Ease certainly does its name justice. Their mostly wearable offerings are timeless and elegant - easy to slip into, dress up or down, and treasure as keepsakes for years to come.
If Ease feels familiar, it’s because local favourite Easy Tiger shares the same owner. After four years peddling the quirky housewares, jewellery, print media, and apothecary we’ve grown to love, Zai Rajkotwala wanted to tackle a new concept.
In essence, Ease is the more mature, more sophisticated sister residing just a hop, jump, and skip away from its eccentric sibling on Dundas West.
The charming space is minimal yet colourful; Scandinavian furnishings paired with bold murals and mirrored surfaces is refreshing in a city obsessed with industrial decor.
The products are more of the same: subdued silhouettes in unusual colours, making for both staple and standout pieces.
The most indicative of this idea is their exclusive Markoo collaboration of cropped motorcycle jackets ($1200 - $1600).
Aside from classic black and white (with different hardware options, no less), they come in powder blue and metallic silver.
The Stowe handcrafted leather bags ($360 - $425) are littered throughout the space, creating pops of electric blue and poppy red from every angle.
Though the clothing is female-focused, there's a happy helping of pieces by 69, a genderless line based out of LA.
One surface displays Verso ($55 - $280), a low ingredient count yet high performing skincare brand; another holding dainty jewellery by a handful of international labels.
Finally, a shoe wall near the fitting rooms is the pastel paradise of my dreams - suede kitten heels in blush, nude, and pale yellow demanding a look and feel.
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