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This Week in Fashion: Holt Renfrew Yorkdale revamp, Bellwethers Vintage Pop-Up, TNT Blowout Sale

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.


In the fall of 2012, Holt Renfrew set off a $300-million expansion plan to revamp every Canadian location. Earlier this month, we finally got to see the project in fruition at Yorkdale (3401 Dufferin St). The store is now a whopping 120,000 square feet (twice its original size) complete with a 10,000 square foot women's shoe section, an area for pop-up shops, a luxury private shopping lounge, and a space on the ground floor dedicated to contemporary brands like Acne and Phillip Lim. Plus, shoppers can get pampered at the men's on-site barbershop with a hot shave or at the women's "primp and polish" beauty bar with a blowout, manicure, and facial wax.

The shOws, an offsite fashion event happening just before the official Toronto Fashion Week, recently announced a date change. Mark your calendars for March 11th and 12th to catch fall/winter 2014 collections by outstanding Canadian-turned-international designers Antonio Azzuolo, Bellavance, Steven Tai, and Kaelen.


This Saturday, Leatherfoot (24 Bellair St) will be hosting a bespoke trunk show of a different kind. Their previous events have featured renowned shoemakers, giving guests the opportunity to order luxury footwear custom-built for their feet. But, from tomorrow (February 27) until Saturday (March 1st), they're bringing in Canadian master tailor Michel Karkar of Michel's Bespoke - and a lovely array of high-end fabrics - to create a suit made just for you. To book an appointment, call 416-967-3668 or email

Bellwethers Vintage, a once-a-month vintage clothing pop-up, is launching this Saturday (March 1st) at 306 Grace Street. Stop by some time between 10am and 7pm to snag some handpicked treasures and second-hand designer garb - or be doomed to wait a whole month until they open their doors again!


All sale merchandise from every TNT store has once again been moved to the outlet (388 Eglinton Ave W) for a massive blowout sale, meaning you finally have a fighting chance at finding that one ridiculous coat you wanted last season in the right size. Everything's going for 70% - 80% off until March 31st, so be sure to head over earlier than later to avoid missin' out.


Photo by Denise McMullin

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