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25 fun finds from the One of a Kind Show spring 2015

Posted by Lori Harito / March 27, 2015

one of a kind show spring 2015 torontoThe One Of A Kind Show showcases over 450 Canadian artisans, selling home decor, handmade jewellery, textiles, clothing, and everything in between. Many vendors return from year to year, but the spring 2015 edition saw 177 brand new artisans at the show, including recent grads from Sheridan and OCAD (who seem excited yet slightly anxious about showcasing their work to larger crowds).

The show lets you meet the maker of your clothing, pillow, candle or bow tie and get to know where the products and ideas come from. It's on now until March 29 at the Direct Energy Centre.

Check out my top 25 finds from the One of a Kind show in this photo gallery.
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This is what the new Drake Raptors gear looks like

Posted by Derek Flack / March 26, 2015

Drake raptors clothingThe official launch of the OVO-branded Raptors gear is scheduled for tomorrow at 11am, but it would seem that good old Drizzy didn't want to wait for the big reveal. A rather significant sneak peek of the new duds is on offer at Drake's website, which shows off examples of hoodies, shirts, jerseys, and hats in the now iconic black and gold OVO colour combo.

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Game of Thrones pop up shop coming to Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 26, 2015

game of thrones torontoDo you love warring clans, sniveling boy-kings, occasional gratuitous nudity, and dragons? Then start hoarding your bags of gold, because HBO is bringing a Game of Thrones-themed pop-up shop to Toronto to coincide with the launch of the show's fifth season.

From April 6 until April 17, the network will bring the world of Westeros to 277 Queen St. West. Among the merchandise fans can expect to find: Exclusive Season 5 T-shirt and tote bags, a hockey jersey (Canada!), pint glasses and beer steins, a 4D puzzle, character figurines, and a a 7" Iron Throne replica statue. To top it all off, you can even pose on a full-sized Iron Throne.

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10 upstart fashion brands in Toronto for spring 2015

Posted by Alex Brown / March 26, 2015

fashion brands torontoNew fashion brands in Toronto aren't terribly hard to come by. We're a city made up of creative entrepreneurs in all respects, and while we're most often known for being a destination for food trends, Toronto's name in the fashion and retail scene is constantly growing as more and more new clothing brands emerge onto the scene each year. Keep an eye out at your favourite local boutiques, they're often the best for showcasing Toronto's up-and-coming clothing must haves.

Here are my picks for the top upstart fashion brands in Toronto for 2015.

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Design Within Reach packing up from King West

Posted by Jenna King / March 26, 2015

design within reachDesign Within Reach is moving east on King sometime later this spring after nine years at their King West location. The brand only has a few of what they call "Studios" located outside its U.S. home with this being the only one in Canada. They are a favourite of interior designers and modern furniture enthusiasts alike, carrying work from top designers like Eames and Saarinen.

Why the move? Proprietor Thomas Nam explains that as the only furniture retailer in their current area, foot traffic tends to be looking for brunch or bars and not necessarily coffee tables. Joining contemporaries like Kiosk and Calligaris in the King East furniture district will put them in the path of people shopping specifically for high-end, modern pieces.

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The Kooples to open its first store in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 25, 2015

the kooples torontoIf you follow contemporary fashion, you'll have heard of The Kooples, a French designer specializing in rock 'n' roll-inspired streetwear (as highlighted in an ad campaign featuring impossibly good-looking real-life couples). And if you've heard of The Kooples, you'll be thrilled about this news: The line, already offered at Hudson's Bay and Holt Renfrew, plans to establish standalone stores in Toronto.

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