Cue the Drake soundtrack: With #BatFlip season right around the corner, it’s time to pack your ball cap and head to the Roger’s Centre. We’ve rounded up six homegrown brands that will help you cheer in those home runs all season long.
Toronto hat shop Brimz was created around the idea of making a space for local designers to have a place to sell their unique hats, snap backs, strap backs and beanies – and they do just that. Not only are all pieces made by local designers, but their in-house brand is produced right in Toronto, supporting the local economy and building a community of followers. Case and point: Flip the brim of their Toronto cap up and you have a black and white photo of the 6.
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Toronto-based retailer Peace Collective sings a love song for the 6ix with their minimalistic t-shirts and bombers with city-loving slogans, like “Canadian Built” and “Toronto vs Everybody”. For every piece purchased, Peace Collective donates two healthy meals and a snack to a child in the Canadian educational system via Breakfast for Learning. Plus, you can go wrong with Blue Jays-backed brand.
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For when the temperatures drop in the stadium (which, we live in Canada – we know they will), bundle up with Tuck Shop Co.’s toques. Made in Toronto, the company creates colourful toques so you can rep your hood – High Park, Kensington, China Town and more, all have their own dedicated toppers.
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Keep all your bills safe (and save them for those $$$$ Rogers Centre beers) with a ChampagnePapi clip or some other Toronto-made goods at the Drake General Store, including this pretty rad Japanese Blue Jays tee. The seven outposts across the city stock homegrown brands and kitschy products, like jacket pins, toques, and home goods.
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Although they’re on a trajectory for global domination (they’ve got media nods from Vogue, Fashionista, and the like), the all-organic lipstick line was birthed right here in the 6ix. They showed their love for their home by dropping a line of lippies inspired by the colours of the Canadian fall, including shades like Candied and Braised Maple. Swing by a Sephora to shop their full arsenal of shades.
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Megan Campagnolo started Rosehound Apparel a few years back as part of her thesis at Ryerson. From there, it cultivated into an entire e-commerce store, stocking adorable pins, compacts and patches. Bring life to old denims jackets and jeans with patches that will bring in the wins like “Give Em Hell” and “Do Work”.