Toronto: Canada’s fashion hub. In a city of 2.6 million you’re bound to have a plethora of young-creative-entrepreneurs pushing boundaries in the fashion world. Luckily for you they’re conjuring up some of the coolest trends to keep your Instagram #OOTD’s looking fresh. Get your wallet ready for this list of some of the up and coming heavy hitters in the apparel game.
Think hipster bad gals riding off into the sunset with pretty pink pins and patches and you get the brainchild of Megan Campagnolo: Rosehound Apparel. Shop their ultra-cute online boutique or find their pieces at Likely General, 96 Tears Vintage or Coal Miner’s Daughter.
Re-ignite your passion for pessimism. Created in 2011 and quickly becoming a Toronto staple for pins and patch-wear, No Fun Press is your go to for everything cool and off kilter. “Anti-You” patches and “Eat Shit” socks are just a few of their best sellers.
Nuvango carries a collection of gorgeous prints designed by Toronto and international artists in fresh and fun colors. You may have even spotted their limited edition tank top created for Wayhome. Killer clothing, trendy home ware pieces and more at their Queen West store, or shop online for the full collection.
To walk into this shop at College and Dufferin is to be greeted by the wafting aroma of genuine leather: earthy and comforting. Just like their stylish pieces! Eleven Thirty offers beautiful backpacks, handbags and more, all made with leather. These pieces are unique and durable with the highest levels of craftsmanship and style.
Minimalist tees, swimwear, natural seawater soaps and more at Saltwater Collective. Everything you need to garner some serious street cred. Look good and do good for the environment, as a portion of the proceeds go to protecting our oceans. That’s got us saying: “shell yeah!”
With previous collections inspired by Buddhist monks, Paria Shirvani’s designs are simple and elegant with monochromatic pieces featuring crisp lines and minimalistic fabrics. The best part of it all is that her line is vegan – Shirvani makes a point to create her pieces without fur or leather. We dig it.
This minimalistic lingerie and loungewear brand was a thesis project by a 2014 Ryerson University fashion grad and is quickly making waves in the city. Comfortable, ultra sort and stylish, who could ask for more? Netflix and Chill in comfort and ultra cool-girl style.
Sexy, lazy and cool: Skinny Sweats is a polished loungewear boutique with a lighthearted approach to life. Offering a trendy Urban Outfitter’s-esque vibe with contemporary clothing that’s super versatile for your busy life. Offered online or available at Deluxe or Coal Miner’s Daughter. You’ll never look at simple sweats the same way again.