One of the amazing things about living in Toronto is all of the eclectic neighborhoods that come together to make one big, beautiful city. You can roam the streets for hours and still not get your fill of places to explore, or stores to shop in. With so many options, it’s tough to determine which stores are worth checking out, or commuting across the city to see for yourself. To help guide you, check out the best clothing stores, broken down by neighbourhood below. These are places where you can snag that rare find, that something special, that one-of-a-kind piece.
Here are the best clothing stores in Toronto by neighbourhood!
At Black Daffodil, you will find vintage, sophisticated streetwear, as well as some more glamorous options. A little more high-end than some of the other local shops, this is a great place to check-out if you’re looking for something for a special occasion. The store prides themselves on supporting indie artists, and having its own in-house designs as well.
Natureal operates as a mostly mobile showroom, however it’s had a pop-up in The Junction for quite some time. Natureal offers women’s clothing that is made only from natural fibres, and only work with companies that have a commitment to social responsibility. With the current cultural focus on sustainability, Natureal gives women a chic option for shopping that they can feel good about.
Risque has two locations on Bloor, and both are filled with an array of amazing clothing selections! From name brand pieces to local designers, it carries a ton of cute merchandise for you to shop. The store also host socials on a semi-regular basis as well where you can sip wine while browsing for your Friday night outfit. Risque has been a neighbourhood staple since 1989, when the then 22 and 18-year old sisters Ondina and Nancy opened up the shop, so you’ve most likely walked past it once or twice!
Common Sort is a vintage store where you can buy and sell clothes — however if you’re selling, Common Sort only accepts casual, trendy clothing and accessories in great condition. It’s an excellent spot for finding contemporary, designer brands and sometimes vintage for cheap, in just-like-new condition.
You may have seen these beautiful ladies doing photo shoots outside of the Queen West storefront, and with garments as stunning as these ones, we can’t blame them! The Store On Queen carries a wide variety of designers, all more high-end and for special occasions. The store is known for having an extremely vast selection, and have a heavy focus on customer service which means you’ll be treated like royalty from the moment you walk in.
Coal Miner’s Daughter specializes in Canadian clothing, jewellery, and accessories designers and makers (many of them local). Its goal is to have no less than 80% of its designs be made by Canadian designers in its stores at any given time. The types of styles you’ll find here are a little more laid back, with a chic Toronto vibe. Are you on the hunt for something specific? If you give the store a call, they’ll do their best to help you find what you’re looking for — talk about killer customer service.
Good Neighbour doesn’t just sell adorable clothes; it has a selection of footwear, outerwear, housewares, gifts, kidswear, jewelry, accessories, and much more. So while you’re looking for some new threads, you can also scoop up some new home decor! It’s got the coolest new items sourced from L.A, London, and Tokyo, plus Good Neighbour also supports local talent from creators in here in Canada and the GTA.
Gadabout is a really unique vintage store, with a selection of clothes from the 1920s to 1960s that they rent out for special occasions. So if you’re looking for something to wear to that flappers themed party, or even just love the style of an older era, you can rent a full ensemble from Gadabout for a very reasonable price. Don’t worry, Gadabout also has a a wide selection of items available for sale, just like your standard vintage shop.
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