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One of a Kind

This Week in Fashion: Popify, Mondo Bazaar, holiday trunk shows, Frocktail, One of a Kind, Black Friday

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.


Next weekend (December 5 - 8), Popify is taking over A Homerun (165 Augusta Avenue) to bring you a chock (or should I say shop?) full of clothes and curiosities from around the world, just in time for the holidays! blogTO's Max Mosher has carefully curated the selection and are giving you the chance to have a first look at the pop up shop. Enter our contest for tickets to the private opening night party happening next Wednesday (December 4), where you can meet the merchants over drinks and shop with free shipping from 7 pm until 9 pm.


Tomorrow (November 28) from 5pm until 8pm, Fashion Takes Action is teaming up with Encircled and Hintz Design to throw a trunk show at Artscape Distillery Building (15 Case Goods Ln, Studio #202). It's your chance to pick up the perfect ethical and environmentally sustainable gift for the holidays, like a modal cardigan that easily converts into a top, dress, and scarf, or a hand painted clock made of upcycled vinyl records.

The Frocktail Party is back! Tomorrow (November 28) from 7 pm 'til late, dance the night away at Arcadian Loft (401 Bay St, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor) in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Plus, participate in a fundraising auction of donated frocks, accessories, and menswear by Pink Tartan, Greta Constantine, and more. Tickets are $65 in advance or $75 at the door.

Meet Caitlyn Purcell and shop her ethereal, handmade jewellery at the She Sells Sea Shells holiday trunk show. For one night only this Saturday (November 30), pop by at Penny Arcade (1177 Dundas Street West) from 7:30 pm until 11 pm to shop the collection over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres made with fresh fruit, flowers, and herbs by Magic Hour.

Mondo Bazaar is back for the holidays! This weekend (November 30 - December 1), the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W) will be home to the eclectic two-day market, so drop in free-of-charge from 10 am until 5 pm to peruse the 60-odd booths of locally crafted and fair-trade clothing, jewellery, apothecary, and more. Plus, there'll be giveaways courtesy of the many vandors all weekend long!

From tomorrow (November 28) until next Sunday (December 8), the One of a Kind Show is returning for its winter edition. Held at the Exhibition Place (100 Princes' Blvd), the event is essentially a large convention/market of art, photography, clothing, jewellery, food, makeup, toys, and more from over 800 artisans and designers from all over the country - including handcrafted, architectural jewellery by Toronto's own Pamela Lauz. Tickets are $14 (or $12 if purchased online) for adults, $7 for seniors and youth, and free for children under 12 years old.


The PYA Importer Ltd. sample sale kicks off today (November 27) and stretches until Saturday (November 30), giving shoppers four whole days to snatch up a great deal. Brands like DKNY Intimates, Line Knitwear, and Loomstate will be available at up to 80% off, so be sure to visit 15 Apex Road for a chance to stock up on quality goods.

Get a bit of a head start on your Black Friday shopping at Arthur Mendoca and Jessica Jensen's three-day sale. From tomorrow (November 28) until Saturday (November 30), take advantage of the sweet deals at 35 Mowat Avenue, marked from 40% to 80% off.

Over the Rainbow (101 Yorkville Ave) is throwing a Black Friday weekend blowout sale! Don't pay tax on regular priced merchandise (excluding Canada Goose) and enjoy an additional 50% off on selected denim from Friday (November 29) until Sunday (December 1).

Dean Davidson - Canada's favourite name in architectural, art deco-inspired jewels - is giving you a chance to snatch one up at a great price this weekend at his two-day sample sale. Head to 90 Sumach Street (Studio 514, buzz 0835) this Friday (November 29) or Saturday (November 30) to shop past and current collections over complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres.


Photo of One of a Kind by Dennis Marciniak

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