The Thing: the oxymoronic appeal of Canadiana cool
In Toronto, we’ve been fashioning chandeliers from antlers and cherishing Cowichan sweaters for years. It took the Vancouver Olympics—and The Bay’s iconic, must-have red mittens—for the rest of the world to catch on to Canuck style. D&G debuted to-die-for knit sweater dresses and matching mukluks at Milan fashion week, woodsy plaids and alpine prints are proliferating madly, and fur-lined hoodies have become a fall wardrobe staple. Toronto designers are keeping it coming, with long johns by Philip Sparks, a Jeremy Laing dress inspired by Haida patterns and, from new furrier Izma, beaver trapper hats chic enough to make Pam Anderson rethink her PETA pledge.
Find out where to buy the items above, after the jump.
WHERE TO FIND IT: 1. HBC cashmere scarf, $115 at The Bay; 2. Douglas Coupland messenger bag, $58 at Roots; 3. Haida dress, $1,195 at Jeremy Laing studio; 4. Kids’ parka, $299 at mushmush.ca; 5. Gretzky leather jacket, $398 at Roots; 6. Hockey stick hanger, $98 at urbanproduct.ca; 7. Izma muskrat coat, $3,995 at Hugo Nicholson; 8. Izma beaver hat, $295 at Magnolia; 9. Virginia Johnson elk print scarf, $195 at The Bay; 10. Snowshoe-inspired chair by Samare, $1,270 at Ministry of the Interior; 11. HBC striped towels, $30 each at The Bay; 12. Royal Canadian Air Force bag, $150 at Red Canoe; 13. Provincial tartans, $50 each at Red Canoe.