Top Clothing Stores In The Junction
The Junction is a hot bed for clothing and design stores, given that it’s a great area for entrepreneurs, artists and creative people alike. Whether the stores offer clothing that makes an interesting first impression or specialize in an intriguing area of fashion, residents of the area will surely find something to fit their own unique style. Here’s a look into the clothing stores that we find interesting to check out.
Gerhard Supply – 2949 Dundas Street West – $$$
Still one of the newer clothing stores in the area, Gerhard Supply is really the only men’s clothing store in the area. The space is a well-lit, open space concept with a minimalistic look and feel. The clothes are very well presented and organized; a welcome change from some of the other larger, ‘big-box’ stores. Pretty much everything in the store is designed and made in Toronto. The collection features an impressive selection of locally made merchandise, something owner Langton Willms is proud of. His mission is to propel Toronto fashion to new heights with the stores and commitment to “quality, enduring style, and community.” In the future, Langton hopes to bring the same core values to other cities across Canada, wanting to call attention to their local talent and creativity as well.
IZ Adaptive – 2955 Dundas Street West – $$
A truly unique clothing store from fashion designer Izzy Camilleri, IZ Adaptive focuses on clothing for quadriplegics. For over 30 years, she has designed high-end clothing for international clients, crafted beautiful collections featured in fashion magazines from Vogue to InStyle and dressed film industry stars such as Mark Wahlberg, Angelina Jolie, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Radcliffe and Meryl Streep. In 2004, a journalist, who uses a wheelchair, reached out to Izzy to design some great-looking, functional clothing for her. Izzy accepted the offer and thus IZ Adaptive was born. “It’s the most inspiring work I’ve ever done,” Izzy reflects. “I feel like I’m applying my talents to something very important. My customers now continually remind me just how good fashion can make you feel – especially when it fits just right.”
Sanction – 2978 Dundas Street West
A small skate shop franchise with locations in Waterloo, Thornhill as well as the Junction, offers a great selection of products from brands including DC, Lakai and Element. With a clean set-up and vibe, Sanction is inviting for the whole family, but still has the atmosphere of an independent shop. Along with skateboard merchandise, the store also provides snowboarding gear for both men and women, casual clothing such as jackets, hoodies and t-shirts, shoes and other accessories.