Locally made and Toronto based Bergström Originals has been in the Riverside community for almost 10 years. Colours and prints are spread out throughout the store, combined with retro-modern design and quality tailoring.
Bergström Originals has established a loyal clientèle who keeps coming back for trendy, wearable clothes with affordable price that is also produced in Toronto. This successful retail venture, in the heart of Riverside Neighbourhood of Toronto, has been growing over the years. Packed with inspiration from the 50’s-60’s, but with Scandinavian and Contemporary Nordic flair, Bergström clientèle mostly consists of professional women who are looking to add Bergstrom’s signature bold and colourful pieces to their wardrobes.
Owner Christina Bergström has always been very passionate about fashion. Born in Sweden and raised in Canada, she put her childhood dreams of fashion design aside when she chose to study civil engineering at Queen’s University. Upon her graduation Christina decided to pursue formal fashion design training at a tailoring school in Copenhagen Denmark, followed by a couture apprenticeship for one of Denmark’s top designers. In 2003, after 5 years of custom dress designing for events and weddings, Christina decided to set her creativity free by designing and retailing a fun and colourful collection of women’s wear called, Bergström Originals.
Each year Bergström Originals, produces five Collections. The normal Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections followed by the smaller Resort, Holiday and Summer Collections. Aside from in-store experience, Bergström is also available online and includes accessories and shoes from Spain and Portugal.
Christina has her workroom in the back of the store. It is here that fabrics imported from Montreal, and the mills from Sweden decorated Bergström’s workroom, waiting to be turned into fabulous apparel pieces that focuses on the quality rather than quantity.
With Christina’s Scandinavian roots, an area already famous for its architecture and furniture design, it’s fashion’s turn to take center stage. Scandinavian fashion is all the rage right now, and it’s about time. It is clear that the Northern European region is one of the latest style capital and you can get that bold contemporary look here in Toronto at Bergström’s.
For more info visit their website at: http://www.bergstromoriginals.com/