Toronto Style Radar: Jonathan+Olivia, Kate Spade, Huntclub, eLuxe, Headmistress
By Gracie Carroll
Toronto's Headmistress hosts a studio sale this week (Image: Headmistress)
Every Tuesday, we round up the best events from the city’s fashion scene. In this edition: a sale at one of Toronto’s best boutiques, Kate Spade New York launches at Yorkdale, an exhibition to ease the winter blues and more.
Super Sale: Jonathan+Olivia
When: On now
Where: Jonathan + Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave.
Details: Love Alexander Wang? How about Isabel Marant or Acne? Jonathan+Olivia, a boutique that hosts all of these names, has announced its final reductions sale, with up to 80 per cent off selected items. The shop is making way for spring items and it wants out with the old. Grab a deal before it’s too late!
When: Jan. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Kate Spade at Yorkdale
Details: Best known for its handbags, Kate Spade New York is headed north, and it’s setting up shop at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Shop the full brand (which includes clothing, shoes and accessories) at the grand opening, hosted by Marta Tryshak of WithLoveGabrielle.com. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Jan 15.
Details: eBay Canada has recruited three of the country’s top jewellery designers to create a limited-edition jewellery collection just in time for Valentine’s Day. Featuring Dean Davidson, Foxy Originals and Rebekah Price, expect to find necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cufflinks, all priced at $100 or less. Items will only be available online from Jan. 15 - Feb. 28 while supplies last.
When: Jan. 17-31, 7-11 p.m. on opening night
Where: Huntclub Studio, 709 College St. W.
Details: Long and dark winter days can be depressing (except when Toronto gets hit with temperatures of 14 degrees in January). With this in mind, Huntclub, the city’s new multidisciplinary studio and gallery space, called upon a few of friends to create pieces of work featuring lyrics or words from songs that uplift them. Expect to find works by Rafael Ruiz, Lauren Pirie and Justin Broadbent, to name a few.
eLuxe Warehouse Sale
When: Jan. 17 and 18, 12-7 p.m.
Where: 355 Adelaide St. W., ground level
Details: Even better than an online sale is an e-tailer’s warehouse blowout sale. Get your game face on this week and score ridiculous deals at the eLuxe blowout sale, featuring Autumn Cashmere, Rebecca Taylor, Pink Tartan and more. To give you an idea, items that regularly $99 and under will be a mere $25, while pricier items that were $500 (or more) will be only $250. Just imagine what you can find in between!
Headmistress End of Season Studio Sale
When: Jan. 18, 3-8 p.m.; Jan. 19, 12-6 p.m.
Where: Headmistress, 521 Queen St. W., Suite 200
Details: It’s too warm for a hat and too cold for a headband made of flowers. This is the problem that fashionable ladies in Toronto seem to be facing as of late. Deal with it by snagging one of Headmistress’ one-of-a-kind headpieces at an end of season studio sale, where everything will be up to 75 per cent off. Cash and credit accepted.
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.