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This Week in Fashion: Heart of Fashion Pop-Up Shop, lots of charity clothing swaps and sample 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.


Drop by Shops at Don Mills (23 Karl Fraser Rd) before Saturday (November 9) to peruse the Heart of Fashion Pop-Up Shop featuring fashions by Canadian designers like Lucian Matis, David Dixon, and Laura Siegel. Snatch up a new dress and support mental health care programs all in one go - net proceeds from the event will support North York General Hospital's Phillips House. The shop will be open from 11 am until 7 pm daily.

Dress for Success' 3rd annual Heel of a Good Time fundraiser gala is creeping up next Wednesday (November 13), so pick up a $90 - $180 ticket before it's too late! This year, it'll take place at The Fifth Social Club (225 Richmond St W) and include a tribute to Jeanne Beker, a long-time supporter of the organization. From 6 pm until 8:30 pm, watch an interactive fashion show, participate in a live auction, and sip on fancy cocktails. Proceeds will benefit Dress for Success' efforts in supporting disadvantaged women in the city.

If you're tired/bored/totally over some of the clothes piling up in closet, I have a solution for you! Bag those babies up and take them to one (or all) of three clothing swaps happening over the next few days to revamp your wardrobe in a sustainable and socially conscious way:

- Bring up to 30 vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories to the Vintage Clothing Swap at the Arts Market (846 College St) on Saturday (November 9) and leave with a whole new haul. But, be sure your swappables are at least 20 year old before you turn 'em - no 90's garb allowed! The event runs from noon until 4 pm and admission is $5 at the door.

- Pop by Tallboys (838 Bloor St W) from 1:30 pm until 5 pm on Sunday (November 10) with a heap of gently used clothing, $8 admission and your game face ready for action. You can swap 'til you drop while also helping homeless youth at risk; all proceeds from this Charity Clothing Swap hosted by Horizons For Youth will go right to the United Way.

- Last but not least is Loft 404 and Sauvage's Pre Loved Clothing Bazaar, happening on Monday (November 11) from 7 pm until 9 pm. Drop off a minimum of 10 fall/winter clothing, shoes, and accessories and pick up your $10 ticket at designated locations, before the event, and show up to Loft 404 (263 Adelaide St W) on the day of, ready to sift through racks and racks of pre-loved treasures. All proceeds will go to New Circles in support of low-income families in Toronto.


Agency One's long-awaited Fall/Winter sample sale is finally here! From today until November 16, men and women's clothing - by an endless roster of designers including Dries Van Noten, Raf Simons, and Ganni - are marked up to 85% off at PopUp 120 (120 Ossington Avenue).

C2 Apparel's officially moved to a new showroom at 72 Wingold Avenue, Unit 103. Check out the new space and grab some swanky goods while you're there - from today (November 6) until Friday (November 8), sample sale items from the likes of Cheap Monday, THVM, and more will be sold at up to 80% off.

Standard Apparel is once again hosting a sweet warehouse sale at their head office (87 Wingold Ave, Unit 1) from tomorrow (November 7) until Saturday (November 9). Snatch pieces by Fred Perry, Oliver Spencer, Filson, and more at low, low prices from 10 am until 8 pm on the weekdays, and 10 am until 4 pm on the Saturday.

Photo from a previous Heart of Fashion show

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