Style hopping

Where to seek Halifax street style when you're out on the town.

Fashion designer Akshay Tyagi trims Halifax street style down to three easy-to-spot looks on page 12: the "north ender," the "nouveau retired" and the "straight off the lookbook." But if these styles weren't on the street, where would you find them? We came up with a few bars where you might catch that DIY clothing or Sweet Pea cocktail dress---a bit like Where's Waldo, but with something better than a red-and-white striped shirt. –Holly Gordon

The north ender
Bikes, vintage glasses and dearly loved clothing: The north ender would be found at a house concert before heading anywhere else. Barring that, check Gus' Pub---the beer pours cheaply and the cover prices are low for often local indie bands that are worth much more. Gus' Pub & Grill, 2605 Agricola Street, 423-7786

The nouveau retired
Tyagi's classed look of older women who shop at Club Monaco, Foreign Affair and Mills might be found at the Fireside, where martini Mondays reign queen and couches provide cozy seating by scattered fireplaces. It's not all class, though; the nouveau retired can find some sass at Cheers, with the packed rockstar karaoke Monday and Tuesday nights. Fireside, 1500 Brunswick Street, 423-5995, Cheers Bar & Grill, 1743 Grafton Street, 421-1655

Straight off the lookbook
Closets housing Prada bags and Gucci belts paired with local boutique gems define this style, which calls for a night out at Mosaic or the Bitter End. The two cocktail lounges are a stone's throw away from each other, so if you want the largest martini selection head to the Bitter End, and if you're craving finger food that never tasted so fancy turn on your heel and go to Mosaic. Bitter End, 1572 Argyle Street, 425-3039, Mosaic Social Dining Lounge, 1584 Argyle Street, 405-4700

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