Small Business Saturday is all about celebrating and championing small businesses – and encouraging people to shop local and support small.
Moments Into Magic
We can’t help but feel incredibly proud and grateful for the last 8+ years we’ve spent building something that goes beyond just being a ‘business’. We don’t just want to sell you a dress, we want to create magical moments for you! Our mission has always been to make brides feel excited, supported, accepted and celebrated as soon as they step foot in our doors.
Started From The Bottom
Now we’re here! In late 2019 we began the search for our forever home. We knew it was time for the next step – our Queen St home was starting to feel cramped; both our team and our collection had grown so much in the last 5 years. After months of searching we found a special Victorian building in Toronto’s historic Corktown. We instantly knew that was our home. It had the same old-Toronto charm without straying too far from the east-end neighbourhood we love so much. And in March of 2021 we finally moved into 111 Berkeley st. The journey to our forever home wasn’t easy – undertaking a large renovation amidst a global pandemic as a small business, proved to be challenging, but something we knew we had to do to continue to offer an elevated experience to our brides
We have always been so similar yet opposite. Vanessa is more left brain, Andrea is more right. Vanessa has always been a social butterfly with a knack for giving directions. Andrea was knee-deep in glitter by the time she could walk and has been creating ever since. Growing up together as young sisters we would always dream of someday owning and operating our very own retail store. And in 2014 we turned those dreams into reality – and we haven’t looked back since!
It takes a village. Truly. If S+B is our baby, then we owe our thanks for all the incredible people that we’ve every worked with or been inspired by. Our staff, our industry friends, designers and so many more. Not mention our families – who made our dream; their dream. Lastly, but definitely not least…our brides. Thank you for trusting us, shopping with us and for letting us play a small part in one of the most magical moments in your life.
Share The Love!
We’re big fans of love over here and if you want to share the S+B love, here’s some of the ways you can do so.
- Come shop with us! This one may be obvious, but come say hi! Let us make your shopping journey just a little more magical
- Tell a friend! If you had a good time shopping at S+B with us, let someone know!
- Leave us a Google review; it’s honestly one of the best ways to support a small business
- Shop Online! Our goodies extend beyond gorgeous wedding gowns so check it out!