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The Best Clothing Stores for Local Design in Toronto

The best clothing stores for local design are where to shop looks by designers based in Toronto, or at least in Canada. Forgo big name brands from abroad and lend your dollar to some talented locals instead—the city is full of them.

Here are the best clothing stores for local design in Toronto.

Coal Miner's Daughter Queen St.

Coal Miner's Daughter Queen St.

With a location on Queen West, on Dundas West, and another on Roncy, this local brand has been stocking Canadian-made womenswear and accessories since 2009. With a mandate of filling their store at least 80 per cent full with goods from Canadian designers, you’ll find stuff from Toronto brands like Moonlight for Violet and Aunt Rae.

Gerhard Supply

Gerhard Supply

Find high-quality and fashion-forward looks from Canadian companies here, like the outdoor-friendly Vancouver brand Wings + Horns and 18 Waits, which manufactures and tailors their clothes right here in Toronto. You can also shop this Junction store’s in-house brand, In Situ.



Perhaps one of Toronto’s most well-known unisex lines, the brand’s flagship on Roncy is one of the best places in the city to get a toque or five-panel. All their stuff is gender-neutral and designed in Toronto. They also stock some other Canadian brands like bags from YNOT.



The creation of two Ryerson grads, this women’s wear brand located at Dundas West has been operating in the city since 1983. Comrags' modern, sleek looks are all designed and produced in-house in the studio above the store, though you can find their line at shops around the city.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez of Legends League, Coal Miner's Daughter, @nadiolloydto of Fresh Collective, @tfi_fashionincubator of Shopgirls, @eatingthroughTO of Crywolf, @outclass_attire of Gerhard Supply, North Standard Trading Post

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