Since clothier Philip Sparks started making men’s shoes a few seasons ago, female visitors to his Ossington Avenue boutique have been begging him to produce the retro-inspired brogues and boots in smaller sizes. This spring, the Toronto designer did one better, launching a line of footwear specifically designed for women. The collection is small—just two styles in a couple of different colours—but it’s a promising start. This leather sandal in canary yellow, for instance, is a little preppy, a little vintage and very, very cheerful. $225.
Available at Philip Sparks, 162 Ossington Ave. (side entrance off Foxley Street), 647-348-1827, philipsparks.com