photos courtesy h&m
Starting Feb. 1, H&M is partnering with Designers Against Aids and various musician/models for Fashion Against AIDS to spread HIV/AIDS awareness to young people. Funds will be raised through a capsule collection of timely wearables with an ’80s fashion sensibility (à la Wham!, Frankie Goes to Hollywood et al).
Tanks, T-shirts and hoodies stamped with potent text will range from $14 to $49, and 25 per cent of each top sold will benefit various youth-focused AIDS initiatives around the world. Recording artists including Rihanna, Rufus Wainwright, Timbaland, Ziggy Marley and the Scissor Sisters serve as volunteer models for the campaign. Support the cause and shop with a purpose, next time you’re combing the racks for bargains. For more info, visit www.hm.com.
If you’re craving some local indie fashion on the cheap, check out the choice threads by local designers at the Freedom Clothing Collective winter sale. Everything is 25 per cent off (apparel only) from lines including Spruce Clothing, fab men’s shirts and ties by AKA Clothing, I Heart Cake, Bird Apparel and lots more cool stuff. The sale continues through to the end of the month, but get there soon for the best selection — many items are one or few of a kind, so don’t snooze on it. Note: the shop is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Where: Freedom Clothing Collective, 939 Bloor St. W., 416-530-9946.
Über-deals on all kinds of chic winter-weight coats at Costa Blanca, starting as low as $29.99, available in both retro prints and more classic solids.
Also watch for pleather snake-print pumps in olive green for $37, stretchy lace camisoles with contrast edging for $14 (XS-XL), plus cute cropped cardigans with rhinestone buttons available in jewel tones (plum, emerald and black), funky patterned tights for $10 a pair and don’t miss the oversized chunky brooches stationed at the cash desk (now 3 for $10, reg. $15 each). Best selection and customer service at the recently revamped Eaton Centre location.
For more info, check out www.costablanca.ca.