This Week in Fashion: TNT Bayview Village, Brimz opening party, BIG Debate, Muttonhead Warehouse Sale
This 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.
North York residents with swanky taste in clothes can rejoice, because TNT has plans to open a fifth store at Bayview Village Shopping Centre (2901 Bayview Ave) in September 2013. Up until now, all Toronto TNT locations have barely touched north of Eglinton Avenue - this foray into a completely different neighbourhood is a risky but much-needed change. The store will be almost 5,500 square feet and carry the chain's coveted and progressive designer labels, including 3.1 Phillip Lim and Maison Martin Margiela.
A new Brimz hat boutique is set to open this Saturday (April 6), and there's no better way to celebrate head adornments than a *free* party featuring live performances by The Airplane Boys, Plaitwrights, and other talented, home-grown artists. There'll also be a fashion show by ReMix, a series of awesome giveaways, food, drinks, and general fun times, so drop by the new location at 321 Queen Street West from 7 pm onwards.
Next Wednesday (April 10), a panel discussion dubbed The BIG Debate will be held at the ROM (100 Queen's Park) at 7 pm. Industry professionals designer Jeremy Laing, Ryerson School of Fashion chair Robert Ott, branding/fashion lawyer Ashlee Froese, and Hudson's Bay Company vice president/buying director Nicholas Mellamphy will be discussing critical issues in the fashion industry today -- megabrands and globalism amongst others are slated to be debated. Moderated by Jeanne Beker, the event isn't one to miss - tickets are $15 and available online.
Fundraising fashion show Life's A Label will be held next Wednesday (April 10) at 7 pm in support of poverty relief charity Windfall Basics and scholarships for George Brown College students. Aria Entertainment Complex (108 Peter St) will be dazzled with local designers and boutiques (including Fresh Collective and Gerhard) alongside live music, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and giveaways. Advanced tickets are $20 ($15 with a valid student ID) or $25 at the doors; email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours.
From today (April 3) until Sunday (April 7), you can get your Canadian goods fix from noon until 7 pm at the beloved bi-annual Muttonhead Warehouse Sale (163 Sterling Rd, studio 9B). In addition to their own collections from seasons past up for grabs, they'll be carrying a slew of other local designers - including Cuchara, Fresh Train Co. and Varsity Brown - at a great price. Don't forget to BYOB (bring your own bag) for ample environmentally friendliness.
Photo of TNT's Hazelton Lanes location
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