Last Friday, we here at Shedoesthecity decided to play hooky and hit The Dufferin Malll for a spring fashion adventure of the highest order! Our team of writers were each handed a $100 Dufferin Mall gift card and given one hour to race around the mall and find a fantabulous new look for spring.

H&M, Gap, Aldo, La Senza, Winners, Le Chateau: AHHH! Where to go first? We hit all of them in what we will now call THE GREAT CANADIAN MALL RACE. Truthfully, this was possibly the most fun we’ve had in 2012 and it may have been our best workout this month. Really.

We have a strong kinship with The Dufferin Mall. Yes, it is within close proximity to our headquarters, but we also love that you can get ANYTHING you need in one speedy trip. What’s on your shopping list? Denim jacket? Check. Dress for an upcoming wedding? Check. Bottle of vodka? Check. Patio lanterns? Check. Sexy new lingerie? Check. Hula hoop? Check. Bananas? Boardroom blazer? Check-Check. Rain boots? Check. Leather jacket? Check. A new BBQ? CHECK-CHECK-CHECK-CHECK. Like, what else do you possibly need?

Our Dufferin Mall adventure was an adrenaline-fueled, thrilling fashion frenzy. It was tricky to narrow our focus but once our sixty minutes were up, we all succeeded in finding seriously cool stuff that we can’t wait to show off on Saturday night. “Oh, you like this dress? DUFFERIN MALL!”

Following our spree, we grabbed a David’s Tea (IN DUFFERIN MALL!!) and I surprised our team with THE best Baskin Robbins cake to ever be created on earth. No, really, you gotta see this. (In gallery below!) It was sunny out, so we strolled across the street to Dufferin Grove Park for mall haul comparing over shared cookie-dough ice cream. Naturally, before this picnic scene happened, we made time to cram into the photobooth to properly capture the best Friday afternoon in Shedoesthecity history.

See our fun photo gallery below and go here to find out exactly what Monica, Kait, Haley, Annie, Becca and myself purchased.

Dufferin Mall FOREVER!! Really.

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~ Jen McNeely

Photos by Becca Lemire (Click to Enlarge)