Myrtle Snow would approve of Holt Renfrew's (50 Bloor West, 416-922-2333, holtrenfrew.com) display of exclusive dresses from the House of Balenciaga. View 12 memorable gowns worn by famous actors and models like Kate Moss, Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett until Sunday (February 16). If you happen to be sitting on some serious cash, the dresses are also available as special orders.
There's a special place in hell for landlords who inflict massive rent increases on our favourite indie retailers. Theodore 1922 (497 Bloor West, 416-850-0175, theodore1922.com) moves to a new location (374 Bloor West) on March 1 after the shop's landlord raised its rent by 50 per cent after seven years of tenancy. Until then, take advantage of the store's massive moving sale for some great deals on menswear.
Local aromatherapy favourite Province Apothecary moves to a new location today (Thursday, February 13). Now find their handmade blends on the third floor of 16 Kensington (647-857-2062, provinceapothecary.com). All products are free of petroleum, parabens, synthetic fragrances, dyes, pesticides and GMOs.
A good excuse to dress up
Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, in partnership with Holt Renfrew and Women in Capital Markets, hosts the third annual Well Dressed For Spring fashion fundraiser February 24, 7 to 10 pm, at Holt's (50 Bloor West). Sip cocktails, network and take in a fashion show while supporting Wellspring's cancer support centres. Tickets are $200 at wellspring.ca and include a $100 Holt Renfrew gift card.