Shop West .
When you live in a walking neighbourhood, shopping within the area on foot is a must as it does not disappoint. The line up of infamous and bespoke shops around King West truly reflects a unique shopping experience as they are immersed in such a culturally-rich community. Once you’re in and out doing rounds, don’t forget to take a moment to soak in the the lively hustle and bustle as well as the brick and mortar architecture that are etched with character. It’s a small wonder that some of the most interesting names in fashion are found steps from West.
Frank + Oak
735 Queen Street W., Toronto ON, M6J 1G1
What once was a start-up, Frank + Oak has become a staple in the modern menswear closet. Comfortable, relaxed but polished clothing at such great price points. Did we mention the Queen St. location has a coffee shop AND a barber shop attached? Talk about a one stop shop.
Jonathan + Olivia
Address: 49 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y9
Blink your eyes and you’ll miss it - Jonathan + Olivia has been an Ossington landmark since the mid 2000’s housing some of the most exclusive women and menswear brands from Vetements to Isabel Marant. It’s low-key status makes it a hub for the true fashion insider.
Address: 773 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1
Pooch-friendly, the owners always put out a bowl of water and snacks to appease any four-legged friends while you shop inside for the latest bipedal buys. Discover an always-intriguing collection of stylish brands for men and women.
Address: 753 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1
Committed to staying ahead of the curve, ZANE is an accessories haven housing some hard-to-find brands. Here you’ll find It-girl jewelry, hats, bags and sunglasses (+ more!). You’ll be sure to find the perfect trinket either for yourself or for a gift!
928 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G6
Once you walk into Philistine, you will instantly sense it’s rugged and and vintage flair. Its strengths are boots, leather jackets, denim and off-kilter clothing. Don’t forget to peep their array of pins and patches!