Every week, we round up the best events from the city’s fashion scene. In this edition: a celebrity fashion blogger appearance, Calvin Klein opens at Vaughan Mills, not-to-be-missed sample sales and more.
Holiday CRAVE-ings Shopping Party
Where: Rent frock Repeat, 35 Golden Ave., suite 102
When: Dec. 4, 5-9 p.m.
Details: This holiday season, stick it to the man and choose to support some of the best women-owned businesses in the city. The Holiday CRAVE-ings shopping event offers a festive and fun shopping experience in a curated environment to help you shop local and support female entrepreneurs in Toronto. Be sure to look out for one of our personal Toronto favourites, I'MONIQ accessories.
Suzi Roher Sample Sale
Where: 530 Adelaide St. W., suite 202
When: Dec. 4-6
Details: Belt designer Suzi Roher's annual sample sale is back, this time celebrating its 30th year. Along with the great steals and discounts, Roher has partnered with Banu Restaurant to offer an exclusive fixed price menu for its first-ever Girls' Night Out event. Reservation required, and be sure to tell them you're a "Suzi Roher belt babe" to get the special treatment (a.k.a the menu).
Ladies' Shopping Night at Gotstyle!
Where: Gotstyle, 62 Bathurst St.
When: Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m.
Details: Men-focused store Gotstyle is hosting a ladies' night to redeem the perks of being a lady shopping for their man (friend, brother or other). Enjoy 15 per cent off the entire store, hot male models to help you shop (and drool over), complimentary gift wrapping, coat check and bubbly. $25 gift cards for the new Distillery District location will be given out, along with entries to win a new Moose Knuckle parka with every purchase over $100.
Reia Sample Sale
Where: 580 King St. W., second floor
When: Dec. 5-7
Details: All the downtown ladies sick of trekking to the edge of town to hit the sample sales put your hands up in the air! This week, you're in luck, because Wingold's Reia Studio is heading downtown for a sample sale that should not be missed. A large roster of brands includes Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten and more — thankfully, cash, credit and debit will all be accepted.
The Coveterie Holiday Shop
Where: Soho House, 192 Adelaide W.
When: Dec. 5, 11-8 p.m.
Details: Online boutique The Coveterie, founded by former Holt Renfrew buyer Natasha Geddes, is popping up at Toronto's Soho House for a holiday sale. Enjoy cookies, cocktails and discounts on covetable items such as Rebecca Minkoff Handbags, Biko and La Perla, to name a few. Soho House membership is not required to attend, just make sure you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cupcakes and Cashmere personal appearance at Holt Renfrew
Where: Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W.
When: Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.
Details: Celebrity blogger Emily Schuman, of Cupcakes and Cashmere, will making a personal appearance at Holt Renfrew this Saturday in support of her new book. Get a glimpse of the real woman behind the polished blog that focuses on style, party-hosting and home décor, not to mention a signed copy of her book.
Calvin Klein opens at Vaughan Mills
Where: Vaughan Mills
When: Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Details: Calvin Klein will be hosting a party this Thursday evening at its new Vaughan Mills store. Pick the brain of FASHION's Sarah Casselman for style tips and advice while enjoying refreshments and 15 per cent off all purchases. A portion of the proceeds made during the event will be donated to Dress for Success.
Gracie Carroll is a Toronto-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in ELLE UK, ELLEcanada.com, Plaid magazine and FILLER magazine. Keep up with her daily blog at www.graciecarroll.com.