With limited access to our favourite local boutiques and businesses for the past nine months, online browsing has been our window shopping — whether we were dreaming of art for the bare walls in our apartments, a hot new read, or a pair of winter boots. And sometimes on the most glorious of days, we filled our carts and treated ourselves. The ability to do so is a privilege we're grateful for.
In a year when there doesn't feel like there's much to celebrate, these purchases provided us with a small slice of comfort. We're sharing the new brands and products we discovered, or rediscovered; the items big and small that got us through 2020. Here are our no-regrets purchases of the year.
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