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This Week in Fashion: Drake partners up with Nike, Toronto Etsy Street Team Christmas Marketplace

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / December 11, 2013

Drake NikeThis 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.


A couple of weeks ago, the Internet was set ablaze with news of Kanye West severing ties with Nike over their refusal to give him royalties for his shoe designs. But, things took another turn last week when Toronto's very own Drake announced that he's designing Air Jordans with the multi-billion-dollar brand. He's even posted a few sneak peeks on his Instagram. Could Drake be paving the way for a career in fashion?


Tonight (December 11) from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm, Pop Up 120 (120 Ossington Ave) is celebrating the launch of their latest and greatest pop-up shop: a sleek and modern atmosphere that highlights the timeless designs of Danish womenswear brand Ganni. Revel in the full fall/winter collection - including their minimalistic lingerie and luxe knitwear - over complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Plus, get 25% off your entire purchase!

Tommy Hilfiger at Yorkdale (3401 Dufferin St) wants to ring in the holidays with style. Tomorrow (December 12) from 7 pm until 9 pm, shop with a cocktail and/or hors d'oeuvre in hand, and chat up fashion blogger Marta Tryshak from With Love Gabrielle while you're at it. The fun continues all weekend with an in-store photo booth and iPad contest. And if you're social media savvy enough to use the hashtag #THCanadianHoliday during the event, Tommy Hilfiger will donate $1 per post to Autism Society Canada.

The Toronto Etsy Street Team is throwing their 1st annual Christmas Marketplace at the Church of Saint Stephens-in-the-Fields (103 Bellevue Ave) this Saturday (December 14) from 11 am until 5:30 pm. Enjoy live music, try your hand at a new craft during a free workshop, hang out with good ol' Saint Nick, and participate in a charity raffle... all while perusing one-of-a-kind creations by 16+ local makers.

Victoria Sorkin, a new, Toronto-based jewellery designer, is showcasing her truly unique designs this Saturday (December 14) at Pomp & Pageantry (112 Scollard St). Gawk at her handmade holiday, resort, and spring 2014 collections - no doubt colourful, loud, and art deco-esque - from 11 am until 6 pm. I know I'm already eyeing a certain pair of seafoam statement earrings to take home with me!

For one day only this Sunday (December 15), LemonTree Creations (196 Spadina Ave) will be home to a bazaar featuring one-of-a-kind goods made with love by local artists and designers. From 11 am until 6 pm, the pop-up market can be your one-stop shop for everything from housewares to hand-knitted treasures this holiday season... whether you're shopping for your loved ones or yourself!

Every second Sunday of the month, find unique treasures at the Junction Flea - an eclectic market filled to the brim with independent vendors. This time around (December 15), you'll get more bang for your buck (read: $2 admission fee) because the event doubles as the launch of a new skating rink at Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave). Head down from 10 am until 5 pm to sip hot chocolate or mulled wine, and - of course - get your vintage/handmade anything-and-everything fix!

Photo of Drake by Brian Morton



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