Bloor-Yorkville Guide: Shop Local & Support Small Business this Holiday Season

 

This season, join us and shop local! With COVID protocols and restrictions in place, it’s more important than ever to support local businesses. There’s still time to check items off your shopping lists, and nearly all of our retailers are offering convenient and, most importantly, safe ways to complete your holiday shopping.

From curbside pickup to phone orders, and even virtual shopping appointments, everyone is working together to support each other during this difficult time. We’ve put together a Shopping Guide that features a variety of Bloor-Yorkville retailers that offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking to send out personalized cards or hoping to spoil a loved one, we hope you find our gift guide helpful. If you’re driving to the area, be sure to check out our Bloor-Yorkville Parking Map.

Support Local Business This Holiday Season 

Kit & Ace
102 Bloor Street West

Perfect for: The Outdoorsy Loved One

kit & ace gender-neutral raincoat
Kit & Ace Downtown Downpour Coat

The original purveyors of “technical cashmere,” Kit & Ace provides luxurious everyday pieces, as well as activewear. Made with longevity and versatility in mind, Kit & Ace pieces are designed to be timeless wardrobe essentials! Making the perfect gift for your significant other, we recommend their “Get Lost” collection, focusing on outdoor activities.

With winter fast approaching and pandemic restrictions in place, there’s never been a better time to invest in high-quality outerwear! The gender-neutral “Downtown Downpour” jacket is perfect for unpredictable weather, leaving no excuse not to head out for that daily walk!

Kit & Ace is offering free gift wrapping as well as virtual shopping appointments, helping you sort out the perfect gifts while you shop local.
Sign up for virtual shopping here: https://calendly.com/kitandacebloor
Phone: (416) 945-0125
Email: bloor@kitandace.com

The Papery
124 Cumberland Street

Perfect for: Extra-Special Holiday Cards

Canadian-themed cards designed by Artistry Cards of Toronto

While we remain #togetherapart, sending out extra-special stationery can bring us all a little closer this season! The Papery is home to Bloor-Yorkville’s most unique stationery, wrapping paper, calligraphy pens and more. Taking the time to write out personalized letters is a thoughtful alternative to e-cards and is a great way to help friends and family feel more connected during this challenging time.

There’s also a number of fabulous stocking stuffers, such as seasonal tea towels, Michel soaps, candles, and calendars. For those celebrating Hanukah, you can browse their online selection of cards and Hanukah decor here.

The Papery is currently offering phone appointments, zoom meetings, and curbside pick-up.

Phone: 416-968-0706
email: thepapery@rogers.com

Black Goat Cashmere
131 Bloor Street West

Perfect for: A Luxe Secret Santa Gift

An assortment of Black Goat Cashmere winter accessories.

There are few things cozier than the perfect cashmere accessories! Black Goat Cashmere uses only the highest quality and ethically sourced cashmere, creating sustainable pieces that last year after year.

Their thoughtful collection of winter accessories makes for a very lucky recipient! With seasonal colours, as well as gorgeous neutrals, there are scarves, pashminas, hats, and gloves for just about anyone on your list. You can browse their accessories online here.

Black Goat also offers everyday wardrobe standards, such as leggings, ponchos, and sweaters.

Black Goat Cashmere is currently offering express 1-day delivery, complimentary returns, and complimentary gift wrapping.

Phone: (647) 962 9370
Email: info@blackgoatcashmere.com

 

 

B Hemmings & Co.
162 Cuberland Street

shop local for luxury travel accessories
B Hemmings & Co. travel collection

Perfect For: The Globetrotter

A Bloor-Yorkville staple since 1978, B Hemmings & Co. is renowned for their premium luggage, exclusive leather goods, and business bags for both men and women. B Hemmings & Co. has carefully selected exclusive brands of distinction for their exquisite quality, craftsmanship and style.

For that special someone on your list longing to travel, B Hemmings & Co. offers a selection of sophisticated travel and lifestyle essentials, premium business backpacks and briefcases, laptop bags and small leather goods. As an added feature, we suggest inquiring about their in-house monogramming, which is available for most leather goods, luggage, and briefcases.

During this time, B Hemming’s & Co. is offering virtual appointments, “window” shopping, online orders, and free curbside or doorstep delivery (within the 416 and 905 area codes).

Phone: 1-877.869.4321
Email: sales@bhemmings.com

Kumari’s
25 Bellair Street

Kamari’s Fabrics

Perfect For: Chic Loungewear

Kumari’s Bloor-Yorkville sources one-of-a-kind collections of cashmere shawls, scarves, and sweaters from all over the world! We think their classic pashmina shawls are a fantastic gifting option. An essential for every season, their shawls are perfect for breezy offices, cool nights, and can even double as blankets during travel.

There are a variety of colours, prints, and trims available (including fringe and ruffled) guaranteed to please the most fashion-forward names on your holiday list! Fabrics include 100% cashmere, as well as silk and cashmere blends.

Kumari’s is offering free shipping over $200, curbside pick up, and gift wrapping.

Phone: (416) 324-9830

 

 

Wolford
138 Cumberland Street

Perfect For: Ladies on the Move

shop local for wolford wardrobe basics
Wolford Bodysuit & Leggings

Wolford is synonymous with high-quality womenswear with a focus on tights, bodysuits, and intimates. We think their classic leggings and bodysuits (which won’t fall victim to immediate wear and tear!) are great investment pieces that can take anyone from day to night. Their collections are easily mixed and matched, creating the foundation for a classic and luxurious wardrobe. We’re sure any of the busy women in your life would welcome a Wolford piece into their closet!

Phone: 416-960-3441
Email: cumberland@wolfordboutique

Caudalie
17 Hazelton Avenue

Perfect For: A Friend in Need of Pampering

Interior of caudalie boutique yorkville shop local skincare
Caudalie Hazelton Avenue Boutique

The recently opened Caudalie in Bloor-Yorkville is set inside a gorgeous Hazelton Avenue townhouse. Their front of house is where you’ll find their full collection of French skincare, while their spa is set in the back and focuses on targeted skin concerns. Caudalie Spas are designed to be a “truly exceptional escape from the everyday,” and we couldn’t agree more about their Bloor-Yorkville location.

While salons are currently closed, gift cards are available so you can gift your loved one an afternoon of pampering and a few skincare products to take home!  Currently, in addition to online shopping and curbside pickup, the boutique is offering home drop-off on purchases of $100 or more (excluding Sundays and Mondays).

Phone: 416-551-9455
Email: hazelton@caudalie-usa.com

Bikini Haus
128 1/2 Cumberland Street

Perfect for: Trendsetters

Shop local for Roam Slippers
Interior of the Bikini Haus Boutique

A new addition to Cumberland Street, Bikini Haus offers (you guessed it!) designer swimwear, but also on-trend clothing and accessories. Offering everything from activewear, beauty products, daywear, and footwear, Bikini Haus is guaranteed to have something for the style star in your life. Great gifting options include their fuzzy Roam Slides (which have been spotted on many a celebrity Instagram page as of late) or any of their statement-making jewelry.

Making it easy to shop local, Bikini Haus offers phone orders and curbside pick-up, as well as free shipping over $200.

Phone: (416) 785-8805
Email: shop@bikinihaus.cahe

Wishing you and your loved ones, a happy and healthy holiday season. Be sure to check out our Holiday Magic lighting display, which includes our brand new Urban Campfire Benches on Bloor Street.