Founder Lauren Wise left the corporate world in the summer of 2011 to pursue an ongoing dream of working in fashion. MALA is centered around contemporary pieces that exude laid-back luxury. Wise combines a love for finding pieces with her innate ability to style any body type, creating a haven for the modern woman that loves style but wants an effortless ease of styling.
Tucked away in one of Toronto’s residential areas sits the Stacey Cohen-designed boutique that features a pallet of gold and white, complimenting an assortment of easy to wear pieces from brands including Free City, Aviator Nation, Poupette St. Barth, Anine Bing, Frame Denim, LoveShackFancy, The Great, Xirena and more.
Over the years, MALA has developed a loyal following. MALA is a go-to spot for fresh finds that includes a handpicked assortment for the kids, proudly providing women with a well-curated retail experience. Wise will make you feel like you have a personal stylist, plucking pieces perfectly suited to you from her buying trips in New York, Los Angeles and Europe.
Heading to the cottage? MALA x Muskoka launched in Port Carling in 2021, allowing you to shop your favourite brands at your home away from home. Pulling inspiration from its surroundings, the space mixes the modern MALA vibe with warm wood and rustic copper accents. While you’re there, don’t forget to snap a shot in the green-turf selfie change room!