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Black Daffodil

Posted by Briony / Posted on December 5, 2009

Black DaffodilBlack Daffodil brings a much-needed sartorial spark to the Junction.

The pink-and-black boutique was opened by Cythia Rea in September to house her eponymous Black Daffodil collection along with an impressive number of Canadian brands. I had only heard of a couple, but found a few Toronto designers worth checking out.

Black DaffodilNaMoDa's handpainted frocks ($139) have a nice DIY feel to them without feeling sloppy, and I definitely coveted the scarves splattered with mauve and teal paint ($35).

Black DaffodilI also loved Baggage's purses made from recycled leather ($240). The simple shapes and buttery leather made the pricetag worth it for a lot of years of use.

Black DaffodilThere were some other great foundation pieces from Hypercube, including a slouchy gray tie-neck ballet top with chains draped from the neck ($69) and a white top with a drawstring neck also adorned with heavy links ($98).

(A caveat: the store also stocks a large number of synthetic pieces--especially from the Azure line--made from polyester and wool blends and in patterns that look really cheap. The store's best pieces are patternless and made from cotton, ensuring they look classy rather than cheesy. Stick with those!)

Black DaffodilThe store also stocks some vintage-inspired pieces and purses that would warm the tattooed heart of any rockabilly chick, including a Crybaby-esque number by LA brand Bettie Page ($249).

For those who want a more modern piece for night-time adventuring, there's a slinky brown tunic sprinkled with delicate chain from Adala ($99), or Pecas' sequined gold tank ($79).

There may not be many somewhat decent clothing stores in the Junction, but now there's one more.

Black Daffodil

Photos by Dennis Marciniak

Discussion

10 Comments

Angela / December 5, 2009 at 10:26 am
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As a junctioner myself I must say this store rocks.
Cynthia Rea / December 5, 2009 at 02:11 pm
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Thank you for the post Briony! Although I must say that many pieces from the Toronto Azure line are made from Bamboo and cotton jerseys and are made one by one. The styles are classic and flattering and are actually doing very well! Visit my new website: www.blackdaffodil.ca Thanks again, Cynthia
Danielle / December 5, 2009 at 09:11 pm
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"There may not be many somewhat decent clothing stores in the Junction, but now there's one more."

There's not many clothing places in the Junction period, probably because of the small strip that it spans, but Black Daffodil, which I've shopped at and love, fits quite nicely with Trap Door which is just down the street and True Blue Vintage which sits a bit closer to Keele.

Nothing at Black Daffodil impresses as 'cheap', which is a strange dig, although it seems that this blogger is a fan of designer sweatpants, perhaps to each their own?
A.R. / December 8, 2009 at 03:41 am
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The Junction is a fairly long strip on Dundas, Danielle. It goes from Annette to Runnymede. There are also some retail opportunities not utilized on Dundas just south of Annette as well. The Junction also covers retail on Keele and some on Annette and even St. Clair by historical definition.
Denise / December 14, 2009 at 10:29 pm
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You can check out True Blue Vintage here: http://trueblueshop.blogspot.com/
Ramon / February 3, 2010 at 02:24 pm
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Do you also carru clothing lines for men? I find as a modern hip male its often hard to find awesome clothes.
Rose / February 3, 2010 at 08:26 pm
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Black Daffodil rocks - period. Love, love, love this store!
RITAREA / February 6, 2010 at 09:34 pm
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CONGRATULATIONS CYNTHIA!! YOUR HARD WORK AND DREAMS OF OWING YOUR OWN BOUTIQUE, HAVE PUT YOU WHERE YOU DESERVE, AMONG THE VERY BEST!! GLAD I WAS ABLE TO BE A PART OF IT AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE THERE FOR YOU. LOVE YA!! YOUR SIS, RITA XOXO
Sandee / July 1, 2010 at 04:55 pm
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I am SO proud of you Cynthia! You shop looks SO nice WAY to GO!!!!!
click here / July 6, 2012 at 02:16 pm
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I do not drop many remarks, but i did some searching and wound
up here Black Daffodil. And I do have a couple of questions for you if you
don't mind. Is it simply me or does it seem like a few of these comments look like left by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are posting at other places, I would like to follow anything new you have to post. Would you make a list of every one of your communal pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

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