BOUTIQUE LE TROU, 940 Queen Street West, 416-516-7122, www.boutiqueletrou.com
THE VIBE: Your rich art-gallery-owning aunt's mammoth walk-in closet.
LABELS: Jason Meyers's red-carpet-ready looks, organic Obakki men's and womenswear, and artful Kristin Bond silks add some Vancouver flavour.
COMRAGS, 654 Queen West, 416-360-7249, www.comrags.com
THE VIBE: Ground zero for the stylishly smarty-panted.
LABELS: All Comrags all the time, including spring's egg-shaped sack dresses and ruffle-hemmed sheaths.
FINISHING TOUCHES, 3281 Yonge, 416-482-9034
THE VIBE: An uptown, upscale outlet for local design at the top of its game.
LABELS: Hunt down seasoned Toronto fashion masters Lida Baday's and Brian Bailey's modern classic takes on the trends.
FRESH COLLECTIVE, 692 Queen West, 416-594-1313, www.freshcollective.com
THE VIBE: The city's longest-lasting fashion co-op, with a rotating designer roster.
LABELS: Odd Bird domino necklaces, embroidered Littlecat messenger bags and nubby Fresh Baked Goods knits.
MODEL CITIZEN, 913 Dundas West, 416-553-6632
THE VIBE: Canadiana clothing for creative-type Trinity Bellwoods boys and girls.
LABELS: Men's lines like Philip Sparks, AKA and Loid mingle with womenswear faves Mercy and Karamea.
NATHALIE-ROZE & CO., 1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699, www.nathalie-roze.com
THE VIBE: A year-round DIY fashion craft fair.
LABELS: Lola silkscreened shirts and hats along with local faves Dagg & Stacey and Snoflake.
PHO PA, 698 Queen West, 416-979-9444; and 503 Danforth, 416-850-1527
THE VIBE: One-stop style-sophisticate shopping for east- and west-enders.
LABELS: Feminine frocks by Wonderlust and everyday gear by House of Spy.
THE RAGE, 13 Kensington, 416-588-5177
THE VIBE: Designer newbies with serious ones-to-watch skills.
LABELS: Irene Stickney's fashion-forward and wearable mix stands out from the up-and-coming pack.
STUDIO LABIRI, 548 Danforth, 416-778-6820
THE VIBE: Swish minus the snooty and the stuffy.
LABELS: Local high-end star Pink Tartan hangs with Montrealer Andy The-Anh's glamorama looks.
SUSAN HARRIS, 135 Tecumseth, 416-703-8537, www.susanharrisdesign.ca
THE VIBE: Sustainable fashion pairing style with eco smarts.
LABELS: Harris's in-house line collages cozy fabrics, offset screen prints and contrasting thread into geometric and slouchy separates.