If you still have some holiday shopping to do, we’re here to help! Style expert, Mana Mansour reveals her list of locally sourced gifts that will make you feel extra good about giving this holiday season. Shop the brands below!
Ahiri is a high-design direct-to-consumer label that makes pieces that are perfect for the fashionista in your life. This Toronto-based brand offers quality wearable womenswear at accessible price points. Each piece is designed to be layered into every wearer’s existing wardrobe and effortlessly transition from season to season. Shop the Queen St. W pop-up shop until December 31 and online at ahiri.ca.
Adae Jewelry makes high-quality delicate pieces meant for layering, including vintage-inspired charms. Their jewelry tarnish and water-resistant and is made with hypo-allergenic metals. All pieces are named after friends and family who have helped build and support their brand.
The Amanda Necklace; $46 at Adae Jewelry | The Hayley Herringbone; $59 at Adae Jewelry | The Noor Necklace; $48 at Adae Jewelry | The Yasmeen Earrings; $51 at Adae Jewelry | The Zoey Earrings; $51 at Adae Jewelry | The Taylor Hoops; $46 at Adae Jewelry | The Valentina Ring; $49 at Adae Jewelry | The Ebony Ring; $51 at Adae Jewelry
This brand was founded by Toronto’s Ela Aldorsson, who previously worked as an accessory wholesaler for Burberry and in public relations for Hermes. Ela Handbags are made with vegan leather, and the lining is made from recycled water bottles. The bags are meant to be versatile and adaptable, so they can be worn in multiple ways with a variety of hands-free strap options.
SHOP: Baguette- Khaki Croc Effect; $88 at Ela Handbags | Belt Bag- Chestnut Croc; $95 at Ela Handbags | Micro Belt Bag- Sage Croc; $85 at Ela Handbags | Lady Bag- Denim Pebble; $138 at Ela Handbags | ela x Sasha Exeter- Frame Clutch Black Pebble; $118 at Ela Handbags
We love this Toronto skincare brand named after its founder Fran Miller for its organic products made with locally-grown ingredients. Each formula is 100 percent toxin-free, biodegradable, and packed in minimalistic chic packaging that looks great on any counter. Every product is designed for multi-tasking and multi-use for seamless layering.