Spotlight on Sash and Bustle

Katie Chivers

Posted on June 24 2019

Spotlight on Sash and Bustle

Canadian stockist Sash and Bustle have been Rachel Simpson stockists for over 3 years now and are a go to destination for Brides in Toronto, Canada. We caught up with Andrea, who along with her sister Vanessa, spun the store into the success it is today.

Can you tell us a bit about the background of the store?

Sash & Bustle has been around since 2009, and I was the main stylist at the boutique from early 2013. For me, it started out as a wonderful relaxed job, and I fell in love with styling and working with brides. My job became surprisingly rewarding, something I never could have imagined before working in bridal! When the opportunity came up to become the owner of Sash & Bustle, my sister Vanessa and I knew that this could be the big break we had been waiting for. We have such entrepreneurial spirits, and as children we would dream up different business ideas together. Always involving fashion and retail of course!

When we gained ownership of the business in May 2014, we inherited a unique collection that we knew more brides deserved the chance to try on! From day one we were inspired to grow and to give more Toronto brides the chance to have a relaxed bridal shopping experience, complemented by a standout collection of gowns. One of our first goals was to style our brides from head to toe and become more of a one-stop shop! We now can proudly say we have styled countless brides and bridal parties!

What can brides expect / what's your stores vibe?

You will find a little bit of everything, but always with a twist. We focus on alternative bridal with a modern edge but still catering to the traditions behind bridal.  Sash & Bustle loves to make our brides feel unstoppable! We love giving our brides a little spark with their dress and accessories that fuels the #sashandbustlebride!

What's your future plans for Sash and Bustle?

Sash & Bustle is always looking to the future, and always navigating how we can be the most inclusive bridal boutique.  Our next step we are excited to take is expanding our size range available to try on! To be more size inclusive is so exciting for us! As of the end of the summer we will have samples available to try from size 6-24!

Why do you think brides love shopping at Sash and Bustle?

Celebrating love is a pretty powerful thing.  And we are all hopeless romantics!! We are all about creating memories and moments with our brides! I think brides love shopping at S&B because we always lead with love and authenticity.

What makes your store a unique shopping experience?

At Sash & Bustle, we are here to support our brides through and through.  A bride’s whole wedding look is part of a special memory that will last a lifetime.  By using our endless knowledge and professional experience we can guarantee that our brides will feel like themselves throughout their journey to becoming a Mrs!

Your favourite RS shoe and why?

Isabelle is a huge fave!  It has the beautiful art deco scalloped details, and the tall tapered heel gives the perfect amount of height for any bride.


Thanks to Andrea for giving us a little insight into the Sash and Bustle world! We have just launched a competition with them to win your wedding shoes! Click here to head over to Instagram to find out how now!  So such a beautiful shop and such beautiful people. 

(Andrea left and Vanessa right)

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