The Best Maternity Stores in Toronto
The best maternity stores in Toronto are proof that moms-to-be don't need to sacrifice their personal style. It's easy to think of maternity stores as a lot of tunics and elasticized pants - and, yep, those are there, but Toronto's best maternity stores also mix in bright, fun dresses, surprisingly cute swimwear and lingerie, and piles of designer denim.
On the whole, maternity boutiques are not terribly cheap places to shop, though at least one consignment store is addressing the need for maternitywear on a tight budget). And the maternity boutique shopping experience can be a huge bonus - many of these stores were founded by moms frustrated by a lack of high-style options during their own pregnancies. Head to these stores, and you'll find staff knowledgeable enough to understand what pieces you should be picking up - and when.
Here are the best maternity stores in Toronto.
It looks like another swanky Rosedale boutique from the outside; even after the first few minutes of shopping, you may not even realize Ani + Wren is geared toward expecting moms. The owners have curated pieces from maternity and non-maternity designers that accomodate a pregnant woman's figure (no ruched-elastic jeans here).
Owner/designer Pat Gillespie stocks her Yorkville boutique with, as the store puts it, "clothes worth getting pregnant for". Along with tons of fun patterned dresses (perfect for a baby shower or big event), you'll also find maternity jeans by J Brand, cute swimwear, and skin products geared toward moms-to-be.
Love Me Do, open for just over a year in Liberty Village, caters to moms and wee ones alike. Their maternity threads tend toward cute, sporty weekend wear; lots of tanks, easy dresses and skinny jeans, plus a wide selection of bright, teething-safe jewelry (since you know your kid's gonna try to chew on it anyway).
Buying a whole new maternity wardrobe adds up after a while. Thrifty moms-to-be can head to Bayview and Eglinton to sift through B to B's trove of gently-used maternity wear, priced at 40% or less of the original asking price. Brands range from maternity designers like Jules & Jim to maternity offerings from ASOS, H&M - even Diane von Furstenberg.
Seven Women's two north-end locations (one at Yonge and Lawrence, the other at Yonge and Steeles) are stocked with some of Toronto's most chic maternitywear, from workwear to designer jeans modified in-house. (They even stock a handful of dresses worn by Kate Middleton during her pregnancy.)
Luna is Richmond Hill's go-to stop for all things maternity, with a wide stock that runs the gamut from jeans to lingerie to versatile day dresses and knockout eveningwear. They put an emphasis on "forever" clothes - pieces that can grow and shrink with you, so you just might want to keep them around after the wee one arrives.
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