Based in Toronto, Canada, the UK Designer team travel regularly to London, England to source and buy samples for our UK DESIGNER SALES . We buy only from the best designers to the high street where the creativity and uniqueness of the London fashion scene sets them apart from the rest of the world. Nearly everything is made in the UK, tops, sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, jackets and coats. Our prices are deliberately kept low so that you keep coming back, we guarantee you’ll find lots of lovely things.
Since 2017 we’ve be staging our very popular ‘pop up’ boutiques in various parts of the city and recently opening our first permanent flagship store in The Beaches! We also host regular ‘pop up’ sales in top hotel event rooms in and around Toronto. Our current locations being The Royal York Hotel Toronto, The Sheraton Parkway Richmond Hill and The Hilton Meadowvale Mississauga.
THINGS TO NOTE:
1)Sizes: Because everything is from the UK and from various high street brands, the sizing is wildly different from North American brands. A size 6 Canadian is a size 10 UK ( so add 4), but sizing difference between brands can be radically different too – firstly “eyeball” it – does it look about the right size ? Then try it on. Most of the samples are sizes small and medium (which can mean anything!). That’s why, unlike other sales, we encourage customers to take as much as they want into the changing rooms – just within reason though please it can get very messy and out of control!
2)Styles: Check out unfamiliar or unlikely choices. Everything is direct from the UK and has a completely different look to what is available here in Canada. UK fashions are very ahead of the trends so they won’t seem familiar to you (but they will very shortly as you start to see them featured in the latest fashion magazines). I advise going for unusual and eye-catching pieces, our regular customers say they get the best comments whenever they wear our clothes because they’re so beautiful and unique. The prices are extremely cheap too so you can afford to take a risk and go for something more individual! Experiment! Of course we also have beautiful classic-cut pants, skirts, dresses and coats too!
3)Fabrics: These will probably be unfamiliar too since they mostly come from Europe. UK fabric testing standards are the highest in the world ( Marks and Spencer’s set the bar!), so most dresses, tops, skirts and pants are mostly machine washable and will withstand repeated washings too ( dry cleaning is exorbitantly expensive in the UK therefore avoided except for tailored and lined styles). The coats just in are made from European, mainly wool blends and they’re all tailored in Europe so the cut and the finish is amazing. These must be dry cleaned!
4)Payment: – we accept Debit, Visa & Mastercard, also cash.
Teresa & Clem