Maguire has an online shop, and allows in-store shopping with mandatory masks, provided hand sanitizer and a max of three customers in the store at a time.
Maguire is named for sisters and founders from Montreal Romy and Myriam Maguire. This is the Toronto location for their luxury shoe brand, which emphasizes affordability and transparency.
The brand originally started out as an online shop, and already has a location in Montreal. Practical heels are the star of the show, but you can actually find anything from sexy over-the-knee boots to fun sneakers and chunky loafers here.
Design by Catherine Catherine features a built-in closet that hides every size and style of shoe in stock.
These closets are central to Maguire's philosophy in that it allows shoppers to select shoes themselves and maximizes efficiency by preventing staff from running back and forth to stock rooms.
Every shoe has a transparent pricing graph on Maguire's site that shows the breakdown of costs such as production, transport, packaging and duties that lead to the retail price.
You can also see the breakdown of the materials used in the shoes, usually 100 per cent genuine leather.
The site also shows that the Valencia ($190), for example, was handmade in a high-end factory in Alicante, Spain. Options like a muted black suede or a more whimsical ultraviolet, a heel that's just over an inch high and a fun bow make this a prime example of Maguire's versatile looks.
Lillo Deserto heels ($190) have a bit of an edge with a two-toned look, and a two-and-a-half inch chunky heel is still really practical.
Rimini sandals ($180) come in black and white but also red, yellow and blue so there are lots of options to coordinate with any outfit, but no matter what they'll turn heads with funky wavy straps and a heel that's just over three inches.
Since they're from Montreal, you know this brand has a pair of warm and cozy boots: enter the Rachel ($360).
Water-resistant Italian leather on the outside and an anti-slip rubber high traction sole protect you from the elements on the outside. Electrified shearling sheepskin insulated to -40 degrees and a removable, replaceable sheepskin insole keep you dry on the inside.
Their zipperless Portos ($260) are super popular, with a rubber outsole, sheepskin insole and slight heel.
More fall-appropriate boots include the Sevilla ($245) in cow, tiger and crocodile styles.
The brand also makes a slim selection of leather bags. The Sicilia ($235) comes in a croco texture and several colour options, a smaller purse with both an adjustable, removable shoulder strap and handle.
The Florence ($290) also comes in several colours, but it's larger with a laptop sleeve, three frontal pockets and adjustable, hideable shoulder straps.
Take care to note they use European sizing here, and sizing may be more restricted for some styles.