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This Week in Fashion: The Bay plans men's department renovation, The Loved One Trunk Show, Gravity Pope and Holt Renfrew Last Call sales

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.


More than four years ago, Queen Street's Hudson's Bay store saw a 21,500 square-foot renovation, birthing our beloved The Room - a designer womenswear department located on the third floor. In 12 to 18 months (tentatively), the store will complete another long-awaited renovation - this time to emphasize menswear collections. The new men's offerings will include a shirts/ties shop, a section with lower price-points, and an expansion to designer departments White Space and West End Shop. So hang in there, dapper fellas; there's only a year and a half of patience to go.


If you missed last week's Etsy Craft-a-thon, you still have a chance to discover - and master - a new creative skill. Stacey Case, screenprinter extraordinaire, is opening up his studio at Merch Guy Screenprinting (89-B Niagara St) for a six-hour workshop course happening this Sunday (March 3) from noon to 6 pm. Find more information on the event page or email

Support sustainable fashion tomorrow (February 28) at Fashion Takes Action's showroom (15 Case Goods Ln, studio 202) with a designer sale running from 5 pm until 8 pm. For ample environmentally-friendliness, peruse JOOL's up-cycled (and locally sourced) vintage garments and Funky Buddha Clothing's pieces made of organic, silk-screened fabrics over a cup of Ethical Bean Coffee.

This Sunday (March 3) marks the 22nd annual Vintage Clothing and Textile Show & Sale at the Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Rd). Eight dollars admission (although children under 12 years old are free) gets you access to exhibitions of vintage designer pieces, early textiles, heritage estate jewellery, and a fashion show featuring it all! The doors are open from 10 am until 5 pm, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

The Loved One, a bespoke online boutique, is partnering with milliner David Dunkley to host a one-day Spring Trunk Show at his boutique KC's Hats (998 Bathurst St). Visit the shop on Sunday (March 3) for a chance to see The Loved One's unique, vintage-inspired bridal accessories - like the feather headpieces and handmade clutches - in all their bejewelled glory.


From tomorrow (February 27) until Sunday (March 3), Gravity Pope has a buy one, get one promotion that takes the cake for the best sale ever. When you buy any sale item (excluding jewellery and housewares), you'll get a second sale item of equal or lesser value for free, so you could walk away with not one, but two pairs of Acne boots or Dr. Martens dress shoes.

If for whatever reason you need a costume this time of year, or you're looking to be really thrifty about an upcoming Halloween getup, visit Candy's Costume Shop (511 Mount Pleasant Rd) for their 75% off sale. Get costumes, wigs, makeup, and accessories for super cheap until tomorrow (February 28). Visit their website for business hours.

March 14th is the very last call for Holt Renfrew's Last Call; the store - located at Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre (1 Bass Pro Mills Dr) - is being replaced by new discount concept hr2. Until then, you can shop their goods at up to 80% off, which is undeniably their greatest markdown sale ever.

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