While the name suggests otherwise, most of the selection of clothing offered up by Annex women’s clothing boutique, Risque, is actually more darling and demure than daring.
As far as I’m concerned, Risque is hands-down the best place to shop for versatile and pretty clothes in the Annex. The little shop is packed full of carefully selected pieces, and the friendly staff are particularly adept at helping shoppers layer and accessorize and pull together a great mix of classic and on-trend outfits. It’s like shopping in your cool, stylish older sister’s closet.
The number of times I answer “Risque” after someone compliments what I’m wearing and asks where it’s from is enough to keep me regularly popping in “just to look” (and then sheepishly, delightedly leaving with a shopping bag full of more lovely things). As well as a great selection of pretty and feminine sweaters, dresses, pants and tops, they carry my very favourite high-waisted leggings by Canadian company C’est Moi. In fact, most of the women in my family can attest to their comfort and flattering waistline as I gave out pair after pair for Christmas this year.
There’s always something new on the racks, and they have a small selection of accessories perfect for putting the finishing touch on an emergency date night outfit.
Risque | Shopping
404 Bloor Street West | +14169603325
Mon – Fri 11:00 – 19:00, Sat 11:00 – 18:00, Sun 12:00 – 18:00