Canadian Brands & Designers You Should Know
When it comes to style in Canada, most of us Americans can’t even name 1 Canadian brand or designer. Does this mean Canada has zero fashion? Actually Canada has raised the bar with its remarkable list of designers and brand names that continue to storm the world. With Canadian style increasing, there’s no time at all like today to begin learning more about these top brands and designers. Here are 20 of our top favorite designers to look out for if you want to increase your knowledge and sales, when Poshmark opens their Canadian market:
These glamorous designs for girls by Greta Constantine are created with love and extreme wow-factor by Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong located within Toronto. The name itself is a loving mix of Wong’s mom, Greta, and Pickersgill’s grandpa, Constantine.
This brand was founded by 2 Toronto-based BFF’s, Heidi Sopinka and Claudia Dey. Their clothing styles seamlessly combine casual wear with glam beauty.
Timelessness, elegance and love are 3 of the signature qualities Lucian Matis entices into every masterpiece. This designer experiments with florals and luxurious materials which produce lovely results, often the option of the Prime Minister’s wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau.
This Canadian fashion label concentrates on all things style, specifically for women who love the finer things in life. The tidy lines and classic-contemporary combination of each production is really captivating.
Line the Label
If you adore knitwear, you’ll love this Ontario brand “Line the Label”, founded in 2000. Line the Label claims to have a faithful following of celeb consumers, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, seen wearing this LTL white coat to her royal engagement announcement.
Hayley Elsaesser is a Toronto-based designer well known for vibrant prints, bright colours and pop-culture motivated developments, protecting her position as a style preferred with pop-stars Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.
Judith and Charles
This duo developed their brand after an opportunity conference. Together they created timeless fashion which currently is selling in boutiques throughout Canada. If you like tidy lines and blurring the line between contemporary and classic styles, Judith and Charles is the label for you.
This winter clothing brand has actually remained in our top favs. Founded in, 1957 you’ll find decades of customers who have sworn by the warmth of Canada Goose down jackets, also popular here in the US.
This brand name is fairly brand-new to the scene, having actually being introduced in Toronto, 2013. Markoo is certainly a brand you should know more about. Popular for their chic polished faux-leather, outside quilting and elegant separates, this label is definitely trending.
Established in 1973, Roots is a one-stop store for Canadian heritage sweatpants, pullovers, and hoodies. Roots offers a wide selection of handbags, clothing for men, women, and children, as well as shoes, accessories and much more. This is a brand you need to know about.
Well known for her attention to detail and quality, Mikhael Kale is beloved by Beyoncé and other A list celebs. His creations are the top of the line, cutting edge, making him our forward-fashion top-pick.
The Saltwater Collective
Not only does the Saltwater Collective have amazing beach wear, it’s all made and sold for a good cause! This is a brand that will take over Poshmark. The fabrics used are woven from ECONYL® yarn. ECONYL® yarn is regenerated from pre and post-consumer nylon waste that would otherwise be abandoned in nature or dumped in landfills. ECONYL® yarn is produced using a unique cutting-edge process and then woven into high-quality fabric. We are thrilled to hear the Saltwater Collective are sourcing materials that help clean-up the environment.
For classic vibes, Ellie Mae rules supreme. You can find some chic and fun pattern work that will guarantee you differ from the crowd. Be “completely imperfect”.
Wings + Horns
Guys can’t help but feel great in this quality Vancouver-made clothing that integrates traditional style and modern styles. Fuse clever with casual effortlessly, daily. Well known and loved within the men’s Canadian fashion market, we can see a great turn-around in America with this brand.
Style and elegance integrated mixed with comfort This is the brand for you. This Alberta-based brand has been on the rise, taking the Canadian fashion world by storm. Keep your eyes out for this label!
This is another luxurious homegrown outerwear jewel. Mackage is all about extravagant show-stopping styles. The brand was introduced in 1999 by Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan and has be on the top of the fashion world since.
In some cases, it’s essential to select quality over quantity. If you’re browsing for high-quality Canadian-manufactured clothing and devices, stop the search. Muttonhead has the styles you seek to fill your clothes with today’s top fashion.
Avril Lavigne, popular vocalist, songwriter-come-actress is making her way through fashion. Avril’s, Abbey Dawn label is everything about eccentric, modern and out-of-the-box, rock-inspired apparel.
Joe Mimran, Canadian fashion designer and entrepreneur is best known for launching the Club Monaco and Joe Fresh brands. Club Monaco as well as Joe Fresh are well known lines in both Canada and the US, making international resale more relatable.
Fortnight Lingerie is manufactured in-house, at a Parkdale Village studio located in Toronto, Canada. The undergarments are handcrafted by highly trained technicians, to uphold quality and precision. Using fine Italian fabrics, the brand’s staples are high-cut bottoms, vintage-inspired slips and as of this year, swimwear.
Greta Constantine – Fashionweekonline.com
Lucian Matis – bestoftoronto.net
Beaufille – WWD.com
Horses Atelier – http://horsesatelier.tumblr.com/post/45848729213/flare-magazine-behind-the-scenes-horses-atelier
Line the Lable – Fortune.com
Hayley Elsaesser – Lion-hunter.com
Judith & Charles / Wings + Horns – http://thebestfashionblog.com/womens-fashion/judith-charles-fall-winter-2013-2014-lookbook
Canada Goose – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-goose-strategy/in-search-of-higher-margins-canada-goose-to-make-more-of-its-own-luxury-coats-idUSKBN1GX0E4
Roots – https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/roots-showcases-new-canadian-sound-590318721.html
Mikhael Kale – https://sidewalkhustle.com/toronto-fashion-week-sid-neigum-matthew-gallagher-preloved-mikhael-kale/
The Saltwater Sea – https://www.instagram.com/saltwcollective/
Ellie Mae – https://29secrets.com/style/ellie-mae-debuts-at-toronto-fashion-week/
Urbanovitch – https://notablelife.com/malorie-urbanovitch-todays-notable-young-entrepreneur/
Muttonhead – https://www.muttonheadstore.com/
Abbey Dawn – http://searchingforstyle.com/2011/09/loathe-abbey-dawn/
Joe Mimran – https://www.chatelaine.com/living/features-living/behind-the-brand-joe-fresh/
Fortnight – https://fortnightlingerie.com/
Very informative and timely. Thank you.
Smartposh – Caroline