This Week in Fashion: Hudson's Bay Outlet announced, Outclass spring/summer launch party, PYA Sample 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.
The Toronto Premium Outlets (13850 Steeles Ave W) in Halton Hills is scheduled to open August 1st, with no less than 85 upscale retailers offering their goods at up to 65% off in the 350,000 square-foot space. The first ever Hudson's Bay outlet store is one of them - launching perhaps as a response to the newly opened hr2 and the rumours of a Nordstrom Rack coming to Canada.
Tomorrow night (May 16) from 6 pm until 9 pm, kick off Artfest at the Distillery with Mint Boutique (6 Rack Hour Mews). Enjoy an evening dazzled with art by Lori Harrison, the shop's trendy fashions, and of course - complimentary wine and cheese. The artwork will be on display and for sale at the boutique until May 31st, so if you can't make it out tomorrow, you still have a couple weeks to enjoy their beauty.
Local menswear brand Outclass is launching their spring/summer 2013 collection tomorrow (May 16) at Gerhard Supply (2949 Dundas St W). From 6 pm until 11:30 pm, peruse the latest additions to the shop - drink in hand - with special promotions going on all night.
If you've got shirts with missing buttons or pants ripping at the seams, bring them to Withrow Park Farmers' Market (725 Logan Ave) on Saturday (May 18) for the second edition of the Toronto Clothing Repairathon. Running from 9 am until 1 pm, all your damaged clothing woes can disappear (free of charge!) with the help of the Repairathon's volunteers.
The Evergreen Brick Works is back with another edition of their eco-conscious Community Clothing Swap. Drop a maximum of 12 gently used garments at the Welcome Centre (550 Bayview Avenue) days prior to the event in order to pick out new items on Sunday (May 19) from 11 am until 1 pm. Entrance is $3 - a bargain considering it clears closet space, provides new treasures, and decreases ecological footprints all at the same time!
If you're still looking for an Anime North costume - or if you're just generally into this sort of thing - there'll be a latex clothing sale this Saturday (May 18) at 388 Carlaw Avenue (Suite 202-J). From noon until 6 pm, samples from Adala, FDL Latex Kink Engineering, and Ego Assassin will be available for purchase, no doubt marked down to a steal.
The PYA Importer Ltd. sample sale kicks off next Wednesday (May 22) and stretches until Saturday (May 25), giving shoppers four whole days to snatch up a great deal. Brands like Ted Baker, Line Knitwear, and Corpus will be available at up to 80% off, so be sure to visit 15 Apex Road for a chance to stock up on quality goods.