We started Grayes because we believe you should love your 9-to-5 wardrobe as much as your favorite pair of jeans. You should feel like “you” in your work clothes. And a few thoughtfully designed pieces go a long way.
Our mission is to create an edited collection of impeccable essentials. Everyday pieces that express your personal style, celebrate ambition and empower you to feel confident at work — and beyond.
Throughout law school, founder Stephanie Ray couldn’t find workwear with a point of view at an accessible price. She felt forced into awkward suits, but wanted chic dresses with office-friendly hemlines, blazers with style and trousers for work and play. Pieces she would love to have in her closet and could wear with her off-duty clothes, too. She started thinking about what a collection of perfect workwear would look like.
Her idea: edited basics with attention to detail that make a woman feel great!
She convinced her brother to quit his job and help kick-start Grayes. With zero experience and infinite curiosity, they set out to learn. They cold called, knocked on doors and interviewed industry vets. Their journey led them to an incredible group of designers, marketers, manufacturers and suppliers. This group became the core of Grayes — a team of likeminded individuals who agree that workwear shouldn’t be business as usual and that quality is crucial.
Grayes soft launched in 2016. We started with local pop-ups and trunk shows so we could connect with you, our customer, and design according to your needs. The result - a collection of well-made, impeccably designed garments for you.
We source our fabrics from the top mills across the globe, and work exclusively with factories in the Toronto area. Proximity to our manufacturers allows them to be an integral part of our team. We can stop in and make real-time changes to ensure quality, attention to detail and ethical conditions.
We know you’re busy with your career and everyday life so we make Grayes effortless. We offer free shipping and returns, and plan shopping events in convenient locations around your schedule. Our collection is strategically designed to easily mix and match, and styling tips are complimentary!