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WE'RE BACK!! WE MISSED YOU!!

Thank you to our customers and friends for continuing to stick with us throughout these times (and multiple lockdowns). We appreciate each and every one of you beauties!!

 We are very pleased to be opening the doors again and welcome you back to our Bloorcourt store starting June 11th.

  We will be allowing up to 2 customers in the shop at one time (face mask required). We'll be open Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5.

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EDITORIAL SS21

For this season's editorial photoshoot, we trekked over to Christie Pits Park on a weekday afternoon. Normally full of people enjoying a nice Spring day, due to the forced lockdown, the park was quieter than normal. Baseball diamonds team-less. Pools water-less. And benches conversation-less. That being said, we wanted to capture some laidback looks that Spring/Summer garbs usually conjure up. Shot by our good friend Jamie Lahtinen. Modelled by Rashaun and Shad.

 
 
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COLLECTION REVIEW - BATTENWEAR SS21 - HIDDEN PARADISE

Every season, Battenwear comes up with a short phrase to sum up the feeling of their newest collection. For the Battenwear Spring/Summer 2021 collection, they have chosen "hidden paradise" as their motto. This collection is the sum whole of what we can't wait to wear on our next adventure. As they've picked fabrics and reworked shapes, they've escaped into this collection, mentally walking down a tropical beach on the way to a torch lit dinner, or sitting dazed and listening to live music in a park, or eating family style in a meadow under a foreign sky with new friends.



In addition to many returning favorites like the Local Shorts, Five Pocket Island Shirt and caps, in fresh colors and fabrics that we're really excited about, there is also a brand new made in Japan capsule.

Why made in Japan? One of the things we love the most, no matter the design medium, is finding surprisingly good combinations between things that otherwise don't seem like they should go together. In this case, the roughness of traditional American outerwear and the precision of Japanese textiles and sewing. We have in this season the Beach tee which is an ultra comfy American-style boxy tee in a fine tooth Japanese terry cloth.

We are very pleased to share this vacation of a collection with you. And we look forward to hearing about the adventures you take it on and vice versa. See you on the beach!