With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s time to retire your heavy winter coat and chunky knit sweaters and pick up some pretty new pieces for spring. Toronto’s chic Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood has an abundance of stylish clothing boutiques where men and women can shop for waterproof outerwear, practical layering pieces and brightly coloured basics to usher in the new season.
Pay a visit to these five neighbourhood apparel shops just a short stroll from 11YV and give your closet a spring refresh with timeless wardrobe essentials and of-the-moment trends.
Photo courtesy of Suit Supply
Sophisticated gentlemen looking for a bespoke experience can visit this Yorkville boutique to suit up for spring. Specializing in made-to-measure suits with more than 1,000 fabrics to choose from, Suit Supply is a sartorial mecca for Yorkville’s well-dressed set. Dapper dudes can select their preferred textile and design details – customizing everything from buttons to pocket shape, lapel width and lining. In addition to its tailor-made suits, shirts, trousers, jackets, waistcoats and tuxedos, the Hazelton Avenue store also offers a variety of contemporary separates, footwear and accessories. Give your spring wardrobe an easy update and make a statement with a pair of patterned socks and a colourful pocket square.
Black Goat Cashmere
Photo courtesy of Black Goat Cashmere
A favourite spot for luxuriously soft staples, Black Goat Cashmere on Bloor Street stocks hand-finished garments for men and women, all made with 100-percent sustainable cashmere. For ladies, pastel-hued sweater sets, maxi skirts (with pockets!) and flouncy shawls make the perfect pretty-meets-practical additions to your wardrobe. Meanwhile, the gents will appreciate the seriously soft selection of light-weight crew-neck sweaters, ribbed hoodies and contemporary cardigans for springtime layering.
Photo courtesy of Burberry
Need practical outerwear for those April showers? British heritage brand Burberry is internationally renowned for its quintessential trench coats and signature plaid. The brand’s iconic trenches – available in five distinct silhouettes with varying lengths, colours, pockets and adjustable belts – are timeless investment pieces that are built-to-last. Burberry’s signature raincoats are manufactured in the United Kingdom using a polished and practical weatherproof cotton designed to keep coats water and wind resistant. For an alternative look, lightweight quilted jackets for guys and gals make the perfect outer layer for a crisp spring day. The global designer brand also offers a selection of fine-crafted essentials for men and women, including classic polos, Western-style button-down shirts and chic leather goods to complete your closet.
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Those who know, know. Cutting-edge menswear shop CNTRBND (pronounced ‘Contraband’) carries hip labels and coveted streetwear from Asia and Europe, attracting a young, urban clientele who visit to stock up on anything-but-basic pieces. The stark, white-washed showroom is the ideal minimalist backdrop for the shop’s inventory of graphic t-shirts and hoodies, lightweight outerwear and raw denim from brands like Acne Studios, Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten, Thom Browne, Off-White and Helmut Lang. Incorporate some cool new duds into your spring wardrobe with CNTRBND’s mix of haute-couture designer labels and niche streetwear items for a truly dynamic aesthetic.
Photo courtesy of Eleventy
The first North American location for upscale Italian label Eleventy, this Yorkville’s boutique boasts a gorgeous collection of Euro-chic apparel, footwear, leather goods and accessories for discerning men and women. Overseen by creative directors Paolo Zuntini and Marco Baldassari, the made-in-Italy collections bring elegance to your everyday wardrobe in the form of tailored jackets, crisp Bermuda shorts and linen trousers, feminine silk blouses and more, all made with the highest level of craftsmanship. This is investment dressing at its finest.
From contemporary casual wear to sophisticated suits, Yorkville is a top shopping destination for Toronto’s fashion-forward residents. Take a stroll through the neighbourhood’s charming clothing boutiques and you’ll find everything you need for a spring wardrobe refresh, steps away from your new home at 11YV.
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