Favorite Canadian Store. Retail or online.

Inactive User

Nov 26, 2007 @ 01:24
Hey guys,

I am looking for all the Canadian opinion's on their favorite retailer (storefront or online).
I saw the Official Shop guide, but there are tons of shops on there.

I am trying to narrow it down a bit.

The reason I am asking is because I am personally looking for a retailer (Storefront or Online) specifically in Canada who I could shop my holiday line to. I am getting a lot of buyers from Canada, and a Canadian retailer would make this easier considering all the forms I have to fill out each time.

For storefronts, I am looking for places that have a wide / decent selection and a good customer service.
The last thing I would want would be to have my clothes in a store in which I wouldn't feel welcome shopping in.

Any help would be appreciated.

Inactive User

Nov 26, 2007 @ 03:37
subdivision is the dopest store by far, although they are more about foreign brands though. They stock the dopest shit .....

prolly doesn't fit ur democratic though (did i use that word right?)

Inactive User

Nov 26, 2007 @ 03:50
subdivision is the dopest store by far, although they are more about foreign brands though. They stock the dopest shit .....

prolly doesn't fit ur democratic though (did i use that word right?)


i was gonna say the same store. best people, best brands.
Nov 26, 2007 @ 07:30
you might want to shop it to livestock
www.deadstock.ca
maybe dazone
www.dazone.ca
stolen riches
www.stolenriches.ca

livestock has a toronto and vancouver location but the 2 others are toronto locations

Inactive User

Nov 26, 2007 @ 10:35
Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it.
Nov 26, 2007 @ 10:45
i'm a huge fan of haven:

www.havenshop.ca

and of course we got us NORML ottawa:

www.normlclothing.ca
Nov 26, 2007 @ 11:35
Livestock/Goodfoot for Stussy, The Hundreds, some other random stuff, and shoes

Subdivision for everything else

El Kartel puts out some good stuff too
Nov 26, 2007 @ 12:28
Nov 26, 2007 @ 12:42
+1 for havenshop.ca good guys and good store, foosh is also good for more of a tee shirt/streetwear style

Inactive User

Nov 26, 2007 @ 14:56
GOODFOOT and OffTheHook
Nov 26, 2007 @ 16:00
subdivision is the dopest store by far, although they are more about foreign brands though. They stock the dopest shit .....

prolly doesn't fit ur democratic though (did i use that word right?)



No, the word is demographic.
Nov 26, 2007 @ 16:14
Holt Renfrew is uncontested the best shop. People should quit dick riding the local shops.
Nov 26, 2007 @ 19:17
my favourite store would be gdft/ransom/nomad, thats usually the first place I go to when looking for shoes and clothes, selling your line to goodfoot would be good because they have locations all over canada
Nov 28, 2007 @ 01:31
Goodfoot FTW. Livestock is good too, but I just find the guys at Goodfoot nicer and they're really helpful.
Nov 28, 2007 @ 02:42
i was gonna say the same store. best people, best brands.


actually it's just "person"
Nov 28, 2007 @ 11:52
How about info on your brand , i mean how can we suggest any shops
when we dont know what your selling ??

One guy said Holt Renfrew , true great Canadian shop but maybe your
selling Paco clothing. Another said Da Zone (crap IMO) but maybe your
selling Emo Skinny Jeans ........... etc etc.

Need to know what your selling.
Meow
Nov 28, 2007 @ 15:37
you want to ship out your own line right?

i'd say checkout livestock (www.deadstock.ca)

and then if not goodfoot (getonthegoodfoot.ca)

Inactive User

Nov 30, 2007 @ 00:30
How about info on your brand , i mean how can we suggest any shops
when we dont know what your selling ??

One guy said Holt Renfrew , true great Canadian shop but maybe your
selling Paco clothing. Another said Da Zone (crap IMO) but maybe your
selling Emo Skinny Jeans ........... etc etc.

Need to know what your selling.
Meow



Yeah, sorry about that, I probably should have initially clarified.
I started a line titled Villainy Brand.
Just 4 basic tees for holiday 07 and then 5 tees for the spring.
Heres our post from a few weeks back from the "upcoming and emerging brands" section:

http://www.hypebeast.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52729

Here are the 4 tees we have currently.


You can also check our myspace and blog (in my sig)

Thanks again to everyone for the information. It really helped me out choosing what stores to approach.
Nov 30, 2007 @ 14:28
Holt Renfrew is uncontested the best shop. People should quit dick riding the local shops.


only is ur droppin $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Dec 02, 2007 @ 08:11
Your logo is fairly simple
Dec 08, 2007 @ 04:15
i'm liking those tees, especially the coke diet tee. If you're lookin for shops, the spot in winnipeg is definitely The Urban Bakery. dope store, recently renovated.
Dec 08, 2007 @ 13:53
you might want to shop it to livestock
www.deadstock.ca
maybe dazone
www.dazone.ca
stolen riches
www.stolenriches.ca

livestock has a toronto and vancouver location but the 2 others are toronto locations


all fucking horrible stores haha
Dec 09, 2007 @ 23:58
Goodfoot easily. No other choice.

They don't really peddle brands they have no business selling like Livestock (Idiom?????), they are nowhere near pretentious like SBDVN, and the people are dumb nice. I can spend 30 minutes in G' buying a tee and I think that says something.
Dec 10, 2007 @ 00:33
how is livestock selling idiom any different than goodfoot selling north face nse?
Dec 10, 2007 @ 15:33
Pretty good argument...

I digress. But still, I can see G' carrying NSE and I just never thought we'd see metallic Idiom jackets in Livestock, considering what they told me about no other actual snowboard shops being able to have an account. That's kind of the direction G' is going in (with the Penfield jackets and Red Wing boots and all...) and Livestock seem like they just want to sell $700 jackets.
Dec 10, 2007 @ 15:40
I think both shops are great for vancouver. Both shops I think are just trying to differentiate themselves from all the toy ass streetwear shops popping up. They both are trying to cater to a more knowledgable customer rather than a second tier shop such as Complex, dipt, etc who are/were urban shops that are trying to cash in on the hype.
Dec 10, 2007 @ 16:09
lol, more knowledgable customer = a hypebeast
Dec 10, 2007 @ 16:39
I think both shops are great for vancouver. Both shops I think are just trying to differentiate themselves from all the toy ass streetwear shops popping up. They both are trying to cater to a more knowledgable customer rather than a second tier shop such as Complex, dipt, etc who are/were urban shops that are trying to cash in on the hype.


Complex and Dipt have been around longer than any of the new shops like g and ls. They are pre-hypebeast, and have always carried brands like stussy and nikes and staple and things of that nature. clothing trends come and go, staying relevany and on top of it is a good thing
Dec 10, 2007 @ 17:06
yes they have been around for some time, but they have always been targeted to an 'urban' consumer. dipt moreso than complex. come on dipt sells sean john and enyce. imo these are the shops that are slowly killing streetwear.

^as far as what I meant by knowledgable customer, perhaps what I mean is someone who is buying product and knows what they are buying into rather than buying into something simply cuz it looks cool.
Dec 10, 2007 @ 18:18
Pretty good argument...

I digress. But still, I can see G' carrying NSE and I just never thought we'd see metallic Idiom jackets in Livestock, considering what they told me about no other actual snowboard shops being able to have an account. That's kind of the direction G' is going in (with the Penfield jackets and Red Wing boots and all...) and Livestock seem like they just want to sell $700 jackets.


idiom was designed by hiroshi fujiwara specifically for snowboarders within the japanese & more fashion/street oriented markets.. i'm sorry but livestock is idiom's exact demographic
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