It’s official: fall weather is upon us in Toronto, with its warm and lightly breezy weather. Arguably one of the most exciting seasons in terms of fashion, its time to bring out the cozy sweaters, fall booties, and seasonal home décor! We’ve put together a fall shopping guide to help you get fall ready, with timeless wardrobe pieces and a few home items to treat yourself as we head into the colder months.
Fall Shopping in Bloor-Yorkville
Cashmere and Knits
If you’re looking to add a few luxury pieces to your fall and winter wardrobe, Marlowe should be at the top of your list. Located at 38 Avenue Road, Marlowe offers the finest Italian cashmere, knitwear, and tailoring. Described as “second skin cashmere,” their knitwear is unmatched in its quality. Their pieces are perfect for transitional dressing, with their V-neck sweaters and turtlenecks taking you throughout fall and winter, while their silk-cashmere scarves are the perfect year-round accessory.
Montreal-based ça va de soi is committed to creating timeless clothing, independent of trends. Their philosophy is rooted in the idea of eliminating over-consumption and waste within the fashion industry, creating wardrobe essentials that can take you from one season to the next, placing as little strain on the environment and animals as possible. They offer both women’s fashion and menswear, including plenty of cozy options for the fall including their signature round-collar, V-neck, and turtleneck sweaters. Their women’s tunics and kaftans are great transitional pieces with effortless draping.
The team at Black Goat Cashmere believes that “every season is cashmere season,” so while their collection of cashmere shawls, ponchos, and capes are the ultimate must-haves for the fall and winter seasons, you’re sure to find wardrobe staples that you’ll reach for all throughout the year. Their collection of berets, beanies, leggings, and gloves are sure to become your new favourites as the chillier months hit, with quality that ensures they’ll last for years to come.
Tights, Boots, & Outerwear
Reaching for tights or leggings is a sure sign that fall is upon us! Luckily, Wolford has a Bloor-Yorkville boutique stocked with all the fall shopping essentials. We think their cashmere-silk blend leggings sound like the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe, making layering a little more luxurious than usual! They also offer leggings created from a velvet-yarn and Merino wool, creating a super soft but durable finish.
La Canadienne has a beautiful flagship on Cumberland Street filled with all the boots and booties you could ever need. As the months get cooler and we start dealing with snow and salt, which can wreak havoc on our footwear, we can rely on La Canadienne’s trusted waterproofing treatment called “Our City Dry Technology,” guaranteed to weather the elements. Their suede and leather boots come pre-treated all the way through (not just on the surface), protecting you and your shoes for years to come.
Of course, no fall wardrobe is complete without fabulous outerwear. Toronto-based Sentaler is known as the “Queen of Coats,” and has been spotted on everyone from Halle Berry to Kate Middleton. Sentaler designs have a distinct aesthetic that have become recognized globally for their impeccable tailoring, eye-catching colours, and timeless appeal. Visit their Yorkville Village flagship to discover all the variations of their classic women’s coats and which options work best for you.
Fall Shopping for the Home
There’s no better time to cozy up your home than when the colder months hit! The newly opened Diptyque boutique is a great choice to treat yourself to a new scent for the new season! Their Yorkville Avenue boutique offers their entire product line of bath and body products, home décor, perfumes, and of course their signature candles and home scents.
Create the perfect fall tablescape or brighten up your home office with Pistil Flower’s “Harvest Moon Collection,” which features an “assortment of Fall textures in grasses and flowers,” with contrasting creams and deep burgundy colours. Another unique option is their “Fall Frontier Dried Vase,” featuring a variety of preserved, dried blooms in a Fall-inspired pallet.
Brand new in Bloor-Yorkville is the recently opened Cookery boutique! Whether cooking is a hobby or a new goal for the season, their team is excited to help clients discover beautiful cookwear and accessories, including an extensive collection of cookbooks. Explore their new Manulife Centre boutique for all kinds of culinary inspiration!