Every week, we round up the best events from the city’s fashion scene. In this edition: a high-fashion sportswear sales event, a pop-up from a local jewellery designer, a charitable get-together at Miracle Thieves and more.
Michi Holiday Sale x Union Studio
When: Dec. 18, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Union Studio, 571 Wellington St. (at Bathurst)
Details: In case you missed Michi’s shopping event at Soho House earlier this month, the brand is back again for a second round, this time at Union, the newly opened fitness studio. Combining high fashion with functional sportswear, the Michi line is for women who seek style while at the gym.
When: Dec. 20-21
Where: Sauvage, 644 Queen St. W.
Details: We often stress about getting our hands on a dress last minute for a holiday party, but sometimes it’s just about adding a new twist — like a unique piece of jewellery from a local designer. This week, I’Moniq is popping up at Sauvage’s new boutique on Queen West to offer style advice, the newest collection and a chance to win some jewellery.
When: Dec. 20, 7 p.m.
Where: Miracle Thieves, 249 Crawford St.
Details: As we race around the city shopping for gifts for our loved ones, it’s important to slow down and think about how we can help the less fortunate, especially during the holidays. Miracle Thieves will be hosting a festive get-together on Thursday evening, encouraging guests to bring donations of canned goods and warm clothes. Their Holiday Boutique is still in full swing, so you can pick up last minute gifts and give back at the same time.
When: Dec. 20, 4-7 p.m.
Where: 1000 Queen St. W.
Details: Toronto is finally getting comfortable with its own level of cool. No need to wear hats emblazoned with other cities anymore. This week, pick up your very own fitted hat, representing the one and only city of Toronto.
When: Dec. 22, 12-9 p.m.
Where: Life of Manek, 1504 Dundas St. W.
Details: There’s no better time to justify treating yourself over the holidays than after a few holiday cocktails. Life of Manek’s well-curated collection of vintage designer items and contemporary lines makes it hard to restrain ourselves in general, and we imagine the day-long in-store holiday party will help us loosen up (our wallets) even more.
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.