Are you looking for something different and a great shopping experience? Why not try one of these local stores that all carry at least 50 per cent locally designed products.

With over 24,000 designers in the city, Toronto has the largest design workforce in Canada and the third largest in North America. For that unique gift for yourself or special souvenir for a loved one, you’re sure to find something that is quintessentially Torontonian at one of these stores.

Alexia Von Beck

In business 30 years, the woman behind this eponymous label designs, cuts and sews her own creations in Toronto. She’s garnered a loyal following for her simple, elegant designs made of natural fibres.

Alexia Von Beck
1228 Yonge St., 416-975-8615
M-Sa: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Summerhill

Allistyle

Designed by Pam Shainhouse, Allistyle is fashion for the full-figured woman that is stylish, comfortable, affordable… and ultimately wearable. It is designed to enhance a woman’s figure and highlight her natural beauty.

Anne Hung Boutique

Multi-award-winning Toronto designer Anne Hung’s simple on-trend party frocks, leather kimono-style belts and stretchy fabric dresses for all body types—size 0 to 14—come in a cornucopia of colours.

Anne Hung Boutique
829 Queen St. W., 416-364-7251
Tu-F: 12:30 – 7 p.m., Sa: 12:30 – 6:30 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
West Queen West

Any Direct Flight

Margot Allin’s romantic and feminine designs embody the glamour of the 40s and 50s under the Any Direct Flight label. The store also carries hand-knit sweaters from Laura Kapp and poetry-engraved jewellery from The Barber’s Daughter.
1382 Queen St. E., 416-504-0017

Any Direct Flight
M: noon – 6 p.m., Tu-F: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Leslieville

Brian Bailey

Known for designing sharply tailored clothes that flatter the female form, this Project Runway: Canada mentor creates ready-to-wear apparel and red carpet–worthy dresses in sizes 2 to 14.

Brian Bailey
875 Queen St. W., 416-516-7188
Tu-W: noon – 6 p.m. Th-F: noon – 7 p.m., Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Bayview Village Shopping Centre, 416-221-3355
M-F: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.

Bergstrom Originals

Designed with real Canadian women in mind, Christina Bergstrom’s clothing is rooted in colour, print and quality tailoring, resulting in unique and inspiring garments that make you feel good.

Bergstrom Originals
781 Queen St. E., 416-595-7320
Tu-W: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Th-F: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sa: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Su: noon – 6 p.m.
Riverdale

Catherine Curtis

Custom designs run the gamut from avant-garde to orthodox options—short ostrich feather Beyoncé style skirts, elegant 50th wedding anniversary gowns, and everything in between. Find ready-to wear dresses and suits, jewellery by Eva Mary and BurfurtArt, and belts by Joanna Sipos here.

Catherine Curtis
1260 Yonge St., 647-436-5091
M-Sa: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Su: By appointment
940 Bathurst St., 416-979-9244
Tu: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., W-F: By appointment, Sa: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Coal Miner’s Daughter

This haven for fresh, sexy and feminine clothing features the owners’ own clothing label – Clementine & Tweed – and their house-signature CMD line of silver-and-gemstone jewellery made on-site at their Markham Street store in the artsy Mirvish Village. Other Toronto-designed lines include I Made This For You by Sara Duke, Pink Martini, and Jordan de Ruiter. Also find jewels by Biko and Katheryn Rebecca.

Coal Miner’s Daughter
3023 Dundas St. W., 647-381-1439
M-W: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th-Sa: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Su: noon – 6 p.m.
87 Roncesvalles Ave.
M-Sa: noon – 7 p.m., Su: noon – 6 p.m.
744 Queen St. W., 647-381-1439
M-Sa: noon – 7 p.m., Su: noon– 6 p.m.

Comrags

Joyce Gunhouse and Judy Cornish founded Comrags in 1983. Visit their urban-industrial boutique for super finds like their Pulp dress—made of shark crush, a travel-friendly, wrinkle-free material—or the seasonal Porter coat in border wool.

Comrags
812 Dundas St. W., 416-360-7249
M-W: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th-F: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sa: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Dundas West

Dagg & Stacey

On the Toronto fashion scene since 2001, Dagg & Stacey offer well-made feminine clothes that you will treasure. Made of great fabrics that are meant to last, their pieces become wardrobe staples.

Doll Factory by Damzels

Torontonians Rory Lindo and Kelly Freeman’s cult favourite label Damzels In This Dress is modern, sexy, retro and vintage-inspired. If a playful cupcake dress is on your list, look no further.

Doll Factory by Damzels
1122 Queen St. E., 416-598-0509
Tu-Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Leslieville

Ewanika

Thoughtful, quiet and luxurious, Trish Ewanika’s collection balances ease and sophistication. Modern sportswear for those interested in investment dressing is complemented by fine accessories from other local designers like Brave Belts.

Ewanika
1083 Bathurst St., 416-927-9699
Tu-F: 12 – 7 p.m., Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Freda’s

With a happy mix of timeless pieces and up-and coming trends, this 5,000-square-foot boutique owned by designer Freda Iordanous and her two daughters is a one-stop shop for casual apparel, suits and evening wear in sizes 4 to 20. In-house clothing label Freda’s Designs, and Suzi Roher’s belts, are popular options.

Freda’s
86 Bathurst St., 416-703-0304
M-W: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., F-Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Gaspard

MERCY designers Jennifer Halchuk and Richard Lyle have opened Gaspard, showcasing their own line as well as European and Japanese labels that offer a new silhouette to Toronto. Gaspard is a fresh alternative.

Gaspard
866 Queen St. W., 416-546-7480
Tu: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., W-Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.

290 ION Fashion

Specializing in women’s wear, from casual basics to high-end street wear, owner Sanghun Oh hopes her clients will be able to find “a treasure for their wardrobe”. Toronto designers carried include Lucian Matis, Joeffer Caoc, and Juma.

290 ION Fashion
380 Queen St. E., 647-283-5321
Th-Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., W&Su: by appointment
Historic Queen East

Mirabelli

Franco Mirabelli has designed and manufactured his hip yet sophisticated women’s modern separates collection here for more than 20 years. Contemporary cuts and feminine shapes, with an emphasis on precise tailoring and European fabrics, create elegant clothes for work or play—like the Faith dress, a sexy body-contouring jersey knit with a discreet keyhole at the shoulder.

Mirabelli
1130 Yonge St., 416-840-1208
M-W: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., F-Sa: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
456 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-322-3130
M-W: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., F-Sa: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bayview Village Shopping Centre,416-781-9090
M-F: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon- 5 p.m.

Peach Berserk

A gorgeous place to discuss a new Peachy dress, custom print, or whatever else. Check out our colourful, unique hand-printed clothes, see our studio in action.  You can even sign up for a silk screen workshop.

Peach Berserk
647-740-1141
By appointment
West End

Pink Tartan

Kimberley Newport-Mimran, Co-Founder, President and Head Designer of Pink Tartan, strives to create designs that are elegant and sophisticated with a charm that gives each piece modern wearability. The brand is a reflection of Kim’s personal style: pretty, polished, and elegant.

Pink Tartan
77 Yorkville Ave., 416-967-7700
M-W: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Th-Sa: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Su: noon – 6 p.m.
Bloor-Yorkville
Bayview Village Shopping Centre
2901 Bayview Ave., Unit 25, 416-221-7700
M-F: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Su: noon – 5 p.m.

Stephan Caras

Stephan Caras is renowned for the luxurious fabrics, rich textures and defining trims in his collection of evening gowns and separates. A turn-of-the-century bank building houses this boutique, with the former vault serving as a dressing room.

Stephan Caras
744 Queen St. E., 416-703-6929
Tu-Su: noon – 6 p.m.
Riverdale

Titika Active Wear

Function meets fashion at this locally designed, globally responsible women’s sportswear line. Superior fabrics—made for yoga, running, tennis, golf, dancing or just lounging—are prewashed and preshrunk for an ideal fit in sizes 0 to 12.

Titika Active Wear
357 Queen St. W., 416-977-6686
M-Sa: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Su: 12 – 6 p.m.
Shops at Don Mills, 5 Karl Fraser Rd., 416-510-8898
Hours M-F: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.,  Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Aquarius Men’s Wear

Antonio Valente designs and manufactures high quality menswear on site. In addition to having an extensive bespoke program for shirts, trousers and suits, the Antonio Valente ready-to-wear collection is also available in store.

Aquarius Men’s Wear
50 Wingold Ave., 416-597-1535
Castlefield Design District

Francesco Sr. Bespoke

Are you a bespoke man? A suit, jacket, overcoat, or hand-made tie, whatever your requirements may dictate, Francesco Sr. Bespoke welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with you on your next expression of personal style.

Francesco Sr. Bespoke
Exclusive to LeatherFoot Emporium, 82 Avenue Road, 1-855-967-3668

Gerhard Supply

This Junction-area haberdashery is carefully curated by owner Langton Willms and specializes in smart menswear and accessories designed and manufactured in Toronto. City-styled collections include a full suiting line designed exclusively for this store by Philip Sparks, as well as offerings by 18 Waits, streetwear by Outclass and Faded, a sustainable unisex line by Muttonhead Collective, OSC Cross parkas, and hand-tailored bow- and neckties by Bay Cooper.

Gerhard Supply
2949 Dundas St. W., 416-797-1290

Gregory Allen

High-end limited edition men’s shirts, characterized by dominant prints, intricate details and a hand signed inscription for authenticity.

Gregory Allen
416-650-9449
By appointment

H. Halpern Esq.

Located in the lobby of the Intercontinental Toronto Centre for almost 30 years, Made in Canada is important to Halpern’s clients from around the world. They carry Toronto brands, private label dress shirts, plus cufflinks by Studio 1098 and handmade pens by David Morris.

H. Halpern Esq.
225 Front St. W., 416-597-8145
Downtown

House of Salgado

This family-run bespoke tailoring company prides itself on traditional tailoring methods and using only the finest quality fabrics. They’ve got you covered from head-to-toe by offering custom shirts, suits, hats, and even shoes.

House of Salgado
Fairmont Royal York, Main Lobby Level, 100 Front St W.
416-865-0094
Downtown

Isaac Ely Bespoke

A powerful roster of regulars visit this bespoke tailoring house which specializes in crafting the finest handmade suits and shirts. Garments are made on-site, for those who value the highest quality clothing and appreciate outstanding individualized attention.

Isaac Ely Bespoke
485 Champagne Dr., 416-440-8989
By appointment
Uptown

Klaxon Howl

Matt Robinson is committed to traditional production techniques and quality workmanship. Inspired by military themes, or working men’s clothing, the end product is quite different, updated into something wearable, with more substance.

Klaxon Howl
694B Queen St. W., 647-436-6628
Queen West

Coats by Mary Ellen

For over 25 years this family-run company has been creating men’s and women’s outerwear using the finest Italian fabrics. Ready-to-wear or custom-made, in a range of styles from modern to classic, Coats by Mary Ellen has you covered!

Coats by Mary Ellen
951 Wilson Ave., Unit 19, Suite 201, 416-785-2040
Uptown

Hoax Couture Studio Boutique

Hoax Couture specializes in bespoke fashion for any occasion. Designers Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle can design custom bridal, the perfect little black dress or smart suits to take women from the office to the theatre. For men they tailor fit suits in beautiful Italian woollens. They also do alterations.

Hoax Couture Studio Boutique
515 Queen St. W., 3rd Flr., 416-597-8924
Queen West

Homegrown Boutique

Carrying designs from acclaimed Toronto designers such as Anu Raina, Dagg + Stacey, Emily Woudenberg, Greta Constantine, PRIMER, Rachel Sin, Sarah Stevenson and Zoran Dobric, Homegrown Boutique caters to the urban client who enjoys mixing work with play.

Homegrown Boutique
16 Cumberland St., Lower Level
Bloor-Yorkville

IZ Adaptive Clothing

The world’s first line of adaptable clothing for a “seated” clientele celebrates both body and spirit in fashionable casual, professional, and formal wear. The modern and sophisticated pieces are designed specifically for women and men who use a wheelchair.

IZ Adaptive Clothing
416-860-0783

Jexy & Jax

This lifestyle-apparel boutique for both sexes is in the heart of Greektown and designed locally by
Jessica (Jexy) Calder and her mom, Jax. In-house labels Jexy & Jax (dresses and dress shirts for women) and Xer (pronounced “sir,” for men) are sourced and manufactured in Canada; their casual M.O. is reflected in their elegantly simple structures.

Jexy & Jax
375 Danforth Ave., 416-465-5557

Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc.

Inspired menswear, womenswear and accessories epitomizing a modern-nostalgia aesthetic are beautifully crafted here. Think tailored-fi t shirts, blazers and suits made of natural fibres like wool and linen with a whimsical yet classically vintage ethos.

Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc.
162 Ossington Ave., (side entrance off Foxley St.), 647-348-1827

The Candi Factory

These colourful appliquéd undies for men and women aren’t just cute. Well-constructed and designed for comfort, you’ll want more than one pair. Have a look at their collection.

Trend Custom Tailors

“A garment cut by an individual, for an individual, made by an individual.” Bespoke suits and shirts for men and women. Established in 1971 by Tom Battista, the house serves over 6,000 clients with a full range of wardrobe styles.

Trend Custom Tailors
306 Sherbourne St., 416-596-8744
Downtown

Cate & Levi

Designed with love and care, Cate and Levi’s toys are environmentally responsible and unique. Handmade in Toronto, the collection includes stuffed animals, hand puppets, zoo cubes, organic kids clothing and more.

Mini Mioche

Designed and made here in Toronto, organic cotton onsies, leggings, pants and t-shirts in neutral colours.  Plus shoes, toys, books, backpacks and other gift items, many locally designed and made.

Mini Mioche
6 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District, 416-366-5858
795 Queen St. W., 647-348-5883

Planet Kid

With the perfect mix of smart design and great quality, Planet Kid has a super collection of clothes, home décor and accessories for babies and kids of all ages. Many of the products carried are by Toronto designers and artists including Carolyn Murphy, Sara Fillmore, Kerry Furneaux and Alyssa Kerbel.

Planet Kid
87 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-537-9233
Roncesvalles Village

Anne Sportun Experimetal Jewellery

Since her first wholesale order in 1981 at age 16, Anne has acted on her passion for well-designed finely made jewellery and also created one-of-a-kind collectible pieces. Her work is stocked in 75 galleries—Julianne Moore and Mariska Hargitay are fans.

Anne Sportun Experimental Jewellery
742 Queen St. W., 416-363-4114
Queen West

Anneke van Bommel

The unmistakable silhouettes of Canadian icons are used as the basis for this line of jewellery. Pieces can be made from wood, resin, and precious metals. View the Anneke van Bommel collection.

Basia

This avant-garde boutique carries Basia Stanimirovic’s exclusive and striking jewellery, featuring semi-precious stones and chains.

Basia
161 Dupont St., 416-977-7031

Big It Up

The “slammin’est hats and accessories.” The quality of the products speaks for itself – the finest fabrics, painstaking attention to details of design, material, colour and fit – and is matched by the quality of service and the quality of environment.

Big It Up
Toronto Eaton Centre, 416-597-6773
Brimz, 321 Queen St. W., 416-598-4287

Biko

Natural stones, metal, and charms come together with a dose of vintage inspiration to give you the Biko line. A touch nostalgic but certainly modern, Biko earrings, necklaces, and bracelets add a finishing touch to your wardrobe.

Brave Leather

Handmade in Canada is the ethical promise from Brave Leather, who offers belts for men and women in a variety of styles including basics, denim, embellished, vintage and custom designs, along with cuffs & bracelets, handbags and accessories.

C’est Jolie

This textile-based jewellery line consists of scribbles, twists, and loops that are used to create lightweight and textural necklaces and bracelets. View the C’est Jolie collection.

Christian Hasler & Helen Kim Creations

The studio showroom of this award-winning design duo is the perfect place to explore your custom jewellery desires. Hasler and Kim work in silver, gold, and platinum with diamonds and gemstones in a wide variety of styles.

Christian Hasler & Helen Kim Creations
366 Adelaide St. E. Suite 339, 416-975-5474

David Dunkely Fine Millinery

International award-winning milliner David Dunkely’s inimitable vision offers patrons a new take on classic styles in every design, from breathtaking bridal millinery to Ascot-worthy creations. Daring or demure, each of David’s hats is hand-crafted in his studio.

David Dunkely Fine Millinery
998 Bathurst St., 416-538-0998

Dear Sukie

Dear Sukie transforms bright and colourful papers into durable materials suitable for sewing into wallets and a variety of other cases.

Erin Tracy Designs

Jewellery that is born from a clean solid aesthetic. Consciously designed through choice of materials, quality craftsmanship and an emphasis on the human element, to create a relationship between the wearer and the work.

Erin Tracy Designs
By appointment
LibertyVillage

Flux + Form

Kim Drosdick and Suzanne Crudden specialize in handmade jewellery and custom design, including engagement and wedding rings. They also re-vamp old pieces to make them wearable again, and repair pieces you can’t live without.

Flux + Form
116½ Sherbourne St., 416-368-9679
Downtown

Foxy Originals

Best known for their reversible necklaces and filigree earrings, Foxy Originals jewellery has a wide range of pieces to choose from as well as a new custom manufacturing division. All Foxy jewellery is hand-made of high quality materials in Toronto.

Gail Osaduke Custom Millinery

Hats and veils by appointment since 1988, as seen on Rich Bride, Poor Bride. Visit the website for ideas for your special occasion. Imagine what you would like to have. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s about you. Call Gail personally.

Gail Osaduke Custom Millinery
1113 Finch Avenue West, 416-445-9170 or 416-633-4222
By appointment at Edith’s Fashions
North York

Grace & Angeline Jewellery Studio

Designer Grace Toleque creates beautiful handcrafted jewellery with coloured gemstones. Designs can be customized with stones from the jewellery bar, or bring a picture of a piece of you like and Grace will use it as an inspiration and add her touch to it.

Grace & Angeline Jewellery Studio
416-546-5150

Jeanne Lottie

Jane Ip’s fashionable and affordable line of handbags is for modern women who are driven by colour and fun. The Pink House, her head office, showcases a wide array of distinctly feminine accessories, including her signature perfume, Diamant Rose.

Jeanne Lottie
32 Scollard St., 416-975-5115
Bloor-Yorkville

Leif Benner

A goldsmith/designer who specializes in wedding bands, engagement rings, and accessories, Leif grew up in a family of artists, and was encouraged as a maker at an early age. Visit his studio to discuss a custom-designed piece.

Leif Benner
55 Mill St., Building 74 Case Goods Warehouse, Studio 108, 416-861-1282
Distillery District

Lilliput Hats

Karyn Ruiz crafts all her toppers on site at this traditional millinery, which counts among its customers Celine Dion, Whoopi Goldberg, and Sandra Oh. Collections include men’s, bridal, classic, romantic, casual, cocktail, and fascinators, but custom hats can also be ordered.

Lilliput Hats
462 College St., 416-536-5933
Little Italy

Made You Look Jewellery

This West Queen West neighbourhood store showcases the work of more than 100 Toronto-based jewellery designers, with a huge range of original handmade bling to choose from. Twenty independent metalworking artisans create all manner of jewellery right in the shop, which makes for a unique retail shopping experience.

Made You Look Jewellery
1338 Queen St. W., 416-463-2136
Parkdale Village

Matsu

Designer Jennifer Shigetomi is known for creating soft and fluid shapes out of precious metals. Her work is often sculptural with clean lines and satin finishes.

Matsu
9 Castlefield Ave., 416-487-6345
Uptown

Mindham Fine Jewellery

Award-winning jeweller Myles Mindham has been creating highly sought after pieces for the past twenty years. Interesting shapes, elegant proportions, and a lavish use of diamonds and gemstones are characteristic of his work.

Mindham Fine Jewellery
37 Hazelton Ave., 416-962-8880
Bloor-Yorkville

Penwarden Fine Jewellery

Using precious gemstones, metals and only Canadian or conflict-free diamonds, Linda produces all her jewellery locally and ethically. Choose from her elegant, imaginative pieces or have bespoke bling custom-designed.

Penwarden Fine Jewellery
631 Mount Pleasant Rd., 416-484-1843
Uptown

Richard Booth Fine Jewellery

Known for excellent service and custom work that revolves around your individual needs, Richard Booth pieces have soul and warmth that are enhanced by the wearer.

Richard Booth Fine Jewellery
138 Cumberland St., 416-960-3207
Bloor-Yorkville

Silverbridge

Designed and hand-crafted in their studio by Gabriela and Costin Lazar, the line, in sterling, 18 karat and platinum is exceptionally finished, with sensuous shapes. It is forward-looking yet timeless. Signature pieces include the Memento diamond tension ring.

Silverbridge
162 Cumberland St., 416-923-2591
Bloor-Yorkville

 

Studio 1098

Tamara Kronis and Kathryn Dieroff collaborate in their custom design studio to create jewellery of the highest quality and exceptional design. They enjoy translating ideas and experiences into jewellery that suits the personality of their clients.

Studio 1098
1098 Yonge St., 416-944-1098
Rosedale

Tank Jewelry & Beads

A Canadian leader in innovative and award-winning jewellery techniques, at this studio-and-gallery concept run by designers Jill Cribbin and Amy Johnson, customers can watch flameworkers in action and purchase beads for their own crafts.

Tank Jewelry & Beads
55 Mill St., Building 74 Case Goods Warehouse, Studio 105, 647-430-8589
Distillery District

The Devil’s Workshop

Walk in to find ready-made baubles and trinkets in silver, brass and gold from 16 Toronto jewellery designers who can often be seen plying their trade in the shop’s studio space. Goldsmith Sarah Wan teaches a popular wedding-band workshop every Saturday; couples can forge a finished ring in silver or any karat weight of gold. Commissions are welcome.

The Devil’s Workshop
890 Queen St. W., 416-855-4321
West Queen West

Thistle & Thorne

Thistle & Thorne one-of-a-kind fair trade knitwear is designed in Toronto, made from handspun, organic alpaca and dyed using an all-natural process. When you buy a T&T product you have made an active choice for social change.

Wildhagen

Sheri Wildhagen and David Greig love making high quality hats for men and women with the finest materials and in the most striking designs. Wearing a Wildhagen hat will turn heads on any street in the world.

Wildhagen
575 Queen St. W. 2nd floor, 416-830-8589
Queen W

Beadle

A gallery-style boutique, Beadle carries an ever changing selection of Canadian handmade designs and products including one-of-a-kind jewellery, trendy bags, T-shirts, pottery, paintings, knitwear, baby wear and photography to name a few.

Beadle
1582 Dundas St. W., 416-850-7390
Dundas West Village

Bev Hisey

Best selling cushions, carpets, blankets, dividers and bags are now offered online, with some exclusive new items. The collections can also be custom colour ordered. View the Bev Hisey collection.

Bookhou

This Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood gold mine stocks linen tea towels hand printed with Toronto’s emblematic Victorian houses, baby onesies screen printed with Canadian animals, and, for typography lovers, a laser-cut wooden alphabet. You’ll also find totes, pouches and wallets made with eco-friendly textiles by designers John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj. Look for new prints in the fall.

Bookhou
798 Dundas St. W., 416-203-2549
Trinity Bellwoods

Coal Miner’s Daughter

This haven for fresh, sexy and feminine clothing features the owners’ own clothing label—Clementine & Tweed—and their house-signature CMD line of silver-and-gemstone jewellery made on site at their Markham Street store in the artsy Mirvish Village. Other Toronto-designed lines include I Made This For You by Sara Duke, Pink Martini, and Jordan de Ruiter. Also find jewels by Biko and Katheryn Rebecca.

Coal Miner’s Daughter
587 Markham St., 647-381-1439
Mirvish Village, 744 Queen St. W., 647-381-1439

Distill

Individual handmade works by over 100 emerging Canadian artists, craftspeople and designers. Allison Skinner has an eye for wonderful products made with love, such as Lee Meszaros Be Proud merit badges and Avril Loreti’s Scrabble coasters.

Distill
55 Mill St., Building 47, Suite 103, 416-304-0033
Distillery District

Freedom Clothing Collective

This co-op carries environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly clothes by such Toronto-based designers as Koocoo Carrillo (one-of-a kind womenswear), Catnip (baby onesies with crocheted details), 1 Percent Talent (silk-screened T-shirts for men and women), and Daina Jump (hand-painted T-shirts). Also find cufflinks by Torched Studio, silver-plated and gold-plated sparklers by Kathryn Rebecca, and laser-cut wood baubles by Rae Designs.

Freedom Clothing Collective
939 Bloor St. W., 416-530-9946
Bloorcourt Village

Fresh Collective

These shops stock reasonably priced clothes and accessories by uniquely Toronto designers, including Mandala (wrap dresses with whimsical prints) and Paper People Clothing (harmonious pattern combinations made of reclaimed textiles). Get great finds from Brenda Beddome (her perfect-fit “Prada” pants are a must-have) and Yasmine Louis (t-shirts printed with one-of-a-kind Toronto images), too.

Fresh Collective
274 Augusta Ave., 416-966-0123
692 Queen St. W., 416-594-1313
401 Roncesvalles Ave., 647-352-7123

Hoi Bo

Sarra Tang’s boutique handcrafts-to-order architecturally stunning leather belts and bags, as well as some clothing items. Tang is known for a pure Ontario beeswax hand-waxing technique that produces water resistance and rugged, simple elegance—as perfected in the kangaroo pleated satchel and gender-neutral dry-wax backpack.

Hoi Bo
15 Trinity St., 647-852-5488
Distillery District

Pink Tartan Seventy-Seven

Pink Tartan’s raison d’être. Runway designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran crafts sophisticated sportswear and feminine garb with laser-cut detailing. Her Yorkville boutique carries the entire Pink Tartan collection and other objets d’art.

Pink Tartan Seventy-Seven
77 Yorkville Ave., 416-967-7700
Bayview Village Shopping Centre, 416-221-7700

Preloved

Beloved by celebrities such as Julia Roberts, these eco-design garments built from reclaimed vintage fabrics are one-of-a-kind. Workpants get a second life as an evening dress. Curtains become summer skirts and clothes become pillows.

Preloved
416-504-8704

Red Canoe

Tough, comfortable outdoor clothing and accessories built to be worn. Dedicated to the promotion of historic and cultural icons, this is classic clothing that, like the symbols of heritage it honours, will stand the test of time.

Red Canoe
1356 Dundas St. W., 416-205-1271

Roots

This iconic brand has been creating footwear since 1973, and shortly thereafter introduced casual apparel for men, women and kids. Leather goods— jackets, hide bags, and shoes—are its trademark, along with sweatshirts and sweatpants. A vintage Varsity line features clothes and leather varsity awards jackets.

Roots

Furniture is also available at the 1400 Castlefield Rd. location (416-927-8585).
Toronto Eaton Centre, 416-593-9640
100 Bloor St. W., 416-323-3289, Plus 12 other Toronto stores
Hours vary by location

Shop Girls

A collective that promotes Canadian artists and designers, Toronto designers featured include Ashley Winnington-Ball, Jamie Lynn Metzger, Zuzana Grimm and Avril Loreti.

Shop Girls
1342 Queen St. W., 416-534-7467
Parkdale Village

Studio Fresh

Connie Meyer’s collection, Studio Fresh, is sold alongside other notable Toronto designers such as Desperately Different, Olena Zylak, and Lilliput Hats in this cheery Leslieville boutique.

Studio Fresh
1025 Queen St. E.,416-850-8356
Leslieville

The Centre Shop

At the Centre Shop you’ll find an ever-increasing collection of intriguing designs and extraordinary crafts. Look for glassware, metalwork, jewellery, ceramics and textile products that meet the Shop’s guiding criteria – to be Creative. Genius. Green.

The Centre Shop
235 Queens Quay Blvd. W., 416-973-4993
Harbourfront Centre

Trap Door

A unique boutique that blends modernist design directions with local social trends. Featuring high-quality, Canadian-made designer clothing, handbags and accessories well suited to the artistic professional. Trap Door regularly hosts events that feature local artists.

Trap Door
2993 Dundas St. W., 647-827-6994
The Junction

Tilley Endurables

This renowned Canadian brand created by former sailor and adventure-seeker Alex Tilley boasts tasteful, quick-drying, travel-friendly clothing that will stand you in good stead around the globe. Tilley’s revered SPF 50+ hats come in 50 styles and colours. Wrinkle-resistant products can be crumpled, so you can pack light. All their pants have secret pockets to store valuables securely.

Tilley Endurables
900 Don Mills Rd., 416-441-6141
Queen’s Quay Terminal, 416-203-0463

Abacus Furniture Design

Solid materials, good proportions, clean lines, beautiful profiles and timeless colors – since 1973 Abacus has been creating high quality solid wood furniture with lasting appeal. Designs can be customized to meet the needs of your home or office.

Abacus Furniture Design
915 Oxford St., 416-251-7251

Akroyd Furniture

This boutique and adjacent workshop showcases the artisanal furniture of Robert Akroyd. Here you’ll find both ready-made and custom residential commissions—from side tables and cabinetry to dining tables and beds to cutting boards and bracelets—crafted in a contemporary style with local woods. Akroyd’s platform bed with storage is a popular item for condos and small rooms.

Akroyd Furniture
15 Case Goods Lane, Studios 101+102, 416-367-5757
Distillery District

Barrymore

A Canadian tradition since 1919, Barrymore craftsmen produce outstanding custom-made upholstery in Toronto. Barrymore Furniture Galleries offers an exceptional collection of dining, bedroom and living room furnishings from the finest designers and craftsmen in the world.

Barrymore
1168 Caledonia Road, 416-532-2891
Castlefield Design District

Cabinet

This modern furniture store offers six in-house collections—or the option to custom order to your heart’s desire. Made of hardwoods like maple, walnut, hickory and oak, as well as 200-year-old hemlock reclaimed from the Distillery District itself, items here include wood-framed mirrors, nightstands, and wooden burls turned into bowls.

Cabinet
10 Trinity Street, 416-923-9234
Distillery District

Commute Design

Installations, furniture and lighting. “…It comes from your city. It comes from your neighbourhood… It’s natural. It’s honest. One at a time. We made it for you because we like you.”

Commute Design
367 Dupont St., 416-861-0521

Design Republic

Interesting and unusual furniture and home furnishings, from the edgiest modern sofas to design classics to industrial and vintage pieces. Accent with rugs, lighting and other accessories. Customizable seating, dining, and sleeping ideas for your and storage solutions for your office.

Design Republic
639 Queen St. W, 416-603-0007
Queen West

Forever Interiors

With their motto “designing new things from old things,” this historic Junction-area store crafts
custom-built furniture from salvaged material—harvest tables, wall-mounted wine racks, chalkboards, wood-framed mirrors and more. Locally sourced Douglas fir from century-old Toronto homes is cleaned, treated, preserved, and then transformed, along with beautiful antique hardware, into one-of-a kind pieces fit for every room.

Forever Interiors
2903 Dundas St. W., 416-291-2001
The Junction

Hardware Interiors

Designers Murray Duncan and Jordan Tabachnik repurpose, restore and pristinely salvage vintage furniture, lighting and art. Their zeal for contemporary treatments of older pieces is evident in upcycled metal cabinets and reclaimed wood and glass dining tables.

Hardware Interiors
760 Queen St. E., 416-462-3099
Riverdale

Klaus by Nienkamper

The identity of this store is perennially modern, a source for new classics. With a unique perspective informed by more than 40 years of modern design history, Klaus by Nienkamper can help design lovers find their own beautiful future.

Klaus by Nienkamper
300 King St. E., 416-362-3434

LA Design

Interior designer Christopher Wood’s showroom is a collection of visual inspiration for the home, cottage and office. You can choose from the designs shown or request an in-home consultation for a bespoke interior.

LA Design
201 Niagara St., 416-363-4470

Lubo

Furniture designed and made from local wood, specializing in fine joinery and tables of reclaimed lumber. Lubo Brezina’s interest is in conveying a sense of structure, essence of material and a simple aesthetic.

Lubo
Window Display: 1659 Dundas St. W.
Workshop: 1024 Dupont St., #107, By appt. 416-953-6192

Made

Handmade works and small product designs by independent Canadian designers. Made specializes in custom projects.

Made
70 Geary Ave., 416-607-6384

Roots Home

Launched in 1998, Roots Home features leather furniture designed in Toronto by Diane Bald. Chairs, buttery-soft sofas, ottomans, beds and headboards—can be custom-made in a range of colours and finishes to suit your specifications.

Roots Home
1400 Castlefield Ave., 416-927-8585
Castlefield Design District

Style Garage

In this showroom, located in the art+design district, you’ll find made-to-order upholstery, storage, dining, and accents. This is your destination for custom modern furniture, tailored to your needs in your choice of materials.

Style Garage
78 Ossington Ave., 416-534-4343
West Queen West

Umbra Concept Store

In Toronto’s downtown core, this Umbra fl agship location houses modern-casual housewares and furniture. Here you’ll find the fullest assortment of the company’s designs in the world; among them are Toronto designer Jordan Murphy’s Cuppa, a functional set of measuring cups that stack neatly into the size of a coffee cup for easy, stylish storage.

Umbra Concept Store
165 John St., 416-599-0088
Queen West

Urban Tree Salvage

Logs recovered from municipal forestry removals are processed into some of the most eco-friendly products available, kiln-dried and rough-sawn for furniture-grade and cabinet-grade wood items like tables, desks and benches. Custom furniture by request.

Urban Tree Salvage
753 Warden Ave., 647-438-7516
Scarborough

W Studio

Award-winning W Studio carpets are truly “art for the fifth wall.” Contemporary, Classic Rural, Masterworks, and Colour Inspiration collections are available. Email your requirements and the Fast Track service will provide a range of carpets for you to choose from.

W Studio
Designers Walk Bldg 5, 160 Pears Ave., Ste. 310, 416-929-9290

We Collective

An extension of multidisciplinary interior design firm Williams Craig Design, WC Collective offers a thoughtfully curated compendium of new and vintage objects. Their showcase features mindful, meaningful design with the potential to enrich quotidian life: an ornamental star made from barn roofing, an old fashioned traffic sign, and Noelle Hindi’s The Leather Atelier line of hide handbags.

We Collective
38 Ossington Ave., 416-516-2177
Ossington Village