Pins and patches might be Toronto's next style staple
Pins and patches are quickly becoming a style staple for folks in Toronto. Whether you're looking to give some old pieces new life or stitch something back together in a fashionable way, these bits and bobs are better than a simple bobby pin or sew job.
Here are a few Toronto brands to snag pins and patches from.
The Button Machine
As the brand's name suggests, The Button Machine specializes in buttons - but the shop makes more than just pins. You'll find stickers, patches, tees and more - most of which have a Toronto theme.
Stacey McCool, the designer behind REALLY, MAN?, cooks up some of the witchiest and most stylish pins and patches in the city. You'll find tarot-inspired baubles and expletive riddled pieces dominating her collection.
Rosehound Apparel offers a ton of pins and patches ranging from celeb mugs to saucy statements. Favourites include the Leo DiCaprio pin and the "Sorry I'm Not Sorry" patch. Pieces can be found at several shops around the city including Likely General, Coal Miner's Daughter and 96 Tears Vintage.
No Fun Press
The name No Fun Press pretty much says it all. The brand's collection is stacked with pins perfect for your inner Debbie Downer - sporting phrases like "Anti-You" and "Cancel Everything." Toronto stockists include Sonic Boom, Kid Icarus and Soop Soop.
Have an affinity for cats, skateboarding and six packs (beer not abdominal muscles)? Check out Stuntin. This line also offers a few more macho options, if you'd rather steer away from pink, frilly little things. Find its pieces at Philistine.
If you're into all things whimsical, Sparkle Collective has got your back. The ever-changing line includes pins and patches with cartoon unicorns, pastel-coloured cats and sprinkle donuts.
Sick Girls offers sassy pins and patches for those who are more fond of giving side eyes than smiles. The cutesy pastel styles flaunt phrases like "in your dreams" and "being bad ain't easy." You can find a few pieces from the brand at Victoire Boutique and Philistine if you're not down to shop online.
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