Hello everyone! I often see “is _______ carried at ____________” in my search terms. I wrote a post on this about a year ago but figured I’d make this an easier to find page and update it as I make new discoveries. Some brands are hard to find here in Canada, and I have spent many hours searching for “where to buy ____________ in Toronto”. Here is an updated list of brands and where to find them. Please leave a comment if there’s a brand you would like to know about – OR tweet me for a more immediate response! NOTE: When you see “select ______ stores”, it will likely be either the flagship or stores that are in major cities/in major tourist attractions. So, sorry fellow Bramptonites – our city is not the best place necessarily to find higher end brands.
Armani – Holt Renfrew, select Hudson’s Bay stores (Yorkdale and Queen Street), Sephora Eaton Centre, Saks Fifth Avenue
Bobbi Brown – Holt Renfrew, select Hudson’s Bay stores, select Sephora stores (check their online product locator or call your local store to confirm)
By Terry – Saks Fifth Avenue
Chanel – Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart – Eaton Centre, Saks Fifth Avenue
Charlotte Tilbury – Holt Renfrew Bloor Street, CharlotteTilbury.com
Cle de Peau – Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue
Dior – Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew, Shoppers Drug Mart
Elf – Loblaws, Old Navy, FTB Beauty, Designer Cosmetics (Bramalea City Centre)
Laura Mercier – Holt Renfrew, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue
Mario Badescu – Saks Fifth Avenue
Milani – Loblaws, select Wal-Mart stores
Nars – Holt Renfrew, select Hudson’s Bay stores, Sephora
Nyx – Rexall, FTB Beauty, Designer Cosmetics (Bramalea City Centre)
Paul and Joe Beauty – select Shoppers Drug Mart stores (Runnymede in Toronto, Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill, Robson and Burrard in Vancouver, West Broadway in Vancouver Richmond Center in Richmond, Chinook Center in Calgary)
Real Techniques – Wal-Mart, FTB Beauty, Nail Polish Canada, Designer Cosmetics (Bramalea City Centre), Rexall (limited selection)
Sigma – FTB Beauty, Nail Polish Canada (links at the bottom for these online stores)
Stila – Sephora, select Shoppers Drug Mart stores
Tarte – EXCLUSIVELY AT SEPHORA ONLY.
TheBalm – Rexall, Nail Polish Canada
Tom Ford Beauty – Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street and at Yorkdale, Saks Fifth Avenue
Urban Decay – Sephora, select Shoppers Drug Mart stores
As mentioned before, Shoppers Drug Mart actually has a store locator function that includes searching by brands! (ie: Urban Decay is available at SELECT locations).
SHOPPERS DRUG MART: Urban Decay (College Park, Eaton Centre, Queen St W (on Beverley), Bayview Village, Yorkdale, and 1 store in Vaughan), Chanel (only at Eaton Centre), Benefit, Clarins, Dior, Lancome, Guerlain, Stila, Bourjois, as well as many midrange and drugstore brands. As always, SEARCH on their site or CALL ahead to confirm. For the last time people, Tarte is NOT sold at Shoppers Drug Mart (I see this one a lot).
NAIL POLISH CANADA: tons of nail polish brands obviously, as well as some hard to find cosmetics/tools like theBalm, Real Techniques, Red Cherry lashes, and now Sigma brushes! Free shipping on orders over $25 or certain items, or just a $3 flat rate!
FTB BEAUTY: Nyx, Elf, Sigma, Real Techniques, Bedellum Tools, Milani, Barry M and other niche brands. Reasonable shipping rates and times.