Toronto’s streetwear community is welcoming back a beloved retailer.
Known as one of the mainstays of Toronto’s menswear scene, fans were shocked when Nomad closed its doors in the spring of 2018. “After 13 years of business today will be our last day of operation,” a sign on the store’s door read. “We would like to thank our customers and friends who have supported us through the years.”
Nomad first opened in 2005 and had become a hub for those seeking contemporary labels like APC, Wings + Horns, and Common Projects. Often dressing some of Toronto’s most stylish, Nomad also hosted pop-up events for The Weeknd and Justin Bieber.
Despite closing its flagship in 2018, fans have been able to shop Nomad’s curated selection of apparel, accessories, and footwear online.
And now fans are able to shop the store physically once again — Nomad reopened and has found a new home in the city.
Located at 310 Spadina Ave., Unit L01, the new Nomad looks much different than its former home on Queen St. West. While its former location featured more rustic accents like vintage suitcases, wood, and pipe fixtures, the new Nomad is bright, white, slick, and spacious.
Nomad soft launched on Friday, February 8, 2019 and is open 7 days a week: Monday to Friday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Shoppers can expect familiar favourites, as well as labels like Stone Island Shadow Project, Très Bien, Commes des Garçons, Calvin Klein, and more.
Nomad joins a variety of other boutique shops that call the Chinatown and Spadina area home.
In the area, you’ll also find menswear retailers like Livestock, Adrift, Uncle Otis, Stussy, and Legends League, making the neighbourhood a prime spot for contemporary streetwear.
Long-time supporters and fans of Nomad were ecstatic about the relaunch. One Instagram user saying, “This makes me happy. Nomad has been missed.”
Welcome back, Nomad! We can’t wait to see what’s to come.
Featured image: Grayson Miller
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