Archive for February 25th, 2010

Shop Watch – PHIL’Z

This store is another one of my favourites.  I’ve been going to Phil’z for many many years to find unique and rare, vintage pieces.  Phil Markowitz opened his business over 30’s years ago.  Along with this Toronto store, he and his partner run a store in Montreal.

The items you’ll find at Phil’z are primarily modern classics from the 40’s to 70’s .  These pieces are sourced in Canada and excellently restored and refinished according to the decade in which the piece is from.  You know; Eames, Saarinen, Jacobsen, stuff like that.  They also have beautiful and truly unique lighting fixtures.  What is most original about Phil’z is that they pick pieces that have an element of drama to them.  All you need is one piece from Phil’z to crank up the cool factor in any room!  See what I mean:

This light is actually made from silk cocoons!

The Store on Queen St. doesn’t have a sign, so look for the double height windows.

Located at :

Toronto – 792 Queen St. W.  416-461-9913

Montreal – 5298  Rue St. Laurent  514-278-2323


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