Style Bee Canadian Shopping Guide - Clothing

CANADIAN SHOPPING GUIDE – CLOTHING

10.02.19

It’s time to shine the spotlight on some incredible Canadian talent with a new series of shopping directories. We’ll be starting with the Style Bee Canadian Shopping Guide for Clothing, which covers everything from underwear to outerwear!

I decided to break the original Canadian guide (which is almost three years old now) into categories and publish them as individual posts (clothing, accessories, homewares etc.) instead of one behemoth list. This will allow me to be more thorough and will also give readers a more targeted compilation of sources for the specific item they’re looking for. You’ll be able to find them in the Style Directory going forward.

My goal for these directories is to compile a comprehensive list of Canadian brands and designers that I consider to be setting the bar very high through design aesthetic, unique offerings and craftsmanship. Essentially, if my personal style jives with you, this list will point you to some incredible Canadian clothing lines!

I hope you’re as excited to explore this list as I was to create it!



HOW DID THESE BRANDS MAKE THE LIST?


I focused on brands that are thoughtfully making their products in Canada with a careful selection of some that are producing elsewhere. None of these brands have paid to be on the list, however there are some affiliate links included, which means Style Bee may earn a small commission from a sale, at no additional cost to customers.

I’ve also included a short note about each one, in many cases my favourite piece currently available and the general price point (see the legend below).

This list focused on womenswear but I’ve noted when a brand is unisex or when menswear is also available. Look for *Style Bee Favourite* for my top recommendations that I’ve personally shopped from.


LOOKING FOR SIZES 18+?

Many on this list offer an extended size range but I highly recommend exploring The List by Marielle Elizabeth for an excellent selection of 18 + brands.


NOT IN CANADA? 

No problem! As far as I can tell the vast majority of these shops and designers ship internationally.


SHARING IS CARING

Please feel free to bookmark or share this list with your friends and family! I put a tremendous amount of time and work into this directory so please credit if you decide to share online. If you find a brand you love and choose to shop from them, I’d be grateful if you let them know where you discovered them.



STYLE BEE CANADIAN SHOPPING GUIDE

CLOTHING

{ THIS GALLERY IS ONLY A SELECTION OF THE LIST }



PRICE POINT LEGEND: $ = $100 or less | $$ = $150 – $350 | $$$ = $350 +


  1. AMANDA MOSS | I’m loving the simplified basics that have been added to this line lately. A fitted turtleneck is always a great staple. | $-$$ |
  2. ANA & ZAC | LOUNGEWEAR + UNDERWEAR + SWIM + UNISEX | This collection is #1 on my list for my next basic tee update or comfort capsule addition. If you’re a fan of Pansy Co or ARQ from the US then don’t miss this one! | $ |
  3. BARE KNITWEAR | Truly one of my favourite Canadian brands and a go-to for extremely well-made, super cozy, gorgeous knitwear (see my recent styling post here). I swear by their beanies all winter long. | $$-$$$ | *Style Bee Favourite* | Save 10% with ‘STYLEBEE10’ through October 9th.
  4. BEATON LINEN | A beautiful lean collection of overalls, tunics and dresses, all with a refined utilitarian feel that’s unique to the west coast. I love the black overalls with adjustable knot straps. | $$-$$$ |
  5. BEES + BONES | This line is really lovely and full of playful pieces that are making me wish summer wasn’t over! For fall, I love the Daphne Blouse so much. | $-$$ |
  6. BETINA LOU |+ Menswear | I’ve got a couple of pieces from this Montreal-based line. Great for classic styles with contemporary details and a subdued palette. They also curate lots of beautiful brands.| $-$$ |
  7. BONESET STUDIO | OFFERING CUSTOM | I just discovered this collection recently and it’s seriously swoon worthy. They offer custom design and ready-to-wear. I wish I had a party to wear the picnic dress too! | $$-$$$ |
  8. BUTTERCREAM | I’ve received lots of recommendations for this line and it looks like a great option for affordable, comfy basics. | $ |
  9. ÇA VA DE SOI | + Menswear | A vast collection of elevated basics in contemporary fits and a range of luxurious fabrics such as Egyptian cotton, cashmere and extra-fine merino wool. I’m currently eying the romy turtleneck. | $$ |
  10. CEDAR & VINE | This brand offers up an interesting take on linen basics like rompers and dresses. | $-$$ |
  11. COMPLEX GEOMETRIES | If asymmetry, floaty jersey and unique shapes are your thing, you’ll love this collection. Think gallerist meets futuristic rockstar in the best way. | $$ |
  12. DAG + STACEY | Unique collection of elevated basics in comfy fabrics and fun prints. | $-$$ |
  13. DECADE STUDIO | DENIM | This line is quickly making a name for itself in the indie denim market but their collection of knitwear is just as intriguing. I got to test out a pair of the Bonnie jeans and they take high rise to the next level! See the post here. | $$ |
  14. DEVLYN VAN LOON | Floaty minimal styles in natural fibres and carefree shapes. Love the culotte short for summer! | $$ |
  15. ELIZA FAULKNER | This Montreal designer is known for her signature ruffle sleeves and tiered dresses. More my style is the Dolly Turtleneck, a gorgeous take on the classic, and the Pandora Dress is a major mood. | $$-$$$ |
  16. ESSENTIELS.CO | I spotted this line on a few of my favourite influencers and had to check it out. If you’re a fan of creamy whites and elevated basics, this one is worth a look! The pearl cardigan is really pretty. | $ |
  17. ENCIRCLED | I have a few pieces from this brand and can attest to the comfort and quality of their fabrics. The dream sleep set has totally changed my pj game! | $ – $$ | *Style Bee Favourite*
  18. FRANC | Another gem for well considered basics that every thoughtful closet thrives on. Based on the reviews it sounds like their fabrics are fabulous! | $ |
  19. FRANK & OAK | + Menswear | I’ve long been intrigued by this brand and definitely like the sounds of their sustainable denim collection and efforts towards thoughtful production. Right now I’m eyeing the Skye Coat. | $-$$ |
  20. GOOD NIGHT DAY | Beautiful hand knitted wearable works of art. These are highly sought after and pre-orders sell out quickly. Knitting patterns also available. | $$ |
  21. HANNAH ISOLDE | I was so pleased to discover this creative collection of fun and flirty separates and dresses. Love the maiden blouse for next spring! | $$ |
  22. HARLY JAE | This Vancouver based clothing line has been taking IG by storm and it’s not hard to see why! I’ve allllmost ordered a couple of pieces (especially the Poésie Top) but I’m excited to explore the FW19 collection. | $$ |
  23. HENDRIK LOU | Stunning collection of  knitwear made from natural and sustainable fibres including fair-trade alpaca, organic cotton linen, flax and silk. This cardigan is what cozy dreams are made of. | $$-$$$ |
  24. HOIBO | One of my all-time favourites. Stunning minimalist clothing and bags in the most gorgeous materials. I have this bag and it’s a work of art. | $$-$$$ |*Style Bee Favourite*
  25. HORSES ATELIER | I personally think that Horses Atelier this is one of the most swoon worthy Canadian lines. Mark my words that one day the Alchemical Coat will be mine! | $$$ |
  26. HUTCHISON | Easy going tanks, shift dresses and linen totes layering and weekend living. | $$ |
  27. IN SOFT FOCUS | LOUNGEWEAR + UNDERWEAR | A beautiful collection of leisurewear comprised of floaty robes (I’m obsessed with this one), slinky jumpsuits, lounge sets and soft underthings. | $$ |
  28. IRIS | DENIM | Super rad line of made in Toronto denim featuring ultra high rises, vintage inspired fits and all the good butt day vibes. Very tempted to try the Edge of Seventeen Jeans. | $$ |
  29. JENNIFER GLASGOW | A special collection of unique styles that are ideal for the office or a more professional working environment but still have a creative flare to them. | $$ |
  30. KNIX | UNDERWEAR (Leakproof) + SWIM | A great option for leakproof period underwear and supremely comfortable (wire-free!) bras. I just ordered the wingwoman bra and a pair of leakproof undies and can’t wait to test them both out. Save $15 with this link. | $ |
  31. KORINNE VADER | Elegant, unique, minimal styles in beautiful natural fibres and an earthy palette. Definitely explore this line if you’re a fan of ES or OC in the US. I’m lusting over the Forest Zelia Pullover. | $$ |
  32. KOTN | Classic closet staples like tees, turtlenecks, oxfords and jersey dresses, that are well-made, thoughtfully produced and accessibly priced, need I go on? I love my oversize oxford. | $ |
  33. LLOYD | UNIZEX | LOVE this Vancouver based line so much. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the designers and NEED this whole outfit. | $$-$$$ |*Style Bee Favourite*
  34. MARY YOUNG | UNDERWEAR + LOUNGEWEARMy go-to for comfy everyday bra/undie sets. Mary uses such beautiful fabrics and her designs are super wearable and still very come hither. | $$ | *Style Bee Favourite*
  35. MILDRED HANDMADE | OFFERING CUSTOM | I love following this one woman show on Instagram and her pieces have such a lovely, relaxed elegance to them. The Ludlow overcoat and the Patricia Top are personal favourites. | $$ |
  36. MUTTONHEAD | + Menswear | Mostly menswear but I’m more than happy to borrow from the boys, especially when it comes to their toques (that’s Canadian for beanie)! | $ |
  37. M0851 | OUTERWEAR + Menswear | Classic and contemporary coats, bags and accessories designed to stand up to cold and wet weather. | $$$ |
  38. NAKED & FAMOUS | DENIM + Menswear | Specializing in Japanese denim with a  focus on superior quality, attention to detail, and vintage style production methods this line offers a wide range of men’s and women’s selvedge denim styles. | $$ |
  39. NUMI | A brand specializing in undershirts! I think these are so smart and perfect for getting more wears out of your blouses and sweaters. Lightweight, snug fit, neutral colours. | $ |
  40. ODEYALO | Delicious contemporary basics collection. Everything looks so comfy and versatile. | $$ |
  41. OVATE | This beautiful and bewitching collection has been on my radar for so long. I love the Margot Linen Duster coat. | $-$$ |
  42. PARK & FIFTH | FORMAL | I get so many questions about where to find minimal, elegant, thoughtfully made bridal and formal wear in Canada and I always point folks to this brand. Definitely has a Reformation vibe and I love it. | $$ |
  43. PILLAR | The laid-back counterpart to Allison Wonderland (a more formal collection of 70’s inspired pieces) this line from Allison Smith has lots of great pieces for a casual office or after-hours. | $$ |
  44. POWER OF MY PEOPLE | + Menswear | Classic button downs in beautiful colours of linen and cotton. The Friend and The Philosopher shirts are my hands-down favourites in my closet. | $$ | *Style Bee Favourite* | SAVE 10% with STYLEBEE10 anytime.
  45. PRELOVED | These up-cycling masters have diverted over 1,000,000 sweaters otherwise destined for the landfill. Lots of comfy sweaters, onesies and button downs. | $ |
  46. SARAH ALCHMIST | Definitely a great option for comfy summer and warm holiday staples. I love the pondicherry dress for a beach vacation. | $-$$ |
  47. SENTALER | OUTERWEAR | Wrap coats for days. Specializing in super fine alpaca outerwear this winter coat and accessories collection takes cozy-chic very seriously. Our girl Meghan Markle, Dutchess of Sussex, famously wore the classic wide collar wrap coat. | $$$$ |
  48. THE SLEEP SHIRT | SLEEPWEAR | If you’re as big on naps and sleeping as I am, this is definitely a brand to check out. They’ve garnered quite a reputation for being among the top in luxury sleepwear. | $$-$$$ |
  49. SMYTHE | OUTWERWEAR | Sooooo this line is insanely good. They are known for their incredible blazers but I would do a lot of ridiculous things to get the Blanket Coat in my life. | $$$ |*Style Bee Favourite*
  50. URSA MINOR | Another gem for elegant, understated, wearable styles in stunning shapes and fabrics. If you like Ilana Kohn or Miranda Bennett in the US check this line out for sure.| $$ |
  51. UNIFORM | OFFERING CUSTOM SIZING | Easy silhouettes and handmade basics in raw silks, hemp/cotton blends and linen. | $$ |
  52. VALÉRIE DUMAINE | Great options for workwear in elegant cuts with signature faux two-piece detailing. | $-$$ |
  53. VESTIGE STORY | Really beautiful line of refined statement pieces like quilted coats, crisp jumpers and oversized button-downs. The ad hoc top is a great example of minimal design with special detailing. Reminiscent of Black Crane and Lauren Winter from the US. | $$-$$$ |
  54. WORKHALL | Super cool concept collection chock full of unexpected shapes and fits in comfy, sustainable fabrics. Great for summer and sunny holidays. | $-$$ |
  55. YOGA JEANS | DENIMThese folks know how to make a seriously comfy and flattering pair of jeans! If you’re looking for a timeless high rise, dark wash, straight cut, take a look at the Emily Slim in Fearless. | $$ |

ACTIVEWEAR



  1. DAUB + DESIGN | ACTIVE | I’ve had the pleasure of testing a set from this line and I love it. I have the Riley Legging and a similar top to the Savannah crop both in glacier. The collection ranges from high intensity sportswear to low key loungewear. | $$ | *Style Bee Favourite*
  2. FREE.LABEL | LOUNGE + ACTIVE | Really beautiful and comfy looking basics with a clear focus on sustainable fabrics and thoughtful production. I wear my Andie Bra and Johnny Tee weekly.| $ – $$ | *Style Bee Favourite*
  3. MICHI | Insanely gorgeous activewear in stunning cuts and elegant colours. If this line doesn’t inspire you to workout, I don’t know what will! | $-$$ |
  4. REIGNING CHAMP | LOUNGE + ACTIVE + Menswear | This collection is full of classic sweat sets. Joggers, t-shirts, hoodies, sporty shorts and accessories all in a palette of black, white and grey, hooray! | $ – $$ |
  5. RYU | LOUNGE + ACTIVE + Menswear | This brand offers a full gamut of sport tech options from outerwear to loungewear to cardio ready sets. Love the colour range and unfussy design overall. |
  6. SWEAT SOCIETY | LOUNGE + ACTIVE + Menswear | This line offers an in-house range along with a selection of international activewear brands. | $-$$ |

SWIMWEAR



  1. BETH RICHARDS | SWIMSuch a stunning swimwear line. I’m saving for a one piece next summer. | $$ |
  2. FENNTESSA | SWIM | I have a set by this line (the high waisted and t-back) and no other swimwear feels as soft or comfortable on. Love the muted jewel tones and simple cuts. | $ | *Style Bee Favourite*
  3. FORTNIGHT | SWIM + UNDERWEAR | Seriously stunning lingerie with sexy, supportive and empowering fits and styles. | $-$$ |
  4. GEMSTONE | SWIM + Mens | Such a cool collection of swimwear. Love the colour palette and mix of classic styles with asymmetrical lines. | $-$$ |
  5. LONDRÉ | SWIM | Cheeky singlets and sets with fierce lines in bold tones and prints. | $-$$ |
  6. MINNOW BATHERS | SWIMSo. Many. Good. Swimsuits!! | $$ |
  7. OCIN | SWIM + Mens | Gorgeous collection of swimsuits from itty-bitty bikinis to elegant one-pieces in a subdued 3 colour palette. | $$
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  8. SALTWATER COLLECTIVE | SWIM | Another really great line of sustainable swimwear. I love their mixable sets and have the Alice top and Morgan bottoms. | $ |*Style Bee Favourite*


BRANDS SHOWN IN PHOTOS

(Rows Left to Right & Top to Bottom)

  1. BONESET STUDIO | FREE.LABEL | DECADE STUDIO | BETINA LOU | HARLY JAE
  2. HÔTEL MAGIQUE (Art) | KOTN | VESTIGE STORY | MARY YOUNG | SMYTHE
  3. HOIBO | BARE KNITWEAR | SARAH DELANEY (Art) | P.OM.P. | RENÉE GOUIN (Art)
  4. ODEYALO | LONDRÉ | LLOYD | SALTWATER COLLECTIVE
  5. FORTNIGHT | IRIS DENIM | OPPOSITE WALL (Art)

Thanks for giving these Canadian clothing designers a look!


MORE OF AN IN-PERSON SHOPPER?

I get it, shopping online isn’t for everyone. You can find lots of these brands and designers at pop-up markets like:

INLAND

ONE OF A KIND SHOW

THE CITIZENS COLLECTIVE


Style Bee Canadian Shopping Guide - Clothing

Did I miss a gem? If you have any suggestions that aren’t on the list please feel free to let me know via email at lee@stylebee.ca or in the comments. I take all recommendations into consideration.


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This post was not sponsored and no payment was received in exchange for inclusion on this list. There are some Style Bee affiliate links included and if you find a brand you like and decide to shop through the links above, Style Bee may earn commission on a sale at no additional cost to you. All opinions are my own. All images were borrowed from the brands noted above.

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  1. Cathy says:

    Did anyone ever tell you that you’re an overachiever Ha! This is a comprehensive yet thoughtful list. (Easier to do a dump, but not you.)

    As a Yank, I like to support my own country’s artists but will study this list carefully. I should think globally too. Thanks for all the hard work you put into every post. Great job.

    • Haha thanks Cathy! That has been mentioned from time to time 😛 So appreciate you taking the time to explore the directory! With the exchange rate you can save a pretty penny shopping from Canada. xo

  2. Jo says:

    Do you have a recommendation for a Fall/Winter jacket that would fit the voluminous sleeves of a Babaa cardigan, or any of the bulkier styles that are in fashion now? It’s been so hard to layer in the PNW!
    I’ve got a thrifted army surplus jacket that looks cool, but is sometimes quite casual as a look.

    • Hi Jo, The spots I’d look first on this list are:

      LLOYD – They do a great overcoat and factory coat.
      HORSES ATELIER – Their Alchemical coat is a dream and perfect for over big sweaters.
      SMYTHE – Also does beautiful outerwear.
      VESTIGE STORY – Has a super lovely quilted jacket right now, very Lauren Manoogian.

      I love vintage coats because they were often designed with roomier sleeves up until the late 90’s. I also adore my The Curated Classic coat too. Hope that helps! xo

  3. Laurie A Leclair says:

    Thank you for including Vestaire! Months ago I fell in love with the “Be not defeated by rain” T and then forgot to note down where I found it. I will absolutely mention you when I order it! Love your work, BTW!
    L.

  4. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for updating and expanding your list! It’s so nice to see CAD!