6 Canadian Indie Brands You Need In Your Closet Right Now

Fall is around the corner, which means it’s time to dig out those sweaters and invest in a few new pieces to update your wardrobe for the new season.

If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered with six pretty awesome Canadian brands that are doing fall fashion right.

Did someone say shopping spree?


Image: Poppy Barley

Poppy Barley

Does momma need a new pair of shoes? Head to Poppy Barley – they’re the first company in North America to offer custom fashion boots online, at a price point unheard of in the bespoke goods industry. Offering sizes 5-12 and multiple foot and calf widths, their business is also one you can feel good about spending your dollars and cents on. They’re committed to ethical manufacturing, female empowerment, and the fight against fast fashion. When they say #ShoesToLiveBy, Poppy Barley truly mean it; these are shoes you can stand behind and feel proud of wearing. But they’re also the most comfortable shoes you’ve ever walked in! You really can live in them and I love them!

Image: Odeyalo

Image: Odeyalo


Born in Montreal, Odeyalo’s concept is to produce well-made clothing that is so comfy you can lounge in it, but also fancy enough to wear to work or an event. From their fabrics to the design and production, everything is proudly Canadian. Odeyalo’s new collection has a subtle 70’s vibe with loose shapes and wide legged pants. My personal favourite is the ribbed knit pant –you’ll never want to take them off!


Image: Frank + Oak

Frank + Oak

We’ve been obsessed with Frank + Oak for a while, and starting September 20th, their new Women Collection will be available online only. Drawing inspiration from the life and style of pioneering and entrepreneurial women, the Frank + Oak Women collection will feature a selection of clean silhouettes combined with thoughtful details and uncompromising versatility. Think: a progressive mix of casual and chic wardrobe essentials with a clean and minimal aesthetic for relaxed layering. Can’t wait!


Image: Peather


Peather.co is a talented Montreal-based brand that offers a range of handmade leather accessories that give both men and women the opportunity to stand out in both casual and professional settings. Peather’s goal is to inspire creativity and local entrepreneurship. Using only the highest quality leather, every product is handmade and when possible, hand delivered.

Image: Peace Collective

Image: Peace Collective

Peace Collective

Stylish streetwear never looked better! Long-time favourite, Toronto-based Peace Collective has finally opened their flagship store at 131 Ossington Ave. In addition to their uber-popular clothing line, the flagship will also offer gourmet milkshakes and desserts in their brand new treat bar, aptly called Peace Treats. Also, besides being majorly Instagrammable, this lifestyle brand has an impressive philanthropic drive and Canadian pride engrained within its design. I personally cannot get enough of their ‘Home is Canada’ line.

Image: The Angry Weather

Image: The Angry Weather

The Angry Weather

The Angry Weather was born in 2010 from a desire to express metal mastermind Iveth’s view of the world. Their first collection – full of clouds, raindrops and lightning – is simply irresistible. The Angry Weather is a work of love, and from the earliest sketches to the piece a customer buys and cherishes, everything is handmade and proudly made in Canada.

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