Made You Look (1338 Queen St. W., 416-463-2136), the jewelry studio and
boutique featuring lovelies by local artists and designers, recently launched a
sister store across the street, showcasing unique accessories. Expect
quirky-cool wearables by Toronto faves such as Buttercup Days, Paper Snake, Soos
and Smitten Kitten.
All stylistas know it’s accessories that can stretch your fashion dollar
and update your look, so scoot over and check out the hip offerings. Now through
to the end of the month, clip out and present this column and score a free pair
of earrings with any purchase. Preview the goodies at www.madeyoulook.ca
discounts at Distill
Another indie retailer worth visiting is Distill (55 Mill St., The
Distillery, 416-304-0033). This carefully curated gallery now has select
wearables on sale. Save 20 per cent off scarves by Mother of Purl, plus a
whopping 40 per cent off clothing by Dagg and Stacey, Glasgow, B.C.’s Alison
Wonderland, as well as Lily and Jae. Stylish boys should check out the
one-of-a-kind shirts by AKA Clothing (rarely on sale) and fans of Susan Harris
and Montreal’s Fairyesque would also be wise to peruse the racks — these lines
are reduced by 20 per cent. www.distillgallery.com
Double Take (310 Gerrard St. E. at Parliament Street), a well-organized
thrift shop that sells affordable quality clothing and benefits the Yonge Street
Mission, is holding its annual clothing drive this week. Do a purge of your
closets and contribute a bag of gently used fashions at one of the donation
points along the 16 (underground) PATH Towers. Items will be accepted between
7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. today and tomorrow.
By donating a bag of your castoffs, you will be helping support the Yonge
Street Mission’s various training and counselling programs. www.ysm.on.ca.
charity denim event
If you love designer denims, but can’t quite afford them at full price (like
most of us), then get to the charity denim event at the University of Toronto
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Tuesday. Authentic made in the U.S.A. 7 For All
Mankind, Red Engine, True Religion, Joe’s and lots more swish jean labels for
men and women will be represented and selling for 50 per cent off.
- Where: Med Sci Student Commons (Room MS2171), 1 King’s
- Note: You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or cash, but NO
This event is organized by the Toronto Area Alumnae Panhellenic and
Sororities at the University of Toronto and benefits women’s education.