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This Week in Fashion: Milk Glass Co. Holiday Pop-up Shop, Tunezy and Urbanebloc party, Reia Sample Sale and Jessica Jensen moving 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 Danforth East Community Association (DECA) is doing something remarkable for the neighbourhood, livening up the streets just in time for the holidays. They've implemented nine pop-up shops into empty storefronts, featuring remarkable artists and entrepreneurs like Pop Goes the Easel and 14-year-old Marina Rocks. Visit Danforth East all month long for an eclectic slice of culture and life.


Milk Glass Co. (1247 Dundas St W) is hosting an official opening reception tomorrow night (December 6, from 5 pm until 11 pm) to celebrate their holiday pop-up shop featuring handcrafted goods. It's the perfect way to get all of your shopping out of the way; their Christmas cards, home dĂŠcor, clothing, accessories, and more make excellent one-of-a-kind gifts. If you can't make it out, the pop-up shop will be open all the way up to December 22nd - and will always offer complimentary hot chocolate! - for a happy holiday shopping experience.

The seventh Calvin Klein store in Canada is set to open in Vaughn Mills (1 Bass Pro Mills Dr) tomorrow (December 6), so - of course - they're doing it with a bang. Celebrate with music, refreshments, and shopping alongside FASHION Magazine's Sarah Casselman from 6 pm until 9 pm. Don't forget to bring any new or gently worn women's business attire to receive an additional discount on one item. Plus, a portion of sales will be donated to Dress for Success. Fun, fashionable, and friendly... what's not to love?

On Friday (December 7), the Fur Bearer Defenders are hosting their Fur Never Fashion Party at 918 Bathurst. The featured designer - Vaute Couture - is a Brooklyn-based and cruelty-free label who'll be showcasing designs via live modelling all night long. Grab a ticket for $30 to enjoy the art installations, complimentary vegan hors d'oeuvres, and raffles, all while participating in a fabulous anti-fur campaign.

Clothing swaps have been all the rage in Toronto in the last year, so Yorkville's participating in the eco-friendly experience, putting their own little spin on the experience. The Black Box Boutique (106 Yorkville Ave, 2nd floor) is asking guests to bring along their pre-loved accessories and jewellery to trade for something else this Friday (December 7), all while enjoying refreshments and shopping with vendors Sneha Varma Handbags, Pinky's Nails, and LightFound. The $5 entrance fee will go straight to Toronto's YWCA.

Tunezy is turning one this December, meaning only one thing: a party with only the best music, fun gifts and giveaways (including a Lomography camera!) is just around the corner. Celebrated in conjunction with Urbanebloc, the event - happening next Tuesday (December 11) from 6:30 pm until 11:30 pm - promises "good company for days," so RSVP ASAP for either a VVIP ticket ($40) or a guest ticket ($5 or a canned good to donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank)!


The coveted Reia Sample Sale is back and ready for action, starting today (December 5) and running until Friday (December 7). This time, save up to 70% off your designer goods for both men and women - including Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, and YSL - on the second floor of 580 King Street West.

Jessica Jensen - a Canadian designer of handbags and leather goods - is onto bigger and better things, which can only mean she's having a moving sale. Head down to the new studio located at 35 Mowat Avenue tomorrow (December 6) from 11 am until 5 pm or Friday (December 7) from 11 am until 7 pm for minimal and practical designs in every staple colour you can think of.

Photo by Fara Winestock

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