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This Week in Fashion: Nudie Jeans Repair Shop, Walk-In Closet, This Is West Queen West S.O.S

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.


Last week, online shopping destination LAB Consignment launched its lineup of spring merchandise, highlighting an impressive collection of '90s vintage Versace garments. The timeless and iconic pieces - including a safety pin dress and cropped leather jacket - are now available online and in studio by appointment only.


A Homerun! and Singhnature are back at it with Walk-In Closet, a monthly pop-up concept all about recycling, reusing, and reinventing. This time around, shop fashion blogger Franceta Johnson's closet while enjoying tunes by Bambii and sweet treats from Le Dolci at the launch party Thursday, April 10 (6-10pm). If you can't make it, don't fret! The pop-up shop will run April 10-13.

This Saturday, April 12, Save a Child's Heart is hosting a pop-up shop at 352 Adelaide St. West (3rd floor) to fund life-saving cardiac surgery for children in developing countries. Shop gently used vintage and second-hand pieces from labels ranging from H&M to Prada, all while supporting a good cause.

Nudie Jeans knows all about the wear and tear their raw denim has to go through to look just right, so they're bringing a pop-up repair shop to Dutil (704 Queen St. West) to give those bad boys the TLC they've been waiting for. Drop in April 12-13 to have your crotch blowouts and pocket holes mended for free by repair specialist Phil Rodriguez. And, if you're ready to part with your Nudies, you can trade 'em in for a special gift.

Next week (April 14-20), drop off a special piece of clothing - like a blazer or designer blouse - that may or may not have been gathering dust in your closet at Jonathan & Olivia (49 Ossington Ave.) for their second annual This Is West Queen West S.O.S clothing drive. Your donations will support CAMH's Suits Me Fine Boutique program, which dresses CAMH patients for occasions like weddings or job interviews.

The Centre for Social Innovation (720 Bathurst St.) is hosting yet another pop-up market next Wednesday, April 16 - this time celebrating the arrival of spring. Stop in from 11am until 7pm to snag some vintage and handmade goods including jewellery, scarves, bath and body products, artwork and more.


In an unexpected turn of events, TNT revived its March outlet sale with a short stint ending tomorrow (April 10). Hurry to 388 Eglinton Ave. West to rummage through all the sale merchandise from every location, at prices no higher than $99. Be sure to hit up an ATM beforehand, as they're accepting cash only.

Photo from Dutil by Dennis Marciniak

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