Mike and I finally made it to Toronto’s new Anthropologie on Saturday and one of the things that stood out was the tableware, not because it was so fabulous but because it was so expensive. The Anthropologie bowl, above left, is pretty enough but at $14, it’s more than twice the price of comparable items at Tap Phong restaurant supply on Spadina Avenue. The Tap Phong bowl, above right, retails for just $5.99; both are made in Japan.
Naturally, we toured the Shops at Don Mills while we were there and we had an especially good laugh at mcewan, chef Mark McEwan’s new prepared and packaged food store. Tuna steaks were selling for $29.95 per pound, a price so high it made my eyes water. All I can say is that this is a “mall” for people with too much money. Recession? What recession?