There are no shortage of options, when it comes to where to shop in Toronto for your kids. And while there are great things about stores and chains of all sizes, there’s something special about small, locally-owned boutiques. One example is Kid Culture, which carries fun stuff for kids of all ages. Located in the heart of the Junction, this children’s boutique is dedicated to selling locally handmade and designed clothing and accessories.
Locally Made Kids Fashion
Kid Culture’s owner Clare Raman says, “Our goal is to provide our customers with a unique, fun, and inspired shopping experience. We are proud to carry products that are constructed with top quality fabric and made with attention to detail. We also have eco-friendly options with garments crafted from organic cotton, re-purposed fabrics and bamboo. We work closely with the designers and many will accommodate custom orders. We welcome your suggestions, too. If you don’t see something you’re looking for then let us know!”
Clare opened Kid Culture after the birth of her second child. She shares, “I have always been a crafter. I wanted to offer something great and handmade, to start kids off on the right foot, appreciating something special and unique.” She wants everything in the shop to be made locally. Fabrics are sourced locally, and the clothing is sewn locally as well. The shop has a dozen designers from their immediate neighbourhood of the Junction, Roncesvalles and High Park. The rest are all from Ontario, and one his from New Brunswick.
Where to Shop in Toronto
If this sounds like your idea of where to shop in Toronto for the wee ones in your life, you’ll be glad to know that Kid Culture is holding their grand re-opening this weekend. The store has moved to a bigger, brighter and better location, with new space for workshops and story time. The re-opening is happening on Saturday, June 1, 2013. You’ll find giveaways, discounts and fun. At 10:30am you can participate in a song and story. At 11:00 there will be (paid) workshops where you can learn about heat transferring from paper to cloth. And from 12:30-2:30pm Diana Nazareth Photography will be running a photo booth.
Following their grand re-opening, Kid Culture will be holding regular story times and workshops. To find out more about those, visit them online, or stop by their store. And to find out more about this solution for where to shop in Toronto for kids clothes you can feel good about, check out this video on Vimeo.