At Carry, we understand the pregnant body. We understand how challenging maternity shopping can be for a pregnant woman, who is dealing with so many physical changes and the emotional impact that comes with it. That is why we have created a space, in the heart of Toronto, where all bumps are welcomed. A space where anyone can come in, share their aspirations and frustrations, and try new things. As many things as they want, at their own pace, until they find something that they love and that fits them perfectly. Our priority has never been, nor will it ever be the sale. What we want is for every pregnant woman to feel good about themselves so that they can fully enjoy this very special time in their lives.

We mean it. So please come on in, we are here for you.


At Carry, we are maternity experts. Period. Maternity is not only our speciality, but it’s also a passion that runs in the family and throughout our entire team. We are all very proud of the care we share. To see the shift in our customers’ mood from the moment they walk in our store
to the moment they leave is what makes it so rewarding to us.


Carry Maternity | Toronto, Canada | Owner/Desinger Pat Gillespie & Co-Designer Katherine Gillespie

A strong believer that pregnancy is not meant to be tolerated, it’s meant to be enjoyed, Pat has been in the business for over 20 years and has seen it all. A natural problem solver and the store’s head designer, she thrives in helping women of all kinds find joy in their pregnancy while, finding clothes that fit them to perfection. Yes, she is a quirky fit freak and there is nothing she dislikes more than ill-fitted clothes. So, unless it fits you perfectly she is not letting you leave the store.
Not that any of our customers have ever complained about that.

The Ying to Pat’s Yang, Kat is just as passionate about maternity clothing and just as keen on fit as her mother. Which is why her eyes roll whenever she hears someone say: ‘just buy one size bigger’ or ‘just wear black’. In her own words: ‘Who dresses like that?’ The store buyer and co-designer behind Carry’s own label, she is the one with a pulse on the street. Kat is always on the lookout for timeless designs that will flatter the pregnant body, and make women feel amazing about themselves and their pregnancy.



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