Your guide to the city’s retail scene.
POP-UPS & OPENINGS
■ To celebrate the launch of its online store, Moon Apparel is holding a three-day pop-up beginning Sept. 14 in Liberty Village (171 East Liberty St., Suite 360 #LIB) from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. On offer are affordable pieces from the fall/winter 2012 collection, designed by siblings Jordin and Tamara Mimran. The duo are part of a Toronto fashion dynasty—their father Saul and uncle, Joe Mimran, have been behind some of Canada’s most successful fashion labels, both together and independently, including Alfred Sung, Club Monaco, Joe Fresh, and Pink Tartan. Receive a 20 per cent discount at the pop-up by liking Moon Apparel on Facebook.
■ If you’re in the neighbourhood, stop by Liberty Village’s new EQ3 flagship store (3-51 Hanna Ave., #LIB 416-533-9090). The two-level store features almost 9,000 square–feet of furniture and home accessories. Along with famous brands like Herman Miller, Vitra, and Alessi, the company’s own Canadian-designed furnishings offer great options for small spaces—multi-functional items and scaled down pieces are a specialty. EQ3 has also launched a Marimekko shop-within-the-shop, featuring the Finnish company’s iconic bedding, pillows, kitchen linens, and tableware.
■ Rescue Vintage (102 Ossington Ave., #OSS 416-533-0443) is hosting a launch party on Sept. 14 from 6:30–9:30 p.m at 109 Ossington Ave. Guests will get 10 per cent off the shop’s designer vintage clothing and accessories. There’ll also be Le Dolci cupcakes, drinks provided by Amsterdam Brewery and Barefoot Winery, and a DJ set by MC Flipside. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ The Detox Market (367 King St. W., #KGW 416-548-9879), a pop-up devoted to green beauty, launched last week to coincide with TIFF and will remain open until December. With permanent locations in L.A. and San Francisco, The Detox Market is the brainchild of French-born, California-based entrepreneurs Valérie Grandury and Romain Gaillard. The Toronto pop-up offers internationally sourced products, starting as low as $6, including water-based nail polishes from Acquarella, Kusmi teas, and fair-trade Hurraw lip balms.
■ Visit jewellery designer Jenny Bird’s studio (174 Spadina Ave., Studio 508, #QNW 647-346-2473) on Sept. 13 from noon to 8 p.m. for a sample sale. Items from Bird’s spring/summer 2012 collection and some limited-edition pieces will be up to 70 per cent off.
■ With the building slated for demolition, vintage clothing and decor shop UpsideDive (269 Queen St. E., #SLM 416-546-3037) is closing its doors at the end of the month. Until then, most items are marked down by 20 to 30 per cent. There’s plenty of fall and winter clothing, including some ’60s and ’70s fur-collar coats and men’s leather boots.