It’s always a great idea to show a little local love and giving a shout out to branded Windsor apparel is the perfect way to do that! Whether its hats, hoodies, tote bags or pins, there are plenty of awesome local makers selling their Windsor wares around town. While some you may need to catch at an event, others sell online year round or in stores across the city. So what are you waiting for?! Go check out these makers and get your hands on some unique local apparel:
Windsor Pizza Over Everything
If you didn’t know, Windsor has a serious thing for pizza. After all, we do have some of the best pizza in the world (Go ahead, Google it)! A local chef and pizza-lover took that to heart when creating his Windsor Pizza Over Everything clothing line that puts our famous food front and center on t-shirts and hoodies alike. If you’re a foodie or just a proud Windsor pizza lover, you need to own one of these shirts! You can find them for sale online at https://www.wpoe.ca/.
Fluff Pet Care
If you’re a proud dog or cat mom, you’ll definitely want to check out this local pet business. Designed in Windsor, and pet/vegan friendly, Fluff Pet Care offers a variety of fun accessories for pets and their owners. T-shirts, mugs, toys, bow ties and more. Who can seriously pass up a Dog Mom shirt?! You can find Fluff Pet Care products online or at Urban Art Market in Walkerville.
Bad Babes Co
Female empowerment has extended itself into the world of apparel and Bad Babes Co has got you covered for all of your girl-power clothing needs. From their original Babes Supporting Babes shirt to their Windsor’s Future Is Female design, everything is screen-printed locally by hand. You can even pick up these inspirational designs in toddler and kids sizes for the little ones in your life! You can find Bad Babes Co for sale online and at many local craft events around the city.
Nestled into Walkerville, this is a print making and book arts studio with a quirky twist. They offer press rental, custom letterpress and screen-printing, classes in printmaking, bookbinding, papermaking, fibre arts, and more. A quick glance at their store front and you’ll catch a glimpse of the many cool shirt designs they’ve created over the years, including the Windsor Pizza and Minivan shirts. Whether you’re looking for something local or just a cool new t-shirt to add to your rotation, you’re bound to find something colourful and fun here!
A Windsor classic, this urban street wear shop has grown right in the heart of downtown Windsor offering custom designed apparel alongside big brand athletic wear for men and women. Their WINCITY shirts and hoodies are famous for being seen on celebrities touring the area and their Canada Passport shirts are an excellent non-traditional choice for either Canada Day celebrations or showing off your Canadian pride while travelling abroad. You can purchase from them online or at their downtown location on Ouellette Avenue.
Whether you’re proud of the neighbourhood you grew up in or the city you live in, you can’t pass up Rare Apparel’s shirt and hoodie collection. Sourced, designed and printed locally, their shirts are 100% Canadian which means you can feel the quality! From their Rare designs to their iconic neighbourhood shirts and hoodies, you’re bound to find at least one design you love. Plus, whenever you purchase a shirt, it’s wrapped up in red butcher paper for “ultimate freshness” making it an epic gift any time of the year! You can find their stuff for sale online or catch them at any one of the many local craft events happening throughout the year.
Royal & Rose Boutique
For those looking for less explicit Windsor pride and more subtle Windsor roots, Royal & Rose is the perfect place for you! With trendy fashions that change seasonally, this is your new go-to spot for higher end designs that you can wear with pride. You can stop by her shop in Windsor or check out her collection online anytime.
This Windsor original classic brand has a spiffy new look and feel but still offers the same awesome local gear inspired by our Rose City image. With hats, bags, pins and clothing featuring local landmarks and the classic rose design, by. Spotvin is a refined and fun take on our local history. They also recently collaborated with local jeweler Alora Flora to create a beautiful laser carved wooden rose pendant necklace! You can purchase from their collection online or also catch them at any one of the many local craft events.
This isn’t your average hipster t-shirt shop! If you’re looking for edgy designs that are screen-printed on site, you can’t miss this kick-ass shop in Ford City. Think local designs with a bit more grit! You can find t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, hats and more inside their Drouillard Road shop. Have something specific in mind? They’ll even bring your own designs to life! Word is, these guys don’t mess around so custom order something today!