Meet Arie Assaraf: The Brains Behind TNT

If you haven’t heard of Arie Assaraf, chances are you’ve at least heard of TNT – the fabulous boutique-style chain of stores in Montreal & Toronto. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit – you need to go. Like now. Seriously, stop reading and head over NOW!

Arie Assaraf: TNT

TNT is a fashionista’s dream come true. Each TNT space is unique, filled with hundreds of edgy brands that range from avant garde to easy-to-wear basics. Whether you shop here for a fabulous selection of Comme des Garçons or the latest Alice & Olivia statement piece, TNT is a fashion utopia.

Arie Assaraf is the mind behind the TNT empire, and he began over two decades ago with one store in toronto, simply trying to ‘create a story‘. He describes TNT as a closet. And what a dream closet it is! The best part is, Arie Assaraf is loyal to his Canadian roots and is a huge supporter of Canadian talent. We can’t help but love him!

Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) will be hosting an event with Arie Assaraf this Thursday, December 13 at 5:30pm. This is your opportunity to meet one of our favourite Toronto retailers and maybe even get some fantastic business advice. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Hope to see you there! xx


If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably only just begun thinking about holiday shopping…and probably for a reason, it can be a very stressful and daunting task! We’ve compiled some of our favourite picks for friends, for him, for the hostess and even for those picky parents. Hopefully this will make that last minute shopping a little easier! xx

Friends Gift Guide1. Condé Nast Traveler Photographs Coffee Table Book [ $60.00 ]

2. Coco Noir [ $112.00 – $152.00 ]

3. Prada Cosmetic Pouch [ $250 ]

4. Holt Renfrew Beauty Bag [ $35 ] – in stores only

5. Deborah Lippman Rock This Town Holiday Trio – Nail Lacquer [ $42.00]

Him Gift Guide1. Power Shave Set [ $175.00 ]

2. IPad Mini [ $329.00 – $529.00 ]

3. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones [ $350.00 ]

4. 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die [ $15.00 ]

5. Burberry Brit Quilted Down Vest [ $525.00 ]

Hostess Gift Guide1. Bar Tool Set [ $118.00 ]

2. Slate Board & Knives Cheese Set [ $25.00 & $21.50 ]

3. The Hungover Cookbook [ $11.00 ]

4. Set of Mini Candles – Diptyque Paris [ $84.00 ]

5. Assorted Holiday Teas – David’s Tea [ $7.50 ea ]

Mom & Dad Gift Guide1. Holt Renfrew His & Hers Bathrobes [ $160.00 ea ]

2. Jack Spade Mill Leather Toiletries Kit [ $155.00 ]

3. Mastering the Art of French Cooking [ $30.00 ]

4. Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Refueling Set [ $68.00 ]

5. Burberry Brit Silk Chiffon Scarf [ $375.00 ]