Yoga Jeans do precisely what its name implies: They stretch, flex and hold a mean downward dog, all while looking like a sexy pair of denim.
The Montreal-based brand is one of 80 Canadian labels found at Shopgirls Gallery Boutique, a one-of-a-kind Parkdale store that features nothing but homegrown talent. Owner/curator Michelle Germain has made it her mandate to create a hub for artists and designers, both of the established and up-and-coming variety. Racks of fabulous frocks by Stacey Zhang and Individual compete for eyeball space with ornate handmade jewelry, and a selection of brilliant home décor pieces refashioned from — yes — bicycle parts. Hey, Toronto entrepreneurs: More of this, please.