Last minute holiday shopping in Toronto
Holiday sales in Toronto might just save the day if you're late to start on your gift list, especially now that panic has no doubt swept all of us last-minute shoppers. Of course, there's a handful of corporate giants offering unbeatable prices (the crowds at the Eaton Centre and Yorkdale the last few days are proof) - but if you really want to impress your loved ones and maybe earn karma points for helping out small businesses, you need to hit the streets and shop local. Here are some of the most noteworthy Holiday sales and pop-up shops going on this week.
Let's Give Back Together
Miracle Thieves (249 Crawford St) is really trying to spread the love and positivity this season, inviting everyone to head to the shop tomorrow (December 20) with canned goods and warm clothes for the less fortunate. Plus, you can still shop their Holiday Boutique featuring amazing local designers and artists over good vibes, treats, and egg nog.
I'Moniq Pop-up at Sauvage
Tomorrow (December 20) and Friday (December 21), Sauvage (644 Queen St W) will be home to I'Moniq accessories. Their statement jewellery can be paired with a Sauvage ensemble, checking off that fashion-savvy person on your list or giving you that perfectly unique Holiday outfit you've been searching for. Plus, with designer Monique Anderson giving style advice and a chance to win a jewellery piece, you just might walk away with more than you bargained for.
Jonathan & Olivia
A slew of Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Acne, and more have been marked down at Jonathan & Olivia (49 Ossington Ave). Find the perfect luxe basic or statement piece at up to 50% off all season long.
Designer Collaborative Capsule
Emily Woudenberg is hosting a one-day local brand extravaganza at 822 Dundas Street West this Saturday (December 22) from 8 am until 9 pm. Get your last minute holiday shopping done all in one place while also supporting some of the city's own talent including Varsity Brown, Sea Flower Studios, Wes Misener, and - of course - Woudenberg. With complimentary San Pellegrino and I Love Puffy Love marshmallows for sale, you might just get through the holidays without stressing over gift hunting.
Life of Manek
For one day only, Life of Manek (1504 Dundas St W) is hosting a Holiday Open House, where they'll be serving up drinks and treats to all manic last-minute holiday shoppers. Stop in, party, and shop their vintage and contemporary lines this Saturday (December 22) - 'tis the season!
Nomad (819 Queen St W) is giving customers the chance to shop their Fall/Winter 2012 goods at an extra 10% off all the way up until the 24th of December. This means you could be the bearer of a cozy (and well-made, and probably very generous) gift for the men in your life... or you could take the opportunity to spoil yourself with a deal on that Carhartt vest you've been eyeing. I don't judge.
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