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This Week in Fashion: Yorkdale opens new wing, Moon Apparel, Fitzroy Boutique's anniversary, WORN's Black Cat Ball, Fashion Takes Action designer 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.


The new 145,000 square-foot expansion over at Yorkdale (3401 Dufferin St) is finally up and running, and after an absolutely hectic opening day last Friday, the luxurious new stores are all settled in for the holidays. Brands totally new to Canada - including Ann Taylor, Ted Baker, and Kate Spade - can be found in the new wing, as well as not-so-new but also exquisitely designed stores like Club Monaco and Anthropologie. With that being said, you can count on Yorkdale being a whole 'nother level of crazy this December.

Relatively new online shop Moon Apparel is offering customers a chance to see and feel their simply-designed womenswear at a limited time pop-up at 110 Bloor St. Open just for the holidays (until January 13, to be exact), they've got a slew of fun things planned including personal shopping on Saturdays with Jordin and Tamara Mimran, gift-with-purchase events, one-on-one consultations, and more.

Express's Toronto flagship location is set to open today (November 21) at the Eaton Centre (220 Yonge St). The first floor store will be the second Express location in the city - the other being at Fairview Mall - and it'll carry an extensive collection of glitz and glam for women, as well as polished looks for men.


On Thursday (November 22), BYOB Cocktail Emporium (972 Queen St W) will be hosting a - you guessed it! - cocktail party to celebrate Fitzroy's one-year anniversary inside the store. In addition to mingling over holiday punch from 7 pm until 11 pm, Fitzroy's product will be 10% off - it's a no-brainer to check gifts off your list while actually having a stress-free time.

WORN Fashion Journal is hosting yet another issue launch party this Saturday (November 24) to celebrate their 15th edition - this time under a rather ridiculous-in-a-good-way handle: the Black Cat Ball. "Frolic with fellow felines" and "get your whiskers in a twist" to the tunes of Teddy the K at The Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Rd) from 9 pm until 2 am, all while (potentially) winning one of the dozens of raffle prizes throughout the night. Get your advance tickets for $10 through the WORN website, or pay $12 at the door.


Get your ethical shopping itch scratched at Fashion Takes Action's Designer Showroom Sale tomorrow (November 22). It'll be held in the Distillery District at 15 Case Goods Lane (studio 202), and it'll offer 40% off on soleRebels footwear - the world's only shoe brand certified by World Fair Trade Organization - and 30 % off on Funky Buddha clothing - a line using only bamboo, organic cotton, and hemp. Stop by between 5 pm and 8 pm; it's the moral thing to do.

Photo courtesy of Ted Baker

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