A fall chill is in the air and ‘Sweater Weather’ has arrived in Toronto. Bloor-Yorkville is the place to warm up and to shop for all things cashmere! Here is a closer look of a few of our unique boutiques, which carry only the best quality cashmere, to keep you warm this season.
ça va de soi
138 Cumberland Street, Unit 5, Old York Lane 416-929-5353
ça va de soi plain and simply means, “It goes without saying.” And it certainly does go without saying that Canadian winters often call for warm clothes. In 2014, the Montreal knitwear company opened their Bloor-Yorkville location, on the quaint Old York Lane, and has quickly become a go-to boutique for layering cashmere. The company is family-owned, with over 30 years of experience in wholesale, before they opened a few Canadian boutiques. Best sellers include Nordic wool sweaters, Merino wool sweaters and beautiful cashmere shawls.
Drop by and have a chat with Sara, and she will fill you in on why your purchase from ça va de soi will be one that you will not regret. Her passion for their product is evident in her delight when explaining the details of their fine wool.
Black Goat Cashmere
131 Bloor Street West, #109 416-967-4628 (GOAT)
Black Goat Cashmere is another recently opened shop in Bloor-Yorkville where shoppers can find excellent cashmere. Owners, Robert and Claudia Remy, and their son Charles, opened the 131 Bloor Street West location in early 2015 after of success with their two locations in Vancouver.
Their brand specializes in high quality cashmere for everyone, including children. On their website, they proudly state that, “Black Goat Cashmere only uses the long strands of cashmere, which are known for durability and high quality.” Their cashmere is sourced in Mongolia, where the goats grow thick and healthy coats, due to the weather conditions in that area. Visit the Colonnade location and partake in some warm and fuzzy holiday shopping for the whole family!
The Cashmere Shop
24 Bellair Street – 416-925-0831
Cashmere is also in the family for The Cashmere Shop! In 2008, Alison Currie took over the business from her father, Scottish-born Alaster Currie, who started his journey into cashmere on a UN mission to Mongolia. Having an eye for knitwear, he “fell in love with the exquisite cashmere Mongolia’s people had to offer. He also fell in love with the landscape and in 2003 decided to move to the countryside in Mongolia and set up a farm.” That is passion for cashmere indeed!
Alison Currie keeps the family passion for cashmere alive in the shop on Bellair Street. Her customers are well-informed on a regular basis via Social Media on what is new and unique in the shop. Currently, they are showing off their delightful Cashmere Cable Wristlets. Drop by and pick up a pair for yourself, and maybe several more…as they make great stocking stuffers!