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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

August Localist: Ease, Filson, Handfuel Toronto + MORE

By Blair Stutz

Gracie Carroll Flare Localist BT Toronto

Even though it’s August and summer isn’t quite over just yet, it’s back to reality for those going back to school or if you’re like us and love doing some good old back to school shopping ! This month’s Flare Localist segment on BT featured everything you need to get back into the swing of things at work or school!

Click HERE to watch the segment and see below for more details on everything that was featured!

Watch the recording of the live Localist segment on the BT website here.


Gracie Carroll Flare Localist BT Toronto

The newest arrival on trendy Dundas West is Ease and they’re all about contemporary and well-crafted beautifully designed pieces. Ease has got a really great selection of accessories and home decor, as well as clothing. From buttery soft leather jackets to luxe apothecary products, Ease is a store you need to check out if you’re into interior design and love beautiful things! Their space is bright and is a serious breath of fresh air on the Dundas West strip!


Gracie Carroll Flare Localist BT Toronto

The iconic and historic brand Filson has finally planted some Canadian roots on Queen West near Bathurst and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Although Filson makes menswear and womenswear, they’re really well known for their amazing bags and luggage. They’re very durable and definitely a great investment piece if you’re going back to school or just for a great bag for travelling. Filson has proved that their philosophy of providing customers with comfort, protection and durability will never go out of style.


Gracie Carroll Flare Localist BT Toronto

Toronto based HANDFUEL is focused on providing healthy and flavourful products to Canadians. Their hand crafted trail-mix like snacks are seriously addictive and with ingredients sourced from around the world, you know you’re getting the real deal! We love that the toasted almonds are actually based on a recipe created by the founder’s aunt so it has a nice family tie to it. HANDFUEL can be found at Pusateri’s and other high end grocery stores and they retail about $10/bag.


Gracie Carroll Flare Localist BT Toronto

IRIS Denim is from Toronto and all of their jeans are made in Canada which is great because it’s not that easy to find real Canadian jeans! All styles are high-waisted with a bit of stretch so they’re flattering and comfortable and quality made in a variety of styles + colour. We love the wider seventies leg, as well as the cropped flares but of course the classic skinny is great for fall/winter when you’ve gotta wear boots again. You can shop IRIS Denim at Toronto boutiques such as Future of Frances Watson in Parkdale, Victoire on Ossingotn and Coal Miner’s Daughter on Queen West and each pair retails for between $185 to $210.


Gracie Carroll Flare Localist BT Toronto

Women In Science Notebook by The Chemist Tree – Handmade in Canada, this notebook by The Chemist Tree is perfect for any woman’s ideas, hopes and dreams! The perfect inspo for any fierce lady interested in science, the chemical structure shown on the cover is Estrogen, the primary female hormone. The Women In Science Notebooks retail for $19.42 each, click HERE to shop!

Gracie Carroll Flare Localist BT Toronto

Pencil Enamel Pin by Queenie’s Cards – Time to get out your HB 2 pencils because class is now in session with Queenie’s Cards coming straight from YYZ. Super cute and fun, these pins are the perfect addition to a denim jacket and even a new backpack! The Pencil Enamel Pin retails for $12.94, click HERE to shop!

Gracie Carroll Flare Localist BT Toronto

Jane Austen Pencils by Hollyvander’s Wands – Everyone needs a little inspo for back to school right? These Jane Austen inspired pencils by Hollyvander’s Wands come in 4 beautiful shades of pink and are just perf for those of us who still prefer using pencils! The Jane Austen Pencils retail for $11 for a package of 4, click HERE to shop!

You can also shop Etsy Canada in person Toronto September 23 at MaRS Discovery District from 10am-6pm! Click HERE for more info!




(Story by Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)

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