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This Week in Fashion: Annual Toast for the Cure, Arts Market Clothing Swap, VAWK for eBay

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.


Annual Toast for the Cure - a fashion show and after party to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society - is quickly approaching this Saturday (August 10). From 6 pm until the wee hours of the morning, eat, drink, and be dazzled by local designers including Fame Kills and Ocean View Clothing at Epique Lounge (120 Cumberland St). Tickets are available online for $25.

From noon until 4 pm on Sunday (August 11), Arts Market (846 College St) will be home to a clothing swap in support of homeless or at-risk youth via the Horizons for Youth Foundation. The event's not only an overhaul for your closet - it's also a sustainable and socially conscious way to give and take back from the community. Entrance is Pay What You Can, so lug your change and gently used clothing to Little Italy and walk away with a brand new set of gear.

Mercer Union (1286 Bloor St W) is hosting a book fair/vintage sale hybrid this Sunday (August 11) - so, if you're into Small Press like Worn Journal or down to sift through apparel and curios by the likes of Life of Manek and Pack Rats, make your way over some time between 10 am and 5 pm to reap the benefits of all the best things in one place. Entrance is Pay What You Can (with a suggested donation of $2), but Be Good Gelato will be there, so it's definitely worth it.

Next Monday (August 12), Canadian designer Sunny Fong of VAWK will be launching his 7-piece, limited edition collection in collaboration with eBay Canada. The edgy, exclusively designed garments and accessories are either all black or achromatic, and fall somewhere under a low price point of $120. They'll be available with free shipping on eBay until September 15... if quantities last.


Earlier this week, Gravity Pope launched a new promotion, giving customers an additional 30% off sale prices in-store and online. There's no telling when the offer will end, so get to browsing either virtually or at 1010 Queen Street West now.

Gotstyle has yet again taken their red pens and slashed the prices on their summer styles, bringing a selection of their coveted menswear pieces to a whopping 50% off. Drop by their Bathurst or Distillery District location to snag a pair of Tiger of Sweden shorts or house brand blazer at a real steal.

Photo from VAWK's Facebook page by George Pimentel

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