Welcome to Petra Karthaus
Petra Karthaus opened in 1989, and since then, the philosophy has been to give our customers the best quality in fashion and service. But more than that, we became known for our boutique experience. Each season's new collections are curated with selected jewelry and bags completing the look. Our customers are presented with the latest fabrics from France, Italy, Spain, and Germany, unique ensembles, and shown how to mix and match for any occasion.
Upon entering the store, the first thing you will probably notice is that Petra Karthaus is so much more than a place to buy clothes. An intricate jewelry counter by the front has been careful selected to match the look and feel of the clothing. Speaking of curation, the store's walls are adorned with all kinds of art. Often times, visitors wind up taking a seat in the lounge at the back to chat with us about the paintings and quirky stories behind them.
Our latest art installation - The "Ciao Bella" painting - will be sure to grasp your attention. The artwork references Audrey Hepburn, a 60's style and fashion icon driving a Fiat Cinquecento, a much loved car and an icon of Italian style. The image repeats four times - each a different color representative of an offset lithography ink palette, accenting the magenta, cyan, yellow, and black used in offset printing. Overall, the painting evokes a vibrant, instant flash, retro feel while combining fashion and art. We hope you enjoy "Ciao Bella" as much as we do :)
Why Shop In-Store for Clothes?
PK clients prefer to call to make private appointments or simply come in to browse when they are in the Bay/Bloor area to try on pieces of the F/W 2020 collection. Although seeing a garment online or in a video may be alright, but touching it, feeling it on the body - it's a different experience.
During such unprecedented times, extra precautions have been taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable shopping trip for our clients, including steaming garments, cleaning surfaces, distancing and wearing masks in-store at all times.