area 001 toronto


AREA+001 is a high-end menswear store that deals in exclusive streetwear from designers worldwide. 

With a stock list that rarely dips below the $500 range, AREA+001 is the type of store that gears itself toward the discerning (read: well-moneyed) type of fashion enthusiast. area 001 torontoThe 1,200 square-foot store by Jakub Szczepaniak and longtime nightlife promoter Sergio Senatore, the store deals exclusively in brands that distribute to a limited number of retailers, A.K.A. rare stock that usually can't be found elsewhere in the city. 

area 001 torontoThe front of the store showcases more versatile, everyday wear. There's lots of pieces from the Parisian brand Y/Project. You'll find a number of cozy pieces like oversized sweaters and jeans averaging around $500. 

area 001 torontoCoveted Japanese denim and sweatshirts come by way of Undecorated, which specializes mostly in organic textiles. 

area 001 torontoYou'll also find raincoats ($405) from Stutterheim and pieces from the Parisian menswear brand-meets-publishing house Études.

area 001 torontoThe centre display showcases only a number of shoes from the Dutch brand ETQ Amsterdam shoes, which range between 460 to $500. 

area 001 torontoThe back section of the store is where you'll find particularly hard-to-find brands, with a pretty clear distinction from the front area in terms of palette and price (everything here is $1000 and upwards). 

area 001 torontoMeant for the "intellectual or evolved client," this area carries brands like Archivio J.M. Ribot, with a current collection featuring pieces from the Italian designer ranging around $1000, none of which you'll be able to find online. 

area 001 torontoFrom the Belgian designer Jan-Jan Van Essche, there's sweaters, pants, and some toques made from a mix of natural fabrics like wool and hemp. 

area 001 torontoGiving the overall minimalist store a little flare is the change room in the back featuring work from Toronto graffiti artist Duro The Third. Look closely and you'll be able to spot a number of Toronto street names. area 001 toronto

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Hector Vasquez

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