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This Week in Fashion: The Yard Sale on Ossington, Over the Rainbow sale, design your own tote bag

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.

NEWS

The Art of Fashion is now accepting applicants for their 15th annual design competition. Ten ultra talented Canadian fashion designers will be picked from the bunch to create a 6-piece collection under one theme: "Past Behaviours;" applying elements of the past to the present. Two winners will then walk away on September 27 with awarded prizes worth of $30,000. Email designer.aof@gmail.com for application details.

EVENTS/PARTIES

Tonight's (July 24) your chance to get your DIY on - from 6 pm until 8 pm, design your own tote bag at the new west-side Arts Market (846 College St) for a workshop intended to help you walk away with a customized piece of practical art. Tickets are $15 and come with a blank canvas tote, 2 paint colours, a brush, and some tape, but you're welcome to bring more supplies if you're keen on extra embellishment.

Tomorrow (July 25) at 10 pm, Gotstyle and Kingwest Magazine are joining forces to bring you the ultimate special event at The Everleigh (580 King St W). Sip on Belvedere Vodka while shimmying to the tunes of DJ PG13 until the wee hours of the morning (read: until last call's 2 am). RSVP to rsvp@theeverleigh.ca.

Blackbird (and their friends!) have teamed up to bring the best three-day yard sale of the summer. This weekend (July 26 - 28), stop by OZ Studios (134 Ossington Ave) and "leave looking fresh to death" after combing through the closets of the coolest men and women ever. If you've got a bit of spring-cleaning to do, email info@iheartblackbird.com to sell at the event.

Shop for Jayu is launching a brand new collection this Saturday (July 27), and there's no better way to celebrate than with a gift/discount/contest-ridden party at the Gladstone (1214 Queen St W). From 11 am until 10 pm, pop by to peruse the new jewels and enter to win a $60 shopping spree. Be sure to RSVP online to receive a complimentary gift with purchase.

SALES

Over the Rainbow's (101 Yorkville Ave) spring/summer sale begins tomorrow (July 25), and most definitely will not last forever. Further reductions of up to 70% off means a fresh new wardrobe if you're keen on snatching up a pair of J Brands ($84 - $149) before anybody else.

Gotstyle photo by Kat Rizza


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