Original handmade accessories & fashion designs

Toronto, Canada · 1 Sale


Original handmade accessories & fashion designs

Toronto, Canada 1 Sale On Etsy since 2010

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Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby

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Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby


The Passion to Create

I grew up on the twin island of Trinidad and Tobago and moved to Toronto when I was fourteen. I made my first sewing machine project when I was eleven and have never stopped enjoying the art of sewing.

I enjoy a variety of art forms, but truly have a passion for textile art and jewellery making. After many years of creating for friends and family I established Verona Collections in 1994.

Verona Collections started in my Toronto apartment and resulted in a retail location in Toronto; however, I now work from my home studio in Shanty Bay, Ontario. I enjoy the calm tranquil environment and find inspiration from the natural surroundings.

Over the years Verona Collections has had many changes and continues to evolve. However, at the heart of my designs is the belief that fashion should be an expression of the individual.

My designs are original, handmade, limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces.

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  • Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Welcome! I am Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby and for as long as I can remember I have loved transforming materials into beautiful pieces of wearable art. I am a mom, maker and instructor. I work from my studio in Shanty Bay, Ontario.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 30, 2013
Welcome and thank you for visiting Verona Collections!

All of the items have been designed and made by Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby. We hope that you will enjoy our shop. Your emails are also welcomed at ymcottle [!at]

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We prefer payment via PayPal, cheques and money orders. We will wait for payment to clear before mailing your purchase. Therefore, please note there will be a delay in shipping if you choose to pay by cheque.

Payment is expected and appreciated within 3 days of sale unless we have agreed upon other arrangements. If you are paying by cheque or money order, we'll need to receive your payment within 7-10 days of the sale. If we have not received PayPal payment or your cheque or money order within these time frames, the sale will be canceled and the items will be re-listed.

Please note: If you have any questions regarding sales tax, please contact us. Verona Collections is located in Ontario, Canada. Prices are listed in USD; however, you can view currency value in your own country by changing the setting at the bottom of the page.
Please confirm that you have entered your address correctly. If the addresses don't match, we will contact you to confirm your address and will wait to hear from you before we ship. If you want shipping to a different address, please indicate in a message with your order.

We are committed to shipping your order quickly. Shipping takes place daily Monday through Saturday. We make every effort to ship within the same day that your order and payment has been confirmed.

We pack and wrap items very carefully, but cannot be responsible for loss or damage to items once they are out of our hands. If you will like to purchase insurance for an additional fee, please contact us prior to payment.

Within Canada and the US: We ship all purchases with Canada Post and request Delivery Confirmation. You may upgrade to Priority mail service or Overnight/Express service, please contact us with your request. Your purchase can also be couriered within Canada using Purolator.

International: International packages are also shipped by Canada Post with Delivery Confirmation requested. Upgrades to Priority or Express service are available for additional fees, please contact us with your request. Please note that international orders can take as long as 8 or more weeks to arrive so we ask for your patience. Verona Collections is not responsible for any taxes or customs charges you may incur.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer service is very important to us and we want you to be satisfied with your order. If you are not completely happy with an item, please contact us at ymcottle [!at] within 3 business days of receiving your item(s).

We will exchange the item, issue a refund, or provide store credit (your choice) as long as the merchandise is returned in its original condition and packaging. The buyer is responsible for return shipping. We refund via PayPal or Money Order. Please contact us before leaving feedback so we can learn of the problem and do our best to ensure you have a positive experience.
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Wholesale and custom orders are welcomed. All items on the site and all photos are copyright of Verona Collections.