No one does winter wear quite like Canada. (Truly, who else could make puffer jackets look this good?) It’s no wonder the True North is also home to several brands that can help you hunker down in style. After all, is there any better way to beat the winter blues than swathing yourself in something comfortable and chic, especially when you have no intention of leaving the house?
From polished PJs to cozy knits you can dress up or down, here are 9 Canadian loungewear brands making a strong case for staying in hibernation mode ’til spring.
Toronto-based OKAYOK specializes in modern knits for the whole family, with everything from classic crewneck sweatshirts and tailored pleated trousers to a V-neck, high-waist jumpsuit you can wear whether you’re clocking in or kicking back on your couch.
With a mission to empower women to celebrate their natural shape, Mary Young has been creating comfortable, eco-conscious lingerie and loungewear made from soft and stretchy bamboo rayon since 2014.
Doorbell? Don’t sweat it. Soft Focus puts an elevated spin on easy-wearing looks like drape-y jumpsuits, colour-blocked cropped robes and slinky Oxford shirts with matching lounge pants.
Located in Toronto’s West End, Sartoria gives fine knit sweaters a new lease on life by creating beautiful, breathable base layers out of repurposed cashmere and merino wool.
Paper Label was launched out of Vancouver in 2013 to offer sophisticated separates that feel great against your skin and can be mixed and matched for lazy days, long flights and every leisurely activity in between.
For pajamas with a personal touch, look to Toronto’s own Kip for Turkish and Egyptian cotton sleepwear with optional monogramming.
Inspired by a 19th-century chemise discovered at a London market, The Sleep Shirt’s timeless designs are machine washable and made to last from soft fabrics like Japanese cotton and linen. It’s not for nothing that Oprah included the Canadian-made company on her 2017 list of Favorite Things!
Toronto’s Kotn recently expanded its line of high-quality, ethically produced basics to include luxe-feeling loungewear featuring sleek, solid-coloured silhouettes ethically made from 100% Egyptian cotton.
Although Pink Tartan is best known for its business-chic designs, the Toronto-based label’s winter collection features plenty of comfy pieces to take you from Netflix binge to brunch in style.