Shops We Love: Hollace Cluny
Hollace Cluny first opened on Toronto’s Yonge Street 17 years ago and quickly became an oracle of style trends, beloved for its striking window displays and artisanal designs. Owner Susan Fowlie later moved the store to nearby Designer’s Walk. Bright, white and sprawling, the new bigger location showcases Fowlie’s mix of quiet, contemporary furnishings, cutting-edge lighting and decorative objets sourced from around the world. “Pieces have room to breathe here,” she says.
Handmade, thoughtfully crafted items are Fowlie’s focus, from sculptural, wheel-thrown bottles by Sophie Cook to hand-blown colored glass by Joe Cariati. “It’s such a privilege to work with the person who makes the object,” says Fowlie. She champions independent designers such as Martha Sturdy, Tracy Kendall and Klein Reid. Her latest finds include pieces by Brooklyn-based lighting designer Apparatus, whose utilitarian lamps, chandeliers and wall sconces are made from both salvaged and brand-new materials.
Located at 160 Pears Ave., Suite 203, Toronto