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You can eat a four-course dinner inside a clothing store in Toronto

A clothing store in the city's Distillery District will soon be letting customers eat a full-blown meal inside.

Gotstyle recently announced that it will be hosting a private shop and dine experience where you and your bubble can eat a four-course meal while doing some Christmas shopping. 

The experience includes a private dinner, a fashion presentation that's paired with each course, and free gift wrapping. Besides this, each guest gets a $25 gift card to shop after dinner. 

"With each course, we'll be showcasing a different outfit," founder and co-owner Melissa Austria told blogTO, adding that the fashion presentations tie in with the menu from lounge wear to what to wear during your Zoom calls. 

"We always believe that food, fashion, and music go together, so it's a great way to come here, hang out with your friends, and then also get your Christmas shopping done." 

The event will not be launching until after indoor dining is allowed in Toronto again. Austria said that no more than 10 guests will be allowed per evening, and that they will be spread out to five people per table.

Masks must also be worn when guests are not sitting down. 

"Right now, we're keeping it to only people in their bubble of 10 so if you're booking it, it has to be you and your family, you and your work group, or the people you've been quarantining with."

Of course, as the spread of COVID-19 continues, many businesses are looking for ways to draw in customers and many people are looking for a way to spend some time outside of their homes. 

"What can you really do right now?" Austria said.

"It's nice to go through the process of getting dressed up again."

While the images are from a test event that Austria and her staff ran in October, they have started booking customers in for after Nov. 14th.

In addition, the store will be employing chefs and service industry workers who are out of work due to the pandemic.

Lead photo by

Gotstyle


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