A little about us....

 

There were a lot of benefits to growing up in the suburbs in the 80s.  However, as a self-described alternative girl, interesting clothing choices was not one of them.

As soon as I was old enough I was heading downtown, into the big city (yay, Toronto!), scouring Kensington Market’s vintage row to find things that reflected my own unique, nostalgic perspective on fashion.

Of course, the 80s were a long time ago and I’m no longer a shy but headstrong teenager with the time or patience to spend hours looking for that perfectly quirky outfit to wear to school the next day.  I’m now a shy but headstrong woman whose body may look a little different but I still want things to fit, to be comfortable and to make me look great.  My love of vintage and nostalgia has grown over the years and I still want to feel like ME in what I wear.

That’s what Mandala Design is all about.

There’s nothing like seeing a woman come out of the change room with a huge smile on her face.  A smile that says; I love this!  I look good!  This is ME!

After a good long run in our beautiful retail shop on St. Clair West, I have made the difficult decision to close the bricks and mortar store and move the studio to a new 'workshop in the woods'.

Although this retail journey of mine is coming to a close, this is not the end of

Mandala Design!

Not by a long shot. My desire for designing and making the clothing you love lives on and likely will until I can’t see the eye of the needle!

Watch for news of shows, pop-ups and other events throughout the year!

It has been quite a journey and I speak for the entire Mandala Gang when I say that it has been such a blast meeting each and every person who has come through the shop door.

We love you, we thank you and we will see you again!

~The Mandala Gang

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