102 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5R 1B9
The timeless whimsy of designer Betsey Johnson is strewn throughout her Queen Street West boutique – opened in 2003 – by which time her name was synonymous with rock ‘n’ roll design.
|Store Type |||Accessories, Women's Clothing|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bay station|
|Cross Street |||Bellair|
|Mon-Sat: 11AM-7PM Sun: 12PM-6PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 05, 2007
Ripped fishnets, biker chic and the wild babydoll look were all pioneered by Johnson, whose first retail store opened in New York’s Soho district in 1978, gradually expanding to locations worldwide. Betsey Johnson’s clothing continues to reflect her love of movement and her craving to look like the life of the party, regardless of the occasion. Ballerina skirts, silver micro-minis and embroidered lace dresses make women of all ages feel like their life is a prom.
Accessories like sunglasses, belts, scarves, pendants and watches give everyone a chance to wear just a little bit of Betsy, and her lines of jewellery, handbags and shoes also reflect that idiosyncratic vision. Intimate apparel and swimwear are also Betsy specialties and her private label perfume, bath and beauty products are also exclusively available in the stores.
The association with celebrities has helped build Betsey Johnson’s reputation, dating back to her presence at Andy Warhol’s party scene in New York City in the late-1960s, and then extending to Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, and more recently via her British and Canadian boutiques. Helena Bonham Carter, Dakota Fanning, Heather Graham, Evangeline Lily and Courtney Love are some of the famous faces that have brought the Betsey style on to red carpets into the 21st century.