Revamp your style at boutiques in West Queen West Toronto

Fashion and West Queen West go together like peanut butter and jelly. The urban neighbourhood and chic trendsetters are so intertwined, you just can’t mention one without the other. These fashion-forward indie clothing boutiques represent WQW better than anything else in style, personality and uniqueness.

Dutil Denim Toronto

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704 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E7

This store deals entirely in denim. From the metal-tough exterior to the stacks and stacks of folded denim inside, you know that these folks mean serious business. How serious? Well, everything you’ll find in here is raw denim. It’s like a sort of blank slate for jeans where you decide when the first wash will be and the kind of character your pants will develop.

Cabaret Vintage Clothing

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672 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E5

The ‘20s was one of the best decades for women’s fashion, with flowy dresses whose straight-cut lines hinted at the feminine figure underneath. Although you can’t go back in time, Cabaret offers the next best thing by stocking clothes from that era. They also carry men’s clothing, including tuxedos, smoking jackets, blazers, cufflinks and accessories, but the focus is primarily on women’s clothing. As a bonus, they also carry wedding dresses – and for much less than just about anywhere else.

Gravity Pope Company

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1010 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H6

Their reputation was built on having one of the best footwear collections in Toronto, but gravitypope has branched out into men’s and women’s clothing, as well. Everything you look at, whether it’s a pair of men’s Varvatos jeans or women’s Forte Forte shirts, is of super high quality and designed to last. Once you’ve assembled your outfit, it’d be a serious fashion sin to miss looking at the extensive selection of shoes with names usually found in the highest-end stores.

Sydney's

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682 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E5

Europe is consistently the best place to look for fashion trends, especially for men who’re a little unsure about where to start. This store specializes exclusively in men’s fashions, carrying lines that complement the in-house brand, Kin. What you’ll find is racks and shelves filled with stylish, high-quality clothing that dress men in contemporary – but not trendy – fashions. You don’t even need fashion smarts to shop here; just one afternoon will have you feeling like a male model.

Huh

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847 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G4

Excellent wardrobe staples should be able to perform double-duty for both casual and semi-formal wear, with only accessories needed to make an outfit go in either direction. And, to be really fashion forward, it’s important to wear pieces that almost nobody else owns. HUH achieves both of these things in spades, carrying seasonal, eclectic merchandise and only three “copies” of each item. It’s as close to custom-made clothing as you’ll find in any boutique.

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From locally made fashion to custom jewellery, you’ll find what you’re looking for with a stroll down Ossington Avenue – and enough fab stores for a second trip. The strip is city-renowned for being one of the hottest streets for one-off fashion finds and accessories, international designers, and home décor bliss. [Image credit: iStock.com/ozgurcankaya]
Whether you’re a vintage-clothing lover looking to modernize a new treasure or a young professional seeking the perfect tapered trouser, one thing is for certain: you need a good tailor. With a slew of crafty clothiers across the city, all you have to do is take your ill-fitting piece in and let those nimble fingers work their magic. Here is our west end edition of Toronto’s top tailors. [Image credit: iStock.com/solidcolours]
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