather earrings from Montreal ($20), and sacrificial candy necklaces.