Shopping Diary: October 2009

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THE DIRTY APRON Adjacent to Chambar’s new cooking school is a beautiful high-ceilinged, wood-beamed, walnut-cabinet-adorned general store. Find chefly tools and provisions like the Mercato Atlas 150 pasta maker, All Clad pans, Wusthof knives, colourful Joseph + Joseph chopping blocks and prep bowls (set of eight, left, $85), and shelves stocked with gourmet ingredients like rosewater, walnut oil, pomegranate molasses, and smoked paprika. 540 Beatty St., 604-879-8588.

HOLT RENFREW Watch for the exclusive advance launch of Idylle, Guerlain’s new fragrance, in early October. And for the boys, a cosy Canada Goose corduroy bomber perfect to ward off fall’s chill. 737 Dunsmuir St., 604-681-3121.