Shop Local From Your Couch: Toronto’s Best Online Retailers

Retail therapy, Toronto style

Despite the gorgeous summer weather, we might not have the time to take a leisurely Saturday stroll to the many great indie shops scattered throughout our fair city. So in order to keep you (and your space) looking fab, we’ve compiled a list of Toronto’s best online retailers. From apparel, to housewares, to décor and art, discover which e-tailers offer the latest trends, or vintage throwbacks, and who delivers right to your door.

Philistine | 928 Queen Street West

An eclectic mixture of vintage finds and modern, clean-cut designs for men and women, Parkdale’s Philistine is currently offering mega deals during their “Big Ass Sale”. Head over to their online store and sort through some seriously cool summer gear, including a clever collection of handbags, grooming accessories and playful ephemera.


Muttonhead | 337 Roncesvalles Avenue

A catalogue of unfussy shirts, sweats and accessories is available at Muttonhead’s web shop—all manufactured locally, with guaranteed fair trade practices in effect.


Coal Miner’s Daughter | various locations

Specializing in Canadian-made women’s apparel and jewelry, this ever-expanding brand makes full use of their resources to reach their audience, with an Etsy-inspired web shop and equally whimsical storefronts.


Love The Design | 1226 Yonge Street

A dream for the design-savvy! This delightful Davisville tuck shop is replete with unique furnishings and inventive décor, styled with distinctive flair and virtually brimming with charm. Of course, all of their goods are available online, but you may just want to visit in person.

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Easy Tiger | 1447 Dundas Street West

A concept store specializing in well-crafted lifestyle goods (home décor, jewelry, apothecary), Easy Tiger is a must-see source for those looking to beautify their space, and lives. An endless fount of inspiration, visit their Instagram and digital lookbooks for daily finds and last-minute gift ideas.

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North Standard Trading Post | 1662 Queen Street West

With a clear aesthetic vision, Parkdale’s North Standard Trading Post specializes in quality unisex apparel that speaks to Canada’s rugged history of style. With a stock list of built-to-last brands like Hudson’s Bay Heritage, Pendleton and Minnetonka, not to mention a slew of local designers, make this retailer a priority.


Cry Wolf | 91 Ossington Avenue

Known for their eye-catching graphic tees, the duo behind the Cry Wolf brand appear to be cornering the entire Toronto retail market, with an array of apparel ideas for men, women, kids—even pets! With an evident appreciation for local artists, this is a concept store worth getting behind.


Sydney’s | 682 Queen Street West

Consistently ranked as one of the best independent menswear destinations in Toronto, Sydney’s offers an impressive selection of exclusive high-end brands, including hard to find labels like Marni, Dries Van Noten and Jil Sander.


The Drake General Store | various locations

The ultimate stop for quirky gifts, multi-purposed kitchen tools, picnic ware, and everything in between, the Drake General Store has it all. Spend hours perusing their web shop for gift ideas, or personal care items. Free shipping on orders of $99 or more.

(Feature photo by 松林 L via Flickr)