UPDATE: Lost and Found has now moved to 44 Ossington Avenue.
The place:Lost and Found, a new clothing boutique and espresso bar, feels right at home in the mixed bag of vintage shops, hair salons and hip restaurants of Little Portugal. Plywood floors and exposed brick walls enclose a space furnished with vintage pieces. Co-owners Zai Rajkotwala and Jonathan Elias offer brands that aren’t available elsewhere in the city. Rajkotwala, a fashion school grad, chooses the women’s clothing and Elias, a former merchandiser for The Gap, buys for men. A third partner, Justin Veiga, handles the coffee side of the business.
The stuff: The prevailing aesthetic in both the men’s and women’s selections here is simple, clean lines. A grey velvet A-line skirt by Charlotte Ronson, (for which the store has exclusive distribution rights in Canada) is an example of the shop’s relaxed but on-trend apparel. At a lower price point are classic Levi’s and jewellery from Joomi Lim and Ax and Apple. A beautiful unisex canvas and leather rucksack by American leather goods company MAKR Carry Goods goes for $165. In the coming weeks, Lost and Found is bringing in clothing by Toronto designer Erin Kleinberg and the Japanese casual wear retailer Uniqlo. The espresso, meanwhile, comes from Chicago’s MetropolisCoffee Company.
The find: A Charlotte Ronson sheath dress ($490) with an asymmetrical lace overlay is an LBD that combines smart tailoring with just the right amount of drape.
15 thoughts on “Introducing: Lost and Found, the Dundas West boutique carrying Charlotte Ronson and (soon) Uniqlo”
Store looks great-what’s its address?
Excited about the prospect of being able to find Uniqlo in Toronto. Not excited about the probable mark-up on it when sold at a boutique. The whole point of the Uniqlo is that it’s the non-trashy, reasonably priced version of American Apparel.
Its about time we had a spot to find Uniqulo in this town. I love the idea of having a place to sit and veg with a coffee while shopping. This place looks amazing. I will be checking it out for sure.
The coffee is awesome!
Uniqlo is awesome because the clothes are high quality, casual but stylish, and inexpensive. Unless Uniqlo comes to Canada with their own stores and the volume to keep prices in check I don’t think you’ll see the third part of their value prop anywhere in TO. It’s cool that this store is bringing some of their stuff to town though.
FINALLY UNIQLO IN TORONTO! Although I am pretty sure I’ll never buy anything from them here.
I went to the store the other day and they have some amazing pieces even though I didn’t notice any Uniqlo items. Will definitely go back
Why not have the coffee and espresso come from a local company? Support local businesses!
The store looks amazing. Can’t wait to visit it.
Bought 2 pairs of jeans: Zai and Jonathan know their stuff. Coffee was slamming had a almond-milk-latte…
Bought a pair of super hot Levis jeggings, and I now live in them!! Zai was so helpful with the fit!
I’ll be back again soon!
Had a delicious latte there the other day. Yum.
Just got off the phone with Jonathan. Sounds like an awesome guy. Don’t get tooo excited about Uniqlo in Toronto just yet, as of now they’re only doing basics. And because Uniqlo sucks for distribution, they’re proxying most of it in. With that said, there is barely a markup, so it’ll be awesome to be able to get some Uniqlo socks and t’s without having to go overseas.
visited these guys last saturday and loved it.
latte was wonderful and jonathan was a delight.
Visited the store last weekend and picked up an Makr oxblood 3 horizon; it’s a really cool store, and Jonathon and Zai are really nice. I can see myself going there again.
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