Your weekly guide to the city’s retail scene.
■ Pssst… Wanna a buy a pair of flats? You can at the Damn Heels mobile pop-up shop—a white 2013 Smart Fortwo coupe that will be selling the collection of foldable flats out of its trunk until Oct. 26. Available in three metallic colours, the holiday 2012 collection features a two-tone front and lace back detail. Packaged in their own clutch, the $55 flats are available in sizes six to 10. One dollar from each pair sold will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer. The Smart Car makes daily pit stops from Dundas Square to Liberty Village. Find the day’s secret location via Twitter and Facebook.
■ Shop the Fred Perry Authentic Collection for Women on Oct. 25 at 15 per cent off at the shop’s flagship location (964 Queen St. W., 416-538-3733). The one-night-only clothing pop-up features stylish ’60s inspired dresses, sweaters, accessories, and cocktails. A ticket giveaway for Metric’s upcoming ACC show and an Aveda Wellness basket sweetens the deal. RSVP at the Fred Perry Facebook page.
■ This month’s Miracle Thieves’ “Walk in Closet,” curated by Natasha Singh, features wardrobe from Much/MTV VJ Sarah Taylor. The two-day closet shop, happening Oct. 25–26 at Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St. W., 416-537-1574), showcases costumes and an array of the VJ’s personal finds. The event opens daily from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Taylor will be in attendance on Thursday’s launch party at 6 p.m. to share stories about certain items.
■ The LOFT Mobile Style Closet, a fully loaded truck packed with party attire, shoes, and accessories from the brand’s 2012 Holiday Collection, hits the road this Friday (Oct. 26). Its goal: introduce Torontonians to the U.S.–based fast-fashion brand, which will be opening its first Canadian location at Yorkdale on Nov. 16. Expect plenty of colour pops, chunky knits, and sequins. This fashion party on wheels cruises to Ryerson University/Eaton Centre (11 a.m.–1 p.m.), the Financial District (1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.), and Yorkville (3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.). For real-time location updates follow @LOFTCanada. There’s also a chance to win the contents of the entire closet (valued at approximately $2,000), and the first 25 guests at each stop will receive a gift.
■ Head to fashion’s design district for a couple of not-to-be-missed sample sales for both men and women. Starting Oct. 24 through Nov. 10 (daily from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; closed Sunday), Agency One (10 Wingold Ave., 2nd floor) is offering discounts of 60–85 per cent off its fall collection of premium fashion brands—including Linda Farrow for Alexander Wang, Dries Van Noten, The Row, Matthew Williamson, Raf Simons, Buddhist Punk, Something Else by Natalie Wood, and Twenty 8 Twelve. Visit agencyone.ca for more info.
■ Shop the Triluxe showroom (63 Wingold Ave., Suite 120, side entrance) for up to 80 per cent off samples from J. Lindeberg, Sand, PRPS Goods and Co., Cold Method, Farah, and more. The sale runs Oct. 25–26 (10 a.m.–8 p.m.) and Oct. 27 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.).
■ Starting Oct. 25, Rudsak hosts a four-day sale on its extensive range of city-chic men’s and women’s outerwear, footwear, handbags, and accessories. The deals on the Canadian brand’s fall/winter 2012 collection—whose defining signature is a minimalist silhouette rendered in soft, luxurious leathers—range from 50 to 70 per cent off. The sale at 75 Shields Ct., Markham, is open from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on the weekend.
■ Skip Kijiji or Craigslist if you’re looking to purge your unwanted clothes: fashion-forward.ca is a new website dedicated to the purchase and resale of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, as well as bridalwear. The free classified site lets you keep the full selling price of your item and even allows you to post out-of-season items. The four-month-old site was developed in Brampton but reaches a market across Canada and is available to individuals, designers, boutiques, and retailers.
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