An overload of stimulating design, the store is filled with thousands of Toronto manufactured dresses, skirts, bustiers, gowns, jackets, and accessories ranging from jewelry to hats, to exclusive designer handbags. Designer Pam Chorley specializes in accommodating to customers of all ages, from newborn to grandmother of the bride. Services include made-to-measure, bridal, event registry (including the *PROM* registry!) stylists consultation and rentals for stylists/photographers. After 25 years of business, this store has become the only original boutique left of the authentic Queen West shops. Definitely a must-see experience. Check out their website at http://fashioncrimes.ca/
I heard so much about fashion crimes and was expecting a lot....boy was i disappointed. It is more like a cry for help from a cheap satin fabric addict than a clothing shop. I don't think i saw a dress in there that wasn't made out of that horrible heavy, shiny, cheap satin fabric that brides from the 1980's were swathed in. And the prices, ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the quality is terrible for the price you pay - it is absolute insanity. NOTHING in there sparked my interest it was like someone gave a 16 year old a pencil and pad of paper and she designed the same dress - or a something sort of like is - in every color imaginable and then a team of people who just hit up a satin fabric sale decided to sew them all for her. You can find something that is much more on trend and better quality for less money if you hunt around.
This was my favourite store from the shop crawl, what a neat new find! So many things I wanted! The dresses were gorgeous, and the accessories were funky and fresh. The staff were friendly and helpful, and even as excited about their wares as we were to discover them! This is for sure the store to go to for something original, hand made and beautiful.
Walking into this store is an Experience - very fanciful and a girly-girl's dream come true! I didn't get a proper chance to browse because I arrived just before closing :(. It's definitely not for your everyday wardrobe, but you'll certainly find that "something special" here. Dresses, cool accessories, and more... worth a second look!
"Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match..."\
The retro inspired styles with a contemporary twist transported me back to a time where dresses were package in boxes after purchased and lunch was an event.
I fell in love with fashion crimes, they had this wonderful red and white chckered dress with grasshoppers that was to die for. I wanted to wear it out of the store and whip up cocktails and a roast dinner for my husband. It was my last stop on the shop crawl and I could have moved in there. They have lot's of local designers which makes me very happy and a commitment to style, taste and quality. A must for any Queen St. W shopper. This places isn't the most economical but the pieces are an investment.
If you're looking for that special dress that no one else has you'll probably find it here!
It had some good retro stuff, and some beautiful new pieces too - mostly just dresses though (great prices nonetheless)
Not my style, but if you need a dress and like to dress up, then this is your store! I had a great time in here, and the staff is so helpful and friendly!
This store was such a joy to walk through for me...so much going on, so many neat finds! The price range is from budget to more expensive items but I found that everything was so original and fresh that you can't help but spending more than a few minutes in this boutique. If you are looking for an original dress for a special occasion, check this store out! They also have many interesting accessories to choose from. Next time you are shopping on Queen West, definitely give this place a visit.
I absolutely love walking through this store, I have only ever bought leg warmers there (they were on super sale!) simply because I haven't had anywhere to wear such a fabulous dress... I had no idea the owner designed them herself - that makes it even more fabulous!
the clothes here are unique and all around fantatsic. they have every shape, style, colour and pattern imaginable. perfect place to shop if in need of a nice dress and some fun accessories!
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