Ask a Geek: Places to buy tights in Toronto – Updated December 26, 2009

I want – I got reader Valerie commented on the post Fashion Trends 2009:

i liked the link about tights. can you recommend places to buy them? (not online)

The link Valerie is referring to is Tightsplease Autumn/Winter Hosiery Trends for 2008/09.

In Toronto/GTA your best bets are:

H&M – Eaton Center is the only H&M I’ve seen with hosiery.
Legs Beautiful – various locations
Holt Renfrew – Bloor Street is probably your best bet
Wolford – Yorkville
American Apparel – various locations
The Pantyhose Shop
Recently Club Monaco has fashion tights for sale
If you are willing to go to Niagara there is the Phantom Outlet
Click Klak – Various locations
The Bay – Various location
Accessity – Yorkville

I tend to troll Winner’s also, sometimes you can find some good deals.

Finding cool tights in Toronto unfortunately takes time.

EDIT: A note about H&M, if you see tights you like, buy in bulk. They are cheap and don’t last very long and their colours and styles rotate a lot, so a favourite colour and style might not be there the next time you go in.

Update October 27, 2009: I recently was in Fashion Crimes and they have a good selection of fun tights.

Update: Dec 26, 2009: Emma mentioned the Gap. I totally forgot about them as they’ve recently introduced tights to their store lineup.

Update: Jan 18, 2010: Urban Outfitters has been suggested too.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.


  1. Great post – and so timely! Have been desperately searching for a pair of lace tights with no luck. Have tried The Bay and H&M to no avail, so thanks for the tips on the other stores to try!

  2. I’ve had amazing luck at Winners in the last 4-6 weeks weeks. The key, as Anita wrote, is frequent visits.

    The Bay and Sears frequently have sales on tights, often with increased discounts with bulk purchases; watch their flyers

    Good tip about bulk buying at H&M!

    Ahh… tights are part of what I love about fall! 🙂

  3. Thanks Anita – I’ll check out those stores…I’m due for a UO visit anyways. Wish I’d known about the lace tights at FCUK a few days ago though when they had 40% off the whole store! Oh well.

  4. Just wanted to report back that I went on a hunt this weekend and finally snagged a pair of black lace tights at H&M at Yorkdale; this location had the biggest selection of hosiery I’ve ever seen at an H&M! The Eaton Centre location only had hot pink lace tights last I checked. I also took a peek at French Connection, as you suggested, but they seemed to have been mostly cleaned out during their 40% off sale the weekend before.

    Thanks again for the tips Anita!

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