February can be kind of a gloomy month, I think we can all agree that we’re ready for spring at this point. The thing is, February doesn’t have to be so boring because there are lots of things to look forward to this month – like all of the amazing pop-ups happening! Pop-ups have become the new wave for shopping and we can’t get enough of them. Luckily, Toronto is home to some of the best pop-ups around, and this month is no different. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, looking to discover some new skincare, or get your hands on some tasty treats, there’s a pop-up for you.
Keep reading to discover 10 Toronto pop-ups happening this February!
Dust of Gods, an internationally renowned sustainable fashion brand by Toronto-based architect Antonio Tadrissi will be popping up at Bayview Village from February 8-21! Dust of Gods is a clothing brand that upcycles pre-loved clothing into luxurious “wearable art”, and the pieces are completely unique. Want your own customized piece? All you have to do is bring in your own item like a jacket, shirt, pair of pants, or a bag and spend over $1,000 and it can get “dusted” on-site.
Looking to shop a more unique market? Head to the Toronto Art Crawl’s Urban Exhibit Market that’s happening on Sunday February 9th. It’s here that you can expect to shop all kinds of fashion, jewellery, and home decor, as well as items from over 50 local artists and designers! To top it off there will be a live DJ performance while the event is happening.
Head to Square One from Thursday, February 6th until Sunday February 9th where L’Oreal will be showcasing its new Revitalift Triple Power LZR products that are inspired by dermatologist procedures. This activation gives folks the opportunity to learn more about their skin and they can also receive a customized skin diagnosis with the brands new technology Skin Genius which launches on February 14.
Want to make this years V-Day extra special? Skip the mall and all of the traditional retailers when shopping for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day. There’s nothing more special than a gift that’s handmade with love – even if you’re not the one making it. This pop-up hosted by the workroom on February 9 will offer not only beautiful handmade goods, but lots of vintage finds, and more!
Head to bluboho Jewelry on Queen West for tasty treats made by The Great Canadian Baking Show contestants Colin Asuncion and Mengling Chen. This pop-up bake shop is running on Sunday, February 9 from 12 – 4 p.m. and you can not only meet the pair but also take home some delicious confections like cookies, tarts, cupcakes, and more.
Who doesn’t love a nice floral arrangement? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, head to The Annex Hotel for a flower pop-up shop with 2PEONIES. Even if you don’t have a significant other to celebrate Valentine’s Day with this year, surprise a good friend or family member with some flowers — better yet, this is another excuse to treat yourself! This pop-up will be offering single-stems, contemporary arrangements, and vases along with gift packaging.
Who doesn’t love a pop-up flea market? The Leslieville Flea is happening Sunday, February 26th and will feature over 50 vendors selling vintage, hand-crafted, and tons of other great finds that you wouldn’t be able to find at the mall. Stop by the pop-up flea market at 28 Distillery Lane for a fun and unique shopping experience, and of course to see what awesome goodies you can find!
If you or a loved one are tying the knot in the near future, then this February Toronto pop-up is for you. Local wedding vendors will be popping up at the beautiful Artscape Wychwood Barns, to help you bring your dream wedding to life! Plus, The Wedding Co. is hosting a Valentine’s giveaway, giving away tickets for the market, plus all entries earn you $3 off their ticket.
It’s back! The Trinity Bellwoods Flea is happening February 23rd at The Great Hall. This flea market will have anything and everything you could want in a market including various food vendors, and you can shop items from plants to jewellery. It’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday, enjoying the multiple new vendors with your friends and family — plus your pup can come too!
If you’ve never participated in a clothing swap, then now is the time! Clothing swaps are truly a fun experience and they’re a great way to meet new people, plus it’s great for being eco-conscious. How this clothing swap works is you bring five to eight pieces from your closet (in good condition) that you want to part with, and ideally you leave with a few new-to-you pieces. The great part about this clothing swap is that if your pieces don’t get picked up by anyone, you can either take them home with you or you can leave them to be donated. This is a great guilt-free shopping experience, plus there will be brunch and music — is there a better way to shop?!
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