Lockdowns have curbed shopping, making the case for an effective fix for our climate crisis (Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images)

’Green technology’ is fine, but to really save the planet we need to shop less

J.B. MacKinnon’s new book makes the case for the world’s citizens to buy a ‘little less stuff’—or else
Near-empty toilet paper shelves at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C., during the first wave of the pandemic. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

A good citizen’s guide to preparing for the second wave 

Can we all agree to keep our cool, and not clean out the pasta aisle?
A near empty Yorkdale Mall during lunch hours in Toronto, Ont. on Mar. 13, 2020. (Dominic Chan/CP)

What will shopping in Canada look like in the aftermath of coronavirus?

Augmented reality, texting to book your time slot at the mall, and government safety regulations—what shopping will look like in a post-Covid world
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Forced to live online, we’re realizing what matters isn’t there

Scott Gilmore: Before, I never thought twice about clicking to Amazon. Now, I click to a local business—the kind of place that sustains our communities.
Views Of Luxury Shopping Ahead Of Retail Sales

What’s behind Canada’s newfound lust for luxury?

From cars to clothing to condos, the masses in Canada have developed a taste for the sumptuous—but not everything is quite as it seems
Photo Illustration by Sarah MacKinnon and Richard Redditt

Why a high-end London department store is moving into real estate

Shoppers at iconic retailer Harrods can now buy posh real estate—and use Oculus Rift virtual-reality goggles for a pre-tour

Black Friday: Hand over the #@$% T-shirt!

Scott Feschuk on the start of the holiday shopping season and the end of civilizations.

The box is empty: On iPhones, religion and disconnection

Scott Gilmore finds a material fast doesn’t make him any nicer

Retailers bet on the power of premium shoes

Why towering heels are the new fashion signifier and who’s cashing in on the trend

What happens when shopping’s sense of plenty turns out to be fake?

Lessons from Bed, Bath & Beyond’s ’towel-gate’