Oliver Spencer announces it will carry its women’s collection in Toronto, adding to this city’s heritage womenswear movement
Attention women who feel left out from the dandy man’s business plan: Oliver Spencer is bringing his womenswear to the streets of Toronto, and it has been announced that the flagship store on Queen Street West will offer the brand’s fall/winter 2011 collection. This will be the second major heritage-style menswear brand to dress the ladies of our city—the first being Philip Sparks, who has already taken a couple of successful stabs at making dresses in addition to his typical suiting. The womenswear collection includes eight pieces—dresses, coats, jackets and skirts—with feminine details that complement the men’s collection (think knits, sharp tailoring and button-down shirts). We’re a fan of both Sparks’s menswear and his women’s designs, as well as Oliver Spencer’s sharp tailoring, but does this mark the beginning of a womenswear competition between two of our favourite dandy boys? See the full collection after the jump.