With the joys of spring sun and warm weather comes the spring rain. But once you’ve got the right gear for your little puddle jumpers, bring it on!
Here are some of our favourite Toronto stores for stylish and trendy rain gear for kids so you can be prepared before it starts raining cats and dogs.
Hatley is a Canadian-owned, family-run brand with storefronts in Toronto and Newmarket, plus online shopping and shipping throughout North America. Their stylish rain gear—umbrellas, boots, splash pants, raincoats—comes in colorful designs and whimsical patterns that are so cute, you’ll be asking if they make them in your size. And in some cases, they do—they have women’s outerwear, too.
Details: 2648 Yonge St., Toronto (416-486-4141); Upper Canada Mall, Unit B06, 17600 Yonge St., Newmarket (905-967-0909)
For reliable rain gear that keeps kids dry no matter how deep the mud puddle, head to Mountain Equipment Coop. Their styles aren’t always the most fashionable, but they do come out with some cute prints from time to time. And they carry reliable rain-boot brands like Kamik and Stonz.
Details: 400 King St. W., Toronto (416-340-2667); 784 Sheppard Ave. E., North York (416-221-0030)
This west-end store has stylish boots from Kamik, Bogs, and more; plus Canadian-made outerwear. You can also find their specialty “onesie” PJs in adult and kid sizes, baby accessories, toys, puzzles, and lunch gear.
Details: 3022 Dundas St. W., Toronto (416-534-6881)
Everything is uber-adorable at this carefully curated independent shop on Queen Street near Bathurst. Find trendy raincoats, ponchos, and umbrellas from Appaman, Go Soaky, and Hatley. They also carry shoes and boots, plus baby accessories and toys and books.
Details: 674 Queen St. W. (416-681-0368)
You probably don’t need us to tell you that Joe Fresh carries cute and affordable kid’s clothing. But we’d be remiss not to mention it, since they have such a great selection of boots, splash pants, and raincoats every year. Not all locations carry children’s clothing—in fact, most downtown locations do not. Note that the Queen Street store (at Portland Street) just started carrying children’s clothes!
Details: More than a dozen locations in the GTA that carry children’s clothing (filter by type)
If you aren’t aware that H&M carries children’s clothing, you are missing out! They carry the latest styles in raincoats, boots, and rain accessories every year. Your child’s friends may have the same items, but it’s a small price to pay for…well…small prices!
Details: About a dozen locations in the GTA that carry children’s clothing (filter by type)