Canada‘s known for many things–hockey, maple syrup and of course Drake–but fierce accessories might not be the first thing that comes to mind. We’re always on the look out for up-and-coming Canadian brands because we know how important it is to shop local and support our own! Our favourite all-Canadian and super chic shopping market, the INLAND pop-up, returns this weekend and gives you a prime opportunity to shop some of Canada’s most exciting up-and-coming designers and brands in one space.
Here we’ve put together a list of some of new Canadian accessory brands that need to be on your radar, and that you can shop at INLAND’s spring shopping event on April 27th & 28th 2018 at 134 Peter Street in Toronto. We know that shopping local might mean paying a little more but if you ask us, it’s totes worth it. Not only are you walking away with often a handmade or one-of-a-kind piece but you’re also supporting a local business and putting money into the Canadian economy. So come on and do your duty and get shoppin’ this weekend!
Keep reading for 12 Canadian accessory brands to shop:
Inspired by architecture and nature, Toronto-based Cat Janiga’s pieces are clean and minimal but still trendy with a timeless flair. We love that all her pieces are handmade in Canada and with the intent to support and empower women everywhere, it’s no wonder why such like minded Canadian women like Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Jessica Mulroney have been spotted sporting her jewels!
Creating and producing simple, elegant and high quality accessories is MTL-based Partoem founded in 2017 by Madeleine Beaulieu. Inspired by origami and jewelery, each of their pieces stand out with their trademark folded designs and signature assembly hardware. We love that this fierce boss babe, after years of working for other brands, took a risk and made her dreams a reality and it’s definitely paid off!
Looking to sport some colour this spring? Look no further than Gabrielle Desmarais who’s pieces will not only brighten up any #ootd but you’ll be supporting a fellow Canadian gal! This Montreal designer is known for creating delicate and refined pieces and we are so into these statement earrings!
Contemporary jewellery line from Montreal, LLY Atelier, is known for using a minimalistic aesthetic to create their modern and super chic pieces. We love how designer Agathe Bodineau is continuously inspired by visual art, architecture and science and constructs such breathtaking and exquisite creations!
Founded by two friends, Alynne Lavigne and Eve Tobolka, Par Ici is serving glamour and we’re seriously living for it. They call their pieces “high quality costume jewellery” and we love that they offer customization – as most of their products can be cast in 10k, 14k, 22k gold. You can def find us snatching up their creations at Inland!
Another MTL fave, Pilar Agueci is a Goldsmith (major snaps!) and designer of her eponymous label that’s known for its contemporary influence. Pilar creates jewellery that can be worn everyday from recycled materials plus they also specialize in revamping into your family heirlooms by recycling and repurposing your metals and stones – how cool is that?!
Inspired by the cities from Gujarat, India to Tripoli, Libya she lived in growing up, Mrigini Iyer of Meri Peti creates products that mirror her world experience but also incorporates fashion, culture and community. We love her fun use of colour in her graphic art and her handmade jewellery is definitely worth checking out too!
Toronto based sun-care company, Amevie is all about high quality for a not-so-high price! Made of bamboo, these sunnies offer incredible UV protection – in fact they block 99% of UV rays and they are polarized so there’s no glare. We love that they’ve also got a feel good component because for each pair sold, Amevie will give a pair of prescription eyewear to a child in need through Seva Canada.
Montreal-based Arc Jewellery is all about minimalism with an heir of refined elegance that is so intriguing and effortless. Inspired by balance and philosophical shapes, we love that these uber chic pieces can be styled pretty much anyway you can think of. We’re eyeing those statement earrings to go with a fun spring dress!
Cyntia Miglio Design
It all starts with a single piece of wire says Cyntia of Cyntia Miglio Design, and her artistic flair for all things shape is one that honestly takes our breath away. Her latest collection titled Movement was inspired by the movement of waves and the organic shapes of nature — def perfect for your next beach vacay!
Deserving of a round of applause is Captve Jewellery with their unique and chic pieces that are inspired by none other than Michelangelo – how cool is that?! We absolutely adore their Manus collection which features jewellery inspired by hands!
Since the age of four, Montreal’s Camille Côté has dreamed of designing for the everyday women of all ages and nationalities. Her hats are unique statement pieces that bring a modern vibe to classic hats of years past like the cloche. We absolutely love that Camille promotes her vision of a free femininity and strives to nurture all women’s strength to go beyond the today and for generations to come!
Made Inland is located at 134 Peter Street and runs April 27 + 28, click HERE for more info!
(Story by Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)