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This Week in Fashion: TFI New Labels reveals finalists, Vintage Crawl Toronto, |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 16, 2014

fat toronto 2014This 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

Toronto Fashion Incubator recently revealed the final four emerging Canadian designers set to compete in this year's New Labels competition, taking place on May 5. AliceAzur by Miriam Baker, Christopher Paunil, Laura Siegel, and NOMAD of the SUN by Ashley Boutcher - all hailing from Toronto - will present twelve looks to a panel of esteemed judges. The winner will walk away with $25,000, an exclusive editorial in FLARE Magazine, production of a lookbook, and the bragging rights that come from being crowned Most Promising New Label. Past winners include Sarah Stevenson, who recently landed a collaboration with Target, and Sid Neigum, who now sells in some of the most fashion-centric cities in the world.

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20 artsy party looks from Massive 10 at the AGO

Posted by Staff / April 11, 2014

massive 10 agoThe 10th anniversary of the Massive Party lived up to its name as a crowd of 1,800 people enjoyed a night of installations and music at the AGO. As for the dress code: "Anything and everything" was fair game for partygoers, Massive 10 organizers declared, "as long as it makes them feel like a perfect 10 out of 10".

Check out all the looks in the Style section.
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TBC Vegan brings a flea market to Bloordale

Posted by Sarah Ratchford / April 10, 2014

Through Being Cool Bakery Flea MarketThrough Being Cool is bringing a flea to a neighbourhood formerly devoid of fleas. The Bloor and Lansdowne bakery will throw its first flea full of local treats on Sunday, April 13.

Owner Amanda Somerville says there will be about nine vendors at the bakery that Sunday. Perrin and Rose will be selling fresh flowers, and Larkspur will be selling lovely vintage clothing. There's a focus on media and art as well, with local artist Matt Darling selling his stuff, as well as Explorer's Press, Blood of the Young, and Permanent Sleep Press (who have a permanent zine rack in the shop).

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Junction Flea moves out of the Junction

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 9, 2014

junction flea torontoToronto's bargain hounds, vintage seekers and craft lovers will have a new hunting ground this summer: the Junction Flea has found a new home on Sterling Road, just south of Perth, in the Junction Triangle. The new location, which appears to be an empty lot nestled among industrial buildings, is a quick walk up from Dundas West, down from Bloor, or just off the Railpath.

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This Week in Fashion: Nudie Jeans Repair Shop, Walk-In Closet, This Is West Queen West S.O.S

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 9, 2014

dutil nudie 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.

NEWS

Last week, online shopping destination LAB Consignment launched its lineup of spring merchandise, highlighting an impressive collection of '90s vintage Versace garments. The timeless and iconic pieces - including a safety pin dress and cropped leather jacket - are now available online and in studio by appointment only.

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The top 10 stores for watches in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 6, 2014

watches in torontoThe top stores for watches in Toronto offer everything from inexpensive fashion-focused watches to obscure mid-priced brands to the kind of high-end timepieces Bay Street bankers dream about. Though a certain segment of watch nerds may disagree, there's no rule that you need to spring for the latter option in order to make that piece of wrist flash worth your while.

In the advent of smartphones, many predicted watches would fall by the wayside as a fashion item, remaining only on the wrists of the aforementioned boardroom dwellers, or leisure-class high rollers who see their Swiss tourbillons as signifiers of status and wealth. But, as in so many other areas of fashion, nostalgia prevails: A new wave of sleek, retro, reasonably inexpensive designs has appeared right alongside the Barbour jackets and Pendleton flannels in men's boutiques across the city.

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