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This Week in Fashion: Hudson's Bay unveils new shoe department, Frische Magazine, Gladstone Pop-Up Shop

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, Hudson's Bay Queen Street (176 Yonge St) unveiled its new department: a 50,000 square foot space on the ground floor dedicated solely to women's shoes (pardon the pun), making it the largest in Canada of its kind. Both the store's mid-range and luxury shoes can now be found in the shiny, massive room though they were previously separated. I know it's already a lot to take in, but Hudson's Bay has more brands and more sub-boutiques planned for the near future - brace yourselves!

Also last week, the same Hudson's Bay location (176 Yonge St) opened the doors to its Drake General Store pop-up shop. The two have joined forces to bring Drake General Store's beloved Canadian charm to the massive retailer's lower level, all while staying true to the former's aesthetic. The signature glowing purple cross proudly hangs in the space, alongside other familiar pieces including the forever-a-favourite metallic piggy bank.


Frische - a new, Toronto-based fashion magazine - is dropping its first print issue, no doubt filled with all things "young, brave and fucking fabulous." Dance to the tunes of Mix Chopin with the magazine's editors, industry professionals, and generally fashionable people at the official launch party tomorrow (June 13) at PopUp 120 (120 Ossington Ave) from 7 pm onwards.

On Saturday (June 15), The Gladstone Hotel Art Bar (1214 Queen St W) will be home to a one-day pop-up shop and sample sale run by a slew of the city's sweetest designers and artisans. Homegrown Boutique, Fredrick Prince, Dagg & Stacey, Beau Cou, and The Pop Shop will all be present to offer their unique finds at special prices, so head down between 10 am and 7 pm or miss out and regret it forever.

If you've got new or gently used business attire collecting dust in your closet, have it put to good use by donating it to Dress for Success Toronto's latest initiative in support of the Bay Street Suit Challenge. Until next Tuesday (June 18), bring it over to the Calvin Klein Underwear store at the Royal Bank Plaza (200 Bay St) and receive 15% off your next purchase of $75 or more. With your help and donated clothing, you'll better the careers of low-income women across the city.


Forever 21's annual lingerie sale is already underway. Starting at the Yonge/Dundas (1 Dundas St) and Eaton Centre (220 Yonge St) locations, support your private parts in style with everything under $8. Get your undergarments in check quick, because this sale will only last until there are no more bras and panties in sight.

Photo from the Drake General Store's Facebook page

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