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This Week in Fashion: Fashion's Night Out might be coming to Toronto, Joy Apparel's T-shirt party, Roots collaborates with 1LoveT.O.

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.


Last week, Anice Jewellery (167 Augusta Avenue) officially opened its independent boutique doors in Kensington Market. A launch party dazzled with wine and gourmet pizza and served as a complement to the eclectic jewellery pieces designed by owner Brittany Hopkins. The store's motto "Old treasures, new love" is applied to every bracelet, necklace, chest harness - you name it! - through the pairing of antique jewels and new materials.

While reading Canadian Trade-Marks Journal, Toronto lawyer Ashlee Froese discovered the news that Advanced Magazine Publishers (Vogue's parent company) is working on trademarking the Fashion's Night Out name in Canada. If this means what it looks like it means, New York's biggest and baddest shopping event (think of it as Vintage's Night Out and West End Riches multiplied by 10) may be calling all fashionistas out to play sometime soon (hopefully).


Tomorrow, Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West) will present Potluck - an exhibition showcasing the works of eleven artists from Sheridan College's 2012 Textiles Crafts and Design graduating class. Print, garment construction, quilting, felt sculpture, embroidery, and paper making are among the types of art included in the collaborative effort. Attend the opening gala on June 28 from 7 pm until 10 pm, with the event running from June 27 until July 8.

Joy Apparel's ever-growing Joy Project is throwing a T Party on June 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm at R Squared Cafe (668 Queen Street West) to celebrate their new website and the limited edition t-shirt designed in collaboration with the Clothing Brand Experiment. In addition to this design (which, by the way, pays homage to Toronto), the portrait of Joy Project participants around the world will be showcased on Clothing Brand Experiment's new line of locally-made t-shirts. Register here.

This weekend (June 29 and 30) White Toronto (19 Hazelton Avenue) will be home to Jenny Packham's Spring 2013 trunk show. This UK designer has mastered the art of bridal wear through flowing silhouettes and intricate beading - and has furthermore been worn by A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, and Beyonce. By appointment only, so call 416-849-9196 to book.

Last Friday, 1 Love T.O. officially announced its first ever collaboration with Roots Canada--a release of a limited edition t-shirt in a new campaign called "Show Your Roots." This Saturday (just in time for Canada Day) from noon to 6 pm at Roots Yorkville (100 Bloor Street), a one-day-only pop-up shop will present the Toronto-pride tee, plus an additional 25% off regular priced Roots items.


Tonight from 6 pm until 9 pm, Toronto's own fashion blogger Gracie Carroll is teaming up with American Apparel in Holt Renfrew Center (50 Bloor St. West) to bring you an evening of champagne sippin' and shoppin'. Aside from meeting the fashion/beauty/lifestyle guru in the flesh, receive 25% off your entire purchase. RSVP to

At the end of July, King Textiles (445 Richmond Street West) is moving from its 22,000 square feet location on Richmond to a smaller space in order to make room for a condo development. Though this doesn't sound good in terms of the copious amounts of beautiful fabric King St. is known for, it means that a huge liquidation sale is bound to happen! All of next month--from July 3 to 31--fabric, trimming, upholstery, drapery, hardware, buttons, and more will be discounted by up to 90% off.

Photo courtesy of Joy Apparel

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