Canadian fashion destination Homegrown Boutique is closing its doors
Homegrown Boutique, one of the city’s purveyors of up-and-coming Canadian fashion, is closing its Yorkville storefront on March 1st. Owner Michelle Baboolall says she’s been planning on taking her niche shop online for a while, and neighbourhood changes (like condo construction at One Yorkville), pushed the decision forward. “A lot of shops are closing these days, it’s kind of scary,” she said. While the closure is sad news for fans of local fashion, the boutique’s online site will continue to peddle emerging Canadian designers like Zoran Dobric and dagg + stacey, and shoppers can look forward to the store’s upcoming pop-up shops at Women Supporting Women on March 8th, and the Midnight Market on March 21st. As for the future of the Yorkville space, Baboolall plans to appeal to the changing neighbourhood by launching a new store with a broader concept and a greater variety of stock, including international designers and menswear. Stay tuned for more details.