INNOVATORS IN LEATHER
"It was a mom & pop leather shop doing “normal” leather clothing in the 1960s. By virtue of the neighborhood we were located in we got a lot of business from the lgbt+ community. We used to have a sign that said: "You name it, we make it!" People would take us to task on that. They’d come in and say, "I want a pair of leather pants, but I want them really tight." They got bolder and when they realized they weren't going to get chased out of the store, word got around. We were getting into things that I had never seen and when I realized there was a market for this stuff we created a separate shop.
We called it "North" for where we were. "Bound" for what you'd do with it. And "Leather" for what it was made from. And that's how Northbound was born in 1987.
It was sort of nondescript and discreet, like a brown paper wrapper on the scene. It didn't raise any eyebrows. At the same time, it was a store dedicated to everything different, subversive, and sexually charged about leather."
- George Giaouris (Owner of Northbound Leather)
What Makes Us Different
We believe in supporting those who are different, those ready for adventure, and sexual freedom.
Our impeccable leathercraft and designs are internationally recognized have been worn by Lady Gaga, Carmen Carrera, Kreesha Turner, Tracy Melchor, Carole Pope, Katy Perry, Madonna, Enrique Iglesias, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, in addition to stockbrokers and club kids.
Design and Development
High-quality and beautifully designed garments that will survive years of use and abuse. All handmade in Toronto, Canada. You name it, we make it. Custom-tailored handcrafted garments that will be your fantasies come true.
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Fetish Events & Fashion Shows
Northbound events are filled with erotic and twisted fun. Stuff to inspire and create fantasy. Producers of Toronto's longest-running fetish night that began in the '80s. Our exclusive Kinky Cruise and Toronto's only floating dungeon. And of course, our annual large-scale fashion show fetish is even filled with decadence and erotic performance.
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