DUET is a directional womens fashion footwear boutique. Bringing together an unparalleled assortment of international contemporary shoe brands from a new point of view.
We are inspired by timeless classics, far away places and the unexpected.
Next Generation Footwear Brand Debuts At Sherway Gardens
Toronto, ON. From Los Angeles to Berlin, London to Rio, Stockholm to Sydney, and beyond, there’s a new wave of global designers pointing the way to the future of women’s footwear and accessories. And now a bold new retailer is bringing them together in a single, curated collection for the first time in Canada. DUET, a brand new venture from Toronto-based Markio Designs Inc., launched its e-commerce site in August and its first physical location opened at Sherway Gardens October 2 as part of the mall’s near-complete $550 million expansion project. The new boutique, designed by internationally acclaimed Burdifilek, unfolds in playfully dramatic colours and juxtaposing matte and mirrored finishes. It’s the perfect homage to the clean, modern feel of the footwear and accessories on display. The collection showcases more than 50 international brands, many of them new in Canada and exclusively available from DUET. Notable lines include Opening Ceremony, Vince, Frye, Miista, Adidas, Senso, See by Chloe, Jill Sander Navy, United Nude, Vagabond, in addition to the company's new private label, Agenda.
CEO and President David Markowitz:
“Something new is happening in footwear design, driven by the digital revolution that connects people and ideas in every corner of the world. Visionary brands are emerging beyond traditional centres of creativity and we’re excited to bring them together for the first time in the DUET collection. “Our lineup has a fashion-forward, in-the-know feel and an urban sensibility. We use words like ‘directional’ and ‘aspirational’ to describe DUET because it’s not about what’s trending now, but where fashion is going next.”
DUET is operated by Markio Designs Inc., headquartered in Toronto, alongside DAVIDS Footwear and Capezio Shoes.
Markio Designs Inc.