Canadian Fashion Connection – Creeds 1916 – 1991


Creeds front window on Bloor Street, c.mid 1980s

Creeds was a Toronto family-owned high-end women’s clothier founded as a furrier in 1916. During the 1930s Creeds branched into coats and suits and by the 1950s, fashions were being made under their own label by top European manufacturers. In 1974 Creeds moved to the new Manu-Life centre on Bloor Street. Throughout the 70s and 80s they became known for the specialty boutiques within their store including: Missoni, Chanel, Jil Sander, Krizia, YSL,  Lacroix, Ungaro, and Sonia Rykiel.

The store was regarded highly for its luxurious interior as much as it was for its quality fashions and furs. Creeds was just one of many Canadian retailers that succumbed to the recession of the early 1990s. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in 1990 and closed the following year.

7 thoughts on “Canadian Fashion Connection – Creeds 1916 – 1991

    • Sorry, wish I could help, but I really know nothing more than what I wrote – and that was gleaned from several different articles I found online.

  1. If anyone has an eye for furs, id love your help. We just purchased a chinchilla fur originally from an estate sale that ended up being sold through anothet antiquer via the Christie antique show from this passed weekend. Love to learn more about the year and more.

  2. I worked there when I was 12! I was wrapping gifts at x mas time! Big memory of my life. Taking the subway there and eating at the KFC $2.00 deal on my lunch. Saw a few famous people shop while I helped out putting clothes away 🙂 Sad to hear they didn’t make it 🙁

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