SOUVENIR is a home for emerging designers, makers and artists; showcasing their talents in a collective, gallery-inspired setting.
The focus of SOUVENIR is to create a collaborative and dynamic space, offering a new and evolving vision of contemporary design. Beyond simply selling goods, our true purpose is to foster meaningful connections between our designers, our customers, our space and our products. We curate and believe in a range of design that is modern, innovative, accessible, beautifully executed, and above all - purposefully and lovingly made.
Besides highlighting individual talents, the shop promotes collaboration, encouraging artists and makers to push their own boundaries to create exclusive, limited run products for our shop. SOUVENIR is also a space for the community to gather, engage and discover. We hope to blur the lines between art and design, to bridge the gap between gallery and retail and to create memorable, evolving and engaging experiences for designers and customers alike.
Long time friends and design enthusiasts Danielle Suppa and Trisha Lepper joined forces in 2013 to launch their own take on a curated pop-up shop. This sparked an ongoing collaboration, and after two years of successful pop ups in spaces around Toronto, SOUVENIR found a permanent home that still encapsulates the joy, energy and creativity that started it all.
As Owner and Creative Director, Danielle Suppa develops and drives the creative concepts, curation and events in the space. Danielle also manages the day-to-day shop and overall business operations. Brand Partner Trisha Lepper, contributes to strategy development, customer experience and consults on product curation and PR for the shop.
SOUVENIR is an outlet for Danielle and Trisha to showcase the talents of friends and favourite designers and makers. It is also a place to continually feature hand-picked vintage items and treasures from their travels. The pair also design, create and curate a range of exclusive products under the in-house SOUVENIR label.