This Week in Fashion: SOOP SOOP moves to Dundas West, Decoded Fashion Meetup, eLUXE 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.
This Sunday (January 26), SOOP SOOP (168 Gladstone Ave) is closing up for a big move to 1315 Dundas West. The new shop won't be open until mid February - so be sure to pop by some time this week to get a last look at their old digs and a discount on both new and vintage merchandise!
Later today, Gerhard Supply is hosting a party to kick off the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. Take a gander at Noelle Hamlyn's spectacular window installation Sweetness of the Work, featuring a vintage sewing machine and other tools of the trade engulfed in rust and crystals. The piece comments on the absence of meticulous handwork in most of today's clothing production - a perfect compliment to the boutique's quality, made-in-Toronto menswear.
The Working Group (425 Adelaide St W) is proud to launch the first of many Decoded Fashion Meetups in Toronto tomorrow (January 23) at 7pm. After vastly successful events in New York, London, Milan, and Sydney, they're inviting you to explore the role of technology in the fashion industry through live demos, discussions, and networking with professionals from brands like Fashion-Forward and Kiwi Wearables. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Join Nathalie-Roze & Co in Leslieville this Saturday (January 25) from 11am until 2pm at Queen East Presb. Church (947 Queen Street East) for the winter edition of Uber-SWAP: an eco-friendly clothing exchange. If you ladies have at least 10 pieces of gently used clothing or accessories you're ready to part with, bag it up and bring it over along with $10 for admission. Spend a couple of hours scavenging for new treasures and leave with a brand new bag of stylish garb!
From Geisha to Diva: The Kimonos of Ichimaru opens at the Textile Museum of Canada (55 Centre Ave) next Wednesday (January 29). Explore the life of Ichimaru - a 20th century musician famous for performing in full geisha regalia - through a collection of her exquisite, handcrafted kimonos and other personal items. The exhibit is organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and is only in town until April 11, 2014.
eLUXE is giving customers a chance to browse and buy their typically virtual designer products (at crazy sale prices, no less) by having a two-day warehouse sale tomorrow (January 22) and Friday (January 23). Find garments by designers like Mackage and Diane Von Furstenberg for up to 75% off at 355 Adelaide Street West from noon until 8pm.
WHAT WE GOT UP TO THIS WEEK