As we await the return to what we once called normal, we must find ways to entertain ourselves and let’s be real: shopping is a great pastime. Now that we’ve had ample time to purge our closest of items we no longer need, it’s time to replenish our wardrobes with some of our favourite items, so why not start with shopping and supporting a few local Canadian stores?
If you are in the mood for a good shop, check out these 10 Canadian Stores You Can Shop Online today!
Aziz Alam, owner of beloved east end general store Good Neighbour opened for business in 2014. As an east-ender himself, he noticed the lack of shops in the area which promoted Good Neighbour to be born. He focuses on bringing Toronto’s most sought out brands into Leslieville like Adidas, Baxter of California, Citizens of Humanity, Levi’s, Mother Denim, and Nudie, to name a few. These east-end curators of fashion are always on the lookout for trendy new pieces, bringing you an endless variety of apparel for men, women, and children, along with footwear, housewares, bath & body, and much more.
Adrienne Butikofer, owner of OKAYOK, has been a familiar name in the Toronto fashion circuit since the early 2000s. OKAYOK is she’s known for its playful patterns, bold colours, and fun graphics. The Junction Triangle shop is all about comfort, ease, and a simple, modern aesthetic. You also might just recognize the brand for its comfy loungewear that have become fan favourites.
If designer consignment is your jam, step onto Ossington’s I Miss You Vintage. This store sells a wide range of both vintage designer items and current designer pieces for resale. It’s here that you’ll find a selection of designer bags, clothes, shoes, scarves, luggage, jewellery, and so much more. The store carries designer labels like Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Gucci, and many more.
High-end consignment boutique, VSP Consignment has a carefully curated selection of designer labels and vintage fashion that are 40-70% off the original retail cost. The Dundas West boutique keeps a limited selection of its best pieces to ensure you find items to fall in love with every day. Expect to shop iconic designers like Fendi, Givenchy, Chloe, Hermes, Prada, Chanel, and so many more.
Ellie Mae Waters, owner of Ellie Mae Studios, creates stunning pieces that’ll add joy into your closets. This fashion brand is known for its use bright colours and all of its whimsical designs. Not to mention, Ellie Mae Studios has been worn by some of our favourite celebrities – Gigi and Bella, Gwen Stefani, Nicky Hilton, and Sophie Gregoire- Trudeau, to name a few. The brand focuses on high quality fabrics and local production with longevity in mind so you know what you’re getting will last.
Megan Kinney, owner of her namesake store Meg, has had a love for fashion beginning at a young age. As a teen, she started designing and sewing her own clothes and today, she creates contemporary fashion for women by offering pieces for their modern-day lifestyle. Every piece within her brand is locally made with the mission to empower women by making them feel confident in the clothes they wear. Whether you are in the need of cozy lounge clothes of perfectly tailored workwear, Meg has got you covered.
Sydney Wills and Marisa Buchkowsky, co-owners of high-end women’s clothing store The Narwhal, first opened the boutique in 2010. Narwhal focuses on sourcing ethically made brands while also bringing you up-and-coming labels. The Narwhal caters to women that have both a strong sense of style and a love for contemporary designer brands. Expect to shop a wide variety of clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, and jewellery from your favourite contemporary designers like Apiece Apart, Re/Done, Golden Goose, Mara Hoffman, and more.
Launched in 2014 to celebrate all things Canada, Province Of Canada creates authentic Canadian staple pieces that are all designed and manufactured right here in Canada. The brand offers a selection of apparel for men, women, and children. In addition to POC’s cozy essenials, you can also get homeware and accessories too that’ll add a charming Canadian touch to your space.
If well made basics are what your wardrobe is needing, make sure you check out sustainable brand Kotn. Its goal is to create and provide clothing essentials that are ethically sourced and affordable. Canadian store Kotn is known for its super cute and comfy t-shirts, pants, loungewear, dresses, and more.
Founded in 1997, this streetwear boutique quickly became the first choice of the urban scene that it encases. NRML carries hip streetwear for both men and women, as well as an exclusive shoe collection. The Canadian store prides itself on its curated collection of fashion forward pieces from iconic brands like Stussy, Reigning Champ, Adidas, Nike, Comme des Garcons, and many more.
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