Summer accessories by local designers

ENHANCE YOUR summer boardwalk-to-patio wardrobe with these sleek finds from three beloved Toronto brands.


Awarded CAFA’s Accessory Designer of the Year in 2017, Jenny Bird has been making bold, contemporary jewellery – think mixed metal rings, geometric earrings and architectural cuffs – for more than a decade. Her pieces have been worn by the likes of Bella Hadid and Priyanka Chopra and are favoured for their cool-girl simplicity. Try the golden draped chain statement cuff with your bather for poolside-lounging perfection.

Jenny Bird ‘Chloe’ cuff,$150,


Elegance, thy name is Zvelle. Need sandals to complete your summer wardrobe? Turn to Elle Ayoubzadeh’s lovingly designed footwear line. Each pair of shoes is handcrafted by Italian artisans and many feature a laser-cut heart pattern inspired by the Persian symbol for five, which Ayoubzadeh uses to represent the five influential cities (from Shiraz, Iran to Sydney, Australia) that she’s called home.

Zvelle ‘Monir’ heels, $405,


Opelle, a line of leather handbags designed by Amy Malcolm and Beth Nicholson is handcrafted in small batches in Toronto. Though the label often creates soft, slouchy silhouettes, the mix of permanent and seasonal collections allows for trendy new additions – like this python-printed suede convertible bag that can be belted around the waist, worn slung across the body or hung over the shoulder.

Opelle ‘mISSA’ convertible belt bag, $350,

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