Your guide to the city’s retail scene.
Organizers of the Junction Flea will move the popular outdoor market eastward to the Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave., 416-596-7670) on Sept. 29. Under the Farmer’s Market pavillion, scroungers will find fall fashion, antiques, vintage décor, and handmade items from over 70 vendors. Food will be provided by the site’s weekly Sunday Marché, which includes Jamie Kennedy’s Kitchen, Pascale, and Caplansky’s Food Truck. Admission is $2. Hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
On the heels of a fantastic Louboutin retrospective at the Design Exchange (234 Bay St., 416-363-6121) comes a provocative exhibit of underthings from—where else?—France. Open from Sept. 26–Oct. 13, the travelling Lingerie Française Exhibition 2013 XIX–XXI Century celebrates the art and luxury of lingerie design from a Gallic point of view. Curated by noted fashion historian and author Catherine Ormen, the free exhibition features over 210 pieces, including corsets, bras, and the ever-comfortable girdle. Check out the freaky sounding “Trans-Historical Striptease”—a life-sized hologram showing society’s changing views of the female form, and how lingerie has changed accordingly.
On Sept. 21 and 22, Parkdale’s Studio 1686 (1686 Queen St. W., 416-533-5400) will host a showcase of ’90s vintage and designer pieces. Formerly owned by an anonymous client of the store, the 25-piece collection includes a number of high-end items, like a Valentino black wool coat, a Christian Dior beige quilted jacket, and accessories by Bottega Veneta. Sizes range from eight to 12. Hours are noon–6 p.m.
Actor and host Dan Levy has joined forces with Spectacle (various locations) on a limited-edition collection of eyewear frames. The D.L. Eyewear and Spectacle line includes four styles of sunglasses—the Whitehall, McKenzie, Birch, and Powell—all priced at $165 and made with robust CR-39 Columbia Resin, a material developed for use in B-17 bomber flight gauges. So, basically, even the clumsiest, optically challenged owner will have trouble breaking these bad boys.
Snowboard giant Burton has partnered with Manitobah Mukluks on its first women’s boot collaboration—a mukluk-inspired snowboard boot. The Memento ($279), which is styled after the classic Annie McKay Storyboot, features a rolled toe, fringe, and floral trim, and comes in tan. Available online at manitobah.ca and burton.com.
Hollywood calling! Vancouver-born thespian Hayden Christensen and RW & Co. (various locations) have partnered to create a 20-piece menswear collection for the holidays. Available in stores starting Nov. 7, the capsule riffs on Christensen’s relaxed, tailored style in colours handpicked by the actor. Guys can choose from carrot-fit twill pants in mustard ($69), a double-breasted peacoat-inspired overcoat ($249), and more.
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