Toronto Style Radar: Lavish & Squalor, Muttonhead, The Peacock Parade, Waxed Wax Bar, Jeremy Laing


The Peacock Parade hosts a pop-up shop today (Image: The Peacock Parade)

Every week, we round up the best events from the city’s fashion scene. In this edition: good deals at Lavish & Squalor, holiday celebrations with Nowhereland, one of the best sample sales of the year and more.

From L&S with Love: One Day Shopping Event!

When: Dec. 11, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Lavish & Squalor, 253 Queen St. W.
Details: Not everyone rejoices in spending all of their hard earned cash on loved ones over the holidays. Queen West’s Lavish & Squalor gets that, and it’s helping you save by offering 20 per cent off the entire store for one day only.

Biko’s One Day Holiday Sale

When: Dec. 11, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Biko Studio, 174 Spadina Ave., Studio 411
Details: The reigning queen of the biggest and best friendship bracelets you can buy, Biko Jewellery, is opening the doors to its downtown studio for a short one-day holiday sale. If you were wondering what to get all of your friends, something from Biko is what they really want.

Open Studio Holiday Galaxy Sale

When: Dec. 13-15, 12-7 p.m.
Where: Muttonhead, 163 Sterling Rd., Studio 9B
Details: Once again, the Muttonhead crew have pulled together a range of Canadian brands to host a holiday sale, so you can score some amazing local finds at a discounted price. Expect to find goods from Naked & Famous, Cuchara, Raised by Wolves and more.


When: Dec. 13, 7-11 p.m.
Where: The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St. W.
Details: Nowhereland and REmix invite you to celebrate the holidays (and possibly the end of the world) this Thursday while enjoying free drinks, good shopping and food truck treats supplied by Gourmet Bitches. Need we say more?

The Peacock Parade Pop-Up Shop

When: Dec. 11, 4-9 p.m.
Where: Alison Milne Gallery, 198 Walnut Ave., Unit 3
Details: Online flash sale website The Peacock Parade will be moving all of its merchandise from its warehouse and into the Alison Milne Gallery for a one-day pop-up sale. Limited tickets will be sold online for $5 each, which will be refunded with a purchase. Expect contemporary women’s wear and accessories at a great deal.

Waxed Wax Bar Grand Opening

When: Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Waxed Wax Bar, 1777 Avenue Rd.
Details: Waxed Wax Bar invites you to the grand opening of its walk-in beauty services spot. Enjoy beauty deals special to the night, including $10 brow waxing, 50 per cent off lash fills, $8/unit of Botox, along with gifts, goodies and more.

Fred Perry x Don Letts Subculture Film Screening

When: Dec. 13, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Lavish & Squalor, 253 Queen St. W.
Details: The Fred Perry and Don Letts film series Subculture documents the evolution of British street style, music and counter culture over the last 60 years. Head to Lavish & Squalor’s second floor from 8-9 p.m. for complimentary drinks and 30 per cent off all Fred Perry items during the hour. The screening will take place from at 9 p.m., with drinks and popcorn.

Arielle de Pinto + CALLA + Jeremy Laing + Rita Liefhebber Year-End Sample Sale

When: Dec. 15, 12-6 p.m.
Where: Jeremy Laing Studio, 207A Cowan Ave.
Details: Four of the cities coolest and most coveted designers — Arielle de Pinto, CALLA, Jeremy Laing and Rita Liefhebber — have joined forces to bring us one of the most highly anticipated sample sales of the year. Get there early and your wardrobe will thank you.

Gracie Carroll is a Toronto-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in ELLE UK,, Plaid magazine and FILLER magazine. Keep up with her daily blog at

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