Season after season, fashion trends come and go, however certain elements have year over year staying power like the equestrian look. Some fashionistas prefer to buy their coveted pieces from the luxurious brands like Hermes. For others that want to own an authentic equestrian piece of apparel, there is a Mississauga business called Greenhawk, that sells just that. With it home office and flagship store located at 5665 McLaughlin Rd, they are a part of the Mississauga community.
Greenhawk initially started out as a trailer filled with horse equipment catered to all of the race tracks located in the Toronto area. Fast forward 30 years and this Mississauga based company now has over 40 retail locations throughout Canada and an extensive online store. They sell top of the line horse apparel and equipment, consumable supplies and of course rider-wear.
Top 3 Fashion Pieces to Purchase to Score the Equestrian Look
- The Boot
- The Pant
- The Blazer
Greenhawk carries many top of the line equestrian brands but also have created their own exclusive labels that are often much softer on the wallet.
Tall boots, also called field boots in the equestrian world, are a timeless piece. The Cavallo Insignis Dressage Boot costs $899.00. An alternative to this is the Ariat Heritage Contour Zip Field Boot that has a price tag of $420.
Short boots, also known as paddock boots, are a great comfy and alternative way to add the equestrian look into a wardrobe. Paired with a fall or spring coat, you are then ready to take on the day! Try the Ariat Heritage Zip Boots priced around $190. A pull on style of boot is available in the Blundstone Chisel Toe with a cost of $220.
The Olympians galloping around on their steeds all wear breeches. This style of pant has crept its way into the fashion world. Detail does not go unnoticed a well crafted pair. Suede inner leg patches, a thoughtfully tapered leg and mid to high rise waists are all common features. Traditionally, breeches came in a very soft neutral colors, but in recent years, exciting pops of color are more and more prevalent. The Tailored Sportsman Midrise Trophy Hunter Breech is a beautiful pair, priced at $249. Another pair to try might be the Elation Platinum Chelsea Breech available in various colors for $140.
No matter what level of English riding competition, the finishing touch to an outfit is surely the blazer, otherwise known as the show jacket. Slight variations are subtly seen depending on the the discipline. The Tredstep Solo Pro Show Jacket is a handsome piece with a price of $399. A more modestly priced option is the Elation Riding Jacket at a price point of $100.
Semi Annual Warehouse Sale
Here are some Mississauga Events to add to everyone’s calendars of Things to do around Mississauga.. The semi annual Greenhawk Warehouse Sales typically happen on the third weekends of April and October. The sale doesn’t just cater to the horse crowd. Hardware pieces, utilitarian and practical items for sale, often at deep discounts. Greenhawk also has a pet line called Bark & Fitz, specializing in dog wear, toys and grooming products. The 2017 Fall Greenhawk Warehouse Sale happens from October 19th-21st.