Kotn Toronto

Kotn

Kotn is on a mission to elevate ordinary things. Egyptian cotton tees are their core product, intended as a step towards revitalizing Egypt’s cotton industry.

They partner with family-owned farms and charities in Egypt and all their production takes places near Alexandria

Kotn TorontoTheir store on West Queen West feels like a sleek extension of owners Mackenzie Yeates and Ben Sehl’s living room, their little dog traipsing around the boutique. 

Kotn TorontoA front area is the most shop-like, white and minimal.

Kotn Toronto

An elevated section further back is more personal, with comfy couches and a coffee table, and some personal touches like photos of Yeates’ and Sehl’s grandparents.

kotn torontoKotn sells innovative no-brainer unisex “kits”: the weekday kit contains three tees, two polos, five pairs of undies ($18 alone, also Egyptian cotton) and a tote ($249).

The only things in these kits not made by Kotn are the bags. Tees are $30 on their own or three for $75, and come in a variety of styles, with scoop, crew and V necks.

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The weekend kit has a hoodie, sweatpants, two tees, two pairs of boxers and a backpack, so you could essentially waltz in and out of the store and be ready for a short getaway instantly. Sweaters are $75, and ultra-comfy pyjama sets are $98.

Kotn Toronto

Other home items and quirky knick-knacks and gifts fit right in with Kotn’s simple yet elegant style, like timeless bowl sets ($108). They retail products from small independent companies as much as possible.

Kotn Toronto

Cards decorated with spare text are $8, smaller but equally quirky ones going for $4.50.

Kotn Toronto

Public Supply notebooks ($16) replace something typical with a North American product that’s a pleasure to use.Kotn Toronto

Sydney Hale is also a North American company, making candles ($40) in scents like bergamot and black tea.

Kotn Toronto

Brooklyn company Fredericks and Mae is everywhere in here, adding whimsy to all sorts of usual things, like putting rainbow tips on these matches ($34).

Kotn Toronto

San Francisco company Crow Canyon makes a range of enamelware products with a classic nostalgic look, from kettles to camping style mugs.

Kotn Toronto

Leather goods from local Toronto company Varsity Brown can be found here, like wallets ($60) and larger clutches ($90).

Kotn Toronto

Kotn accomplishes its mission of elevating the ordinary, but somehow does it while still managing to remain accessible and everyday.

Kotn Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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