A R M E D is the love child of Desiree Girlato, a Toronto based jewelry designer who began designing in 2009. This self taught designer opened her flagship store in 2011, growing her business from her dining room table to the streets of Dundas West in just a few short years. Her desire to produce unique statement piece necklaces was just the beginning, as her passion continued to flourish so did her creative drive. Girlato soon began designing large body pieces, which caught the attention of many magazines and garnered her a loyal following of customers local and a far. The name ARMED is representative of the jewelry she designs as she states "ARMED is the merger of apparel and accessory, similar to that of armour." Girlato's designs are a reflection of both her personal style and environment, finding inspiration on the streets of Toronto to well known jewelry designer such as Henri Bendel and Dannijo. ARMED is a cultivated sophistication through culturally refined style. The point is not be on trend, but to make a statement through bold timeless pieces that come together effortlessly.
1024 Dundas Street, Toronto, M6J 1W