Fitzy Like A Dream

This year I’ve been super excited to scope out and work with quite a few Canadian brands – and today is another brand to add to my ‘collection’. You’ve probably seen or heard about various ‘Buy Local’ initiatives, but I want to tweak that sentiment a bit and encourage you to buy local OR indie. In fact, I’d really think of ‘local’ as Canada – when you’re supporting an indie Canadian retailer, crafter or designer, you’re doing good. Not to mention, you’re also probably buying something that’s been made with love and care – not a bad idea when shopping for your loved ones methinks. Anyway, today’s featured brand is Fitzy, a Toronto shop based out of Toronto and run by Robin Fitzsimons. Robin’s specialty is working with leather – manipulating it unexpected, wearable, on-trend ways. With each piece made lovingly by hand, you’re getting top notch craftmanship with a whole lotta style. Now I’ve rounded up some of my fave picks from Fitzy – happy shopping!

Fitzy BowtiesLeather Bow Ties – $40
My husband, dapper fellow that he is, actually rocks a bow tie at work every day. But I have to say – I’ve never seen bow ties quite like the unique leather ones Fitzy carries. Made from hand dyed leather, these chic, unisex bow ties add an unexpected flair to a basic button-down. Unlike traditional bow ties, they actually come with a string instead of a strap, making them super comfortable and adjustable – as well as versatile. You could even throw it in your hair for a Blair Waldorf-esque accessory. Available in caramel, nude and black, this is a true statement piece for any bow tie lovers in your circle.

Fitzy Braided BraceletsBraided Cuff – $45 + Braided Bracelet – $35
Leather is an intriguing choice for jewelry. While it emits a slightly boho vibe, when rendered in Fitzy’s sleek, polished style, it instantly takes on a classy, chic appearance that works just as well with a crisp white top as it does stacked up for a weekend music festival. What’s particularly interesting here is the fact these braided bracelets are actually made from a single strip of leather. Anyone who’s ever braided anything will shake their head as to how that’s possible, but I assure you it’s the case. Both the large cuffs and the smaller bracelets come in a range of fun colours – from a neutral nude that’ll darken with age to sprightly, tie dye-esque purple and teal. And at this price point, they make fabulous gifts for your girlfriends, mom or siblings.

Fitzy Cord KeeperCord Keeper – $12
I love this one as a stocking stuffer idea for just about anyone on your list – from tech-obsessed teens to your mom that’s always digging through her oversized purse. The conceit is simple – a strip of leather with a string inside. Simply tie up your headphones and loop them around the strip to keep them tangle-free and at the ready for whenever you need to bust out some tunes, multi-task while on a phone call, or get through that next chapter of your audiobook while on the bus. It’s available in three shades and should make for an easy choice for the entire family.

Fitzy Long WalletLong Wallet – $100
If you’re looking for a wallet with a slimmer profile, look no further than Fitzy’s sleek and chic Long Wallets. Available in the brand’s signature trio of nude, caramel and black, these wallets miraculously won’t take up much room in your bag, yet still keep things super organized thanks to multiple pockets for change, cash and receipts. It’s a great gift choice for anyone that can’t be fussed with a million zips and sleeves, plus it’s a unisex design meaning your mom, pops, or just about anyone on your list will be happy with it. And if you want something even smaller, they also sell a Minimalist Wallet with two exterior sleeves and one interior pocket – just the right size to squeeze into the pocket of a pair of skinny jeans.

Fitzy EarringsEarrings – $30 each
Again, leather is given an interesting application with these 3D-meets-2D earrings. Rendered in beautiful caramel brown, at the moment Fitzy carries two styles of earrings inspired by geometric pyramids and cubes. The result is intriguing to say the least, as these danglers aren’t nearly as heavy as one might think on first glance. And best of all, they’re perfectly priced if say, you’re shopping for a good friend that loves to wear subtle statement pieces.

Fitzy Sunglass CaseSunglasses Cases – $65 each
There’s something lovely and classic and artisanal with Fitzy’s pieces. It’s not just the fact the leather has been hand-selected and dyed. It’s all the little details, like the rugged yet sturdy hand-stitching on these chic, durable sunglass cases. It’s the solid brass button that harkens back to a simpler time. And it’s the fact virtually every piece in the Fitzy line works for him or her, young or old. This is where I leave you with my Fitzy roundup for the day – hopefully a little inspired and a little in love like I am, with the brand’s super cool and expanding line.

Fitzy Like A DreamNow if you clicked on any of the links above, you’ll already know that Fitzy has an online shop that ships across the country. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping! Oh and of course, I’m giving away a fab prize package from Fitzy to one lucky reader. If you win, you’ll score a Sunglasses Case, a Bow Tie, a Cord Keeper and a Minimalist Wallet – for a total value of over $180. Here’s how to enter for your shot at winning:

1) Drop me a comment on this post by November 28, 2014, telling me what your favourite item is from Fitzy and what colour you’d nab it in. Hint – visit their site to view the whole line!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 29, 2014 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Like Fitzy on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall about your favourite product. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below. Also while you’re there, be sure to check out details about Fitzy’s appearance at this holiday season’s One of a Kind Show in Toronto.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Fitzy on Instagram and leave a comment and / or like one of their photos. Link back to that photo with your instagram username in a separate comment below.


107 Responses to “Fitzy Like A Dream”
  1. Cheryl says:

    Hi Everyone! 🙂

    My favourite item is the sunglasses case in Nude. (I think they should change the colour name to something a little more fancy though)

    Good luck!

  2. Shelley N says:

    I love the sunglasses case in Nude -great colour especially for the ladies on my list

  3. janicour says: Love this in Caramel a little pricey, but I really like a good wallet that lasts.

  4. Sherry K says:

    The Long Wallet in caramel is my favourite – it holds just what I need and would fit so nicely in my bag.

  5. Marlene says:

    Braided Bracelet – $35 in purple pink (like the tie dyed feel)

  6. cookie3 says:

    Love the pyramid earrings in black.

  7. Julie G. says:

    I like the Long Leather Wallet in Caramel – classic.

  8. Dreena says:

    My favourite item is the Leather Bow Tie in Black.

  9. thomas rusinak says:

    the nude sunglasses case

  10. GARRY S says:


  11. Sherri F says:

    Love the Black Sunglasses Case!

  12. Joan G. says:

    I’d get the most use out of the Black Sunglass Case.

  13. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the long wallet in black.

  14. Maurey says:

    the long wallet in black 🙂

  15. Susie Atwood says:

    I love the leather!

  16. Shelagh Macdonald says:

    The minimalist wallet is my fave for hubby who doesn’t like the pocket bump.

  17. Katie says:

    My favourite item is the braided bracelet, and I would want it in the caramel colour.

  18. I like the long wallet in beige

  19. CLC says:

    I’d like the long wallet in black.

  20. Alison K says:

    My favourite item from Fitzy is their long wallet. I love all their colours but I think nude would be interesting as the years of use would slowly appear on the leather – soft, supple, with those noticeable shiny parts. Thanks

  21. Sunshine G says:

    I like the sunglasses in brown!

  22. c conway says:

    The braided cuff and bracelet are gorgeous. I’d love to have them!

  23. Karen Daniel says:

    Black long wallet!

  24. israel y says:

    i like the MINIMALIST WALLET in black

  25. Susan Patterson says:

    My choice would be the long wallet in black -thanks

  26. Evren Ay says:

    I like the sunglasses case!

  27. Evren Ay says:

    I like the black sunglasses case!

    Liked on facebook!

  28. Elaine Boychuk says:

    The long wallet in black would be my pick.

  29. edmontonjb says:

    My favorite item is the cord keeper in caramel

  30. Victoria M says:

    I love the braided cuff in Caramel.

  31. Steph says:

    I love the nude Long Wallet – that would be my pick. Simple and chic.

  32. Definitely the Cord Keeper in Caramel!

  33. carrie says:

    long wallet in black!

  34. Heather S. says:

    I love the caramel coloured wallet.

  35. Mike Mottishaw says:

    i am certainly loving the hand-stitched leather sunglasses case in natural brown/caramel- so perfect looking for my sunglasses that need a home…

  36. Mike Mottishaw says:

    followed and commented on Instagram-

  37. Heather Hatch says:

    I like the sunglasses case or minimalist wallet (both in caramel).

  38. Caelin Webber says:

    Love the caramel cube earrings!

  39. C Seto says:

    I love the sunglasses case in caramel.

  40. nikki robak says:

    I like the blue braided cuff

  41. Taps says:

    Since I love organising stuff I would love the Cord Keeper in nude and caramel.

  42. Darlene Boyle says:

    leather bow tie

  43. mcmc says:

    I would love to have the long wallet in nude

  44. Holly says:

    I would love the cord keeper! Then the cat might not eat my headphone cords anymore!

  45. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    I like the blue cord bracelet

  46. My favourite is the Long Wallet in black

  47. Burcu says:

    my favourite item is Braided Bracelet in purple

  48. i like the minimilist wallet in black

  49. Margaret H says:

    the long wallet in black

  50. Janina Kraus says:

    Love the cord keep and wallet!

  51. linnett says:

    The long wallet in caramel is my pick

  52. aarone mawdsley says:

    I want Cord Keeper – $12

  53. Susan T. says:

    I love the sunglass case in caramel!

  54. Susan T. says:

    I follow on Instagram as suekitty13. My comment:

  55. Renee Lacasse says:

    would like to win this

  56. Robyn S says:

    I love the nude sunglasses case. And the cord keeper. And the bowties. It’s all great!

  57. Norman says:

    The caramel minimalist wallet looks very nice!

  58. Kajsa says:

    I like the Long Wallet very much. Colour: nude.

  59. Chris W says:

    Like the long wallen.

  60. Nancy says:

    I like the long wallet in caramel.

  61. Kris says:

    The minimalist wallet is my jam (nude with caramel pockets!)

  62. Jennifer C. says:

    I like the “Cord Keeper!” Any colour that it comes in is fine with me! 🙂

  63. Jennifer C. says:

    Bonus Entry #1:

    I like Fitzy on Facebook (I am Jenny Chomiak).
    Here is the link to my comment:

  64. Jennifer C. says:

    Bonus Entry #2:

    I follow on Instagram. I am: @photogirlj
    Not really sure how to link back. Hope this works:

  65. Maryanne says:

    Long wallet in black is great!

  66. Maryanne says:


    now available at @crownflora Fitzy minimalist wallets and leather lanyards #regram #toronto #shoplocal A photo posted by Robin Fitzsimons (@fitzydesign) on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:38am PDT

  67. dabrowne says:

    the long wallet in black

  68. Trevor says:

    I love the cord keeper because every time I pull my Ipod out of my gym bag it’s a 5 minute untangling process.

  69. Tani says:

    those caramel wedge earrings as speaking to me

  70. Erin W says:

    I’d totally get the braided cuff in purple. I love the tie dye effect!

  71. beewbedard says:

    I totally love the pyramid earrings in black

  72. Evan says:

    I really like the sunglasses case in black. Thank you.

  73. Janice Lewis says:

    I love the long wallet and I would do orange for something different

  74. Grace says:

    I love the caramel coloured sunglasses case!

  75. Tina L. says:

    I like the Long Wallet in caramel.

  76. I really like the Braided Bracelet in blue.

  77. Sarah Noble says:

    I like the black sunglasses case.

  78. aimee says:

    I love the apple cord holder what a good idea.

  79. Vanessa L says:

    My favourite is the key lanyard. I would get it in blue!

  80. Follow Fitzy on Instagram – vespermeikle – like one of their photos –

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

  81. Leah M says:

    I love the Black Wedge Earrings!

  82. Ariel says:

    I love the long wallet in caramel! gorgeous.

  83. julia g says:

    My favourite item is the cord keeper. I cannot get the page to load to see of there are various colours available, but if there are I would choose blue.

  84. RaeD. says:

    I’d like the long wallet in caramel. It’s a classic look.

  85. Heather Arnould says:

    I love the long wallet.

  86. diane says:

    I like the sunglasses case in nude.

  87. Milena says:

    Like the black sunglasses case

  88. Kelly says:

    I really like the wallets in black.

  89. Kim Heintz says:

    Hi! I love the black cube earrings. The minimalist wallet is super cute too!

  90. LoriZ says:

    I would love to wear the braided bracelets.

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