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The Best Menswear Stores in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / May 7, 2014

menswear torontoThe best menswear stores in Toronto are scattered all over the city - whether you're in Yorkville or the Junction, you'll find a supplier of tip-top men's fashion near you. However, the hunt for a specific look requires a little more effort as every shop is curated (to perfection, no less) for a distinctive lifestyle. There may not be a spot on this list for the bargain hunters, but there's one for the dapper chap in Jil Sander suits and, another for someone a little rougher around the edges - whatever your style, you'll leave these stores better-dressed.

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Fashion & Style

This Week in Fashion: Tie One On fundraiser, Vitaly Friends Pop-Up, and a handful of sample sales

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / May 7, 2014

vitaly design torontoThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

EVENTS

Tonight (May 7) at 6pm, Homes First's Tie One On returns for its second annual fundraiser benefitting the 5,000 homeless people living on the streets of Toronto. The event - held at The Hoxton (69 Bathurst St.) - auctions off celebrity ties and scarves from the likes of Margaret Atwood, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, and George Stroumboulopoulos. Tickets are available online at $50 and include a drink and hors d'oeuvres.

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Fashion & Style

This Week in Fashion: WORN Archive launch party, Kleinfeld Bridal opens, natural beauty pop-up shop

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 30, 2014

worn secondhand promThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

NEWS

Kleinfeld Bridal is opening in Toronto just in time for wedding season. The New York retailer - made famous by reality show Say Yes To The Dress - will live on the seventh floor of the Hudson's Bay Queen St. flagship (176 Yonge St.) alongside their newly renovated home department. Expect to find exquisite gowns by the likes of Oscar De La Renta and Alberta Ferretti in the 20,000-square-foot space starting Thursday (May 1st).

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Fashion & Style

The top 10 looks from [FAT] Arts & Fashion Week 2014

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 28, 2014

fashion art torontoFor the past nine years, Fashion Art Toronto (|FAT|) Arts & Fashion Week has been a breeding ground for small-time designers with big-time creativity. The multi-arts festival is the biggest of its kind in Canada, attracting over 5,000 attendees annually, so it's no surprise 200 national and international creatives flocked to Toronto to showcase their work.

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Fashion & Style

This Week in Fashion: FAT, Muttonhead store launch, North Standard Trading Post anniversary

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 23, 2014

North Standard Trading PostThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

EVENTS

|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week's ninth annual edition launched last night with a slew of eccentric runway shows, live performances, fashion films, photography exhibits, and art installations. If you missed opening night, you still have until Saturday (April 26) to catch the multi-faceted festival; tickets are available online or at the door, and they cost $35 per day or $100 for a full week pass.

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Fashion & Style

Lady Gaga approved designer in Toronto for FAT

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 21, 2014

fat toronto 2014Benji Wong, otherwise known as Benji WZW, is one of the many unconventional fashion designers flocking to Toronto to present a collection at |FAT| (Fashion Art Toronto) this week (April 22-26).

The Hong Kong native was raised in Toronto and studied architecture at University of Waterloo, before up and leaving for a fashion program at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. His 2013 graduate collection "That Paradise Would Be A Meme" pulled together everything he learned from both experiences, resulting in a surreal work of art that attracted the attention of a whole whack of contemporary publications. Lady Gaga even wore a jacket from the collection in an eTalk interview.

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