8 Places in Toronto Where You Can Create Custom Clothes
Being a mecca for consumer fashion, a unique shopping experience in Toronto seems to be a dime a dozen. You have your Zara’s, Forever 21’s and H&M’s dominating the market, all with basically the same look; slightly homeless, baggy and monochromatic — thanks, Yeezy. But if you’re looking to add a personal touch to your wardrobe or literally bring your own design to life, we’ve compiled a list of brands and stores where you can customize your clothing in Toronto. Take a look below.
Embroidered denim has taken over the market in a major way. So many stores are selling this trend but every denim jacket or pair of jeans looks more or less the same. If you’re dying to add your own personal touch, head over to the Levi’s Tailor shop at Sherway Gardens or Yorkdale to customize your favourite denim pieces. They have a huge selection of patches and pins, along with experienced craftsman who will embroider, tailor and hem however you see fit! Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall and Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St.
Roots Canada recently opened their newly enhanced concept store at Yorkdale and it doesn’t come without some amazing features, our favourite being the customization lab. Enhance Roots leather goods with your own personal mark, or design your very own Roots varsity jacket (fabric, lining, colour and badges). Drake has one – so can you. Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St.
If you’re looking to design a piece, start to finish, this Toronto-based design collective has got you covered. Boneset Studio specializes in creating bespoke pieces with impeccable fit; it was literally made for YOU. Book a meeting with the designers and they’ll get to work, creating your custom piece. Take a look at the design process here. 77 Florence St.
Swooning over a piece of jewellery you can’t afford or seem to find? Anice Jewellery specializes in on-the-spot custom designs, all within the price you want to spend. Whether it be a necklace, earrings, a ring or bracelet, visit their Ossington storefront and leave with whatever you had in mind. And if you’re looking to test your hand in jewellery making, Anice also offers unique workshops. 102 Ossington Ave.
If you’re going to invest in something as timeless as a watch, you may as well throw your dollars down on exactly what you want. Swiss luxury brand Vacheron Constantin allows you to create your own bespoke timepiece at their Yorkdale store with their exclusive Atelier Cabinoteirs Special Order service. No catalogues here, only a master watchmaker with a listening ear. Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St.
Unique customized jewellery is this Parkdale boutique’s specialty. With 15 in-house designers to commission your one-of-a-kind piece, Made You Look Jewellery doesn’t mess around. The custom design process includes one to two private client meetings that will bring your design to life, exactly how you pictured it. 1338 Queen St. West
A leather jacket is definitely a big purchase, so invest your money into something that’s going to fit you like a glove. Export Leather Garments in North York specializes in creating custom, quality leather jackets as well as bags and accessories. Choose from a range of leather, suede, lambskin, shearling and goat skin, to get the fit and feel you’re looking for. 840 Caledonia Rd.
Okay, ladies! How many times do you start the day off in a fab pair of heels only to feel crippled by the end of it? TANYA HEATH Paris will make your life easier and more comfortable. Her unique range of shoes comes with easily interchangeable heels (swap with the click of a button)! With several different heel heights, colours and textures, your heel-shoe combos are endless. 138 Cumberland St. #7
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