As the smell of BBQ wafted down down the alley that leads into Big Crow on Dupont, Tuck Shop Trading Co. transported us back to the cottage with their highly covetable collection of Canadian made and inspired accessories and outerwear. Designer and founder Lyndsay Borschke enlightened us on her inspirations for the collection which are rooted back in summers up at Camp Wapomeo on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park. As a fellow Wapomeo goer myself, we bonded immediately over all those summers spent canoe tripping and horseback riding with all our friends as kids, and in turn fell straight in love with all the toques and paddles that lined the wall of the rustic backyard BBQ restaurant.
Combining recycled fur, fine cashmere, and heavy wool, the edited collection had everything you’d need to keep you cozy in the city or even just a dash out for more wood at the cottage. Cashmere toques and neckwear are named after places like Toronto, Banff, Halifax, Muskoka, Whistler, Montreal, Laurentians, and Ossington, designed to embody the style of each location, while a collection of blankets in jersey or cashmere will keep you cozy no matter what the season.
Also launching in their online shop is a sub collection for Tuck Shop Trading Co. called City of Neighbourhoods consisting of simple acrylic toques, just like your mom made you wear when you were a kid, adorned a neighbourhood of Toronto in that iconic TTC lettering. Probably the most coveted piece in the collection is the Cottage Coat, available in four oh-so covetable patterns including Buffalo Check and MacAusland’s Stripe, and made with rich wool, lined with chambray cotton, and detailed on the back and elbows with caramel leather.
Launching yesterday officially online at TuckShopCo.com, just in time for Christmas shopping season, we predict many happy Canadian shoppers will be gifting this collection to each other this holiday.
Take a look at some of our photos from the preview yesterday evening below.