This Week in Fashion: Sarah Stevenson for Target, SOOP SOOP relocates, Style Democracy designer pop-up shop
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 (March 23), head to select Target stores across Canada to find an exclusive, limited-edition womenswear line designed by Sarah Stevenson, one of Toronto's very own. The Toronto Fashion Incubator New Labels Competition winner brought rich hues, girly florals, and sophisticated silhouettes to the discount retail giant - with price points ranging from $30 - $60 and a major collaboration under her belt, it's all uphill from here for the emerging designer.
SOOP SOOP, a vintage clothing boutique formerly located at 168 Gladstone Avenue, has officially opened its new store further west on Dundas (1315 Dundas St W). Stop by to check out the new digs and peruse the same down-to-earth, wearable treasures as before.
Toast to the arrival of Oliver Spencer Spring/Summer 2014 tomorrow (March 20) from 6 pm until 11 pm at the Toronto location (962 Queen St W). Inspired by neo-expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, the new collection will be available for a peruse and purchase alongside complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
As World MasterCard Fashion Week comes to an end, leave it to Guy Gerber to spin at an awesome closing party at Maison Mercer (15 Mercer St) this Friday (March 21). With an extended license, you can you get your drink on and shimmy in your fancy getup until 4 am. Advance tickets are available online for $20.
This Saturday (March 22), meet Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan, the designers behind leather empire Mackage. From 2pm until 4pm, they'll be moseying around their special trunk show of handbags and outerwear at Holt Renfrew Bloor (50 Bloor St W) - so stop by and say hi so you can finally put a face to those fur-collared down coats you keep seeing everywhere.
WORN Fashion Journal's Outer Space Glitter Face launch party is just around the corner! To celebrate their 18th issue, snag a 10 advanced ticket or pay $15 at the door this Saturday (March 22). Wear your best galaxy-themed ensemble, rock one of their sparkly headbands, and get jiggy to all the best oldies for ample fun at The Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Rd) from 9pm until 2am.
The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show is back! This Sunday (March 23) from 10 am until 5 pm, head down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front St W) to roam around a room brimming with one-of-a-kind clothing, shoes, and accessories from a whole slew of independent fashion retailers. Then, parade around in your statement find and wow everyone around you! Admission is $10 at the door.
Ministry of Supply - a menswear brand for tech-savvy businessmen - is coming to Toronto for a one-day pop-up shop at the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St W). From 11am until 8pm, sip on a seasonal cocktail as you gander at their technology-infused garments - and take advantage of the free tailoring they're offering for the day's customers! RSVP online for guaranteed access to the event.
Next week (March 26 - 30), the One of a Kind Show is returning for its spring edition. Held at the Exhibition Place, the event is essentially a large convention of all crafty buyable art, photography, clothing, jewellery, food, makeup, toys, and more from about 450 vendors. This year, the Etsy section is back for its second round, bringing the e-commerce website to real life with a lineup of 50 emerging Etsy sellers. Tickets are $14 (or $12 if purchased online) for adults, $7 for seniors and youth, and free for children under 12 years old.
Style Democracy is throwing their first sale of the season with an impressive designer pop-up shop. From today (March 19) through Sunday (March 23), 758 Queen Street West will be filled to the brim with coveted brands like Helmut Lang, Rag and Bone, J Brand, and more - all for up to 80% off.
All sale merchandise from every TNT store is available to rummage at the outlet location (388 Eglinton Ave W) for a bit over a week, meaning you still have a fighting chance at finding that one ridiculous coat you wanted last season in the right size. Everything's going for 70% - 80% off until March 31st, so be sure to head over ASAP to avoid missing out.
WHAT WE GOT UP TO THIS WEEK
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- Custom leg prosthetic hits the runway at Fashion Week
- How to do Toronto Fashion Week without an invitation
- Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2014 preview
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- The top 10 looks from The shOws Fall 2014
- Designer aims to fund Fashion Week show via Indiegogo
- Honest Ed's signs selling online for "outrageous deals"