Canadian labels to love.

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians! Today Canada turns a whopping 149 years old…and I must say, I can only hope to look as good when I’m 149. So in order to celebrate the big day, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite Canadian brands/shops that have undeniably made their mark in the industry. Enjoy!


As featured in one of my previous posts, this Montreal-based outerwear brand has gained major momentum in recent years, even catching the eye of major celebrities across the border. With a unique spin on contemporary-meets-timeless classic, SOIA & KYO crafts quality pieces that you’ll love. Trust me.


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Based out of my current stomping grounds in Calgary, this hand crafted jewellery line knows what’s up. From small, delicate necklaces and earrings to bold, statement body chains, they truly have something for every kind of woman. Thanks CoutuKitsch. You’re a gem.


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I first discovered OAK + FORT back in the fall of 2011 and instantly fell in love with their luxe fabrics and chunky knits. Since then, it has been my go-to for cool classics and the coziest sweaters in those chilly winter months. What started out as one location in Vancouver has spread its influence to locations across Canada, and more recently the USA. It’s safe to say that this brand isn’t going anywhere but across the globe.


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Hudson’s Bay Company

One does not simply speak of Canadian brands without mentioning the oldest of them all. Quick history lesson: With beginnings stemming back to before Canada was even a country, the Hudson’s Bay Company began as part of the fur trade (SHOUT OUT TO ALL MY SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS FOR TEACHING ME SO WELL). These days it continues to be a staple for all Canadians as a department store with all of your clothing/accessory/cosmetic/kitchen/home needs and desires.


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Pink Tartan

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Pink Tartan has been making waves in the fashion industry since designer/president Kimberley Newport-Mimran launched the brand in 2002. This luxury line is nothing short of pleasing to the eye with fun colours, flattering silhouettes, and utter sophistication for the woman looking to make a splash day to night.


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This pivotal, Vancouver-based active wear company has changed athletic apparel as we know it. Originally catering to yoga devotees, the brand is now the ultimate go-to for all of your active adventures (women AND men). And with the athleisure trend standing strong, there’s lots to be excited about on the lulu front.


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Oh man. This place is dangerous guys. Straight out of Quebec, this department store has everything your heart desires and more. I first visited Simons after their Edmonton location opened a few years back, and every visit since I have not walked away empty handed. With a broad spectrum of high end to affordable pieces for women and men, exclusive lines only available at Simons, and even home décor/furnishings, this place truly hits the nail on the head when it comes to the ultimate shopping experience.


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This Canadian go-to shoe shop never misses a step. Growing up, Aldo was one of the few shoe stores where I lived. However, even now that I have mass variety, I always go back to Aldo. The brand consistently spews out cutting edge trends in footwear for a quarter (if that) of the price. Not to mention their accessories are a saviour to my wallet and my wardrobe.


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I don’t think Aritzia needs much of an introduction. It’s hard to go anywhere without seeing someone flaunting their Aritzia finds these days. From what started as a single boutique in Vancouver (must be something in the water), has now expanded across North America- easily becoming a favourite of many.


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xoxo Karina

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