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Canada Day presents the perfect time to show some love to cool, homegrown brands. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up 25 stylish finds from Canadian brands to consider investing in this summer season. From lip treats to investment accessories, here are 25 fashion and beauty finds:
The brand: Aritzia.
The find: Headquartered in Vancouver, Aritzia has become a mainstay for fashion finds in Canada — and beyond. This Wilfred Destiny Waist Blazer would be the perfect summer topper thanks to a stylish double-breasted design and an on-trend cropped length. Made from the brand’s ‘famous’ Japanese crepe fabric, it boasts lightweight structure that’s perfect for the season.
$198 | Aritzia, aritzia.com
The brand: Beaufille.
The find: For those whose summer calendar is full of events and parties, look no further than this Zeppelin Dress from the Toronto-based brand Beaufille. The made-in-Italy design is crafted from a buttery yellow viscose material that ensures the midi-lengthy style boasts beautiful movement.
$900 | Beaufille.com
The brand: Brimz.
The find: Toronto-based hat company Brimz is known for its innovative hat designs that range from simple baseball-style caps to knitted fisherman’s toppers. For the summer season, we’re partial to this flamingo-adorned cap in a cool shade of teal.
$45 | Brimzofficial.com
The brand: Cheekbone Beauty.
The find: Boost your summer beauty look with this Sustain Lipstick from the St. Catharines, Ont.-headquartered beauty brand Cheekbone Beauty. The vegan-friendly, clean beauty formula, which is available in a selection of shades, offers hydration for lips along with a super-pigmented satin finish.
$32 | Sephora, sephora.com
The brand: Ecologyst.
The find: Victoria-headquartered clothing brand Ecologyst is known for offering eco-conscious clothing pieces designed to last a lifetime in your closet. This 195 Merino Relaxed Tee leans into that approach by offering a classic T-shirt style crafted from a ZQ-certified merino wool. The unisex design is available in sizes XS to XXL.
$125 | Ecologyst.com
The brand: Hello Darling Co.
The find: Colour play is a primary pillar of the Winnipeg-based brand Hello Darling Co. Designer Miriam Delos Santos creates playful pieces that offer a perfect pop to one’s wardrobe. We’re loving this Linen Crown, which is the ultimate outfit addition to add an element of interest to all your seasonal ensembles.
$50 | Hellodarlingco.ca
The brand: Jenny Bird.
The find: Finding the perfect piece of statement jewelry is easy thanks to Toronto-based brand Jenny Bird. The company’s designs are often inspired by architecture and fashion, ensuring they’re on-trend yet also keepsake-worthy. In recent seasons, the line has expanded to include eye-catching eyewear like these Pilot shades, a modern take on the classic aviator silhouette.
$265 | Jenny-bird.ca
The brand: Kaela Kaye.
The find: The ultimate vacation, party and everyday wear can be found in the collections from Toronto-based brand Kaela Kaye. Designer Catherine Addai offers elegant and playful pieces like this Awana Ruffle Crop Top, which is crafted from 100 per cent cotton and is made locally. It’s the perfect piece to dress up jeans, a skirt or shorts.
$224 | Kaelakay.com
The brand: Khair Labs.
The find: Founded by Canadian entertainer Keshia Chanté, this hair-care brand specializes in offering hair oils that do ‘it all.’ This Extra Rich iteration of the line’s golden elixir promises to tame frizz, add shine and softness, and help support a balanced scalp thanks to ingredients such as Vitamin E, amino acids, coconut and shea oils, and more.
$38 | Khairlabs.com
The brand: Knix.
The find: Offering the ultimate range of bras and panties, lounge and even swimwear, Toronto-headquartered brand Knix is on a mission to change the way we think about undergarments. Known for its Leakproof line, the company recently launched these Leakproof Thigh Savers, which protect against thigh-chafing while also offering leak-free protection for periods or bladder leaks.
$44 | Knix, knix.ca
The brand: KOTN.
The find: Built around the ethos of offering sustainable clothing options that are heavy on ethically sourced cotton, the Toronto-headquartered company offers a curated collection of closet essential like this Unisex Antifit Denim. With a relaxed shape, three available lengths, and a natural, organic-cotton material, they’re poised to become an everyday favourite.
$138 | Kotn, kotn.com
The brand: LAMARQUE.
The find: Creating collections filled with fashionable pieces made using soft leathers and even feathers, Montreal-based brand LAMARQUE offers statement styles for the style-obsessed. Pieces like this Zaina Feather Bustier, available in sizes XXS to L, add an element of fun for day, event and evening wear.
$295 | Lamarquecollection.com
The brand: Londre Bodywear.
The find: Known and loved for its swimwear options, Vancouver-headquartered brand Londre also offers a growing selection of resort and beach-appropriate pieces. We’re partial to this Airy Mesh Dress in the print Heavenly Bodies, which hails from a limited-edition collaboration with model Sixtine Rouyre and features art by Brooklyn-based artist Camile Hunt.
$149 | Londrebodywear.ca
The brand: Maguire Shoes.
The find: Fun footwear designs that meet the needs of both fashion and function are the foundation of Montreal-based brand Maguire. From boots to these party-ready Mira Silver Heeled Sandals, the company’s designs are walkable, wearable and, well, wonderful.
$195 | Maguireshoes.com
The brand: Melanie Auld.
The find: Vancouver-based jewelry designer Melanie Auld creates pieces that span materials and price points — yet are unified by an elegant-yet-effortless esthetic. An example of this is the Transformation Medallion necklace, which features a pendant piece crafted from gold over sterling silver, along with sparkling CZ stones for an heirloom feel at an approachable price.
The brand: Mejuri.
The find: A mainstay for many jewelry consumers, Toronto-headquartered jewelry brand Mejuri has effectively turned the fine jewelry market on its head by offering a wide variety of pieces that suit pretty much everyone’s style and budget. From its sweetly named Gelato summer drop, the Toronto-based brand, which recently debuted a new flagship in its home city, this Charlotte Slim Enamel Ring is sure to sweeten any ring stack.
$98 | Mejuri, mejuri.com
The brand: Midnight Paloma.
The find: Self care is at the centre of Vancouver-based brand Midnight Paloma. From skin-care salves to the recently released Tea Tree and Juniper Berry bath soak, the company’s creations are all about enabling a sense of ‘ahh.’ With outdoors-inspired olfactory elements and skin-softening ingredients, this soak is designed to bring the calming sense of a walk in the woods to your bathtub.
$12 | midnightpaloma.com
The brand: OKOKO Cosmetiques.
The find: Skin-care junkies can get their fix from the carefully crafted creations from Vancouver-based brand OKOKO Cosmetiques. The products, like this L’Élixir de Clarté, address various skin concerns such as radiance and hydration with ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), upcycled barley and more.
$105 | Okokocosmetiques.com
The brand: Sarah Mulder Jewelry.
The find: Designed with the “adventurous spirit” in mind, Vancouver-based brand Sarah Mulder Jewelry offers a selection of pieces that balance the designer’s background in fine art with her understanding of fine jewelry. These Toni 15mm Hoops offer a bold, slightly sculptural style made from a 24-karat gold plated material over a nickel-free brass base.
$75 | Sarahmulder.com
The brand: Selfish Swimwear.
The find: Shake-up your swimwear selection with a piece from the Montreal-based brand Selfish Swimwear. Offering a wide variety of stylish, made-in-Canada swimsuits, the brand plays with prints and colours, as well as unique cuts. This Simone one-piece features a fun, marble print and is made from an Italian fabric that features recycled fibres for a sustainable spin on swimwear.
$160 | Selfishswimwear.com
The brand: Sisters Sage.
The find: The two sisters behind Vancouver-based brand Sister Sage, Lynn-Marie and Melissa-Rae Angus, merge natural skin-care elements with traditional Indigenous ingredients with the goal of creating modern skin-care solutions. The brand’s soaps, like this Oatmeal Rose option, are celebrated for their gentle cleansing properties and natural ingredients.
$11.50 | Sisterssage.com
The brand: Sonya Lee.
The find: With an eye for timelessness, Vancouver-based designer Stephanie Sonya Ibbitson creates handbags like this KYM design that are meant to be carried for a lifetime. Locally handcrafted using a smooth black leather, the shoulder bag features a top zip closure and a classic oblong shape. Going seamlessly from day to night, it’s the perfect piece to carry the day’s absolute essentials.
$344 | Sonyalee.co
The brand: Tentree.
The find: Founded in Saskatchewan, this sustainably minded brand is now based in Vancouver. Tentree offers a full selection of designs for men and women ranging from hooded sweatshirts to this stylish Knit Rib Skirt. Made from a Tencel-modal blend that features organic cotton and fibres extracted from beech wood, the sale of each piece, as is the case with all the brand’s styles, sees 10 trees planted for every purchase.
$68 | Tentree.ca
The brand: Vallier.
The find: A fashion brand for outdoor enthusiasts, Montreal-based Vallier aims to bring technical elements of outdoor clothing to urban environments. This Todds Tote Bag is part day pack part commuter carryall thanks to elements such as a sturdy, organic cotton exterior, zippered compartments and adjustable straps for easy carrying.
$59.99 | Vallier.com
The brand: Warren Steven Scott.
The find: B.C.-born, Toronto based fashion designer Warren Steven Scott aims to create stylish pieces that embody a “modern image of fashion through an Indigenous lens.” These Salish Chandelier earrings represent that angle, offering a remix of cultural design elements in a rainbow of ear-candy hues.
$70 | Warrenstevenscott.com
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