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This Week in Fashion: BRIKA pop-up shop, Saint Crispin's trunk sale, Dressed as in a Painting party

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.


BRIKA - an online retailer of colourful modern crafts including housewares, jewellery, and more - is popping up at The Hudson's Bay on Queen Street (176 Yonge St). As of today (October 9), you can peruse their handmade-in-Canada goodies in the flesh; personally, I'm eyeing the Chevron Necklace by Toronto's very own Vanessa Marino and Regan Hayes of Blackbird ($55)!

From tomorrow (October 10) until Saturday (October 12), Phillip Car - the owner of renowned shoemaker Saint Crispin's - will be at Leatherfoot (24 Bellair St, unit 7) for a three-day trunk show. He'll be bringing in new models and personally measuring clients for made-to-order and bespoke styles. To book an appointment, call 416-967-3668 or email

Celebrate the release of Dressed as in a Painting by Kimberly Wahl at Type Books (883 Queen St W) with WORN Fashion Journal this Friday (October 11). As the first book to exclusively explore the aesthetic dress of Victorian Britain, it's already slated to be a necessary read for fashion historians and lovers alike - so pop by from 7 pm until 9 pm if you're keen on 19th century fashion, complimentary refreshments, and good conversation with the author herself.

Along with many other industries, fashion is taking a noticeable turn towards the digital age (a conclusion made by me after watching the growth of e-commerce and the oddly significant influence of fashion bloggers). For this reason, Fashion Forward is hosting the second installment of Fashion in the Digital World next Wednesday (October 16) at the Hard Rock CafĂŠ (279 Yonge St) featuring panellists from online destinations Modreal, Freedom Culture, Luevo, and Shop Society. Aside from their presentations and Q&A sessions, there'll be allotted time for networking with industry professionals. Tickets range from $5 to $15 and are available online.


From Thursday (October 10) through to the very last day of the long weekend (October 14), you can get a brand new pair of Pumas (and the clothes that match) at discount prices during their warehouse sale at the International Centre (6900 Airport Rd, Hall 6). Whether it's mens, women's, or children's clothing, shoes, and accessories, you'll surely find what you're looking for. Visit Style Democracy for hours and more information.

The Sample Sale Guys are back at it again, coming to Toronto (read: Richmond Hill) for yet another massive designer sale this long weekend (October 10 - 14). Get men's and women's clothing - including Nudies and Marc Jacobs - for up to 80% off at The Sheraton Hotel (600 Hwy 7 E).

Photo of a pair of Saint Crispin's shoes

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