Where to Shop for Women’s Work Wardrobe Staples

Toronto is home to some popular retailers and independent boutiques with smart suits and other wardrobe staples for women. Shop from these women’s wear stores to get what you need to show off your inner working girl style.

Tiger of Sweden

For women, pencil skirts, women’s sides, tux jackets, cigarette pants and blazers are available in various tones that include occasional fashion colours.

Ann Taylor Loft

Look for work-appropriate apparel at this famous retailer located in Yorkdale and Eaton Centre. This is home to traditional work blouses that are embellished with lace overlays, bows and bedazzled collars to offer them a little visual appeal. If you are a trendsetter, you will like the tuxedo-inspired pantsuits and jumpsuits here. Additionally, Ann Taylor Loft carries tall and petite sizes as well as various footwear choices to make sure you always step in style.


Have a designer wardrobe or less at this store filled with used fashions from designer labels and mid-range brands. The shop’s items are hand-chosen for their quality construction and timeless appeal. The dresses, footwear options and skirts are deeply discounted from their original price. As stocks always change here, you won’t be able to know what to find here; however, you can be sure to come up with designer vintage ensembles.

Club Monaco

This famous high-street boutique boasts chic items which can stand the test of time. The cohesive colour palate and flexible designs make it easy to mix and match the luxurious offerings and mid-priced wardrobe basics offered here. Fit-and-flair skirts, patterned blazers and feminine blouses are perfect transition-pieces which will make you look amazing.

Pink Tartan

This stylish women’s wear brand allows elegant luxury to meet preppy polish. You can find this store inside a heritage building in Yorkville hood. It is filled with the entire Pink Tartan collection, together with a collection of complementary designer pieces, housewares and accessories. Work wardrobe staples such as sensible trousers, tailored white dress shirt and shift dresses are placed side by side with trendier options such as flirty peplum tops, patterned pencil skirts and items that are adorned with ruffles and feathers.

Banana Republic

This American retailer is a one-stop shop for your wardrobe needs. Banana Republic holds frequently sales leaving items discounted up to 50%, making it easy for you to stock up on structured suit, casual knit cardigans and silk camisoles. Ornament necklaces and metallic A-skirts can provide extra glamour to the basics.


TNT Hazelton Lanes

Trendsetters visit this boutique for designer shoes, accessories and clothes. The Hazelton Lanes and location and uptown showroom stock fashion-forward designs which veer a little trendier than work appropriate; however, there are other excellent pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe that include smart pea coats, sleek leather goods and tailored blazers. Also Hudson Jeans and J Brand jeans can be bought here for your casual Fridays.

A lot of the boutiques in Toronto will announce its incoming sales. To be sure you can take advantage of warehouse sales for women’s work wear, check out Style Democracy warehouse sale events listings.