The top 5 cheap designer menswear stores in Toronto
Cheap designer menswear stores are still not widely seen in Toronto. In recent years, the city has seen an influx of new menswear stores, and a new standalone Holt Renfrew men's store is set to open next to Harry Rosen this fall. But, as with all luxury goods, it's tough to avoid paying a premium for designer clothing. Lucky for you and your cost-conscious ways, I've compiled a list of the best places to find designer menswear at the best prices. Make room in your closet.
Here are my picks for the top cheap designer menswear stores in Toronto.
Holt Renfrew is a pretty natural place to head if you want to wander through a vast selection of designer merchandise. And if you have the cash to make a regular-price purchase, you are lucky and I am jealous. But if you're like me, hr2, Holt's younger discount store, is an answer to your economical prayers. There isn't a huge amount of menswear on their racks, but it's replenished every week, so regular trips might mean a great find for a great price.
This store is a Kensington Market Institution. It's a family business, started and run by a guy named - you guessed it - Tom, and they're all about getting the customer a good deal. It isn't fancy, but you'll get great customer service from Tom himself, Tom Jr, and their helpful sales team. They have lots of relatively basic suits in every size and colour imaginable, but if you dig a little, you'll find brands like DKNY and Ted Baker for less than a thousand bucks. Bonus: they do on-site tailoring.
This store, located just southeast of Eglinton and Laird, is a mishmash of mall brands and high-end pieces. They are a consignment store, which means you can start an account, bring in stuff you don't want, they'll sell it, and you can use your credit to buy stuff you do want. Nothing is more than two years old, with the exception of super high-end stuff like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, and it's all priced at 25% to 30% off the original cost.
Off The Cuff
This place is extra special because you won't have to make your way to the back to find the menswear - it's devoted solely to menswear. From jackets to shirts to pants to belts, by Hermes, Prada, Armani and Tom Ford, there's no way you'll leave empty-handed. And, just like with Extoggery, Off The Cuff is a consignment store, so you can have them sell your gently used clothes while you stock up on fancy new ones.
This is another consignment store that has been building its client base for almost five years. Although womenswear is their focus, they have a small selection of gently used menswear including a rack for suits and another one for dress shirts. There are also some accessories usually listed on their website, and you can purchase those items and more online, or just use those listings to keep track of what's in stock and what's already been sold. Their Instagram account is a good way to do that, too.
This is a self-proclaimed haven for smart shoppers looking to impress people with their prowess when they say "I got it at Winners!" And let's be real - if you've found something great at Winners, you're pretty dang excited to let people know. They always have tons of Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren ties and accessories, and don't assume the biannual Runway at Winners sale is reserved for the ladies only. The next one is on September 4, and if you get there early, you're bound to get a great deal on some fancy duds. I recommend the College Park location.
Did I miss any? Tell us your favourite places for menswear deals in the comments.