New Stores & Pop-Ups in the GTA: Warby Parker, WE, Queen West Alley Sale + more
Keep up-to-date on all things shopping with our handy shopping guide. From Toronto store openings and online launches to pop-up shops and everything in between, here’s what you should know:
New York-based eyewear brand Warby Parker has opened its first international location right. Situated in our own backyard at 684 Queen St West, the brand has released 2 custom frames the ‘Durand’ in Moss, and ‘Chamberlain’ in Jet Black to celebrate. The frames are only available in Canada, can you say #exclusive? Heads up: upon entering you may for a moment think you have accidentally stepped into a library… don’t worry you are in the right place.
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If you’re cruising around the Queen West ‘hood this weekend, be sure to stop by the Queen West Alley Sale. The sale takes place on Saturday, August 6th (11:00am to 6:00pm) in the alley behind 642-644 Queen St. West and features local stores and designers like Armed, MARY YOUNG, BRIKA Toronto, The Cure Apothecary, Smoke + Ash and Canon Blanc. Not only will there be tunes and snacks, but each vendor will be offering sweet, sweet deals on clothing, jewellery and more. Get full sale details here.
Youth charity Me to We has opened its first retail location WE in Toronto’s CF Eaton Centre. Cadillac Fairview has donated the retail space, marking the beginning of a recent partnership. The 500 square foot WE Store offers ME to WE products that empower customers to change the world with their everyday consumer choices. Every ME to WE purchase gives a life-changing gift to a child or family in WE Charity’s partner communities, from school supplies to health care to alternative income opportunities.
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Come one, come all! Toronto Urban Collective is hosting another market on Sunday, August 6th and this time around, they’ve got a bigger venue with even more vendors. Shop local artisans, eat local food, dance to a live DJ or just stay for the drinks. Whatever you do, be sure not to miss it! Tickets are $5 at the door but we’ve got an exclusive promo code that’ll get you free entry. Get the deal here.
Salvatore Ferragamo has opened its 3rd and largest free-standing Canadian location in Mississauga’s Square One shopping centre. Expect to find men and women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear, and accessories. The flagship store is located in the mall’s rapidly expanding luxury wing.
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Holt Renfrew opened the doors to a 130,000 square foot flagship store at Square One shopping centre on July 28th, replacing the smaller location previously found at CF Sherway Gardens. The two-storey space features an impressive roster of designer brands such as Chloe, Longchamp, and Manolo Blahnik with more to come this fall. And don’t forget to stop at the Leather Artisan for custom embossing on all of your leather accessories! Take a tour of the store here.