As everyone self-isolates and does their part to help flatten the curve, we’re thinking of the independent fashion retailers that are so essential to Toronto’s community. Admittedly, shopping may not be the first thing on your mind right now, but there’s no harm in looking (…and pinning to your “For Later” Pinterest board). If you do have the means to shop right now, all the stores below currently offer online shopping.
Ease (sister store of Easy Tiger across the street) carries well-crafted pieces by emerging and established designers including Paloma Wool and Lindsay Says Gah.
1446 Dundas Street West, everythingisease.com
Better Gift Shop
Frequently collaborating with major brands and artists, Better Gift Shop is a leading destination for everything from original clothing pieces to vintage collectibles.
558 Dundas Street West, bettergiftshop.com
100% Silk Shop
Dedicated to showcase emerging and ethical brands, 100% Silk Shop features a thoughtfully curated collection of slow, handmade pieces which celebrate both aesthetics and craftsmanship.
1190 Queen Street West, 100percentsilkshop.com
Latre Art + Style
At Latre Art + Style, whether it be a reworked vintage military piece or locally sourced jewellery and art, items are hand-made and chosen for their natural (not synthetic) materials.
2988 Dundas Street West, latreartandstyle.com
If you are looking for obscure fashion publications or hard-to-come-by brands like Barragán or Telfar, check out Soop Soop Fashion Store. This retailer offers a tightly edited selection of high-low clothing and accessories which you probably won’t find elsewhere.
1319 Dundas Street West, soopsoop.ca
Menswear boutique Nomad brings some of the most covetable contemporary and designer clothing, footwear and lifestyle goods to Toronto.
310 Spadina Avenue, L01, nomadshop.net
Park and Province
Park & Province offers innovative wardrobe, lifestyle and home pieces that are sourced from all over the globe. Their hope is to bring customers essential goods that can easily go from weekday to weekend.
927 Queen Street West, parkprovince.com
Blue Button Shop
As one of the few truly unisex boutiques across Toronto, Blue Button Shop offers the latest (hard to find) designer brands from Japan like Kapital and Suicoke. Here, the selection is focused on quality and longevity.
1499 Dundas Street West, bluebuttonshop.com
Providing a welcoming and personalized luxury shopping experience, VSP Consignment is a consignment boutique which features a hand-selected collection of designer must-haves and hard-to-find classics.
1410 Dundas Street West, vspconsignment.com
KOTN provides customers with quality essentials like tees, dresses and trousers that are ethically made from authentic Egyptian cotton.
754 Queen Street West, kotn.com
Knix designs intimates with every life stage in mind – from functional underwear to breastfeeding, this brand’s goal is to make you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
630 Queen Street West, knix.ca
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