There’s never a shortage of things to do in Toronto. Regardless of what your interests are, there’s always a fun activity to do, something to see, and definitely no shortage of restaurants to visit. If shopping is more your thing but you’re itching to get out of the mall and shop local or have a unique experience, then these Toronto March pop-up shops are just the ticket.
Keep reading for 12 fun pop-up shops to have on your radar this March in Toronto.
Love fine jewellery? Who doesn’t! From March 4 until June, head to Yorkville Village to shop the Hania Kuzbari pop-up. It’s here that you can shop the brands Horseshoe, Smile, Freestyle, and Arabesque collections as well as never-before-seen items. This is Hania Kuzbari’s first North American store but it can also be found in stores in Dubai and Jordan.
Experience the beauty of Bali without having to step on a plane when you shop at the Casa Lovina pop-up on March 7. That’s right — for just one day only, make your way over to Fern Shop on Queen West to get your hands on Casa Lovina’s sustainable offerings that are handcrafted from local artisans in Bali.
Love shopping on Etsy? Well then you’ll want to get yourself over to Nathan Phillips Square on March 7-8 from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. to shop the Toronto Made Market. It’s here that you can shop 70 of your fave local Toronto Etsy makers in person. Admission is totally free and even though it’s starting to warm up here in TO, the event will be located inside a heated pavilion so you can shop comfortably sans your winter parka. Plus, you can even bring your pup if you so choose!
You didn’t forget that International Women’s Day is coming up, did you? Of course not! Celebrate on Thursday, March 5 until Sunday, March 8 by shopping (what could be better?) and supporting local Toronto female-owned brands at this pop-up at Hudson’s Bay. Check out brands like Cardea AuSet, a plant-based beauty and wellness brand; Brunette The Label, a Vancity-based clothing brand all about empowering women; and Evio Beauty, an eco-conscious skincare and makeup company taking clean beauty to new heights.
While many know ARMED for its unapologetically bold, made-in-Toronto jewellery, many have yet to discover the new beauty studio tucked away in the back of the brand’s Parkdale store. Throughout the month of March, ARMEDBeauty will be hosting a series of pop-ups featuring talented beauty professionals — think nail art by Nails By Shayna, lashes by Arch Toronto, and spray tans by BIA. Each event only runs for one day and spots are limited, so book quickly! Reserve your appointment by DMing @upandarmedbeauty.
If books are what get you going, then don’t miss out on scoring them for a wicked deal during the Toronto Reference Library Book Sale that’s on March 19. The sale is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or until it’s all sold out so you’ll want to get there early. In addition to books, you can also expect to shop CDs, DVDs, and more, plus all items are between $.10 to $1.00 with all proceeds benefiting library programs.
From March 20th until the 22nd between 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., visit the AGO to experience the Jamieson Vitamin’s Health Made Tasty Pop-Up. Located in the museum’s Galleria Italia on the second floor, the pop-up is fun for the entire family. Wondering what to expect? Give the prize wheel a spin for your chance to win Jamieson vitamins and supplements, as well as limited-edition goodies, cool swag, and much more!
It’s back! Taking over the Enercare Centre yet again is the One Of A Kind Spring Show between March 25th until the 29th. It’s during the show that you can shop over 25 product categories and support a variety of independent makers and artisans. Plus, on March 25th, show your PRESTO card and get 50% off admission.
Step into spring and shop the Poppy Barley pop-up that’s happening from March 26th until the 29th at In Lifestyle Space on College. In case you’re unfamiliar, Poppy Barley is a luxe Canadian brand that’s all about ethically made, chic footwear and accessories. During the pop-up, you can shop new styles in person and if you bring a pal, you both will receive 10% off your purchase!
Calling all luxury fashion lovers! For just three days only, shop the Valentino sample sale that’s happening from March 25 until March 27. It’s here that you’ll find an expertly curated selection of Valentino apparel, footwear, handbags, and accessories for men and women. Even better is that you can save up to 80% off the retail price!
Get your wardrobes ready for spring by shopping the Designers Studio: Pop-Up Boutique that’s on from March 28-29 between 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The pop-up features a variety of vendors, giveaways, and a bunch of surprises. Don’t miss out on all sorts of food, fashion and fun!
Shop from 150+ fair trade, organic, sustainable and ethical exhibitors from across Canada and around the world during the Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo. Happening on Saturday, March 28th until Sunday, Mar 29th at Evergreen Brick Works, this expo celebrates stylish brands that are changing the world. Want to get in early? Purchase a VIP ticket to shop on March 27 that includes early access to the exhibitors, a complimentary beverage, and time to connect with the brands.
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